Fifth Give STL Day Effort Raises More Than $2.4 Million

Nearly $10 Million Raised for St. Louis Area Nonprofits Since 2014

St. Louis, Missouri, UNITED STATES


ST. LOUIS, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Give STL Day, the region’s 24-hour day of online giving, raised more than $2.4 million yesterday for 868 nonprofits, officials with the St. Louis Community Foundation announced. The funds raised this year reflect a 12.7 percent increase from a year ago.  

Since the St. Louis Community Foundation introduced the Give STL Day concept to the region in 2014, the event has raised a total of more than $9.9 million for nonprofit organizations in the metro area. In 2014, the inaugural outing for Give STL Day, the event raised $1.1 million for 528 nonprofits.

This year’s effort, which saw TD Ameritrade added as the presenting sponsor, generated more than 23,475 individual donations over the course of the 24-hour period that began at midnight, May 2. Raising the most money during the day was ThriVe, which $112,282 through 141 unique donations.

“This year’s Give STL Day was another amazing day that showcased our region’s charitable spirit,” said Amelia Bond, president and CEO of the St. Louis Community Foundation. “This effort was particularly special – it was our fifth year, we raised more than ever before, and we enjoyed widespread community support with people getting online and giving generously. It doesn’t get any better!”

As in years past, “Power Hours” were held, enabling nonprofits to boost contributions at various times during the day, while generating enthusiasm and excitement among nonprofit donors.

In addition to the St. Louis Community Foundation and TD Ameritrade, the following helped sponsor Give STL Day: U.S. Bank – Private Wealth Management, Archford Capital Strategies, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, Purina, Maritz, Cardinals Care, St. Louis Blues, Missouri Foundation for Health and the Boniface Foundation.

For complete results and to see how individual nonprofits fared, visit GiveSTLDay.org.

About the St. Louis Community Foundation
The St. Louis Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation composed of nearly 650 charitable funds with total assets of approximately $500 million. Each fund represents a unique charitable-giving partnership between an individual, family, or business and designated nonprofit recipients. Since 1990, more than $350 million in grants have been distributed, with approximately 85 percent remaining in the St. Louis region. For more information about the St. Louis Community Foundation, please visit stlgives.org.


        

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