Clark nonprofits raise about $10K in first day of online challenge

Published 8:12 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On Giving Tuesday, and the first day of the annual GoodGiving Guide Challenge, Clark County nonprofits garnered approximately $10,000 in donations.

Each of the 18 nonprofits participating in the online challenge received donations Tuesday, ranging from $20 to nearly $3,000, for a total of $9,558 by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Participating nonprofits and donations received at press time were:

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— Bluegrass Community and Technical College Winchester-Clark County Campus: $2,841

— Partners in Education: $1,834

— Clark County Homeless Coalition: $761

— Clark County Community Services: $656

— Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties: $620

— St. Agatha Academy: $605

— Leeds Center for the Arts: $586

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place: $551

— LIFE for Pets: $378

— STRIDE: $310

— Hospice East: $100

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum: $100

— Friends of Hemp: $57 

— Rowland Arts Center: $47

— Holly Rood: $47

— New Beginnings of Winchester: $25

— Winchester Youth Soccer League: $20

— Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market: $20.

BCTC Winchester-Clark County was in the top 10 leaderboard of amount of donations received, and Partners In Education followed at 12th place. Overall donations received by the 121 nonprofits participating were nearing $100,000 Tuesday evening.

Nonprofits will have just more than a month to garner donations through the challenge, which is in its seventh year. The challenge is a partnership between Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing designed to engage nonprofits and their community to make charitable giving easy around the holidays.

Last year, Clark County nonprofits raised more than $215,000 collectively through the challenge, approximately $60,000 more than was raised in 2015.

The Clark County Community Foundation will once again match all donations to local nonprofits dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 each.

In addition to receiving contributions from donors, nonprofits will also have the opportunity to compete for $5,000 endowment prizes made possible by BGCF and other donors.

Donations are accepted online at, where nonprofit profiles are available and donations are tracked throughout the challenge. To learn about area nonprofits or donate, visit

The challenge ends at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

About Whitney Leggett

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

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