Bonterra worked with Growing Power, an organization that focuses on providing communities with healthy food, to set up a fund-matching program for the participating groups, charging them with raising a large pool of funds from a large pool of donors in a short amount of time.
Feed Denver rose to the challenge.
In just a few short weeks, the organization raised over $10,000 from 137 donors. Matching funds from Bonterra took the total to over $12,000. Bonterra also awarded the group an additional $4,000 for raising the second-largest pool of funds from the second-highest number of donors from the participating organizations.
The head of Feed Denver, Lisa Rogers, also notes that the group raised enough money to become a permanent part of the Global Giving website.
That $16,000 will help fund Feed Denver's farm supplies and ongoing education efforts.