Arizona Gives Day brought in nearly $5 million to support hundreds of nonprofits across the state.
The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Arizona Grantmakers Forum and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum organize this annual 24-hour online project every year. The event organizers set a target of exceeding $4 million before this year's 11th annual event.
The organizers said 876 nonprofits will benefit from the 25851 donors this year. The total amount of donations was $5,070.972. The website for the event said that the donations were still being counted. The final amount will include the prize pool distributions, which totaled more than $180,000, as well as additional donations received after the event.
Joel Johnson, East Valley Market President for FirstBank and event sponsor, said in a press release that he was "deeply moved and inspired" by the generosity of our community during Arizona Gives Day. "When the community works together, anything is possible. We are proud to sponsor this annual giving campaign that encourages people to support Arizona nonprofits and make a difference in their communities."
Since its inception, Arizona Gives Day has been sponsored by FirstBank. The bank won the Phoenix Business Journal Innovation Award for Corporate Philanthropy 2022.
Since its inception in 2013, Arizona Gives Day raised more than $42 million in donations for nonprofits throughout the state. By 2022, this will increase to over $6 million. More than 986 non-profits have registered for the day of giving.
In a press release, Kristen Wilson said, "We are delighted to see Arizonans continuing to value and recognize the contributions of local nonprofits to our community." Wilson is the CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, and Arizona Grantmakers Forum. The results of this year are a testament to donors' commitment to supporting causes that they believe in, even during a difficult economic climate. These funds will strengthen our communities during a critical time.