The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) recently participated in the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) GROW Green Match Day on April 21. The annual event provides opportunities for participating organizations to grow their endowment funds through GMCF while receiving match dollars for immediate use through a generous Manhattan-area donor.
During the daylong fundraising event, KFAC received over $2,600 in donations from 26 donors and will receive an additional $1,300 in match dollars.
Fifty-one organizations participated in the 2017 GROW Green Match Day. This is the first year KFAC has been involved.
"We are so excited about the turnout of donors on KFAC's behalf for our first time participating in GROW Green Match Day," said Cathy Musick, KFAC executive director. "It's exciting to see folks who share our passion and mission of connecting classrooms to Kansas agriculture come out and support us in such a generous way."
Over $422,000 was raised for 51 nonprofit organizations in the Manhattan area during this year's event. An additional $189,000 will be awarded as match dollars to participating organizations. Donations between $25 and $1,000 were met with a 50 percent match.
"It's pretty powerful knowing your donation can have a greater impact," said Musick. "We are so appreciative of those individuals and organizations who saw this as an opportunity to 'grow' their donation to KFAC."
The 2018 GROW Green Match Day will be announced later this year.
For more information about GROW Green Match Day and participating organizations visit www.growgreenmanhattan.com.