A High Impact Community Campaign

Since its inception in 2016, Match Madness has raised over $3 million dollars to support small and mid-sized nonprofits in our community. Donations provide flexible funding that can support core operating expenses or special initiatives. In the first year, 15 organizations raised $116,790, including a $50,000 match from the Partnership.

The Partnership is pleased to welcome 58 local nonprofit organizations to this year’s Match Madness campaign! From addressing homelessness and food insecurity to promoting access to health services, recreation and youth programming, these organizations promote good health for all members of our community.

In 2023 we received over 2,190 donations totaling more than $709,000. With $150,000 in matching funds from the Partnership and generous sponsors, together we raised $859,000 to support 48 nonprofits in our community!

Participating organizations are small with limited staff and volunteers who serve in multiple roles. Match Madness is designed to help small nonprofits build their fundraising capacity and strengthen their financial stability by engaging more donors to benefit their organizations. As more agencies and individuals participate in this collective giving program, the success in our community multiplies.

To participate in the campaign, nonprofits must have operating budgets of less than $5 million and have received a grant from the Partnership within the past three fiscal years. The Partnership provides foundation funds to match gifts made by individual donors during the month-long public fundraising effort. Following the completion of the campaign, each organization receives a lump sum payment of contributions from their donors, plus a proportion of the matching fund.

Donations through this program are 100% tax deductible. There is no minimum contribution to participate. Donations may be made online or via check to the Partnership for Better Health during the month of March. All contributions from donors will be given directly to participating organizations. The Partnership receives no revenue from the match campaign and pays for all campaign related expenses (e.g. advertising, events, online fees, and administrative support).

Click here to learn more about our 2024 campaign.