Match Day 2024

Match Day 2024


Match Day is a big, bold opportunity for Hutchinson and Reno County. A partnership between Hutchinson Community Foundation and local nonprofits, Match Day brings hundreds of donors from every neighborhood in our community together on a single day to raise significant endowed funds for local needs.

Changemakers at Work. For one day, every dollar given to local nonprofit endowments will be matched by funds from a $100,000 local pool, making every gift go further.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. We’re asking every person in Reno County to get behind this effort. Large and small gifts will combine for a significant impact. It’s time to think big.

Single day, lasting impact. We’re working to raise significant funds that will do good for a lifetime right here in Reno County. It’s time to be bold.

Local investment, effective solutions. Hutchinson Community Foundation has been working with local nonprofits for 35 years. Our professional staff is knowledgeable about local needs and effective organizations. Funds benefit local nonprofits that we know and trust.

Building relationships. Our Match Day on May 5, 2020, raised more than $500,000, in person and online. In 2024, we will again invite participating nonprofit staff and board members to network with other nonprofits and donors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1 at the Wiley Building, 100 N. Main St., in Hutchinson.

A virtual event with a personal touch. People from all over the world will be able to give to Reno County nonprofits in a easy, safe, and fun way at

Join us May 1 at the Wiley Building in Downtown Hutchinson or via for this one-day event to grow nonprofit endowments exponentially.


  • Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • In-person: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wiley Building, 100 N. Main St., Hutchinson
  • Online: 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. at
  • Hutch CF will provide county-wide promotion in the weeks leading up to the event and hype on the day of the event.


All 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches, and governmental entities that have endowed funds at Hutchinson Community Foundation may participate.

Those 501(c)(3) organizations that establish an endowed fund with a $10,000 minimum before Feb. 13, 2024, may also choose to participate. Please contact Aubrey Abbott Patterson at 620-663-5293 if you have questions about whether your organization should participate or qualifies for Match Day or if you would like to establish an endowed fund.


Feb. 13: Deadline for submission of participation agreement or to establish an endowed fund with a minimum of $10,000. Fill out the participation agreement at the form below.

March 1: Q&A workshops, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sessions are an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications about the event. Attendance is optional. Registration required and will be announced soon.

April 1: Begin promotion for Match Day

May 1: Match Day

June 28: Grant checks mailed


Donations must be made to an endowed fund held at the Community Foundation designated for a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors will have access to a list of participating agencies/funds.

Donations are irrevocable and must be made in person at the the Wiley Building or online at on May 1. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

There is no minimum donation amount, and there is no limit on the amount of money donors may contribute to an agency’s endowed fund. However, no organization will receive more than 20% of the match pool (see Match Rules). Prize incentives are outside of this limit.

Donations will be tax deductible and can be made to multiple organizations. One receipt will be issued to each individual making a donation. A list of donors and their contact information will be provided to each nonprofit.

Donations by participating organizations to their own fund will not qualify for the match or incentive prizes.


The 2024 match pool is $100,000, provided by Hutchinson Community Foundation.

The match pool will be divided in proportion to the total amount raised on May 1, 2024. For example, if the foundation receives a total of $500,000 and your organization receives $50,000 or 10% of that amount, your organization will receive $10,000 or 10% of the matching funds.


Prize grants will be given throughout the day to generate a sense of urgency and excitement. Prize grants of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be given to the top three organizations that bring in the largest number of individual donors.

An individual donor will be randomly chosen every hour to win a $100 unrestricted prize for the nonprofit that received the donor’s original contribution.

All matching grants and prize grants will be unrestricted. Organizations will receive grants by June 28, 2024, and may use the money however they need to reach their mission.

Participation Agreement


By signing this agreement, we:

  • Acknowledge we have read the guidelines for the event listed above and agree to follow those guidelines.
  • Agree to promote the event to our supporters after April 1, 2024. (Marketing materials will be provided by Hutchinson Community Foundation.)
  • Understand that all contributions made on Match Day shall be added to the principal of our endowed fund at Hutchinson Community Foundation, and we understand that our endowed fund is a permanent endowment and all distributions from our fund shall be computed annually based upon the current spending policy of Hutchinson Community Foundation (currently 5% of the average past 20 quarters).