Donors give more than $18 million to 5,694 nonprofits on Give to the Max Day

People donated $18.063 million through the Give to the Max program on Thursday, with 62,740 individuals giving to 5,694 nonprofits and schools.

That’s a hair lower than the 2014 Give to the Max Day, when officials reported $18.3 million raised. There were slightly more donors this year than the year before.

GiveMn, which runs an online giving operation and organizes the annual Give to the Max campaign, takes a 4.9 percent fee from donations to cover technology, processing and administrative fees.

Cretin-Derham Hall school in St. Paul topped the leaderboard, with $506,601 raised.

Second Harvest Heartland was next, with $356,217.

Two dozen organizations won $1,000 grants through hourly random grants and two others —  Special Olympics Minnesota and the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Association —  each received $10,000 random grants during the promotion.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Susan Rasmussen on 11/17/2015 - 03:43 pm.

    Give Directly

    $18,063,000 in donations x 4.9% “Fee” = $885,087 that could have gone directly to the non-profits and charities instead of into GiveMN’s pockets.

    While Give to the Max is a good idea in theory, I urge you to give directly to the charities so that every dollar you give is used by them instead of a third party.

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