The Giving Hearts Day online fundraising event held Thursday, February 9, raised a preliminary figure of $10,614,115 through 50,908 donations at givingheartsday.org. Official giving statistics and details will be released after all data is verified.
Contributions to 360 charitable causes participating in this year’s event surpassed last year’s $8.3 million.
The top three large budget charity fundraisers are, in projected order:
- YWCA Cass Clay, $586,000
- Oak Grove $382,000
- Anne Carlsen $278,000 (TIE)
- TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics 278,000 (TIE)
Giving Hearts Day is hosted by DMF, Impact Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation.
Unaudited figures indicate 21,800 individual donors participated, 7,262 more than in 2016.
Giving Hearts Day has now brought over $41 million to charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Organizations in Giving Hearts Day meet eligibility requirements, including participating in high impact fundraising training provided through Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation.