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Record number of nonprofits participating in the 2019 GoodGiving Challenge

Posted at 10:17 AM, Dec 03, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Blue Grass Community foundation has announced a record number of local nonprofits participating in this year's GoodGiving Challenge.

Since its inception in 2011, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised $10 million total for nonprofits. Last year, the Challenge raised $1.5 million for 110 local nonprofits through more than 7,500 gifts made in 81 counties across Kentucky, 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada and England.

The GoodGiving Challenge is hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing and runs from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 9.

At BGgives.org, donors can read about the work of the 131 nonprofits and make donations using the convenient online platform.

With gifts starting at $10, everyone can be a philanthropist during the GoodGiving Challenge. The low minimum donation amount and the easy-to-use giving platform simplifies the giving process and connects donors to new philanthropic causes. In 2018, one-third of donors gave to a new nonprofit for the first time.