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.