Give Day Tampa Bay raises more than $1.75 million for Tampa Bay nonprofits from record 10,448 donors!

The Tampa Bay community donated more than $1.75 million during this year’s Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge held on May 2. More than 10,000 donors contributed to 515 local nonprofits – a record for the annual campaign, now in its fourth year. 

This year, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which organizes Give Day, placed an emphasis on increasing the number of unique donors who made a donation. 

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay challenged this year’s nonprofits to think outside the box when it came to running their campaigns. The Foundation awarded $5,000 to the nonprofit that executed the most creative and unique strategy. An independent panel of judges selected Beat Nb Cancer Foundation

Prizes were awarded to the nonprofits that had the most unique donors in their categories:

 

Our partners at WEDU again presented a live webcast broadcast for 8 hours on Give Day, hosted by local media celebrities and showcasing almost 100 our area's nonprofits. Check out the highlight reel or watch all 8 hours below.

 

Highlights of 2017 media coverage

Great day for good causes

Tampa Bay Times

Give Day Tampa BAy Nonprofits on Radioactivity

WMNF

Give Day Tampa Bay to aid hundreds of charities

Bay News 9

Give Back on Tuesday with Give Day Tampa Bay

ABC

Give Day Tampa Bay looks to raise big money for local nonprofits

WTSP

Get when you give

Tampa Bay Times

Today is Give Day Tampa Bay, a giving challenge

Alive Tampa Bay

Do good, feel good 

Tampa Bay Times

Give Day Tampa Bay will support nearly 500 nonprofits

WFLA TV

Viewpoint: Give Day Tampa Bay making an impact in the community

Suncoast News

Small donations add up on Give Day

Tampa Bay Times

A great day to give

Tampa Bay Times

Local nonprofits need community support on Give Day Tampa Bay

Observer News

24 hours of giving

Tampa Bay 100

Support nearly 500 nonprofits through Give Day Tampa Bay on May 2

Saint Peters Blog

RADIO: Tampa Bay Tomorrow features Give Day organizations

iHeart radio stations

VIDEO: Give Day organizations featured on NewsChannel 8 First

WFLA Channel 8

VIDEO: Give Day Tampa Bay is tomorrow

WTVT 

VIDEO: Give Day Tampa Bay is underway

Good Day, Tampa Bay, WTVT

VIDEO: Give Day Tampa Bay live coverage

10 News This Morning

For Good: Got $5? $10? $25? Save it for Give Day Tampa Bay online fund drive May 2nd

83 Degrees Media

VIDEO: Positively Tampa Bay

WFTS

VIDEO: Give Day event

WFLA TV

VIDEO: You can keep giving now that Give Day is over

Good Day, Tampa Bay, WTVT

 

Tampa resident Joe Maddon, manager of the World Champion Chicago Cubs and former manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, supported Give Day with a message of support that was used to promote giving.

 

#GiveDayTB2017

 

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Give Day Tampa Bay 2016 raises more than $2.08 million!

A total of $2.08 million was raised during Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour giving challenge on May 3, 2016. This is over $250,000 more than was raised last year, even though nationwide technical difficulties dramatically slowed down the online donations platform for much of the afternoon. Almost 600 nonprofits participated.

During the inaugural Give Day in 2014, the Tampa Bay community raised $1,089,359 to support 385 nonprofits. In 2015, 550 nonprofits participated, raising $1.74 million.

Big Cat Rescue was the top fundraiser, with $268,487 donated over the course of the day.

Other top fundraisers in the Large Organizations category were the Benedictine Sisters of Florida, which raised $159,408, and the Museum of Science and Industry, which raised more than $117,000.

The Cypress Initiative was the top fundraiser among small nonprofit organizations, with $101,800 raised. 

Other top fundraisers in the Small Organizations category were High Risk Hope, which raised more than $51,000, and Florida Wildlife Corridor, which raised more than $23,000.

A list of participating nonprofits, donations raised and prizes is available at www.giveday.org.

Our partners at WEDU again presented a live webcast broadcast for 8 hours on Give Day, hosted by local media celebrities and showcasing many of our area's nonprofits. Check out the highlight reel or watch all 8 hours below.

 

 

 

Highlights of media coverage

WEDU has become the media hub of Give Day Tampa Bay​

Tampa Bay Times

Computer glitches mar Give Day Tampa Bay, but charities still raising money

Print Headline: New website saves Give Day after glitches

Tampa Bay Times

Editorial: Give Day: a chance for all to contribute

Tampa Bay Times

 

The Current Features Give Day Tampa Bay

WQYK Radio

Give Day Tampa Bay, designed to increase philanthropy, will be held Tuesday

Bloomberg Business

Stalled by glitch, Give Day Tampa Bay launches alternative donor site

Bay News 9

Op-Ed by Marlene Spalten: The Goodness of Giving

Tampa Bay Times

Former Bucs lineman supporting local athletes with food truck initiative

BrightHouse Sports

 

NFL Hall of Famer and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Derrick Brooks recorded a Give Day PSA, which BrightHouse Networks aired 1,000 times prior to the event.

