The Solomon Valley Community Foundation hosted a Non-Profit Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Mitchell County Historical Museum. Over 30 residents representing various Mitchell County non-profit groups were in attendance and engaged in networking, discussions, and enjoyed lunch provided by SVCF thanks to Ray’s Apple Market. Each non-profit was given time to share on upcoming events and projects, as well as discuss aspirations and challenges facing each of their respective organizations.
A special guest from the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation, Leslie Scoby, joined to share about her work with their Non-Profit Match Day. Their community foundation serves as a hub for helping non-profits raise funds to support projects and build capacity. Through the years, the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation’s Match Day has grown in donors, dollars, and participation. Solomon Valley Community Foundation is excited to be planning a similar event for Mitchell County in the Spring of 2024. More details about this event will be coming out in January.
SVCF’s focus in the coming weeks will be their annual November Match Month campaign. As in year’s past the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will provide a match opportunity, and new this year, the Patterson Family Foundation has also joined the match pool upping the ante by offering to match donations up to $70,000. SVCF Executive Director, Julia Rabe explained, “Due to the increased match opportunities our goal this year for Match Month is $75,000. We are excited to share with donors that they can get a match on the first $70,000, and then help create a match for our event this spring”! The Get a Match, Make a Match theme will be a constant through this year’s campaign. Julia went on to explain, “We have so many great organizations working diligently to serve our community at all ages. Mitchell County is a community that cares about people. We have such generous, hard working and selfless people who make up the fabric of our communities.”