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Give for Good Louisville: More than $7 million raised in just 24 hours

More than 21,000 donors gave $7.8 million for the region's most generous day of giving.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a historic donation spree, Give for Good Louisville raised over $7 million for charities in Kentucky.

According to their website, over 21,000 donors contributed to 550+ organizations.

The top 10 most donated to organizations are:

  • Metro United Way
  • Louisville Collegiate School
  • Virginia Chance School, Inc.
  • Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Louisville Olmstead Parks Conservancy
  • Smoketown Family Wellness Center
  • Speed Art Museum
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
  • Louisville Public Media

Last year, the day raised more than $9 million. Since the charity event's start in 2014, more than $50 million has been donated to local Kentuckiana organizations.

“The results remind us once again about the extraordinary generosity of our community,” Ron Gallo, CFL president & CEO, said. “We also know the community’s investment will pay dividends, as all of the organizations put these gifts into action.”

As a new giving day prize this year, eight donors who gave to organizations were randomly selected to receive a “Win,” “Place,” or “Show” prize of $20,000, $10,000, or $5,000 to boost their donation during the “Greatest Two Minutes in Giving” prize. York Academy of Discovery, Inc. claimed the $20,000 prize.

To see the full list of prizes and what local organizations won them, click here.

The nonprofit, educational and religious organizations supported by Give for Good Louisville represent the community’s priorities, so officials said the communities support makes a huge difference. 

“In addition to the financial support, participating organizations had a chance to tell their story to a larger audience,” Gallo said. “That kind of awareness will benefit them and the people they serve well into the future.”

Just because the 24 hours of donating has ended doesn't mean you can't still donate. 

To donate, visit the "Give for Good" website and search for the nonprofit you want to support. If you don't have a specific organization in mind, you can also search by causes you support.

The next Give for Good will return next year in September 2023!

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