Lake County Nonprofits Raise $163,423 through Colorado Gives Day!
Between November 1 and December 5th, 951 contributions totaling $163,423 were made to benefit Lake County nonprofits. The Lake County Community Fund is the regional champion for Colorado Gives Day, which this year was Tuesday, December 5th.
“This was our fourth year as the Regional Champion and I want to express our deep appreciation to the many donors who contributed to our critically important Lake County nonprofit organizations,” said John McMurtry, Executive Director for the Lake County Community Fund. “These contributions will truly make a difference by adding vital resources to our Lake County organizations as well as creating awareness of our nonprofit sector.”
The additional funding raised through Colorado Gives Day will support initiatives such as food security, after school programs, early childhood education, cultural and historic preservation, environmental causes, and much more.
During the first four years as Regional Champion, 2020–2023, 3,630 gifts have raised $690,296 for Lake County nonprofit organizations.
Colorado donors raised a whopping $54 million for Colorado nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day.
“Colorado Gives Day was easily the best day to give and today people across Colorado are feeling the joy and generosity that is Colorado Gives Day” said Kelly Dunkin, president and CEO of Colorado Gives Foundation, the organization behind Colorado Gives Day. “It’s humbling to
have 91,346 people come together to find the causes they care about and donate to the nonprofits that lift our communities – every day. Because of their kindness, Colorado nonprofit are closer to achieving their missions.”
Donors represented all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, Armed Forces Europe, Armed Forces Pacific, and Federated States of Micronesia.
Lake County Gives serves as the platform for donors to learn about participating local nonprofits and make online donations to those nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day and throughout the year. Lake County Gives strives to widen the reach of Colorado Gives Day in an
effort to make a difference for nonprofits in our community. Colorado Gives 365 supports impactful giving every day of the year through ColoradoGives.org, providing easy-to-use fundraising tools for both donors and nonprofits. The online giving platform is free for eligible nonprofits and Community First Foundation created the online platform to help people discover and support organizations that align with
their passions and interests every day of the year.
“ColoradoGives.org is Colorado’s online giving marketplace,” added Kelly Dunkin. “Donors can search, find, and give with just a few clicks, making it easy for them to support the causes that matter most to them 365 days a year. By giving on Colorado Gives Day, they’ve helped make
Colorado Gives Day one of the largest giving days in the nation and that’s good for our communities,” said Dunkin.
Visit Lake County Gives on ColoradoGives.org website to learn about Lake County programs, how we are helping our community, and to donate online. Simply enter Lake County Gives in the search field. Or, click here.