Georgians gave $13.5 million to local nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

December 19, 2019
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Georgians gave $13.5 million to local nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

Georgia residents opened their hands, hearts and wallets to the tune of $13.5 million donated to local nonprofits on Giving Tuesday, an increase of 73% over 2018’s total.

That total includes more than $3.8 million through the official giving portal at GAgives.org, and $9.7 million across two dozen other donation platforms. In addition, the total number of donations – 133,998 – represents a 184% increase over 2018 participation!

This year’s total continues the campaign’s trend of year-over-year growth. In sum, Georgia’s annual day of giving has galvanized more than $41.5 million in donations – and over 284,000 individual gifts – since it began in 2012.

Designed, deployed, and managed by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits for the direct benefit of the state’s nonprofits, the GAgives campaign is amplified by corporate and foundation sponsors, media partners, and participating organizations, whose efforts and ingenuity always make an outsized impact.

“What makes GAgives successful are thousands of ‘everyday philanthropists,’ who give what they can to the causes that mean something to them,” said GCN President & CEO Karen Beavor. “Making a donation for GAgives on #GivingTuesday contributes more than just dollars: The act of giving together with others amplifies the message that nonprofits matter, and that their work means something to us personally and to this state.”

People across the world have donated more than $1 billion through the #GivingTuesday movement to support local, national, and international causes. Henry Timms, co-founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y, calls it “a testament to the global spirit of generosity that may not always make it into the headlines, but is evident in every corner of America and around the world.”

“When Georgians support nonprofits, they directly influence the quality of life locally and across the state,” Beavor said. “GAgives on #GivingTuesday is the largest single day of generosity in Georgia, and we are grateful to everyone who gave, shared, linked, and tweeted, from our wonderful sponsors to our legions of ‘everyday philanthropists,’ our media partners, and, of course, the wonderful nonprofits that make our communities great.”


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