'Idaho Gives' Raises Over $780K, Sets Date For 2015



In this week's edition of Boise Weekly, readers learned about the particulars of the second annual Idaho Gives campaign, in which nonprofits large and small shared an online fundraising platform for a single day—May 1.

Well, the numbers are in: 7,500 donors gave over $780,000 to Idaho nonprofits through the website over 24 hours. In 2013, Idaho Gives raised about $580,000.

The Idaho Nonprofit Center has also announced the official date of the third annual Idaho Gives Campaign: Thursday, May 7, 2015. 

Below is a list of the top five organizations in the Small, Medium and Large nonprofit categories with the most unique donors:

Small Nonprofit category winners:
The Washington Idaho & Montana Railway Preservation Group (161 unique donors) $6,205
Idaho Falls School District 91 Education Foundation LLC (156) $8,224—Golden Ticket award-winner
Girls on the Run-Idaho Inc. (106) $3,965
The Rat Retreat (94) $3,377
Semilla Nueva (77) $2,875—Golden Ticket award-winner

Medium Nonprofit category winners:
Boise Bicycle Project Inc. (393) $13,660—Golden Ticket award-winner
Wyakin Warrior Foundation (111) $5,740
Heart of the Arts Inc DBA 1912 Center (107) $5,061
PEO Chapter House (101) $5,280
Just Strays Animal Foundation INC DBA Simply Cats Adoption Center (100) $5,677

Large Nonprofit category winners:
Idaho Humane Society Inc (423) $23,815
Idaho Foodbank Warehouse (201) $15,436—Golden Ticket award-winner
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (183) $10,205—Golden Ticket award-winner
McPaws Inc (179) $8,796
Friends of the Canyon County Animal Shelter Incorporated (160) $7,745

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