Giving Totals* and Highlights:
- 6:45 a.m.: $597,715 via 3,038 gifts. Early giving for Midlands Gives began April 1, 2021, when all donations started counting toward leaderboard totals to provide a strong foundation of donations for giving day.
- 9 a.m.: $1,029,055, via 5,420 gifts.
- 12:20 p.m.: $1,785,724, via 10,155 gifts.
- 3 p.m.: $2,130,489, via 13,031 gifts.
All prizes and descriptions can be found here: www.MidlandsGives.org/Prizes
Prize winners are online and can be found here: www.MidlandsGives.org/Leaderboard_Prize
Midlands Gives Information:
Midlands Gives is an 18-hour, local, online giving challenge to support our community’s supporters. The annual online event — hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy — is in its eighth year, with 480 nonprofits registered to participate. This is a record-high in nonprofit participation, signaling the critical need for funding as our community overcomes the pandemic. Gifts of $10 or more will help nonprofits continue to provide vital services in health, arts and culture, human services and more. Community members can support nonprofits through contributions of $10 or more at www.MidlandsGives.org.
More Than $12.6 Million Raised from 2014 to 2020
Launched in 2014, Midlands Gives provides a direct link to local nonprofit organizations, helping them amplify their impact, administer vital public services and boost the quality of life in the Midlands. Since its inception, the event has raised $12.6 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, Midlands Gives raised $3,321,683 via 22,477 individual gifts.
With $155,000 in Prize Incentives, Your Gift Goes Further
In Good Company Network Members — including Dominion Energy, Aflac, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Truist and more — are providing financial incentives, matching gifts and prizes for nonprofits. In addition, many nonprofits have secured matching gifts from generous donors throughout the community. The impact of individuals’ contributions of $10 or more will be amplified through these sponsored prize incentives and matching funds. The full list of prizes can be found at www.MidlandsGives.org/Prizes
How to Donate on Midlands Gives Day
The Midlands Gives platform, www.MidlandsGives.org, is hosted through Neon One and can be accessed on a mobile device or desktop. It features a leaderboard, prize tracker and searchable profiles of all participating nonprofits. Donors can search to find their favorite causes or discover new nonprofits by browsing categories such as Black-Led and Black-Benefitting, animals, youth development, veterans and more. Then, donors add multiple organizations to an online “shopping cart” with donation sizes of their choice.
One hundred percent of each contribution, less a 2.2% credit card fee and 2.8% Neon One technology fee, will go directly to the donor’s selected nonprofit. Donors have the option to cover these fees at checkout. The Foundation does not profit from any donations made during Midlands Gives.
Explore participating nonprofits and find more information online at www.MidlandsGives.org/Nonprofits.
About Midlands Gives
Midlands Gives is an annual 18-hour online giving challenge and year-round giving platform for local nonprofits, powered by Central Carolina Community Foundation. This year’s event will take place virtually on May 4, 2021. For more information about Midlands Gives, visit www.midlandsgives.org or call 803-254-5601.
About Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central Carolina Community Foundation — the Midlands’ center for philanthropy — is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the Midlands Gives online giving challenge and year-round giving platform, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, annual scholarships and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803-254-5601.