Prize Opportunities


Overview

Prizes awarded during the 2022 Giving Challenge are an engaging way for nonprofit organizations to dive-deep into their capacity building efforts and explore partnerships, opportunities, and connections that last far beyond the 24-hour challenge. Of course, prizes also provide a fun, friendly outlet for those organizations with fierce competitive spirits.

Whether you’re in for the competition or comradery, there are plenty of prize opportunities to discover and apply for that celebrate your organization’s campaigns and achievements. Good luck and let your creative flag fly!


*NEW in 2022*

In an effort to maximize time, resources, and capacity, nonprofit organizations will be able to apply for up to three post-Giving Challenge application-required prize opportunities during the 2022 Giving Challenge. Automatically eligible prizes and pre-Giving Challenge application-required prizes are not included in this "up to three" limit. This decision came from thoughtfully reviewing nonprofit and community stakeholder feedback received from several post-Giving Challenge surveys conducted in Summer 2020.

By limiting the number of post-Giving Challenge application required prize submissions to three per nonprofit organization, participating nonprofits will be able to devote the time and resources necessary to submit quality entries, and this in turn allows judges to go deeper into each application. Crucially, this update also gives smaller nonprofits with limited capacity the chance to compete alongside organizations with larger budgets or staff sizes.



Automatically Eligible Prizes


Automatically Eligible Prize if The Giving Partner Profile is 'Current' by 5:00 pm January 31, 2022

Every nonprofit organization participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge is automatically eligible for the Get it Current! Keep it Current! prize opportunity if they meet one of the below criteria:

  • The organization’s profile in The Giving Partner indicates a status of "Approved/Current" as of 5:00 pm Monday, January 31, 2022.
  • The organization has fully completed ALL Key Requirements and updates (refer to Nonprofit Toolkit - Checklist) to their profile in The Giving Partner AND has clicked onSubmit for Review" or "Submit for Re-Verification" (for the Community Foundation team’s review) as of 5:00 pm Monday, January 31, 2022.

No application is required. These prizes will be awarded prior to the Giving Challenge

42 Prize Awards: $500

$500 prize awarded to 42 nonprofit organizations through random drawing. Every nonprofit organization participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge with a profile in The Giving Partner that meets one of the following criteria will be included in the random drawing. Either A) The organization’s profile in The Giving Partner indicates a status of "Approved/Current" as of 5:00 pm Monday, January 31, 2022 or B) The organization has fully completed ALL Key Requirements and updates (refer to Nonprofit Toolkit - Checklist) to their profile in The Giving Partner AND has clicked on "Submit Profile for Review" or “Submit for Re-Verification’ (for the Foundation team’s review) by 5:00 pm Monday, January 31, 2022.

Awarded prior to the Giving Challenge


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Automatically Eligible Prizes

Every nonprofit organization participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge is automatically eligible for the following prizes. No application is required. These prizes will be awarded during the 24-hours of giving.

50 Prize Awards: $500

$500 prize each to the 50 nonprofit organizations that are the first to get 50 donors to give online at www.GivingChallenge.org.

Automatically Awarded during the Giving Challenge


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24 Prize Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random nonprofit organization that Tweets using #GivingChallenge2022 and recognizes a donor.

Automatically Awarded during the Giving Challenge


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24 Prize Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random nonprofit organization that creates a Facebook Post using #GivingChallenge2022 and recognizes a donor.

Automatically Awarded during the Giving Challenge


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24 Prize Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random nonprofit organization that creates an Instagram Post using #GivingChallenge2022 and recognizes a donor.

Automatically Awarded during the Giving Challenge


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Application Prizes


Pre-Giving Challenge Application-Required Prizes

Nonprofit organizations participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge are eligible to apply for both pre-Giving Challenge application-based prizes below. Each prize listed below requires application submission before the 2022 Giving Challenge. Applications and exact deadline dates will be provided in January 2022.

10 Prize Awards: $1,000

$1,000 prize each to the 10 nonprofit organizations with the top blog post, newsletter block, or email campaign published between Feb 28 and March 31, 2022 that tells the nonprofit organization’s 2020 Giving Challenge story. How did its donors make a difference in 2020? Why is it important for donors to support the nonprofit organization again this year during the Giving Challenge?

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee before the Giving Challenge


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10 Prize Awards: $1,500

$1,500 prize to ten recipients per category with the best video. Judges are looking for short videos – 30 seconds max – either produced in-house or produced professionally; videos telling compelling stories about what the nonprofit organization achieves for their clients or for the community; using data and stories from The Giving Partner profiles; and does the video incorporate the “Be The One” concept.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee before the Giving Challenge


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Post-Giving Challenge Application-Required Prizes

Nonprofit organizations participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge are eligible to apply for up to three (3) of the post-Giving Challenge application-based prizes below. Each prize listed below requires application submission after the 2022 Giving Challenge. Application and exact deadline dates will be provided in 2022. 

