On Friday, May 3, 2019, 30 nonprofit organizations collectively raised a total of $234,402 in 24 hours for Scranton Area Community Foundation’s 5th annual NEPA Match Day, which supports the local nonprofit organizations and helps them more effectively carry out their missions. Over 2,550 generous donors made gifts to support 2019 NEPA Match Day, making the collective the largest day of giving in the Lackawanna County region’s history!
NEPA Match Day was created by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2015 as a way to help the vital nonprofit organizations serving our community raise much needed capital to build organizational capacity. The event encourages philanthropy in the community and demonstrates how even small gifts make a real difference to local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, NEPA Match Day has raised over $650,000 for a variety of nonprofits within the community.
Scranton Area Community Foundation provided matching funds to each nonprofit organization participating in the NEPA Match Day collective on the first $1,000 they raised. All 30 participating nonprofit organizations exceeded $1,000! The Scranton Area Community Foundation also awarded a $5,000 bonus to one organization, AFA Gallery in Scranton, for their high level of donor engagement, social media marketing, and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations to promote NEPA Match Day.
To learn more about NEPA Match Day, please contact the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.