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Give Local St. Joseph County

Give Local St. Joseph County

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will host Give Local St. Joseph County, a 24-hour giving event.

After raising over $6.77 million for non profits in St. Joseph County, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is hosting Give Local St. Joseph County 2017! In celebration of the Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, Give Local 2017 will be on  Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 

Give Local St. Joseph County is designed to support local charities now and from now on. How? By passing through 75% of net dollars raised for each charity to support current programming, and by placing the other 25%—plus generous matching funds!—into each charity’s permanent endowment, increasing the annual support it receives year after year.

How can I participate? Your Donation to South Bend Heritage is doubled on May 9th!

On May 9, 2017, you can make online donations of $25 or more to South Bend Heritage, using your phone, tablet, or computer. The online leaderboard will show you—in real time—how many dollars are being raised May 9.

There is also a “preview period” that begins on Monday, May 1, 2017. You can use that time to:

SBH believes that everyone deserves a safe, secure and quality place to call home. SBH creates diverse housing opportunities for everyone at every stage in life. From homeownership to multifamily housing to specialized apartments for seniors, cooperative housing and mixed income developments, the driving force behind our push for housing is to strengthen neighborhoods and provide decent livable housing to those with very limited incomes. By creating the most appropriate and needed housing options, SBH is improving the fabric of our neighborhoods for everyone. While South Bend Heritage has stabilized and improved much of the Near Westside and Northeast Neighborhoods, residents are still facing hundreds of vacant and abandoned homes, vacant lots and general lack of business investment.
Our efforts must insure that residents in South Bend will have decent housing choices and thriving neighborhoods. The current support from the City administration and interest in urban neighborhoods by new populations has never been higher than it is now and we are ready to capitalize on this momentum. South Bend Heritage will use the funds raised from Give Local to support the development of additional transformative housing options and continue to build up urban neighborhoods as inclusive destinations for everyone in our community.

Additional information coming soon!

For more information please contact Jessica Kitchens at or 574-289-1066 ext. 214.

Or contact the Community Foundation at 574-232-0041.