Match Madness

The Heartland Community Foundation will offer Match Madness again, a matching grant program for the Heartland community! Match Madness will be held on Tuesday, March 8.

The event is designed to generate new gifts to HCF funds for local nonprofit organizations and charities for long-term and project support.

All endowed Foundation funds will be eligible to participate. All gifts made to the Funds will be matched by a match pool of $9,000 for participating funds.

Online and in-person donations will be eligible to receive a match.  The match is reserved for only participating funds at the Foundation.

In-person donations for Match Madness on March 8 will be accepted at four convenient locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

Welcome Center, 2700 Vine St., Hays, KS
Heritage Insurance Group, 416 Main St., Stockton, KS
First State Bank, 120 W. Mill St., Plainville, KS
TWI & Dietz Insurance, 120 N. Main St., WaKeeney, KS

More information about the event and rules can be found below:

Match Madness Rules

Match Madness FAQs for Donors

Match Madness FAQs for Non-Profits/Charities

2016 Match Madness Participants

Coronado Area Council of Boy Scouts in America
Downtown Hays Development Corp.
First Call for Help of Ellis County Inc.
First Care Clinic
Hays Area Children’s Center
Hays Arts Council
Hays Recreation Commission Youth Programs
Jana’s Campaign Inc.
Stockton Community Fund
United Way of Ellis County
USD 489 Foundation for Educational Excellence

For non-profits or charities in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties that are interested in participating, please contact the Foundation.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Mon
6:30 pm Ellis County Strategic Doing @ Robbins Center at Fort Hays State University
Ellis County Strategic Doing @ Robbins Center at Fort Hays State University
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Sandy Jacobs at 785-621-4090 or heartland@gscf.org.   The meeting will include a webinar about how to find and secure[...]
Sep
11
Tue
12:00 pm Trego County Strategic County @ Western Kansas Cooperative Community Room
Trego County Strategic County @ Western Kansas Cooperative Community Room
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Hardy Howard at 785-743-5791.   The meeting will include a webinar about how to find and secure[...]

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