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Posted on: April 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] It's a 24-hour Giving Day Event!

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Every dollar donated on May 9 to any of the 67 charities participating in Give Local St. Joseph County will be increased by a share of $2.4 million in matching funds provided by generous sponsors.  How to Give:   Visit

1) By check, made payable to Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

You can benefit multiple charities with a single check. Just be sure to list the charities and the amounts you want each to receive (with a minumum gift of $25 each). Please mail your check early to ensure receipt by May 9, 2017. Checks may be mailed to the Community Foundation (P.O. Box 837, South Bend, IN, 46624) and must be received no later than May 9, 2017. Hand-delivered checks must be dropped off by 6 p.m. on May 9 at our office (205 W. Jefferson, Suite 610, South Bend).

Gifts received with no charitable designations will be placed in the Community Endowment Fund. Checks received after May 9 will be placed in the designated charities’ endowments and will not count toward Give Local St. Joseph County matching funds.

2) By credit card, online

Online gifts may be made at on May 9, 2017, starting at 12:01 a.m. and for the next 24 hours, using your credit or debit card.

NEW THIS YEAR: You can schedule your online gift at in advance, any time after the preview period begins on May 1, 2017.

You can search the list of participating charities by name or by category. Participating nonprofits each have a donation page where you can enter the amount you want to donate. Donations begin at $25 and there's no limit to the maximum size or number of donations you may make. Give to as many different participating nonprofits as you like. Visit the Leaderboard page for a list of participating nonprofits and click on the organization's name to visit its profile page. On May 9, you'll be able to see all the gifts being made to Give Local St. Joseph County—in real time.

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