Prize Descriptions

Valley Gives 2017 is offering a range of prizes. These prizes are provided by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM). Some prizes will reward specific accomplishments. Other prizes will be awarded at random and are available to organizations simply by participating in Valley Gives. Time-based prizes can be seen here.

PRIZE SUMMARY
Below is a list of the prize categories.
Important: If there are any discrepancies in information provided about prizes, the information provided on this page will be referred to for final determination.

Good luck!

 

CONNECTING THE DOTS

Donors across most towns & cities

  • Organizations that get donors from most cities and towns  from within the Pioneer Valley (total of 69) within each budget category
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st – $2500, 2nd – $1500, 3rd – $1000
  • Amount Per Instance: $ 5,000/ budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: none

 

Donors by decade

  • Organizations that get at least one donor in at least 4 of the possible age decades provided on the donation form AND two of which are in 30-39, 20-29, or 19 and under categories; organizations are then eligible for random selection from pool
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal; then random selection from pool
  • Prize Amount Description: $4,000/prize
  • Amount Per Instance: $ 4,000
  • # of Instances: 2
  • When awarded:  May 3
  • Limitations: none

 

THE MOST

Most unique donors

  • Organizations that get the most unique donors  within each budget category
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st -$2500, 2nd $1500, 3rd -$1000
  • Amount Per Instance: $5,000/budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: none

 

Most donors under 40

  • Organizations with the most donors under 40 years old  based on age categories provided on donation form: 30-39, 20-29, 19 and under categories
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st – $2500, 2nd – $1500, 3rd – $1000
  • Amount Per Instance: $5,000/budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: none

 

WHAT’S NEW?

Most new donors to your organization

  • Organizations that get the most new donors within each budget category
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st – $2500, 2nd – $1500, 3rd – $1000
  • Amount Per Instance: $5,000/ budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: none


Most donors acquired this year if didn’t participate previously in VG

  • New organizations with the most unique donors by budget size
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st at $1500; 2nd at $1000; 3rd at $500
  • Amount Per Instance:  Total $3000/ budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: Not eligible for “greatest increase in donors” prize or “Most new donors” prize

 

IT’S ALL RELATIVE

Greatest percent increase from previous year

  • Organizations that have the greatest percentage increase of donors from previous year,  within each budget category
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal
  • Prize Amount Description: 1st -$2500, 2nd – $1500, 3rd – $1000
  • Amount Per Instance:   $ 5,000/ budget category
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: Organizations participating in VG for first time are  not eligible

  

MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER

Match pool

  • Organizations that met their match as posted on Kimbia for amount of at least $2,500 are eligible for random selection from pool; winner will be matched their match amount up to $5,000.
  • Based on: organization
  • How selected: achieve prize goal; then random selection from pool
  • Prize Amount Description: match the amount of the original organizational match – between $2500 – $5000
  • Amount Per Instance:  up to $5,000
  • # of Instances: 10
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: one match per organization

  

IT’S A MATTER OF TIME

Sunrise donation

  • The first prize recorded by Kimbia after official sunrise time for Eastern Standard Time on May 2, 2017. Based on the order listed by Kimbia as being processed. Closest in time after sunrise
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: First donation after official sunrise (Springfield local time)
  • Prize Amount Description: $750
  • Amount Per Instance:   $750
  • # of Instances: 1
  • When awarded: May 2
  • Limitations: Advanced donations not eligible

 

Last donation of night

  • Last donation made that is processed by Kimbia on May 2. Based on the order listed by Kimbia as being processed.
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: last registered donation by Kimbia
  • Prize Amount Description: $750
  • Amount Per Instance:   $750
  • # of Instances: 1
  • When awarded: May 2
  • Limitations: none

 

Golden Ticket

  • Prize for a randomly selected donation made during designated hour (8 hours throughout day – TBD)
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: random from donations during designated hour
  • Prize Amount Description: $500 prizes (2 per hour x 8 hourly slots)
  • Amount Per Instance:  $1,000
  • # of Instances: 8
  • When awarded: May 2
  • Limitations: Only one Golden Ticket or Power Hour Ticket per organization

 

Power Hour

  • Prizes for a randomly selected donation made during designated hour (one AM, one PM hour – TBD)
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: random from donations during designated hour
  • Prize Amount Description: $1000 prizes (2 for each hr x 2 hourly slots)
  • Amount Per Instance:  $2,000
  • # of Instances: 2
  • When awarded: May 2
  • Limitations: Only one Golden Ticket or Power Hour Ticket per organization

 

 BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU

Random by Nonprofit Category

  • Prizes randomly selected from donations to an organization in each of the 16 listed categories (one per organization in this category)
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: random selection of donations
  • Prize Amount Description: 16 (1 per category- $250/each)
  • Amount Per Instance:  $250
  • # of Instances: 16
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: Only one prize per organization for either Nonprofit Category, City/Town, or County categories

 

Random by town/city

  • Prizes randomly selected from a donation from each Pioneer Valley town/city
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: random selection of donations
  • Prize Amount Description: 69 (1 per town/city- $250/each)
  • Amount Per Instance: $250
  • # of Instances: 69
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: Only one prize per organization for either Nonprofit Category, City/Town, or County categories

 

Random by county

  • Prizes randomly selected from a donation from each Pioneer Valley county – Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin
  • Based on: donation to an organization
  • How selected: random selection of donations
  • Prize Amount Description: 3 per county- $250/each
  • Amount Per Instance:  $750
  • # of Instances: 3
  • When awarded: May 3
  • Limitations: Only one prize per organization for either Nonprofit Category, City/Town, or County categories

 

NOT ON VALLEY GIVES DAY


Video Prize (*completed before VG day)

  • Best video based on viewer scoring (details to be released later)
  • Based on: voting
  • How selected: videos with most votes
  • Prize Amount Description: $1500K for 1, $1000 for 2nd, $750 for 3rd
  • Amount Per Instance:  $ 3,250
  • # of Instances: 1
  • When awarded: May 1
  • Limitations: see instructions – videos promoting an organization are not eligible

 

Founders’ Prizes

  • Prizes randomly selected from organizational represented at May 1 kickoff Event
  • Based on: organization participation in event
  • How selected: random selection among event attendees – one representative will be entered per organization
  • Prize Amount Description: $1000/each
  • Amount Per Instance:  $1,000
  • # of Instances: 2
  • When awarded: May 1
  • Limitations: must be present to win; one organization entry regardless of representatives present.

 

Fine Print
Prizes to participating organizations are distributed by the Community Foundation as grants. Recipient organizations must be legally able to accept a prize and have met the registration criteria for Valley Gives otherwise the Community Foundation will be unable to make the grant and the prize will be rescinded. The Community Foundation reserves the right to withhold prizes for organizations that do not provide adequate information or do not take necessary actions in a timely manner. Further the Community Foundation reserves the right to withhold prizes from organizations which it determines knowingly did not follow the rules or spirit of Valley Gives as outlined in the Participation Agreement.