'Give to the Max Day' Nov. 19
The 12th annual Give to the Max Day is set to take place Thursday, Nov. 19 — a giving event that raises millions each year for nearly 6,000 causes across Minnesota and beyond. This year, GiveMN is encouraging donors to #GiveWhereYouLiveMN, an effort to help communities in every corner of Minnesota as the unprecedented challenges of this year continue.
"In 12 years of Give to the Max Day, this year is certainly unlike any other," said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. "Give to the Max has always been a socially distanced fundraiser by its nature, and we’re encouraging Minnesotans to ‘Give Where You Live’ in 2020, supporting organizations in your communities, the causes you care about most, and consider expanding your generosity to meet the moment this year in new ways."
To participate in Give to the Max, donors may visit GiveMN.org and search for the causes they care about most by name, keyword, zip code, and more. Give to the Max’s “Early Giving” period began Nov. 1 and continues through Give to the Max Day on Nov. 19, with random drawings throughout for more than $100,000 in prize grants for Minnesota organizations.
New this year, donors may also browse through filtered search pages for organizations who report being significantly impacted by COVID-19, and for those led by or serving Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC). These feature enhancements, made possible through partnership with American National Bank, are built to help highlight these organizations disproportionately affected by events this year.
Each donation through GiveMN.org qualifies that Minnesota nonprofit or school for additional grants from the Give to the Max Day prize pool, thanks to the continued generosity of the Bush Foundation. On Nov. 19, Give to the Max Day, GiveMN will award:
$500 Golden Ticket prizes every 15 minutes on Nov. 19.
$1,000 Hourly Golden Ticket prizes hourly on Nov. 19.
$6,000 Power Hour Prizes, shared among the top three organizations based on amount raised between 10:00–10:59 a.m. and 10:00–10:59 p.m.
The grand prize of Give to the Max Day, a $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket.
GiveMN is encouraging Minnesotans to come together virtually this year to share how they’ll be joining in by using #GiveWhereYouLiveMN or #GTMD20. GiveMN will have social media story templates available for download on GiveMN.org and social media where donors can share their personal stories of giving.