Colorado Nonprofits Find Hope from #GivingTuesdayNow Support
On May 5, 2020 for #GivingTuesdayNow, Colorado joined people around the world for a presentation of hope, generosity and kindness in a time when many continue to suffer from and realize the impact the pandemic is having on their lives, businesses and communities. Community First Foundation is humbled by the generosity of Coloradans who gave to 1,388 nonprofits on #GivingTuesdayNow. We recognize that money is tight and the future uncertain, but these challenges didn’t stop Colorado from trying to help, to stabilize our community, and help us recover.
Coloradans gave $1,361,395 to support the nonprofits who tug at their hearts. Whether a high school choir, animal shelter, or food pantry, 9,572 donations were made by 5,566 people, spreading hope throughout our state.
Donations large and small, ranging from $10 to $15,000 streamed in throughout the day from 49 of Colorado’s 64 counties. We even saw donors from 46 other states supporting Colorado.
As a Community Foundation, we play a key role in identifying and solving community problems. This is what we’re aiming to do with the creation of the Jeffco Hope Fund, serving as the fiscal sponsor for Make4CCovid and supporting #GivingTuesdayNow with our online giving platform, ColoradoGives.org.
Giving is easy to do anytime on ColoradoGives.org and doesn’t require a special day. Colorado donors are using the trusted online platform to support their favorite nonprofits everyday. In fact, the number of donations are up 122% from this time last year, and the monies raised are up 252%.
2019: $145,801.24 2020: $513,850.65
The employees at Community First Foundation are grateful to Coloradans for their generosity on #GivingTuesdayNow and EVERYDAY, and express their thanks in this short video.