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The Extraordinary Give

Opportunity for Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible
Areas to Participate in a Community-Wide Fundraiser

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Lancaster County Community Foundation

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Opportunity for Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to participate in a community fundraising program. The opportunity is intended to bring new donors to local nonprofits and highlight the positive impact of charitable works on the community. Organizations will receive funds based on their total donations and may also qualify for additional prizes. Applicants must serve the residents of Lancaster County.

The aim of the Extraordinary Give program is to:

  • Raise the level of knowledge about community benefit organizations in the county and highlight their positive impact on the well-being of local citizens.
  • Support the operating needs of community benefit organizations that serve Lancaster County through a Stretch Pool and prizes made possible by our presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the High Foundation, and other community supporters.
  • Grow the base of engaged donors in Lancaster by bringing new donors to community benefit organizations.
  • Spotlight the charitable trends in the community. 

On the day of the event, every dollar donated to local organizations will be stretched by a pool of funds from the Foundation, the presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the High Foundation, as well as other community supporters. All donations made through the Foundation’s website will receive a pro-rated portion of this “stretch pool.” Your organization’s portion of the "stretch" depends on how much is raised in total donations. For example, if your organization receives 3% of the total donations raised by all organizations participating in the Extraordinary Give, then your organization will receive 3% of the stretch pool.

A Golden Ticket is an opportunity for organizations to receive an additional $500 on Extraordinary Give day. Throughout the day on November 19, donors will be chosen at random from the online donations made through to have an additional $500 given to the organization that received their donation. Golden Tickets are in addition to any portion of the stretch pool that an organization receives.

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GrantWatch ID#: 146286

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity that is sub classified as 509a1, 509a2, or 509a3 (Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 Functionally Integrated supporting organization), you are eligible to apply for participation.

There are no restrictions based on organization size or location; however, applicants must serve residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Other requirements include:
- Certification by the organization that it has current state registrations to raise funds (in PA the registration is with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations or “BCO”). Some types of organizations are exempt- check with the PA department of state if you are unsure. If you need to verify your status, call or email the Bureau directly.
- Certification by the organization that it prepares and submits to the IRS a complete copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990 annually.
- Has had an independent audit or financial review completed within the last 2 years. An upload is required.
- Must be able to confirm additional certifications during the registration process around 501(c)(3) governance and federal compliance.
- Agrees to be a participant in the Extraordinary Give and abides by the guidelines of the program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Boosting your ExtraGive Campaign with Fundraising Champions
September 8 | 12:00PM
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on ExtraGive by utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization. In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers for ExtraGive!

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application to participate in Extraordinary Give is Monday, October 18, 2021. Register by Monday, September 13, 2021, to have a chance to be randomly selected for an additional $1,000 “Early Bird” prize.

The Extraordinary Give will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 12 am to 11:59:59pm, Eastern Time.


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Lancaster County Community Foundation
24 West King St., Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17603

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