Last September, residents of greater Louisville came together to raise more than $4.6 million in just 24 hours for more than 500 local nonprofit organizations on our biggest day of local giving. These organizations support our community by feeding the hungry, caring for abandoned animals, providing arts programs for students, serving people with disabilities, and many more. From donations of $10 to $10,000, citizens across the metro area opened their hearts and their wallets to show what a powerful force for good individuals can be when they come together.
The Community Foundation of Louisville is proud to host its 5th annual Give For Good Louisville on September 13 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
“This day is always one of the most powerful examples of our community rallying together to be a force for good,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “At the Foundation we believe that anyone can be a philanthropist and this day makes it easy for everyone to see how if we all do a little, we can have a big impact on our community.”
The redesigned website at www.giveforgoodlouisville.org has a fresh new look and better functionality to further improve the giving day experience. The Community Foundation and its partner for nonprofit support, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and the giving day platform provider, GiveGab, have also teamed up to offer enhanced trainings and online video support. New this year, included with the participation fee, is the opportunity to send a representative from a registered nonprofit to a full-day Nonprofit Training Camp on July 24 at the Muhammad Ali Center that will feature best-in-class speakers on topics that will help nonprofits with essential skills that will benefit them all year long.
“We’re looking to make our 5th year the best year yet,” said Cara Baribeau, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Community Foundation and the project lead for Give For Good Louisville. “We’re always striving to make the Give For Good Louisville experience exceptional for donors and nonprofits alike. Whether it’s through improved technology, training, a robust bonus and prize pool, or our efforts to build community-wide momentum, we see Give For Good Louisville as the greatest celebration of our nonprofit community.”
One of the highlights of the day is the Midday Nonprofit Rally at Fourth Street Live from 11:30 – 1:00 where hundreds of the participating nonprofits will gather to gain attention and be recognized for their work. The celebration includes live performances, food trucks, live leaderboard updates and prize announcements like the popular Delta Dental Golden Tickets that provide a $1,000 boost to randomly selected donations.
The robust bonus and prize pool – currently over $250,000 – will provide incentives to participating nonprofits to rally their supporters and attract new ones on this day. Other features of the giving day platform allow for nonprofits to promote their own matching incentives and the ability to have supporters conduct their own peer-to-peer fundraising efforts.
While donations won’t be accepted until midnight on September 13, donors can visit www.giveforgoodlouisville.org to start making their plans for who they will want to support on the big day. Registration opened on June 1 and over 400 local nonprofits are already registered.
Participation is open to nonprofits in Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana. Registration is $60 and closes on July 13 at 5:00 PM. For detailed eligibility requirements and to register, visit www.giveforgoodlouisville.org.