The Permian Basin is known for its strength and resilience. Throughout history, the people of this region have faced challenges head-on with grit and determination. In 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic and dramatic decline of the oil and gas industry have created a perfect storm in our community, yet the nonprofits of Midland and Odessa continue to ensure the citizens receive critical services and support.
Giving days are designed for individual donors who may feel that the amount they could donate would be too small to have an impact. However, there is power in numbers, and area nonprofits will use Permian Basin Gives as an opportunity to encourage individual donors to make a bigger impact by giving at the same time.
Some participating agencies are noted with "Donations Matched." This means that a donor has stepped forward to provide an opportunity to maximize your impact! For every dollar you give, the matching donor will provide some amount possibly doubling your gift immediately! This is a great opportunity to maximize your donation and increase your impact with Permian Basin Gives.
Some participating agencies are noted with "Challenge Grant." This is similar to "Donations Matched" where a donor has stepped forward to maximize the impact of your donation. However the challenge implies donations are matched only if they reach a certain threshold and follow certain criteria as put forth by the donor. Every dollar counts in reaching the challenge, so it is another great opportunity to increase your impact with Permian Basin Gives.
Beginning 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 until 11:59 p.m. your gift has the power to create significant change. Only gifts received during this 24 hour period can be applied to the goal and are eligible for matching donations for those designated agencies.
Permian Basin Gives is a collaborative effort. All donations go directly to the agency selected. Steering Committee members include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin, Harmony Home Children’s Advocacy Center, Midland Festival Ballet, Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center, MSS, and Nonprofit Management Center of the Permian Basin.