Georgia Gives is the gift that keeps on giving for several Columbus-area nonprofit organizations.
The third annual Georgia Gives Day, an online effort to raise money for nonprofits across the state, was held a week ago.
On Wednesday, the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley announced the local nonprofits who received portions of the $40,000 in cash incentives through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Eight organizations received $2,500 each for getting the most donors during the 24-hour push:
Calvary Christian School, 736
National Infantry Museum Foundation, 211
Teen Advisors, Inc., 171
The Junior League of Columbus, GA , Inc., 153
Trees Columbus, Inc., 131
Family Theatre, 111
Girls, Inc. of Columbus and Phenix-Russell, 102
PAWS Humane, Inc., 102
Four nonprofit organizations were given $2,500 each for raising the most money:
National Infantry Museum Foundation, $119,915
Muscogee County Library Foundation Fund at CFCV, $42,585
Trees Columbus, Inc., $33,205
Teen Advisors, Inc., $29,592Five random area donors will be selected and the nonprofit they gave to will receive $1,000 each:
Open Door Community House, Inc.
Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc.
Calvary Christian School
Chattahoochee Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America National Infantry Museum Foundation
Two other nonprofits received $2,500 each: Family Theatre for being the 100th donation.
Girls, Inc. of Columbus and Phenix-Russell for being the 1,198th donation.
The Community Foundation was founded in 1998.Across the state, $2.3 million was raised during the 24-hour online giving push. That is significantly more than the $1.4 million raised a year ago.
There were 88 nonprofits in Columbus participating. The top 10 local fundraisers received a total of $327,476.