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.

2020 is the 8th annual statewide event, and the 5th year CKCF has facilitated a focus in our region. Ky. Gives Day has been building momentum since 2013 when it was first launched. 

2020 Ky. Gives Day Regional Winners

St. James Catholic School, $14,417, First place: Most Dollars Raised
The Lincoln Museum, Inc., $10,450, Second place: Most Dollars Raised; First place: Lunch Break Power Hour
Friend for Life Cancer Support Network, $9,150, Third place: Most Dollars Raised; First Place: Afternoon Snack Break Power Hour; First Place: Most Unique Donors: 154
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, First place: Morning Coffee Break Power Hour

Ky. Gives Day Nonprofit Parade

This year we celebrated Ky. Gives Day with a nonprofit parade through Elizabethtown. Thank you to all our participating organizations and to those that came out to support the parade.

How To Give

On May 12, 2020, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST, go to, connect with causes you care about and make tax-deductible donations by simply searching for participating regional nonprofits and clicking “donate.” The platform utilizes the latest technology to ensure that your personal and financial information is safe and secure. At, you can use the search function to browse for organizations of interest or find a specific organization to make a donation.

Several local nonprofits are participating to raise dollars and awareness for their organizations. They will compete for statewide and regional prizes. Make sure to go to on May 12 and donate to our participating nonprofits!

Here are other ways you can support your favorite charity on Ky. Gives Day:

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about Ky. Gives Day, and share your love for your favorite charity. Ask others to do the same.

Share. Share Ky. Gives Day socials media posts from your favorite nonprofit organization.

Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion! Volunteer with your favorite charity to drive people to your favorite charities Ky. Gives Day profile on May 12.

How can my nonprofit organization participate?

Registration for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations opened February 15, 2020, for Ky. Gives Day at 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. The registration deadline was April 14, 2020

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.

2020 Participants:

To give to any of the following organizations, click on their name. The giving window will close on May 31, 2020.

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