eddiejones_web.jpgBROWARD – New donors to arts programs in Broward can get their gift amounts matched, starting as low as $5.  In an effort to attract and encourage new donors, Business for the Arts Broward will facilitate a $100,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to support artistic projects by non-profit organizations in Broward County.

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to post arts and cultural specific projects to power2give.org/broward. Between Oct. 15 through Dec. 15, any donations made by new donors will be matched 2:1
up to $10,000 by Community Foundation of Broward.

“Business for the Arts of Broward is thrilled to receive this generous contribution from the Community Foundation of Broward,” said Jarett S. Levan, chair of Business for the Arts Broward. “This is an innovative initiative designed to engage new donors.

There are so many fantastic organizations in Broward that will benefit from the Community Foundation’s matching grant and at the same time these organizations will have the opportunity to cultivate new audiences. This is a big win for non-profits who are looking to expand their reach in the community.”

“Exposing people to dynamic new arts programs that need their support is a great way to prompt first-time donors to give and stimulates civic engagement,” said Linda Carter, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Broward. “We’re excited to make this grant as part of our Art of Community Initiative which helps to bridge, bond and build our community.”

Visitors to the site can select a project that interests them and make a donation of as little as $5. With tools and resources for both donors and cultural organizations, power2give.org/broward makes posting, donating and promoting projects convenient and engaging.

For more information contact Lois Marino, program coordinator, Business for the Arts of Broward at 954-940-6373 or lmarino@bfabroward.org Power2give.org/broward has been supported with a $75,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation and an additional $25,000 platform support from the Broward County Cultural Division.

Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 charitable funds and agency endowments representing $160 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 29 years.

For other information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954-761-9503.