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Community Foundation hands out $481K raised by nonprofits through GoodGiving

The Clark County Community Foundation handed out hundreds of thousands of dollars to local nonprofits Monday morning.

The money was raised by nearly two dozen Clark County nonprofit organizations during the annual GoodGiving Challenge, which took place in December 2019.

Between the 23 participating nonprofits, $481,533.41 was raised. That total includes $190,421.57 in matching dollars and prize money from the Clark County Community Foundation.

According to the statistics from the CCCF, Clark County nonprofits generated 1,275 donation transactions, with donors from 76 cities and 19 states.

STRIDE, a program that offers therapeutic recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities, raised the most during the week-long challenge, with a total of $55,783.39 after matches and prizes. STRIDE was second in the overall challenge in donations, behind only the Kentucky Equal Justice Center.

Totals for the other participating nonprofits were:

— Achieving Recovery Together: $17,399.83

— BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus: $23,349.56

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum: $34,403.94

— Clark County Community Services: $27,499.22

— Clark County Homeless Coalition: $39,272.46

— Friends of Hemp: $20,841.37

— Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter: $21,341.99

— Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties: $24,409.02

— Holly Rood: $9,632.84

— Hospice East: $9,042.61

— Lady Veterans Connect: $7,780.52

— Leeds Center for the Arts: $28,019.82

— Legacy Greenscapes: $7,706.99

— LIFE for Pets: $20,904.91

— New Beginnings: $26,493.37

— Partners in Education: $21,107.49

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place: $20,263.22

— Rowland Arts Center: $12,982.48

— St. Agatha Academy: $25,320.15

— Swimchester Sailfish: $13,006.71

— Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market: $6,350.40

— Winchester Youth Soccer League: $8,621.12.

More than 130 nonprofits from Kentucky competed in the challenge, raising $1.68 million through nearly 8,000 donations.

“I don’t think there’s many other communities that have what we have,” CCCF Board Vice Chairman Blanton Coates said after the check presentations. “The number of nonprofits, the amount of giving that takes place in our community is second to none.”