Clark nonprofits raise $100K in GoodGiving

Published 12:44 pm Thursday, December 22, 2016

Three weeks into the GoodGiving Challenge, Clark County nonprofits have raised more than $100,000 for local causes.

A dozen local nonprofits are participating in the annual challenge, which allows nonprofits to garner donation through an online giving campaign.

The sixth GoodGiving Challenge, a partnership between Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing, began Nov. 29 and runs through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

As of this morning, Clark County nonprofits had raised $109,542 collectively.

The Clark County Community Foundation will again provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000 for each of the 13 Clark County nonprofit participants. Last year, Clark County Community Foundation provided more than $113,000 in match dollars; an additional $155,000 was raised by participating nonprofits for a total of $269,000.

The Blue Grass Community Foundation also announced last week a $100,000 anonymous donation to the annual online giving campaign. With the additional money, prizes will be given to the five nonprofits with the most donations. Prizes of $30,000, $25,000, $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 respectively will be awarded based on the total dollars earned.

Several local nonprofits are also on the Top 10 leader boards for the challenge. For small nonprofits, Partners In Education is 5th, Clark County Homeless Coalition is 9th and Bluegrass Heritage Museum is 10th. For large nonprofits, St. Agatha Academy is 2nd and STRIDE is 4th.

This year, more than 120 charities in central and eastern Kentucky are participating in the challenge, which raised $1.3 million for nonprofits last year.

To learn more about the challenge, research participating nonprofits or make a donation, visit bggives.org.

Clark County nonprofits totals (as of Friday morning)

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum: $4,645

— Clark County Community Services: $9,385

— Clark County Homeless Coalition: $11,557

— Holly Rood: $3,385

— Leeds Center for the Arts: $8,475

— Life for Pets: $2,840

— New Beginnings of Winchester: $9,270

— Partners in Education: $10,595

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place: $10,675

— St. Agatha Academy: $22,450

— STRIDE: $14,035

— Winchester Youth Soccer League: $2,230

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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