Match Madness is Today

What has become an annual event in Salina has turned into one of the biggest days of the year for many non-profit and service organizations and it’s happening this year. Though the Match Madness Giving Day is still happening, it will be a little different.

Every gift to a nonprofit’s endowed fund will be matched up to 50% with a cash grant from a match pool of $200,000. Matching funds will be available instantly to help each organization meet its immediate needs.

Marketing Outreach Coordinator Hayley Samford with Salina Family Healthcare Center tells KSAL News that Match Madness will help them navigate the challenges that lie ahead in 2021.


According to the Salina Community Foundation, they are planning limited in person events. They are still collecting donations to your favorite charities and they will still be matched. Supporters are encouraged to do one of the following:

  • Donate in person at the Salina Fieldhouse, 140 N. 5th St. from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Donate online at – 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Mail cash or check donations (with a completed donation form) to the community foundation at PO Box 2876, Salina, KS 67402-2876. These must be postmarked March 25, 2021.

After careful consideration of public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, organizers have decided to limit the in person events.  A staff member will be available today to accept donations at the Salina Fieldhouse from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with food trucks present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Free Throw and Half Court contest will be live-streamed for you to enjoy and cheer on your favorite nonprofits.

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Match Madness 2021