‘Kentucky Gives Day’ raises $222,195 in 24 Hours

Uncle Sol's Cabin at Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Ky.
Uncle Sol’s Cabin at Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Ky.

Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $222,195 on April 18 in the state’s fifth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event now stands with $1,335,300 raised by participating nonprofits over five years. This year brought together 1,808 donors who made over 2,000 gifts to 139 nonprofit organizations – all on a single online site, kygives.org.

“There’s no doubt that Kentuckians appreciate the important role of nonprofits in their communities,” said Danielle Clore, executive director and CEO of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of charities coordinating the event. “Once again, Kentucky Gives Day has shown how generous Kentuckians can be through their appreciation for these organizations working to strengthen our communities. Charitable giving is critical to strengthening Kentucky communities and we are thrilled with these results.”

Kentucky Gives Day is open to organizations with 501 c (3) designation in Kentucky, including those representing the arts, environment, health, children, animal welfare, humanitarian aid and more. KNN awarded $5,500 in prizes to 13 organizations throughout the day, including Knott County’s Hindman Settlement School, who received top honors for the second year in a row for raising the most money during the 24-hour period.

Kentucky Gives Day was sponsored by Sleep Outfitters, Anthem Medicaid and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky. The Central Kentucky Community Foundation of Elizabethtown was a regional partner. Media partners included WKYT, Lexington; WAVE, Louisville; Fox 19, Cincinnati; WYMT, Hazard; WPSD, Paducah; WBKO, Bowling Green; WEHT, Owensboro; Kentucky News Network; and iHeart Media in Lexington and Louisville.

Most Funds Raised in 24 Hours

1

Hindman Settlement School

$13,255

2

NUBPL Foundation

$10,565

3

Strive Inc.

$10,082

4

Franklin County Women and Family Shelter

$7,966

5

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

$6,940

6

NAMI Kentucky Inc.

$6,505

7

Lexington Habitat for Humanity

$5,540

8

Dress for Success Lexington Inc.

$5,000

9

Assurance

$4,775

10

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

$4,540

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