Seattle donates BIG !

I miss Microsoft’s generous gift matching. But last week, we got a lil’ something along those lines. On June 23rd, as part of Give BIG day, the Seattle Foundation and Give BIG  sponsors offered a partial matching of donations made to a number of local non-profits.

And Seattle gave generously. Here are the stats from that day (http://www.seattlefoundation.org/news/Pages/GiveBIGUPDATE.aspx):

“…more than 18,800 donations totaling more than $3.5 million were made to nonprofit organizations on June 23 during The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG challenge. … Donations were made beginning at 7 a.m. on June 23 through the Giving Center on The Seattle Foundation’s website at http://www.seattlefoundation.org. Additional money was collected at CenturyLink Field during the Seattle Sounders FC June 23 match.

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG challenge: By the Numbers
Note: Final tallies will be available on Tuesday, June 28

Total donations made: More than $3.5 million
Total amount raised (donations + stretch pool): More than $4 million
Number of donations made: More than 18,800
Number of nonprofits receiving donations: Approximately 900
Average gift size: $189.99
Most donations received by a single organization: The Seattle Public Library Foundation

Top 5 nonprofits receiving donations:

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
The Seattle Public Library Foundation
Tennis Outreach Programs
FareStart
The 5th Avenue Theatre Association ”



I love the fact that health, libraries, food, the arts and sports all figured
in the top 5 non-profits receiving donations. I was slightly surprised that the Tennis Outreach Program was in this list, but apparently one big $60,000 contribution to helped get it there!
 
Way to go, Seattle!

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