Nonprofits raised $330,000 on Ky. Gives Day

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative said Wednesday that the first-ever Kentucky Gives Day raised more than $330,200 for state nonprofit organizations.

The initiative said that more than 3,370 donors gave 4,059 donations during the one-day event on April 24. The event was designed to raise money for Kentucky's charitable nonprofits through a single online giving site.

A total of 169 larger nonprofits participated in the fundraising event, but only 140 raised money. There were 209 smaller organizations registered on the Web site, but donations were made to only 159 of them, according to the philanthropy initiative.


The five larger nonprofits to benefit most were:

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, $14,743 from 109 donors.

Hand in Hand Ministries Inc., $12,398 from 64 donors.

God's Pantry Food Bank Inc., $9,670 from 112 donors.

Red Bird Mission Inc., $7,937 from 123 donors.

Kentucky Humane Society, $5,984 from 132 donors.


The top five smaller nonprofits were:

Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc., $12,701 from 261 donors.

Primate Rescue Center Inc., $12,025 from 76 donors.

Franklin County Women's Shelter Inc., $5,985 from 77 donors.

Step by Step Inc., $5,713 from 48 donors.

Active Heroes Inc., $5,060 from 98 donors.