The 2016 campaign kicked off on March 8 with a launch event at the studios of WEDU, the official Give Day Tampa Bay media partner and great friend of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Again in 2016, WEDU produced 8 hours of live coverage.

Check out the video recap of the launch event:

 

2015 Highlights:

The 2015 WEDU broadcast live on Give Day.

 

Highlights of 2015 media coverage

Editorial: A day to help bay area nonprofits,

Tampa Bay Times

Small nonprofits hope for donations, awareness on Give Day Tampa Bay,

ABC Action News

Give Day Tampa Bay helps area nonprofits,

10 News

A Perfect Match: Nonprofits, donors meet online for Give Day Tampa Bay,

Tampa Tribune

Give Day Tampa Bay returns with new app, bigger goals,

Tampa Bay Times

Give Day Tampa Bay kicks off May 5,

ABC Action News

Nonprofits to benefit from 24-hour Give Day Tampa Bay challenge,

ABC Action News

Animal Coalition of Tampa getting support from Give Day Tampa Bay,

BayNews9

The second Give Day Tampa Bay even more successful than the first,

tbo.com

5 ways to have fun giving back today for Give Day Tampa Bay,

Tampa Bay Times

Over 500 Local Non-Profits to Fundraise,

WUSF News

Give Day Tampa Bay wants million-dollar day,

10 News

VIDEO: A day of giving in Tampa Bay,

Bay News 9

5 things to start the day,

Tampa Bay Business Journal

24 hours of giving starts on Tuesday,

10 News

More than $1.5 million donated on Give Day Tampa Bay,

My Fox Tampa Bay

Give Day Tampa Bay online giving challenge raises money for local nonprofits,

WFLA.com

Give Day Tampa Bay way ahead of last year in fund drive,

Tampa Bay Times

Give Day Tampa Bay surpasses $1M,

ABC Action News

Give Day helps local charities by 24-hour online donations,

The Observer News

For Good: Donate online during Give Day Tampa Bay,

83 Degrees Media

5 things to start the day: Big Cat gets big support,

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Give Day Tampa Bay 24-hour drive helps raise money for over 500 local charities,

WMNF

Big Cat Rescue raises more than any other charity on Give Day Tampa Bay,

ABC Action News

 just 24 hours, the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay raised almost $1.73 million for local nonprofits. The online giving challenge, which took place from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 5, benefited 550 local nonprofits.

Last year, the Tampa Bay community raised $1,089,359 to support 385 nonprofits on Give Day Tampa Bay.

Big Cat Rescue was the top fundraiser, with $340,330 donated over the course of the day. Big Cat Rescue also won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the large nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Large Organizations category were the Museum of Science and Industry, which raised more than $71,000, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, which raised more than $44,000.

The Cypress Initiative was the top fundraiser among small nonprofit organizations, with $116,605 raised. Cypress won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the small nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Small Organizations category were High Risk Hope, which raised more than $33,000, and Suncoast Animal League, which raised more than $31,000.

"We are so thrilled about the participation and support we received this year from our local nonprofits and the generous Tampa Bay community," said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which presented Give Day Tampa Bay in conjunction with the Florida Next Foundation. "These donations directly impact the strength of our local economy and community, and will make a difference for years to come."

For nonprofits, Give Day Tampa Bay provided new channels of exposure, as well as additional resources and technology for fundraising capabilities, which is especially helpful for smaller nonprofits that may not otherwise have access to these resources.

"Give Day Tampa Bay is about making it easy for anyone to donate to these deserving nonprofits that have such a tremendous impact on our community," said Ned Pope, president of Florida Next Foundation. "We encouraged making donations on smartphones and tablets so people – especially our younger demographic – could easily give, even if they were on the go."

A list of participating nonprofits, donations raised and prizes won is online at www.givedaytampabay.org.

– See more at: https://www.cftampabay.org/give-day-tampa-bay-2015-tops-1-7-million/#sthash.XU3pd1dO.dpuf

In just 24 hours, the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay raised almost $1.73 million for local nonprofits. The online giving challenge, which took place from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 5, benefited 550 local nonprofits.

Last year, the Tampa Bay community raised $1,089,359 to support 385 nonprofits on Give Day Tampa Bay.

Big Cat Rescue was the top fundraiser, with $340,330 donated over the course of the day. Big Cat Rescue also won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the large nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Large Organizations category were the Museum of Science and Industry, which raised more than $71,000, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, which raised more than $44,000.

