Community Foundation Hosts Fifth Washington County Gives

The Community Foundation of Washington County will host its fifth Washington County Gives on May 2, 2017 from midnight to midnight. This 24-hour online fundraiser gives local nonprofits an opportunity to raise unrestricted dollars for their organization. In addition to the online donations, participating nonprofits have the opportunity to receive pro-rated matching dollars and prize money.

Washington County Gives logoRegistration for Washington County Gives runs January 20-February 28, 2017. Any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, temple or private foundation) in Washington County, MD, with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter can participate in this online event. To register, nonprofit organizations have to complete an online registration form at, a Memorandum of Understanding and return their registration payment by February 28. Nonprofit organizations with paid staff have a registration fee of $250, while organizations with volunteer staff have a registration fee of $50. The Foundation will hold an early bird registration to give two nonprofit organizations the chance to win back their registration fee if they sign-up and complete all forms and payment by January 27, 2017.

Community Foundation’s Director of Communications Ally Sirbaugh said, “For our fifth anniversary of Washington County Gives, we plan to offer additional prizes to participating nonprofits as well as new website features, such as “Advanced Giving.” We will once again hold a celebratory event the day after on May 3. The Foundation staff always enjoys working with the local nonprofit organizations and the community on this event.”

For more information about Washington County Gives, please visit