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Bridge Builders Holds Week of Giving—March 18-22


Bridge Builders Community Foundations (BBCF) will host the Week of Giving this month—a campaign to spur collective charitable giving and garner excitement that will allow donors to give to numerous nonprofits throughout our region.

Last year, more than $240,000 was raised through the Week of Giving, with 128 nonprofits participating. Approximately 150 nonprofits have signed up this year, and the foundation hopes to raise even more towards organizations making a difference in our community.

“This campaign isn’t only about donations; it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and the nonprofits that are meeting those needs,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “So many nonprofits of all sizes are making our area a better place and we want to celebrate that and showcase all that charities do.”

Beginning on March 18 at 9 a.m., community members can visit bbcfgives.org and make donations to both small and large organizations, ranging from children & youth and libraries, to environmental and arts & culture.

Donations by check must be in BBCF’s possession by 4 p.m. on Thursday, and online donations end at 5 p.m. on Friday.

To learn more, visit bbcfgives.org and find BBCF on Facebook at facebook.com/B.B.CommunityFoundations.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s March 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Week of Giving Nonprofit Registration Due January 11


GivingCampaign_LogoFINAL1aBridge Builders Community Foundations (BBCF) is excited to host the third Week of Giving, to be held March 18-March 22, and nonprofits must register by Monday, January 11. Last year, BBCF gave almost $250,000 from more than 1200 donors to 130 local nonprofits and funds.

To register your nonprofit, visit www.bbcfgives.org, click the “Apply Now” button, and complete the online Organization Registration (if you participated last year, please update your profile and submit it for review).  If you have any questions, please contact BBCF by phone at (814) 677-8687 or by email at bbcfgives@bbcf.org and visit bbcfgives.org for more information.

Second Annual Week of Giving—March 19-23


GivingCampaign_LogoFINAL1aThe Second Annual Week of Giving will take place from March 19 – 23, and Bridge Builders Community Foundations has seen an increase in nonprofits signed up to participate.

“We are ecstatic about the nonprofits who chose to join in on the second Week of Giving. We’ve gone from 88 nonprofits and funds last year, to more than 125 this year,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “With the increase in nonprofits, we plan to see an increase in donors, making even more of an impact in our community.”

The Week of Giving provides the opportunity to give to a variety of organizations representing categories such as arts and cultural, children and youth, environmental/conservation, and healthcare. A full list of organizations and funds can be found on an insert in this month’s newsletter.

“Whether it’s $25 or $1,000, any contribution towards the Week of Giving supports the organizations making a difference in our region,” said Moulin. “This campaign isn’t only about donations; it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and why it is essential to give.”

Last year, BBCF was able to give almost $104,000 from more than 300 donors to 88 local nonprofits and funds, with a total of $20,000 in matching funds provided by local businesses.

The Venango Chamber is participating and invites you to make donations that will go towards our initiatives, such as FLEX, Be Here, and a Leadership Program (coming fall 2018). 

Numerous Chamber members are also participating, including:

American Red Cross Venango & Clarion
Barrow-Civic Theatre
Bridge Builders Community Foundations Operations Endowment
CASA of Venango County
Catholic Rural Ministry- Sisters Marian & TIna
Child Development Centers, Inc.
Christian Life Academy
Community Services of Venango County
Cranberry School District Foundation
Family Service & Children’s Aid Society
Franklin Public Library
Franklin YMCA
Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
Hope 21 Ministry
Jamie’s Kids
Junior Achievement of Western PA, northwest region
Keystone Community Education Council
Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County
Northwest Hospital Foundation
Oil City Area School District Foundation
Oil City Arts Council
Oil City Library
Oil City Main Street Program
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network – Oakwood Heights
St. Michael’s Harbour Inc.
The Salvation Army
The United Way of Venango County
Transit Building & Annex (Oil City Civic Center Inc)
Two Mile Run County Park
Venango Catholic High School
Venango Co. Association for the Blind
Venango County Fair Inc.
Venango County Humane Society
Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
Venango Training and Development Center, Inc.
Venango VNA Foundation
WQLN Public Media
Youth Alternatives, Inc.
YWCA of Oil City

To learn more about the Week of Giving and to give, visit the website at bbcfgives.org.

BBCF Announces Second Annual Week of Giving


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Bridge Builders Community Foundations has announced the dates and deadlines for the 2018 Week of Giving and a new addition, Clicks for a Cause. The Week of Giving will take place March 19-23, and the deadline for nonprofits to sign up is January 15.

The Week of Giving is the largest regional philanthropic initiative to date, spurring collective charitable giving through the foundation. Nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest and Venango counties, as well as the community of Punxsutawney, sign up online to become a participant, allowing community members to give numerous donations.

“Last year, we were able to give almost $104,000 from more than 300 donors to 88 local nonprofits and funds,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “We’re looking forward to another Week of Giving and an opportunity to give even more back to the organizations making a difference in our community.”

Clicks for a Cause, taking place January 22-26, gives nonprofits another chance to raise funds and, as a Week of Givingparticipant of the Week of Giving, a nonprofit is automatically part of this addition. Clicks for a Cause is essentially a competition for nonprofits, allowing community members to click and vote for organizations by simply visiting the website from any device. The nonprofit with the most votes receives an additional $500 through the Week of Giving.

“The new addition of Clicks for a Cause to this year’s Week of Giving is yet another way to help us support our local nonprofits,” said Moulin. “This campaign isn’t just about getting money, it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and why it is essential to give.”

To participate in the Week of Giving and Clicks for a Cause, nonprofits must visit bbcfgives.org and register by Monday, January 15. Community members interested in voting and donating can visit the website for more information.

Please contact BBCF by phone at (814) 677-8687 or by email at trenton@bbcf.org with any questions.