Join us again this year as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
This year, we are shining a light on the great work done by our AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteering in Service to America) Volunteers over the past 4 years. With their goal to grow the capacity of our organization and increase our wildlife education programming, our past VISTAs have been vital in helping us achieve our vision of clean water and healthy ecosystems for the Rivers of Tennessee. The program is also a great way for Harpeth Conservancy to:
- Provide job training and experience to recent graduates
- Cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders.
However, this program costs $15,000 to fund one year - a small price to pay for their huge impact. We have a goal to raise $15,000 during #GivingTuesday to fund the VISTA positions for one more year. This funding provides VISTAs with a modest living stipend and professional development training.
Donations given this #GivingTuesday will be TRIPLED thanks to matching funds from the Barbara J Mapp Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!
All donations, up to $15,000 will be matched on November 28th by the Barbara J Mapp Foundation to support our wildlife education and conservation initiatives. And, donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tool on November 28th (after 8AM EST) will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation up to $50,000 per nonprofit, until the $2 million in matching funds run out.
You have the opportunity to help us fund between one ($15,000) and THREE ($45,000) new AmeriCorps VISTA positions. But we need you to rally and DONATE on November 28th. Stay tuned this week for spotlights and profiles of our VISTAs and the great work they have accomplished over the past five years at Harpeth Conservancy.
President and CEO