Amplify Your Giving

During Midlands Gives, contributions of just $20 or more are amplified through sponsored prize incentives. This year, the Community Foundation's Corporate Philanthropy Champions have contributed over $97,000 in prizes. Your gift could help your favorite nonprofit win one of the following prizes:

Name

Prize Amount

# of Prizes  Description
SCE&G Energize  $1,000 30  If the Midlands Gives Leaderboard donations reach $1,500,000 by 5:00 p.m. EST, SCE&G will award $1,000 to 30 randomly drawn nonprofits for a total of $30,000.

Aflac

 Inspires Leadership

$500 60 The first 60 nonprofits to receive pre-scheduled gifts from 100% of their board will receive this $500 prize. 

Nephron 

Hoops Challenge

$250 40 $250 added to a nonprofit selected by a Mayor or Council Chair who successfully makes a free throw shot during the 11:45 am contest at South Carolina State Museum. Mayors can register for the contest here through April 18th.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina 

Live Fearless

$5,000 1 $5,000 will be added to the gift that breaks new ground by putting Midlands Gives donations over $2 million.

BB&T 

First 100 Gifts

$1,000 5 $1,000 will be awarded to the first five organizations that receive 100 gifts

First Citizen's 

Forever First

$2,500 2 $2,500 added to the first and last gifts of the day
Power Hours $1,000 10

$1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors during the following hours:

 7:00 and 7:59 am (South State Bank)

10:00 and 10:59 am (TD Bank)

2:00 and 2:59 pm (Nelson Mullins)

4:00 and 4:59 pm (Schmoyer and Company, LLC)

11:00 and 11:59 pm (Southeastern Freight Lines)

Sojourner, Caughman, & Thomas Most Donors $500 2 For new nonprofits to Midlands Gives, $500 added to on small budget and one large budget nonprofit with the most unique donors
Cyberwoven Increase in Donors $500 2 For nonprofits that participated last year, $500 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit with the largest increase in number of unique donors over last year
Refer a Friend $250 1 $250 prize awarded to the nonprofit randomly drawn from returning nonprofits who recommend a new nonprofit to register for Midlands Gives

Regional Endowment Bonus Pools 

Central Carolina Community Foundation's regional affiliate organizations are sponsoring bonus pools for the areas they serve.

Community Foundation for Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties is sponsoring a $12,500 bonus pool for Orangeburg and Calhoun County nonprofits. Eligible organizations will receive a proportional share of the bonus pool based on the amount raised by the nonprofit.

Kershaw County Endowment is sponsoring a $2,500 bonus pool for nonprofit organizations in Kershaw County. Prizes will be awarded to eligible organizations according to who has the most unique donors. 1st Prize: $1,000, 2nd Prize: $750, 3rd Prize: $500, 4th Prize: $250

Sumter Community Foundation is sponsoring a $5,000 bonus pool for Sumter nonprofits. Eligible organizations will receive a proportional share of the bonus pool based on the amount raised by the nonprofit.

The Greater Chapin Community Endowment is sponsoring a $6,000 bonus pool for Chapin nonprofits. Eligible organizations will receive a proportional share of the bonus pool based on the amount raised by the nonprofit.


Prize Rules

  1. Prizes are awarded to the nonprofit, not the donor
  2. Organizations may not win more than one prize
    • Exception: Aflac Inspires Leadership, Refer a Friend, Nephron Hoops Challenge
  3. Organizations must have received at least 10 gifts before a prize drawing is eligible
    • Exception: Aflac Inspires Leadership, First Citizen's Forever First, Nephron Hoops Challenge
  4. Prize money does not count towards regional bonus pool eligibility
  5. Pre-scheduled gifts do not count for prizes
    • Exception: Aflac Inspires Leadership
  6. Prizes will be announced on Facebook and Twitter and will appear on the Midlands Gives Leaderboard when awarded
  7. All prizes are subject to review and change without notice