A message from your community foundation

Nearly 50 Midland-based nonprofit agencies came together recently to raise money for their endowment funds through an online crowdfunding platform. The event, called Give Local Midland, is organized by the Midland Area Community Foundation.

The 24-hour fundraising challenge, which began on midnight May 3rd, appeared to come to a halt at about 10:00AM, when the company responsible for the website experienced server issues that crashed giving day sites around the nation. The website wouldn’t begin accepting donations again until 10:00PM.

What was meant to be an online fundraiser quickly turned into a telethon as the community foundation staff fielded calls from donors eager to support their favorite nonprofits and take advantage of matching funds offered as part of the giving day. Eventually, the decision was made to extend Give Local Midland an additional 24 hours, allowing those who wished to donate online to do so for another day.

As a result, over $232,000 was raised for local nonprofit endowment funds! These endowment funds, held at the community foundation, help ensure long-term sustainability so nonprofit agencies can continue serving our community well into the future.

Your community foundation wishes to thank each donor who participated in Give Local Midland and found a way to give back despite technical difficulties with the website. We’re proud to serve an incredibly caring, resilient community.

Sincerely,

MACF Staff & Board of Trustees