CHARITY CHALLENGE 5K RUN & FUN WALK
2019 Charity Challenge Program
September 28, 2019, 9am - 11am
Event begins and ends at Harvest In The Wood Stage (RW Library)
Contact the Foundation with any questions.
Call 304 - 372 - 4500 or email
WHAT IS THE CHARITY CHALLENGE?
The Charity Challenge is a special Run & Fun Walk Benefit and Matching Program designed to raise funds collaboratively and build community awareness for the many important programs and projects produced by the non-profit organizations serving our community. The Charity Challenge Run & Fun Walk Benefit will take place on September 28, 2019 in Ravenswood, WV.
Approximately twenty Jackson County non-profit organizations will be selected to participate in the Charity Challenge. Each participating non-profit organization will be raising funds for a specific community program - for example Habitat for Humanity may raise funds to support its local home building projects. At the same time, the Community Foundation's volunteers will be raising matching dollars from businesses and individuals through sponsorship. Sponsorship funding creates a matching challenge grant pool for the non-profits and the Jackson County Community Support Fund. With one donation, sponsors support 20+ local charities and their community programs and projects. The event is sponsored by the Dickirson Community Fund.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS & BENEFITS OF THE CHARITY CHALLENGE?
1. To assist Jackson County non-profit organizations raise funds in a fun, quick
and easy manner to support important community projects.
2. To help raise funds for our organizations that support our Special Needs
Citizens of Jackson County, WV - and increase giving through the
Foundations general grant making fund.
3. To solicit businesses and individual support for community programs in a
consolidated manner so donors have an opportunity to support many
community projects with one donation.Benefits for the donors include:
reducing the number of times they are asked to support community
projects; receiving much broader community publicity for their participation
and the benefit of tax credits when available.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON COUNTY?
The Community Foundation of Jackson County (JCCF, INC.) operates as a non-profit public charitable organization (501c3). The Foundation connects donors and resources to area's greatest needs and creates and administers community grant and scholarship funds that will improve and strengthen Jackson County now and far into the future.
WHAT IS THE JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND?
The Jackson County Community Support Fund is the community's general grant making fund. Grants are made from this fund annually to support a wide variety of causes and organizations in the areas of: Education, Health and Human Services, Recreation, Economic Development, Animal Welfare, and Arts and Culture.
HOW CAN AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS SUPPORT THE JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND?
The Community Foundation of Jackson County is providing a unique opportunity for sponsorships. The Charity Challenge Run & Fun Walk and Matching Fund Program offers local charities a fun and innovative way to raise funds collaboratively. Sponsorship donations support a pool of matching grant challenge funds that provide a $1 for every $2 raised by each local charity during a five month period (May - September). The Charity Challenge Run & Fun Walk is held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 as a finale to the community's fundraising efforts. One month later on October 17, 2019 a Community Celebration Benefit will be held to award funding to the 20+ participating non-profits and celebrate the program's success.
Sponsors making a donation of $2,500 or more ($2,500 - $4,999 = 2 tickets and $5,000+ = 4 tickets) will be given the opportunity to attend a private reception with Joe Theismann from 5:00 - 6:00pm prior to the Community Benefit Dinner. A sponsorship pledge can be made now (to be a part of the six month advance publicly) and donations can be made in the early fall by September 30, 2019 to take advantage of WV NIP tac credits (if available).
ARE WV TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORS?
In the spring and fall, West Virginia NIP tax credits (if available) can be awarded to sponsors for support of these charitable programs. Tax credits provide individuals and businesses with a great incentive to give to the Community Support Fund. Donors can receive a tax credit of fifty cents for each dollar donated for donations of $ 500 - $5,000. This tax credit is deducted directly from the taxes owed to the state of WV. The program was designed by the state to encourage charitable giving at a community level. Tax credits are available to donors on a first come first serve basis until the credits are exhausted.
2019 Charity Challenge Runners Route
2019 Charity Challenge Walkers Route
2018 Community Challenge