Give STL Day Raises $4.48 Million for Regional Nonprofits
ST. LOUIS (May 7, 2020) – Give STL Day raised a total $4.48 million for 1,077 local nonprofits, according to officials at the St. Louis Community Foundation, which powers the annual event. This year’s results were just under last year’s record-setting $4.5 raised million.
“It’s been a challenging year for our nonprofits as they have struggled to fundraise, and I believe that the pandemic further motivated Give STL Day donors,” said Amelia Bond, president and CEO of the St. Louis Community Foundation. “St. Louis is always listed as one of the nation’s most generous communities, and we lived up to that reputation again yesterday.”
Highlights of the day include:
- 35,502 individual donations, versus 38,570 in 2020.
- More than 1,000 nonprofits participated in the event, an event record.
- Nearly $1.3 million — 29 percent of the day’s fundraising total — was generated during six “Power Hours,” which were sponsored by the Berges Family Foundation, presenting sponsor for the event, and the St. Louis Community Foundation. Power Hours help boost nonprofit contributions at designated times.
“With our foundation’s focus on cultural engagement, STEM preparedness, youth empowerment, and support for our first responders, sponsoring Give STL Day is a tremendous event for Berges Family Foundation to get behind,” said Elizabeth Mannen Berges of the Berges Family Foundation. “It pulls the region together for an inspiring cause – supporting our nonprofits.”
Since the event’s introduction in 2014 and with this year’s total, Give STL Day has raised more than $22 million for hundreds of St. Louis area nonprofits. Just over 40 percent of those funds have been raised in the last two years.
“Support for our nonprofits on Give STL Day never ceases to amaze me,” said Bond. “St. Louisans give consistently and generously to the charitable organizations that our region has come to rely on.”
Joining the Berges Family Foundation, which acted as the presenting sponsor for the event, are the following organizations that also lent support: Private Wealth Management – U.S. Bank, Purina, Archford Capital Strategies, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, Incarnate Word Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Lifetime Media, and UniDev.
For complete results and to see how individual nonprofits fared, visit GiveSTLDay.org.
About the St. Louis Community Foundation
The St. Louis Community Foundation inspires purposeful philanthropy that connects community and donors to build and preserve a more equitable and vibrant region, now and forever. Over the last 10 years, the St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors made nearly $600 million in grants to charitable organizations, with approximately 85 percent of those dollars remaining in the St. Louis region to support local nonprofits.