#GivingTuesday is a movement held each year following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday celebrates and provides incentives to give and hopes to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. Started by a cultural center in New York City, #GivingTuesday connects people with causes using social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and websites. Learn more about #GivingTuesday at www.givingtuesday.org.
Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday
- Make a gift to a nonprofit organization’s endowment fund. See the directory of the more than 330 endowment funds here.
- Visit GiveSmartOKC.org and review the profiles of more than 260 nonprofits in central Oklahoma.
- Make a gift to one of the scholarship endowment funds participating in the 2015 Match Challenge. The match ends Dec. 31. Learn more here.
During the week of Nov. 12-18, 2015, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will join more than 750 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address needs and opportunities of communities and regions.
“Community foundations empower local individuals to support programs and ideas that address local needs both now and in the future,” says Nancy B. Anthony, president, Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “Since 1969, we have worked with donors who want to make a difference in the community through charitable endowment funds. Endowments guarantee that a donor’s wishes will continue for generations.”
During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation distributed $27 million in grants to more than 2,000 charitable organizations.
Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is the 21st largest community foundation in the country.
Community Foundation Week, established in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and nonprofit sectors to address community issues and opportunities.
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