Give to the Max Day 2019
About Give to the Max Day
Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by
Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make
our state a better place.
That initial spark touched off an outpouring of generosity — $14 million in 24 hours. Since
then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of
organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that
are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.
Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.
GiveMN is an independent nonprofit organization working to ignite generosity and grow
giving through GiveMN.org, Minnesota’s giving marketplace, and RaiseMN, a fundraising
coaching and training program.
Since 2009, more than 400,000 donors have made gifts with ease and enthusiasm through
GiveMN.org to make a difference for causes in their communities. Through this online
marketplace for generosity, and giving events like the annual Give to the Max Day, GiveMN
has helped to generate more than $200 million for nearly 12,000 nonprofits in its first decade.
RaiseMN serves Minnesota nonprofits through individualized coaching and programs to
transform nonprofit fundraising. Focusing on small- to medium-sized organizations, RaiseMN
builds more healthy and sustainable fundraising practices so nonprofits can continue to
pursue and expand their mission in their communities.
Launched in 2009 by Minnesota Community Foundation, GiveMN is supported by many
generous foundation and corporate partners, contributions from individual donors, and
revenue from its programs.
• Since its inception in 2009, nonprofits and schools have raised nearly $220 million
• More than 10,000 organizations fundraise for their causes on GiveMN.org.
• More than 400,000 individuals have made donations on GiveMN.org.
• Give to the Max Day 2018 raised $21 million in 24 hours for 5,400 nonprofits and
• GiveMN has given away more than $2 million in prizes to hundreds of nonprofits and
schools in the first ten years of Give to the Max Day.
This year, our goal is to reach $5,000 on Give to the Max Day. These funds will help us continue to provide high quality care for hundreds of shelter pets until they are all the way home. Each year, Great River Rescue finds homes for over 400 animals, but we can’t do it without your support. Please consider donating to our Give to the Max Day fundraiser and help us provide a safe refuge for companion animals. Please mark your calendar and make your donation on November 14 through our GiveMN.org webpage.