Nov 30, 2021 - News

Colorado prepares for season of giving

A stack of money tied up with a red bow.
Maura Losch/Axios

If you've already checked your holiday shopping list twice, consider donating money to a nonprofit.

What to know: Giving Tuesday β€” a global day of philanthropy β€” falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year.

Why it matters: The money donated that day can do the most good when it goes directly to those in the most need, writes Axios' Bryan Walsh.

  • American donors gave nearly $2.5 billion last year.

Of note: The local edition β€” Colorado Gives Day β€” is Dec. 7. But you can schedule a donation now.

  • Last year, 225,000 Colorado donors gave a combined $50 million to the 2,900 local nonprofits that raise money through the Gives Day website.
  • A report from GoFundMe listed Colorado at No. 9 on its top 10 most generous states in 2020.

Get started: Find a nonprofit with this search tool and be sure to review these 10 smart-giving tips.

This story first appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

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