Springfield foundation nets $5,600

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 am

The Midlands Community Foundation raised more than $153,000 as part of its new matching charitable giving program.

The program distributed the funds Jan. 5 to 33 established funds at the foundation and its three affiliate funds for the communities of Bellevue, Gretna and Springfield.

Under the program, which was launched on Dec. 1, the organization matched funds for new contributions made to existing and newly created designated funds, field of interest funds and affiliated general funds.

“We are pleased with the success of this program,” said Executive Director Tonee Gay. “We achieved what we had set out to do when we developed the program.”

A maximum of $25,000 was available in the aggregate for all the foundation’s funds, and an additional $25,000 was available for the Bellevue, Gretna and Springfield community funds.

The Bellevue Community Foundation raised about $11,600. It was matched dollar-for-dollar.

The Springfield Community Foundation raised about $5,600. It was matched dollar-for-dollar.

The Gretna Community Foundation raised about $27,000. It was matched at $25,000 by the MCF.

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