The Start of Match Month

In March of 2016 the Dane G. Hansen Foundation announced the launch of their Match Month initiative which gave local community foundations the opportunity to maximize donations by receiving a match on the first $50,000 raised locally. Initially the program matched $1 for every dollar raised. In later years, the match increased to $1.50 for every dollar raised, and eventually in 2022 the Dane G Hansen Foundation announced yet another increase bringing the match to $2 for every $1 dollar raised!

The implementation of this initiative has significantly impacted and increased SVCF’s granting ability through the growth of their Community Impact Fund. In fact, Solomon Valley Community Foundation is one of few foundations within Hansen’s 26 county region to meet their $50,000 match goal every year. To date the Match Month campaigns have generated over $385,000 in local donations. When factoring in the match from the Hansen Foundation, a total of over $861,073 dollars have been raised!

Match Month, and its increased 2 to 1 match, is guaranteed through November of 2026. In addition, partners such as the Patterson Family Foundation have also started to support rural community foundations in their efforts to raise dollars locally with the incentive of matching funds, allowing for an even greater opportunity for impact dollars to remain local. Stay tuned, Match Month 2023 will be one for the books. You won’t want to miss it!

Now accepting grant & scholarship applications!

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for their spring grant cycle. Online applications are now available and are due by February 1, 2024.
Grants & scholarships are limited to communities in Mitchell County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply.
Three scholarships are available to students and applications must be submitted through the foundation’s online scholarship portal by February 15, 2024.

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SVCF Celebrates Successful Match Month with over $83,000 raised locally!

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce yet another successful November Match Month campaign. As a result of generous donors throughout Mitchell County, and beyond, a total of $83,655 was raised!

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Solomon Valley Community Foundation Hosts Mitchell County Non-Profits at Annual Roundtable

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.

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