North State Giving Tuesday Official Results Total $422,201
Hosting their first online giving campaign in celebration of the nationally recognized “Giving Tuesday” event on December 1st, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation set a goal to raise a total of $150,000 for 64 participating nonprofits - 50 from Shasta County, 14 from Siskiyou County.
The goal was reached by 12:30 PM that day and more than doubled by 6 PM with a grand total of $329,201 raised representing over 2,000 transactions processed through the North State Giving Tuesday website. When combined with incentives and prize challenge awards from the Knodel Family Endowment Fund, $422,201 was distributed back to participating nonprofits this week to lots of smiling faces.
The Community Foundation’s mission to promote philanthropy in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties by connecting people who care with causes that matter was the driving concept behind North State Giving Tuesday. “We gifted several nonprofits during Giving Tuesday in years past from our available funds, but we wanted to broaden the scope this year,” says Kerry Caranci, Community Foundation CEO. “We hoped that the event would bring new awareness and donors to our regional nonprofits that do such great work in our communities and the results proved that to be the case.”
With over $75,000 incentive pool dollars made possible by the Knodel Family Endowment Fund, each nonprofit received an additional donation based on their percentage of the $329,201 they raised that day. Additionally, also funded from the Knodel Family Endowment Fund, 12 prize challenge grants in the amount of $1,500 each went out to the following organizations:
- First Donation of the Day – Shasta County: The Smart Center, Siskiyou County: Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.
- 1st Random Draw – Shasta County: Arts Council, Siskiyou County: Siskiyou Land Trust.
- Surprise Random Draw- Shasta County: Child Abuse Prevention Council, Siskiyou County: Siskiyou Food Assistance.
- 6 PM Donation- Shasta County: Fall River Valley Library, Siskiyou County: Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.
- Most Unique Donors – Shasta County: Good News Rescue Mission, Siskiyou County: Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.
- Highest Total Raised – Shasta County: Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers, Siskiyou County: Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.
The average donation was approximately $112.00 and the average total raised per nonprofit organization was approximately $4,831.00
“It was a VERY successful day and exceeded all of our expectations. Once again, we are incredibly inspired by the generosity in our communities,” says Amanda Hutchings, Community Foundation North State Giving Tuesday program manager.
Overwhelming positive responses have been logged by the Community Foundation from the nonprofits and donors participating in the event. “We believe donors gave more and gave to nonprofits they might not have given to due to the ease of online giving and having all nonprofits in one location,” said Caranci. “We are already thinking about how to improve and grow next year!”
For a complete list of prize challenge winners, organization totals and to learn more about North State Giving Tuesday, visit www.northstategives.org. Next year’s event will be Tuesday, November 29th! To participate, watch for news and sign up for our e-newsletter on our homepage and follow us on Facebook ShastaRCF and Twitter #NorthStateGivingTuesday.