Win a Chance to Be a Philanthropist through WCCF's "Hearts of Gold Contest"

June 12, 2019

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Now through June 16, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is presenting members of the community with the unique opportunity to become a philanthropist via the “Hearts of Gold” contest on its Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website (

During the contest window, registered readers of the Foundation’s Charity Storybook website are invited to award a golden heart to all of their favorite charity impact stories on the site. Reader registration is fast and easy. Only a name and verified email address are required.

If chosen as a “Hearts of Gold” philanthropist, that winner may only award a grant to a charity that he or she “hearted” during the contest window. In order to participate in the contest, qualified 501(c)(3) charities were required to be registered on the Storybook website and submit an impact story by the end of April.

The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. At the close of the contest, the WCCF will use a computer program to determine three “Hearts of Gold” philanthropists (contest winners).

  • The first player selected will have the opportunity to designate one grant of $1,000.
  • The second player selected will have the opportunity to designate one grant of $1,000.
  • The third player selected will have the opportunity to designate grants totaling $3,000. Grants must be awarded in increments of $1,000.

After being contacted by email, the winners will have 48 hours to respond to the WCCF. If a winner does not respond by the 48-hour deadline, a new winner will be selected.

The contest winners and the charities designated for Acorn Fund grants will be announced on the Storybook website later this month.

About the WCCF

The WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and is the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County. In addition to hosting WCCF Gives, an annual day of giving, the WCCF administers a broad grant-making program and provides educational seminars for local charities at no charge. To learn more about the Foundation’s activities, please visit