“The Amazing Give” raises $1,360,000 in 2020

Press release from Community Foundation of North Central Florida

North Central Florida residents showed once again why they are one of the most philanthropic communities through their participation in The Amazing Give. The Community Foundation of North Central Florida is pleased to announce the fifth annual giving day was a huge success, bringing the total raised through the Amazing Give platform in five years to $4,500,000.

The Amazing Give, originally scheduled for April, was repurposed into an emergency relief initiative to help sustain area nonprofits taxed by unprecedented strains on their services and operations because of COVID-19. The Amazing Give 24-hour event took place from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, through 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 20. The funds raised supported 112 nonprofits throughout North Central Florida, with causes ranging from mental wellness, animal welfare, arts and culture and education, to the environment, human services, recreation, veterans, volunteerism, and youth. The total raised includes all funds raised in 2020 through the Amazing Give platform.

Fueled by the power of social media, The Amazing Give unites nonprofits in a call to action to raise critical funds they need to make our community a better place to live, work, play, and serve. This year, every single participating nonprofit received at least one donation, officials noted. Queen of Peace Catholic Academy raised the most money, and Operation Catnip received the most individual donations.

Full details can be found via The Amazing Give Leaderboard at https://www.theamazinggive.org/leaderboards.

“As nonprofits across the region continue to face many challenges, The Amazing Give is an opportunity to come together to further build a community of philanthropy and giving. Over the last five years, The Amazing Give has brought nonprofits and donors together to display our vibrant philanthropic community,” said Barzella Papa, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida.

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To learn more about The Amazing Give, visit theamazinggive.org. Follow CFNCF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CFNCF.