Carl M. Freeman Foundation to support Do More 24 fundraising March 7-8

March 3, 2024

Carl M. Freeman Foundation will again support Delaware’s largest day of giving, Do More 24 Delaware, set for Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8. Thanks to the foundation, eligible nonprofits located in and serving Sussex County will share up to $25,000 through this year's Sussex County Donation Incentive Bonus prizes.

These prizes will be awarded by Carl M. Freeman Foundation to the top 10 participating and eligible nonprofits that receive the most donations through the website over the 24-hour fundraising period.

Awards range from the top prize of $6,000 to the 10th-place prize of $1,000. Similar to the foundation’s FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) program, the Sussex County Donation Incentive Bonus prizes are designed to find and fund smaller nonprofit organizations serving Sussex County neighborhoods. Eligible groups must have offices in Sussex County and annual operating budgets of less than $500,000.

Patti Grimes, Carl M. Freeman Foundation executive director, is excited about the potential impact the Sussex County-focused prizes have for participants during the giving day event March 7-8 and beyond.

“In 2023, the Sussex County prizes helped generate more than $240,000 from almost 2,200 donors for those nonprofits that were eligible,” said Grimes. “We envision this year's prizes will help motivate even more giving to our smaller and important grassroots organizations serving Sussex County.”

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is committed to facilitating, supporting and promoting innovative, community-based leadership and giving, particularly in the communities where customers, employees and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live and play. The partnership with Spur Impact, United Way of Delaware and the Do More 24 Delaware planning team provides a great opportunity to work together and foster individual philanthropy toward Sussex County nonprofit organizations.

More about this prize and other event details can be found at


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