Guys Who Give is a philanthropic group designed to provide financial support to charitable causes in Vigo County while creating a sense of community among men.
Members of Guys Who Give meet on a quarterly basis to nominate, advocate and select a nonprofit organization to collectively support. Each member agrees to donate a total of $500 per year of membership. The first $100 is added to the Guys Who Give Endowment fund in the Community Foundation. The remaining $400 is used to support the four nonprofit organizations selected throughout the year ($100 at each meeting). Here’s how it works:
Each member can put his name and the name of an organization he would like to have considered in a drawing at each meeting. Three members’ submissions will randomly be selected to give a 5 minute presentation advocating for their agency, followed by 3 minutes for questions. At the end of the presentations, members will vote on which organization they would like to see funded. The organization with the most votes will be announced as that quarter’s grant recipient. Each member will then make a $100 contribution to the selected organization. Once an organization has been selected, it is not eligible for funding for 2 years.
Note: To be eligible for consideration, the organization must be a 501(c)3 or government entity. Nonprofits affiliated with religious organizations are eligible as long as the services address a societal need and are not restricted based upon religious affiliation. Only nonprofits that serve Vigo County are eligible. Controversial and political nonprofits will not be considered.
Submit your initial $100 and complete the online application to join today!
Alternatively, you can mail your check to Guys Who Give, c/o Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.