On the first Friday in May, the following 30 nonprofit organizations will work together with the goal of making 2019 NEPA Match Day the biggest day of giving in the Lackawanna County region’s history! On Friday, May 3, 2019, these organizations will work together to fundraise in support of the critical work they do in our community, which makes our region a better place to call home. For every dollar raised by each of the participating nonprofits, the Scranton Area Community Foundation will match the gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 for each nonprofit. For one day only, your $25 gift becomes $50, $100 becomes $200, and $500 becomes $1,000. The Scranton Area Community Foundation will also award an additional bonus of $5,000 to one participating organization based on specific criteria and participation. NEPA Match Day was established by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2015 as a way to help nonprofit organizations serving our community raise awareness about their organization, engage new and existing donors, and raise much-needed capital to build organizational capacity. Promoted as a fun way to encourage philanthropy in the community, NEPA Match Day aims to demonstrate how even small gifts make a big difference. In 2018, NEPA Match Day raised over $217,000 in 24 hours for 25 participating local nonprofit organizations serving the people of Lackawanna County. Look for more information and announcements about 2019 NEPA Match Day to be released soon.