Give Local Louisville Raises Nearly $3 Million!

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Thank you to everyone who supported Give Local Louisville! Together we raised $2,971,457.21 through 8,785 gifts for 362 participating local nonprofits; a more than $1 million increase over the previous year.

It goes to show what is possible when individual citizen philanthropists come together.  We turned gifts big and small into major impact in our community.

Throughout the day, events were held to support local nonprofits, including a midday rally at 4th Street Live! where 130 nonprofits came together to build awareness, show support and encourage others to donate. Food trucks and live performances completed the event. The highlight of the event was when Patti Swope of the Sam Swope Family Foundation announced that the Foundation would donate $1,000 to each and every of the 362 nonprofits involved. Incredible.

Every dollar given to local nonprofits was augmented through a proportionate match and prize pool totaling $162,750 contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville; its supporting partners LG&E and KU Energy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Sam Swope Auto Group, the Martin F. Schmidt and Kate Schmidt Moninger Fund, William O. Alden, Jr.; and other anonymous donors.

Winners of the prizes include:

Early Bird – St. Joseph Children’s Home. $1,000 for the first, single, online gift of $500 or more
Early Bird Runner-up – Louisville Ballet. $500 for the second, single online gift of $500 or more
Morning Rush – House of Ruth. $1,000 for the most unique donors of online gifts between 5:00-8:00 AM
Mid-Morning Surprise – Sarabande Books. $500 for the most states represented across its donations
Afternoon Surprise – Louisville Public Media. $1,000 for the most unique donors of online gifts between 4:00-7:00 PM
Late Night Prize – Hand in Hand Ministries. $1,000 to the organization with the most unique donors of online gifts between 10:00 – 11:59 PM
Golden Ticket Awards – $500 boost to organizations selected through a random draw

  • Beaded Treasures
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Mom’s Closet Resource Center, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
  • Choices, Inc.
  • Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy, Inc.
  • AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana

Golden Ticket Twice as Nice – Bluegrass Pug Rescue, Inc. $1,000 boost to an organization selected through a random draw between 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Overall Grand Prizes were awarded in the following categories:

Most Dollars Raised
1st Place – Louisville Ballet, $3,000
2nd Place – Muhammad Ali Museum & Education Center, $2,000

Most Unique Donors

Small Organizations (between $1 – $499,000 in revenue)
1st Place – Alley Cat Advocates, $2,500
2nd Place – The Arrow Fund, $1,000

Medium Organizations (between $500,000 – $2,499,999 in revenue)
1st Place – ACLU of Kentucky, $2,500
2nd Place – Sarabande Books and Visually Impaired Preschool Services, $500 each

Large Organizations (Over $2,500,000 in revenue)
1st Place – Hand in Hand Ministries, $2,500
2nd Place – KY Humane Society, $1,000

Congratulations to everyone who participated in making this an unprecedented day of giving in our community!