JACKSON, Wyo. — The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced that Old Bill’s Fun Run 2021 raised a total of $19,722,220 in support of local nonprofits, an increase of 29% over last year.
According to the Community Foundation, this effort represents over 25,000 gifts from 4,158 donors, The Match Pool, created with gifts from Mr. & Mrs. Old Bill, Co-Challengers and Friends, totaled $5,387,200, while participating organizations received $14,335,020 in gifts designated specifically for them.
Over the last 25 years, Old Bill’s has provided a grand total of $208,757,043 to nonprofits in Teton County.
“We’re blown away by the generosity of the Jackson community,” said Community Foundation President Laurie Andrews, “Through the ups and downs, Old Bill’s continues to make a difference in the lives of everyone in Teton County. To see the community show up like this for our local nonprofits reinforces how we’re all in this together.”
Participating organizations were provided with a 70% matching grant. Nonprofits that raised $30,000 or more in designated gifts received a matching grant of $20,910 from the Community Foundation – the highest match percentage and matching grant ever.
In celebration of Old Bill’s 25th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill generously provided the first $1,000,000 in matching funds, doubling their existing challenge. During the “Giving Season”, 37 Co-Challengers either increased their gift or donated to the Old Bill’s Match Fund for the first time. In total, 89 Co-Challengers partnered with Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill this year. Co-Challengers and Friends of the Match do not designate their gifts for specific nonprofits, and instead provide the matching grants that all participating nonprofits receive, fostering philanthropy as a community value.
“Old Bill’s is about coming together, fostering philanthropy, and supporting the needs of our community,” said Stacey Morse, Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “Those values are integral to what makes Jackson a special place to call home.”
The Community Foundation hosted its Annual Awards Party at The Center yesterday Oct. 25. Participating nonprofits were invited to pick up their grant award checks. Unclaimed checks will be held at the Community Foundation. Any organizations that do not pick up their check by November 30 will forfeit the matching grant. Checks will not be mailed.