20 Prize Awards: $500

$500 prize each to the 20 nonprofit organizations with the top Giving Challenge photos that tell the nonprofit organization’s 2022 Giving Challenge story. Photo submissions MUST include organization’s name and a brief caption of what is happening in the photo.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by public online voting in May via TBD website after the Giving Challenge


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6 Prize Awards: $2,000 to two recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prize awarded to two recipients per category (small, medium, large) who utilize social media the best during their Giving Challenge campaign. Judges are looking for how clear, intentional, and unique the campaign is, and how well it incorporates the “Be The One” concept. Judges will also consider how much reach, interaction, and engagement the campaign generates.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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3 Prize Awards: $4,000 to three partnerships. $4,000 is split between partners

$4,000 prize equally split between nonprofit partners in a collaboration. Judges are looking for each partner to bring something unique or creative to the table; each partner achieves more than it would achieve alone; partnership incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the partnership has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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6 Prize Awards: $2,000 to two recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large)

2,000 prize to two recipients per category with the best business partnership. Judges are looking for the nonprofit / business relationship to be something creative or unique; by working with the business, the nonprofit achieves more than it would achieve alone; the partnership incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the partnership has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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3 Prize Awards: $2,000 to one recipient per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prize to one recipients per category with the best board member engagement. Judges will be looking for 100% giving by board members during the Giving Challenge and for creative ways the board and individual board members contribute to the success of the nonprofit organization’s campaign.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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3 Prize Awards: $2,000 to one recipient per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prize to two recipients per category with the best turnaround performance from the 2020 Giving Challenge. Judges are looking for how the nonprofit organization changed their strategy from 2020 Giving Challenge to 2022 Challenge; the involvement of Board, volunteers/staff, and other stakeholders; improvement in overall quality of campaign (this prize is not just about biggest jump in dollars raised); and whether the campaign incorporates the concept of “Be The One".

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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3 Prize Awards: $2,000 to three recipients

$2,000 prize to three recipients with the best overall campaigns as all volunteer organizations. Judges will be looking for pre-determined goals and strategies before the Giving Challenge; a variety of communication tools are used in a campaign with integrated messaging; how well the nonprofit organization campaign incorporated the “Be The One” concept; and inclusion of references to the nonprofit organization’s profile in The Giving Partner. Remember, this isn’t about spending money!

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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9 Prize Awards: $5,000 to first place, $4,000 to second place, and $3,000 to third place per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$5,000 prize to first place recipients, $4,000 prize to second place recipients, and $3,000 prize to third place recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large) with the best overall campaigns. Judges will be looking for pre-determined goals and strategies before the Giving Challenge; a variety of communication tools are used in a campaign with integrated messaging; how well the nonprofit organization’s campaign incorporated the “Be The One” concept; and inclusion of references to the nonprofit organization’s profile in The Giving Partner. Remember, this isn’t about spending money!

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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6 Prize Awards: $2,000 to two recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prizes awarded to two recipients per category (small, medium, large) who conduct the best online Giving Challenge event. An online event can encompass a variety of unique mediums: webinars, livestreams, chatrooms, integration with social media and other web platforms. Judges are looking for how well the nonprofit organization’s online event engages the community in its mission and the Giving Challenge; how unique the online event is; how did it inspire giving to the nonprofit organization; and how the online event incorporated the “Be The One” concept.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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6 Prize Awards: $2,000 to two recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prizes awarded to two recipients per category (small, medium, large) who conduct the best Giving Challenge community event (in-person). Judges are looking for how well the nonprofit organization’s in-person event engages the community in its mission and the Giving Challenge; how unique the in-person community event is; how did it inspire giving to the nonprofit organization; and how the in-person community event incorporated the “Be The One” concept.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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6 Prize Awards: $2,000 to two recipients per category (Small, Medium, Large)

$2,000 prize to two recipients per category with the best Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising campaign. Judges are looking for how the nonprofit organization recruited supporters to become P2P fundraisers and supported them along the way; creativity of the campaign; and whether the campaign incorporates the concept of “Be The One”.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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Geographically Specific Post-Giving Challenge Application-Required Prizes – Charlotte County

The Charlotte Community Foundation in collaboration with community partners and incorporating data has identified three continued impact need areas within Charlotte County. Through the 2022 Giving Challenge, the Charlotte Community Foundation is asking for Charlotte County nonprofit organizations to collectively work together with an end goal of bringing enhanced, new and/or specific services to the community that will address one of the following respected areas of: Senior/Aging Population Support Services, Attainable Housing, and Workforce Development.

Nonprofit organizations participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge that are both located in and serving Charlotte County are eligible to apply for the post-Giving Challenge application-based, Charlotte County geographically specific prizes below. Collaboration is encouraged for these prizes but not required.

1 Prize Award: $4,000

$4,000 prize – equally split between nonprofit partners if the work is a collaborative effort. Collaboration is encouraged but not required. Judges are looking for nonprofits working with an end goal of bringing enhanced, new and/or specific services to the Charlotte County community that addresses senior/aging population support services. Judges are also seeking each partner (if a collaboration) to bring something unique or creative to the table; the campaign/work incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the work (and partnership) has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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1 Prize Award: $4,000

$4,000 prize – equally split between nonprofit partners if the work is a collaborative effort. Collaboration is encouraged but not required. Judges are looking for nonprofits working with an end goal of bringing enhanced, new and/or specific services to the Charlotte County community that addresses attainable housing. Judges are also seeking each partner (if a collaboration) to bring something unique or creative to the table; the campaign/work incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the work (and partnership) has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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1 Prize Award: $4,000

$4,000 prize – equally split between nonprofit partners if the work is a collaborative effort. Collaboration is encouraged but not required. Judges are looking for nonprofits working with an end goal of bringing enhanced, new and/or specific services to the Charlotte County community that addresses workforce development. Judges are also seeking each partner (if a collaboration) to bring something unique or creative to the table; the campaign/work incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the work (and partnership) has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge.

Application Deadline: TBD
Judged by Committee after the Giving Challenge


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