VAN WERT – #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on Nov. 27 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

On this day, The Van Wert County Foundation celebrates giving by matching donations made to VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds on #GivingTuesday, the match will be up to $10,000 per fund.

On #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27, 2018, only) individuals and businesses have the opportunity to donate to one or multiple VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds, essentially doubling your gift with the match of The Foundation. A Charitable Organization Fund is established by a charitable organization to provide support for the agency’s exempt purposes. The original gifted amount (principal) is permanently preserved. Income generated from your gift benefits the organization now and into the future.

The following funds are open to donation with VWCF match for the #GivingTuesday initiative:

Cross Over the Hill Endowment Fund

Friends of 4-H Fund

NPAC Permanent Endowment Fund

Van Wert Civic Theatre Endowment Fund

Van Wert County Fairgrounds Maintenance & Repair Fund

Van Wert County Historical Society Endowment Fund

Van Wert Rotary General Fund

Wassenberg Art Center Endowment Fund

Wee Care Learning Center Trust

Those interested in giving to The Van Wert County Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can donate through social media - GoFundMe links that will be provided closer to the event or by check or cash donation to The Van Wert County Foundation office located at 138 E. Main St., Van Wert, OH on Tuesday, Nov. 27 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

About The Van Wert County Foundation

The Van Wert County Foundation, a nonprofit community trust serving Van Wert County and surrounding areas that inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and our community. VWCF is a permanent local resource that facilitated over $3 million in charitable giving last year. For more information visit