(September 17th, 2019) We recently received some very exciting news! At the end of August, an anonymous donor came forward to offer a matching challenge grant of up to $50,000 for The Boulevard of Chicago. That means that when you donate now, a contribution of equal value comes from a secret source and effectively doubles the impact of your giving. Matching will continue cumulatively up to $50,000 of donations made by new or lapsed donors OR increased annual gifts from our community of current donors over the next two years.
Here Is The Fine Print…
If we can raise the first half of this amount by August 25th, 2020, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar AND the second half of the opportunity will unlock for the next year, giving us an additional goal of $25,000 to shoot for. (The second target’s time frame begins on August 26th, 2020 and ends on August 25th, 2021.)
We believe, and our anonymous supporter agrees, that the work provided by The Boulevard is critical and in ever-increasing demand. We provide a life-saving direct link between stable health and stable housing, but unless we can expand The Boulevard’s pipeline of supporters, we will be unable to expand the scope of our services. This challenge grant is a fantastic way to inspire and motivate everyone who cares about our work to reach out and invite new friends and allies to support our mission. It also challenges our current donors to dig a little deeper, with the understanding that each dollar is matched. In either case, we are greatly appreciative of this opportunity, and…WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We urge you to contribute what you can before August 25th to meet the first target for our supporter’s matching challenge grant. Thank you for being a part of our efforts, and our future.