Land Trust's Board of Directors Matching Challenge

Find out more about the 2020 Board of Directors matching challenge for Five Rivers Society members!


Increase your impact this year with the Deschutes Land Trust's Board of Directors $25,000 matching challenge!

The Land Trust's Board of Directors is helping you make even more of an impact. If you increase your gift from last year, the Land Trust's Board of Directors will match your increase! The Board of Directors matching challenge is a total of $25,000. This matching challenge is only for Five Rivers Society members and runs through December 31, 2020.

What is a matching challenge? According to charitynavigator.org, a matching challenge is one "where a donor or group of donors (in this case, the Land Trust's Board of Directors) has pledged to give a financial contribution to a nonprofit to 'match' all donations from other supporters within a certain time frame, up to their maximum pledged amount."

In the Land Trust's Board of Directors matching challenge, only the portion of your donation that is made "above and beyond" what you donated last year is counted towards the matching challenge.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • Fred donated $1,000 last year to the Land Trust. He gets excited about the Land Trust's Board of Directors matching challenge and gives $1,500 to the Land Trust this year. The extra $500 beyond last year's gift amount is matched by the Board of Directors this year.
  • Wilma donated $5,000 last year to the Land Trust. This year, she decides to donate $8,000. The additional $3,000 beyond her last gift amount is matched by the Board of Directors this year.


Thank you for supporting the Deschutes Land Trust!
If you have any questions about the Land Trust's Board of Directors matching challenge, please contact Betsy Hartley at 541-330-0017 or betsy@deschuteslandtrust.org.