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Kim G
Valley High School
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the project

In celebrating the life of Matthew "Matty" Goodwin, the Matthew Goodwin Celebration of Life Art Scholarship was established on October 28, 2020, in his honor. 

 My name is Kim Goodwin. I am Matty's younger sister and the creator and founder of the scholarship.

Matty was a phenomenal artist and excelled in his art classes at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. I am beyond thrilled to join my desire to give back in Matty's memory at Elk Grove High School- our Alma Mater. We have expanded our reach to a second school within the Elk Grove Unified School District, Valley High School. Matty was a giver by nature and helped anyone in any way he could. He passed away by suicide in 2007 at the age of 20. I know he would love to know his name lives on to help youth excel and share their artistic capabilities with the world.

We appreciate everyone involved in this beautiful journey to send our youth off to college. None of this could have happened without the community support and monetary donations. A portion of the fundraising goes to operational costs to continue to give back to more students.

the steps

Send $10,000 check to Valley High School by March 1, 2023

Purchase grad bag items including Calm app subscriptions.

Purchase decorations including giftbags, thank you cards, Awards Night & Meet and Greet decor, thank you gifts, drawing prizes for surveys.

Pay photographer.

Pay editor and journalist for Award Night & Meet and Greet. 


why we're doing it

We aim to ease the burdening cost of college.

The Arts are cut continually in public schools.

The Arts heal and bring communities together.

We raise mental health awareness and provide tools to aid first time college students anxieties.



4 - $900 scholarships = $3,600

4 -  $70 calm apps = $280

4 - Grad bags = $800

4 - Photo Shoots = $800

Gas for photographer = $20

Award Night Photographer (2 hours) = $350

Award Night Atrium Donation (2 hours) = $100

Decor/accessories for grad bags and award night = $120

Tax from the fiscal sponsor 8%= $50

Incidentals = $21.90

TOTAL RAISED = $6,240.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $98.10




What we offer:

College Success Kits

➡️Academic Scholarships - To Help Fund College Careers with a Focus on the Arts
$10,000.00 for: 4 - $2,500.00 scholarships

➡️Mental Health Tools - Subscription to Calm (#1 App for Sleep & Meditation)
$280.00 for: 4 - $69.99 complimentary one year subscriptions

➡️"Grad bags" - Essential Items for New College Students
$800.00 for: 4 - $200.00 value each

➡️Professional Photos - For Career Building
$1,200.00 for: 4 - $300.00 value each

➡️Photographer - For Award Night & Meet and Greet
$350.00 for two hours

➡️Operational Costs (Encumbered Funds for Staffing) - Vendor Registration Fees, Event Space Donation for our Award Night & Meet and Greet at The Atrium, Printing: Awardees Art Work, Artist Statements, Event Flyers, Event Posters, Event Banners, Possible Photographer Late Fees.

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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