The state’s largest campaign for online giving kicks off Thursday, April 29. Idaho Gives will run for a full week this year with more than 650 non-profits participating, which is a new record.
“We’re just really excited to get the awareness and the funds to these organizations,” said Evin Bask, the Director of Development and Membership at the Idaho Nonprofit Center. “They’ve definitely been through a lot in this past year and they are a crucial backbone to our community. So, we’re looking forward to supporting them over the next week.”
Many ways to participate
There are a large variety of non-profits donors can choose to support including food banks, animal shelters, free health clinics and dozens of other organizations across the state.
“This is a perfect way for folks who are new to the state to become involved in their new communities,” said Summer DuPree, Idaho Gives project manager. “Without nonprofits, Idaho wouldn’t be the fantastic state that it is.”
In years past, Idaho Gives was a 24-hour fundraising event. In 2020 during the onset of the pandemic, the event was extended to a two-week period.
“We were worried that maybe the community wouldn’t have as much fun to support, but we definitely found that was the exact opposite,” said Bask. “We were blown away that we raised nearly $4 million last year, which was the double of the prior year.”
This year, Idaho Gives will open at 12 a.m. Thursday, April 29, and close at midnight on May 6. Throughout the week, participating non-profits will be eligible to win prizes worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars. You can donate online here or donate via the Idaho Gives phone bank at 1-877-ID-GIVES.
Since Idaho Gives started in 2013, the fundraising event has garnered $12 million in donations for nonprofits across the state.