A community-wide celebration of giving
Thanks to the creativity and generosity of our community, in 2020, we were able to raise more than $13.4 million dollars and engage more than 30,000 donors!
Thanks to the creativity and generosity of our community we were able to raise more than $13.4 million dollars and engage more than 30,000 donors!
A Peek Into Extra Give 2021
EXTRAGIVE FEST, OUTSIDE AT PENN SQUARE. NOVEMBER 19, 6 PM – 12 MIDNIGHT. FREE, OPEN TO PUBLIC
New this year, the Community Foundation will host ExtraGive Fest outside in Penn Square, Lancaster to celebrate the final hours of community giving. East King Street will be closed from Penn Square to Duke Street for the festivities. Extra Give Fest will feature live music, a beer garden hosted by Spring House Brewing, a fully lighted Griest Building, and photo opportunities. Local eateries Blazin’Js, Subway, New Holland Coffee Co, and Tellus 360 will all be open until midnight.
The block-party-style event is free and open to the public. Fully vaccinated guests are welcome and others are invited to wear masks. The event is designed by local events experts Shumaker PDT with support from ATOMIC. In addition to the live entertainment, ExtraGive Fest will serve as the central hub for the Extraordinary Give, featuring screens that will actively display the running dollar total, social media content uploaded by people using #ExtraGive, social media stations for photo-ops, and giving tech support stations for attendees as they donate throughout the evening.
GRIEST BUILDING LIGHT SHOW
The City of Lancaster will again be aglow with a 14-story light show as the Griest Building in Penn Square comes to light with changing colors and patterns. In partnership with Shumaker PDT and the support of Ecklin Development, the Griest Building adds a vivid experience and acts as a glowing symbol of the community’s generosity from 5 pm – 12 midnight during the Extraordinary Give.
New this year, participating Extra Give organizations can voluntarily feature their nondiscrimination policy as part of their ExtraGive profile page. This gives organizations the chance to share more about how they approach their work. At the same time, it gives donors an opportunity to learn more about the organizations they support and understand more deeply about the policies that guide their approach.
PURSUIT OF EQUITY PRIZE
In partnership with the Steinman Foundation, this year organizations can choose to apply for the new “Pursuit of Equity Prize.” This prize seeks to celebrate and encourage organizations actively pursuing equitable practices within their organization. Participation is voluntary, and organizations that are programmatically and operationally moving towards more equitable practices are encouraged to apply. Ten winners will be randomly selected from qualified submissions and announced throughout the Extra Give on November 19.
Want to be a participating organization in 2021?
Review the requirements to be a participating organization in Extraordinary Give, and prepare for 2021.
ExtraGive CAST Highlights
CAST featured updates from the ExtraGive team across the community, live prize drawings, messages from participating organizations, art, music, poetry, and community created content.
Find Your Favorite Organizations
Check out the participating organizations in 2021.
Volunteer at ExtraGive
Every year we look for support from our community in making this event happen. Learn more about how you can get involved with the Extraordinary Give.