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El Paso Giving Day Awarded $25k Grant

El Pasoans will help decide which local non-profits receive thousands of dollars of grant funding recently awarded to El Paso Giving Day by the Meadows Foundation (Dallas).

“Last year, we were only able to offer five smaller awards during our community’s first ever day of giving,” said Kimmy May, El Paso Giving Day Coordinator. “The additional excitement about the more robust Prize Pool will hopefully lead to increased donor participation in El Paso Giving Day, which is critical for us to reach our goal of raising $250,000 in 24 hours.”

Scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017, El Paso Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign built for non-profits and fueled by a consortium of corporations, foundations, government officials, media partners and volunteers.

The $25,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation (Dallas) will be used to establish a Prize Pool for participating non-profit organizations. It will also supplement El Paso Giving Day’s administrative operations.

The Prize Pool will include fifteen $1,000 prizes, each of which will be awarded based on the following categories which measure how much excitement each non-profit is able to build:

  • Most Donations Overall (Small, Medium and Large Organization)
  • Most Donors Overall (Small, Medium and Large Organization)
  • Most First-Time Donors
  • Most Early Gifts Received
  • Social Media Star (most reposts with #EPGivingDay).
  • 5 Power Hour Prizes (most donations received in a designated hour)

The complete list of Prizes with descriptions can be found HERE.

This year there are more than 150 charities participating; non-profits wishing to participate can register online until September 30.

Participating non-profit organizations have a dedicated donation form on the ElPasoGivingDay.org website. El Pasoans can either give early starting on November 8, 2017 or they can log onto ElPasoGivingDay.org on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 and give to their non-profit(s) of choice on that day.

For more information, please visit the website, or follow El Paso Giving Day on Facebook or on Instagram.

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