Coloradans help their communities thrive by giving on Colorado Gives Day, an annual day of giving held every December for Colorado nonprofits. In 2022, they gave more than $53 million to 3,435 local nonprofits.
“Coloradans find the causes they care about and make good happen on Colorado Gives Day,” said Kelly Dunkin, president and CEO of Community First Foundation, the organization behind the giving event. “Whether it’s supporting teen mental health, a local animal shelter, services for older adults or the environment, Colorado Gives Day is good for everyone.”
All participating nonprofits receiving a donation between Nov. 1, when early giving opens Colorado Gives Day get a percentage of an incentive fund to increase the impact of every dollar donated. In 2022, the incentive fund was $1.4 million. Colorado Gives Foundation and FirstBank seeded the first $1 million and then seek sponsors to increase the fund to $1.4 million.
“The generosity of Coloradans coupled with the powerful Colorado Gives platform create magic for our communities every year,” said Kelly Kaminskas, Chief Digital Officer at FirstBank. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Colorado Gives Foundation and help Colorado Gives Day continue growing as one of the largest giving days in the nation.”
No need to wait until Colorado Gives Day to Give
The Colorado Gives Foundation supports impactful giving every day of the year through its Colorado Gives 365 program and ColoradoGives.org, providing easy-to-use fundraising tools for both donors and nonprofits. The online giving platform is free for eligible nonprofits and we created the online platform to help people discover and support organizations that align with their passions and interests every day of the year.
“ColoradoGives.org is Colorado’s online giving marketplace,” added Kelly Dunkin. “Donors can search, find, and give with just a few clicks, making it easy for them to support the causes that matter most to them 365 days a year,” said Dunkin.
Facts from Colorado Gives Day 2022:
- $53 million raised through 251,126 donations.
- 101,639 donors gave, up 38% from 2021.
- The largest gift made on the site was $200,000.
- The most common donation was $103.
The top 5 categories receiving donations in 2022:
- Human Services – $12 million
- Education – $8.6 million
- Arts, Culture & Humanities – $5 million
- Animal-Related – $5 million
- Food, Agriculture & Nutrition – $3 million
- The first donation of the day came in at 12 a.m. to Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado in the amount of $100.
- The last donation of the day came in at 11:59 p.m. to Humane Society of Boulder Valley in the amount of $50.
- Donations came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and two overseas armed forces locations.
Colorado Gives Day is made possible by Colorado Gives Foundation with support from FirstBank and sponsors, including: Delta Dental of Colorado; Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA); Gary Philanthropy; Janus Henderson Investors; Amazon; Daniels Fund; Graystone Consulting; Intermountain Healthcare; Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC; Noodles & Company; T-Mobile for Business; Trinchera Blanca Foundation; Enso Counseling, PLLC; JE Dunn Construction Group; Martin/Martin, Inc.; Syntrinsic Social Capital; Denver7; Grounds for Promotion; Rocky Mountain Public Media; Entravision; 5280; Comcast / Xfinity; and Mile High Outdoor.
Final numbers updated Jan. 19, 2023.