March 25th, 2011 by Thea
Intiman Theatre received a sizable donation in its effort to raise $1 million this week – in the form of a $100,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor, the theatre announced Friday.
Intiman, which first announced it would face closure unless it raises $1 million by September back in February, has already raised $200,000 from community supporters to save the local theatre. The organization hopes to raise half its need – $500,000 – by the end of the month, another $250,000 by June, and the final $250,000 by the fall. The $100,000 matching fund could help push the theatre significant closer to meeting the March portion of its goal, that is if the challenge is met.
“This generous grant provides us with an opportunity to raise at least $200,000 in a short amount of time,” said Intiman’s Finance Committee chair Paul Lawrence in a statement. “We’re grateful for this matching opportunity, and we’re working hard to spread the word. We are asking everyone for whatever support they can give now.”
According to the terms of the grant agreement, all donations made to the Impact Intiman campaign beginning today, Friday, March 25, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor. There is no time limit for donors to meet the match, but Intiman hopes to meet its $500,000 mark by March 31st in order to stay on track with its fundraising goals for the rest of the year.
Those interested in making a donation to Intiman can do so from the theatre’s website.
For more information see our past coverage, or contact Becky Lathrop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.204.3322.
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January 31st, 2011 by Doree
If you’re planning on applying to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for a Large Projects Fund matching grant up to $100,000, the final workshop to learn more about the process is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S.
Large Projects Funds are used by community groups for major neighborhood projects such as new parks, P-patches, and renovating existing parks and playgrounds.
Led by Neighborhood Matching Fund project managers, participants will learn about the revised 2011 Large Project Fund guidelines, project proposal development, community match requirements, and coordination with other city departments. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is Monday, February 14.
The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program supports projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Every award is matched by neighborhoods’ or communities’ resources of volunteer labor and donated materials, professional services, or cash. Since it was created 22 years ago, NMF has awarded nearly $47 million with a community match of more than $68 million. Projects have involved 85,000+ volunteers who have donated more than 566,000 work hours.
For more information (or to request an interpreter), email NMFund@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0464.
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