Giving Tuesday, held on Dec. 1, raised $152,714 for Elgin, Illinois nonprofits.
The 24 organizations that ran #ILGive campaigns raised the funds from 1,022 donators. Because Grand Victoria Foundation had offered a one to one match for online donations, up to $5,000, it awarded nearly $99,000 to Elgin-based nonprofits, increasing the total to more than $250,000.
“Participating in #ILGive was both exciting and gratifying. It was so much fun to see the clever campaigns that many Elgin nonprofits launched," Executive Director of Grand Victoria Foundation Nancy Fishman said. "The good results of their efforts means that people in Elgin can continue to count on the critical services these organizations provide.”
The Grand Victoria Foundation makes grants available to Illinois communities to strengthen education and economic development.
The #ILGive movement is non-partisan and intended to support the nonprofits of Illinois. By using social media, it has created a statewide movement that encourages residents to give during the holiday season. The funds donated during the #ILGive campaign support a variety of nonprofits that are focused on arts and culture, health and human services, youth development and education.
The nonprofits that participated in #ILGive include: Association for Individual Development, Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center, Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Centro de Información, Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Community Crisis Center, Ecker Center for Mental Health, Elgin Area Historical Society Museum, Elgin Master Chorale, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Food for Greater Elgin, Greater Elgin Family Care Center, Hamilton Wings, One Hope United, Open Door Health Center, PADS of Elgin Inc., Renz Addiction Counseling Center, Senior Services Associates Inc., Summit School Inc., The Literacy Connection, VNA Health Center, Well Child Center and YWCA Elgin.