Kentucky Gives Day


Kentucky Gives Day

Give to your favorite nonprofit on KY Gives Day!

Central Kentucky Community Foundation and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc. partnered to bring Kentucky Gives Day to our region once again this year. Kentucky 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!

Kentucky 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 in Kentucky Gives Day 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.

How To Give

On May 14, 2019, 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 14 and donate to our participating nonprofits!

2019 Ky. Gives Day Regional Winners

St. James Catholic School
First place: Most Dollars Raised
Isaiah House Treatment Center
Second place: Most Dollars Raised
First place: Most Unique Donors
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
Third place: Most Dollars Raised
The Stephen Foster Story
First place: Power Lunch Hour raising $1,400 from noon to 1 p.m.

Participating 2019 nonprofits:

2018 was the 6th annual statewide event, and the 3rd year CKCF has facilitated a focus in our region. Kentucky Gives Day has been building momentum since 2013 when it was first launched. In 2018, local nonprofits raised over $114,000.

Through Ky. Gives Day, people will be able to donate money online to participating non-profit organizations in our community. With prize incentives and some friendly competition, we can raise dollars and awareness for the great service nonprofits who give to our community each day.

Kentucky Gives Day creates a statewide, 24-hour synergy.

To see participating organizations or to make your gift, go to

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 14.

How can my nonprofit participate?

Registration for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations is now open 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 is April 16, 2019.

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.

Prizes are:

  • Top Dollars Raised: First Place $250
  • Top Dollars Raised: Second Place $150
  • Top Dollars Raised: Third Place $100
  • Most Unique Donors: $100
  • Most Dollars Raised during Power Lunch Hour (Noon-1 p.m.): $100

Central Kentucky Community Foundation will host two workshops prior to Ky. Gives Day to support our nonprofits in their efforts.

  • Kickoff Workshop on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Learn the basics about Ky. Gives Day and digital marketing to make your campaign successful.
  • Your Digital Marketing Plan on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Digital marketing expert Matt McDoogal will coach you through your marketing plan for Ky. Gives Day.

For more information on the workshops or to register, email Gina Clear at

If you would like information about participating in Ky Gives Day in the future, please email us at

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