The Community Foundation annually hosts North Platte Giving Day, during which people can help favorite community causes that serve North Platte and Lincoln County, Nebraska.
North Platte Giving Day is the BEST Time to Help Community Causes! Donors can help their favorite nonprofits win cash prizes and earned matching prizes.
North Platte Giving Day 2022 raises $423,138 for local nonprofits
Donations, sponsored cash prizes and earned matching funds raised $423,138 for 68 local nonprofits during North Platte Giving Day campaign.
Most donors gave online. Checks also were counted in the total if received at one of the five giving sites or if mailed by Giving Day May 4. Donations came from 17 states spanning from New York City to Honolulu, Hawaii.
“North Platte Giving Day is the best time to help community causes. It’s easy and convenient. And just by donating, donors help selected nonprofits earn pledged matching funds and win sponsored cash prizes.” said Eric Seacrest, executive director of Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation which hosted Giving Day for the seventh year.
Topping the leaderboard was the North Platte Catholic School Endowment Trust with $69,716. “We need a new air conditioning unit in the McGahan Activities Center – the main activities gym. This has been on our wish list for many years and we decided Giving Day was the perfect opportunity to get the ball rolling," said Wendy Dodson, executive director of North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Trust.
Second on the Leaderboard was Prairie Arts Center with $52,290. Third on the Leaderboard was the Pickleball Courts Fund with $47,813 raised for new pickleball courts in Cody Park. To see complete Leaderboard go to NorthPlatteGiving.org
Almost $60,000 in matching funds were raised as donors stretched their dollars with donations to nonprofits that had pledged matching funds.
51 cash prizes were won by nonprofits based on donations made by check or made online during various time periods. Each cash prizes ranged from $200 to $1000. Cash prizes and generous sponsors can be seen at NorthPlatteGiving.org on the Prize Leaderboard.
100% of each Giving Day donation goes to donor-selected nonprofits. Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation along with an anonymous donor cover all donation processing costs.