Today is the 11th annual Kentucky Gives Day. The 24-hour online giving campaign provides the 268 participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from through 10:59 p.m. central time tonight, all through a single website: www.kygives.org.
The annual event is hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of charities.
The 268 participating organizations are 501 c(3) charities from across Kentucky with missions important to communities, including human services, health care, children, the arts, humanitarian aid, animal welfare, the environment and more.
Donors are asked to visit www.kygives.org to access a profile on each of the participating nonprofits. Fundraising totals will be updated in real time throughout the day, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, again with the hashtag #kygives23. Kentuckians are asked to help spread the word on the event using their social media accounts. Many of the organizations have secured matching gifts and prizes will be awarded throughout the day, both providing an incentive for donors.
During the 2022 event, Kentuckians came together to help 223 nonprofits raise over $760,000. In its ten-year history, Kentucky Gives Day has raised over $4.2 million, and participating organizations hope to have another record-breaking year today.
The event is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, and the LG&E and KU Foundation. Media partners supporting the event include WHAS, WLAP, and Kentucky News Network.
For more information about Kentucky Gives Day, visit www.kygives.org.