Gandel Foundation provides support to not for profit organisations that extends beyond just granting. One example was Polyglot Theatre’s appeal in support of their Voice Lab program, which received a matched-funding grant during the Giving Tuesday campaign in 2013, which is taking place again in December 2014. The aim of the initiative was to help Polyglot raise the funds needed for the project, but also help them expand their donor base, and encourage giving in the broader community. The aim of Polyglot’s appeal was to raise $20,000 and it exceeded all expectations.
Gandel Foundation was interested in supporting experimental and innovative ideas in grant-making and fundraising, while at the same time supporting Polyglot to deliver such a unique project.
Polyglot stated that there were two key elements of success for this appeal: “The first was the matched-funding partnership with Gandel Foundation; and the second was associating their appeal with the #GivingTuesday campaign, which was run for the first time in Australia in 2013”.
To read more about this appeal and the Giving Tuesday initiative, please click here to access the blog posted by Polyglot Theatre.