Pablo Foundation Has Pledged $50K Toward Urgent Nonprofit Needs. Here’s How You Can Double It
V1 Staff |
The Pablo Foundation, an Eau Claire-based philanthropic group, pledged Tuesday to grant up to $50,000 to local nonprofits, promising to make a dollar-for-dollar match of donations to the Together Chippewa Valley coalition through April 30.
Together Chippewa Valley, an umbrella organization that includes 18 regional nonprofits, was formed in early April the coordinate fundraising in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit these groups’ traditional fundraising abilities hard. To date, Together Chippewa Valley has raised $23,195, which will be doubled to $46,390 with the Pablo Foundation’s pledge. Another $26,805 in donations from the public over the coming days would secure the entirety of the Pablo Foundation’s $50,000 pledge.
“As the spokesperson for the local effort Together Chippewa Valley, we are very grateful for the Pablo Foundation gift, which will help so many nonprofits in our community said Kerry Kincaid, a spokeswoman for the group. “This effort is another example of how well we work together in the Chippewa Valley. It seems no matter the cause, we first turn to each other to help out. This exciting movement will support 800 plus employees and the over 200,000 people they serve each year. Thank you, Pablo Foundation.”
The Together Chippewa Valley coalition currently includes Bob’s House for Dogs, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley Museum, Chippewa Humane Association, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, Eau Claire County Humane Association, Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, Family Resource Center, Family Support Center, Fierce Freedom, Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Pablo Center at the Confluence, The Community Table, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, UCP Western Wisconsin, and YMCA of Chippewa Valley.
“Working collaboratively so our community can stay healthy and sustainable during this time is of upmost importance to the foundation,” Pablo Foundation Executive Director MaiVue Xiong said. “We are proud to support a coalition of nonprofits that comes together in our greatest time of need to creatively find ways to further support their organization’s causes. Although times are hard, we encourage others to give what they can so we can all come out of this pandemic stronger than going in.”
To learn more about Together Chippewa Valley or to make a gift online, visit togetherchippewavalley.org.