Ky. Gives Day

Give to your favorite nonprofit on Ky. Gives Day!

Ky. Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible all through a single online giving site and in just 24 hours! Central Kentucky Community Foundation and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc. partner to bring Ky. Gives Day to our region each year. 

Ky. Gives Day is an innovative fundraising event that provides a way for Kentuckians near and far to support their favorite charities. Donations made on the site are an investment in these organizations working to create a stronger Kentucky. The online giving platform makes finding and donating to charity easy and fun. Organizations participating are eligible for incentive prizes, and many organizations have secured matching funds. Online giving is a very affordable way for charities to raise needed funds for their mission and tell their story.

2021 is the 9th annual statewide event, and the 6th year CKCF has facilitated a focus in our region. Ky. Gives Day has been building momentum since 2013 when it was first launched. Regional nonprofit organizations raised $141, 001 through the online giving site. Those total gifts came from 768 donors in 793 gifts to 22 organizations.

How can my nonprofit organization participate?

The registration date for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will be announced soon so keep checking back here. It is free for Kentucky Nonprofit Network members. If you aren’t a member, you can join KNN or pay a one-time fee to participate.

As a regional partner, CKCF supports participating nonprofit organizations’ efforts and provide resources to make their campaigns successful. It also means we also give away prizes to our regional leaders.

2021 Results:

Below is a list of this year’s participating nonprofits and their KY Gives Day totals:

Name of Organization 2021 KY Gives Day Total
Saint James Catholic School $44,295.00
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest $22,975.00
The Lincoln Museum, Inc. $11,040.00
Isaiah House Treatment Center $10,195.00
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana $6,945.00
Friend for Life Cancer Support Network $6,545.00
Barktown Animal Rescue $6,490.00
Stephen Foster Drama Association $4,725.00
CASA of the Heartland, Inc. $3,875.00
Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter $3,010.00
Wesley Hilltop House $2,865.00
Sunrise Children’s Services $2,850.00
Feeding America, Kentucky Heartland $2,790.00
Helping Hand of Hope $1,555.00
Warm Blessings Community Kitchen $1,201.00
Mission Hope for Kids $1,005.00
American Red Cross $800.00
Friends of Hardin County Public Library $385.00
Kentucky Railway Museum $375.00
Community Health Clinic $300.00
Bethany Haven $215.00
Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services $120.00
Amounts reflect totals from KY Gives Day website.


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