The Cypress Initiative was the top fundraiser among small nonprofit organizations, with $116,605 raised. Cypress won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the small nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Small Organizations category were High Risk Hope, which raised more than $33,000, and Suncoast Animal League, which raised more than $31,000.

"We are so thrilled about the participation and support we received this year from our local nonprofits and the generous Tampa Bay community," said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which presented Give Day Tampa Bay in conjunction with the Florida Next Foundation. "These donations directly impact the strength of our local economy and community, and will make a difference for years to come."

For nonprofits, Give Day Tampa Bay provided new channels of exposure, as well as additional resources and technology for fundraising capabilities, which is especially helpful for smaller nonprofits that may not otherwise have access to these resources.

"Give Day Tampa Bay is about making it easy for anyone to donate to these deserving nonprofits that have such a tremendous impact on our community," said Ned Pope, president of Florida Next Foundation. "We encouraged making donations on smartphones and tablets so people – especially our younger demographic – could easily give, even if they were on the go."

A list of participating nonprofits, donations raised and prizes won is online at www.givedaytampabay.org.

– See more at: https://www.cftampabay.org/give-day-tampa-bay-2015-tops-1-7-million/#sthash.XU3pd1dO.dpuf

In just 24 hours, the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay raised almost $1.73 million for local nonprofits. The online giving challenge, which took place from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 5, benefited 550 local nonprofits.

Last year, the Tampa Bay community raised $1,089,359 to support 385 nonprofits on Give Day Tampa Bay.

Big Cat Rescue was the top fundraiser, with $340,330 donated over the course of the day. Big Cat Rescue also won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the large nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Large Organizations category were the Museum of Science and Industry, which raised more than $71,000, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, which raised more than $44,000.

The Cypress Initiative was the top fundraiser among small nonprofit organizations, with $116,605 raised. Cypress won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the small nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Small Organizations category were High Risk Hope, which raised more than $33,000, and Suncoast Animal League, which raised more than $31,000.

"We are so thrilled about the participation and support we received this year from our local nonprofits and the generous Tampa Bay community," said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which presented Give Day Tampa Bay in conjunction with the Florida Next Foundation. "These donations directly impact the strength of our local economy and community, and will make a difference for years to come."

For nonprofits, Give Day Tampa Bay provided new channels of exposure, as well as additional resources and technology for fundraising capabilities, which is especially helpful for smaller nonprofits that may not otherwise have access to these resources.

"Give Day Tampa Bay is about making it easy for anyone to donate to these deserving nonprofits that have such a tremendous impact on our community," said Ned Pope, president of Florida Next Foundation. "We encouraged making donations on smartphones and tablets so people – especially our younger demographic – could easily give, even if they were on the go."

A list of participating nonprofits, donations raised and prizes won is online at www.givedaytampabay.org.

– See more at: https://www.cftampabay.org/give-day-tampa-bay-2015-tops-1-7-million/#sthash.XU3pd1dO.dpuf

In just 24 hours, the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay raised almost $1.73 million for local nonprofits. The online giving challenge, which took place from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 5, benefited 550 local nonprofits.

Last year, the Tampa Bay community raised $1,089,359 to support 385 nonprofits on Give Day Tampa Bay.

Big Cat Rescue was the top fundraiser, with $340,330 donated over the course of the day. Big Cat Rescue also won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the large nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Large Organizations category were the Museum of Science and Industry, which raised more than $71,000, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, which raised more than $44,000.

The Cypress Initiative was the top fundraiser among small nonprofit organizations, with $116,605 raised. Cypress won the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 25th Anniversary prize as the small nonprofit with the largest total for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Other top fundraisers in the Small Organizations category were High Risk Hope, which raised more than $33,000, and Suncoast Animal League, which raised more than $31,000.

"We are so thrilled about the participation and support we received this year from our local nonprofits and the generous Tampa Bay community," said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which presented Give Day Tampa Bay in conjunction with the Florida Next Foundation. "These donations directly impact the strength of our local economy and community, and will make a difference for years to come."

For nonprofits, Give Day Tampa Bay provided new channels of exposure, as well as additional resources and technology for fundraising capabilities, which is especially helpful for smaller nonprofits that may not otherwise have access to these resources.

"Give Day Tampa Bay is about making it easy for anyone to donate to these deserving nonprofits that have such a tremendous impact on our community," said Ned Pope, president of Florida Next Foundation. "We encouraged making donations on smartphones and tablets so people – especially our younger demographic – could easily give, even if they were on the go."

A list of participating nonprofits, donations raised and prizes won is online at www.givedaytampabay.org.

– See more at: https://www.cftampabay.org/give-day-tampa-bay-2015-tops-1-7-million/#sthash.XU3pd1dO.dpuf