The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida to participate in 36-Hour Giving Challenge to raise funds for women-owned businesses

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida invites local businesses, residents and community organizations to join the 36-Hour Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event at that supports nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida aims to raise $50,000 to support BEST – Becoming Economically Successful Together, a pilot program that combines a direct loan and matched savings account program to offer financial support to qualifying women-owned businesses in Southwest Florida. The 36 Hour Giving Challenge begins Tuesday, March 5 at 7 a.m. and continues until Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

To donate, go to https://thegivingpartner.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html and make a $25+ credit card donation to The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. You can also visit The Women’s Fund’s profile at http://thegivingpartner.guidestar.org/NonprofitProfile.aspx?OrgId=1127627 to support them in winning a $5,000 prize for most visits.  The sites will be active once the challenge begins on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 a.m.

The Women’s Fund’s business partner Florida Community Bank has issued a $10,000 challenge grant that can double the impact of donations made to The Women’s Fund and help them to compete for a $5,000 prize for best business-nonprofit partnership.

In addition, the Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF), The Women’s Fund non-profit partner, is supporting the 36-Hour Giving Challenge and helping them compete for a $5,000 prize for best non-profit partnership.

The 36-Hour Giving Challenge is made possible by presenting partners Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation, with support from sponsors Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, Charlotte Community Foundation and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.

For more information about The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida visit http://www.womensfundflorida.org  or email contact@womensfundflorida.org. Also, follow The Women’s Fund on facebook.com/floridawomen and on twitter.com/twfofswfl.

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The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida invites local businesses, residents and community organizations to join the 36-Hour Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event at that supports nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida
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The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida aims to raise $50,000 to support BEST – Becoming Economically Successful Together
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The 36 Hour Giving Challenge begins Tuesday, March 5 at 7 a.m. and continues until Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
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