Clark County nonprofits raise $215K in GoodGiving 

Published 1:47 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Clark County nonprofits raised more than $215,000 collectively in the annual GoodGiving Challenge, about $60,000 more than was raised in the previous year’s challenge.

A dozen local organizations participated in the sixth annual challenge, a partnership between Bluegrass  Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. The challenge began Nov. 29 and ended Dec. 31, offering nonprofits just more than four weeks to garner online donations.

The Clark County Community Foundation will again provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000 for each of the Clark County nonprofit participants. Ten local nonprofits secured the full $10,000 match.

The Blue Grass Community Foundation also announced in Decemeber a $100,000 anonymous donation to the challenge. 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.

The top five earners were St. Agatha Academy, STRIDE, Clark County Homeless Coalition, Leeds Center for the Arts and New Beginnings of Winchester, respectively.

Several local nonprofits also landed on the overall leader boards for the challenge, which included more than 120 nonprofits from around central Kentucky.

For small nonprofits, Clark County Homeless Coalition was second, Leeds was third, New Beginnings was fifth, L.I.F.E. for pets was sixth, Partners in Education was eighth and Bluegrass Heritage Museum was 10th

For large nonprofits, St. Agatha Academy was first and STRIDE was fifth.

Local funds will be awarded during a check ceremony later this month.

More than $1.6 million total was raised during this year’s challenge.

For more information about the challenge, visit bggives.org.

Clark County nonprofit totals

$215,213 raised collectively 

— St. Agatha Academy: $39,655

— STRIDE: $26,006

— Clark County Homeless Coalition: $22,347

— Leeds Center for the Arts: $20,930

— New Beginnings: $20,505

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place: $16,840

— L.I.F.E. for Pets: $15,270

— Clark County Community Services: $15,179

— Partners In Education: $13,131

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum: $11,645

— Winchester Youth Soccer League: $8,245

— Holly Rood: $5,460

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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