Match Day raises more than $3M for food and shelter agencies

Special to The Freeman

March 14, 2014

MILWAUKEE The Greater Milwaukee Foundation on Friday said its third Match Day event raised $3,004,228 to support 20 Milwaukee-area food and shelter agencies.

The online giving event that was held Thursday combined donations from individuals and foundation donors with a pool of money totaling $750,800 which matched the donations. According to a statement, the pool was filled by donations from the Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation and more than two dozen other contributors.

There was $1,885,278 raised from 5,233 individuals and $360,150 was raised through Greater Milwaukee Foundation donors, creating the total of $3,004,228. The foundation is a community foundation of nearly 1,200 individual charitable funds created by donors.

According to a statement, a total of 7,969 donations were made through on March 13. The Hunger Task Force raised the most of all participating agencies, with 1,286 individual donors contributing $330,936.