Here is an encouraging story for anyone who volunteers for a nonprofit group or does fundraising for a community organization. The director of one local not-for-profit said that a rep from a charitable foundation called her a few months ago, out of the blue, and asked a few questions about the group's work. They chatted for maybe five minutes, and then she forgot about the whole matter.
Until a check for $20,000 arrived. The director said "surprised" would be an understatement.