1st Ever El Paso Giving Day nets $100K+ Donations to Local Nonprofits

Generous El Pasoans donated more than $100,000 to local nonprofit agencies during El Paso Giving Day, our community’s first-ever 24-hour charitable giving drive.

More than a thousand community members logged onto ElPasoGivingDay.org and selected from 135 participating nonprofit organizations to which they donated.

While final numbers are still being tallied, 1,515 individual donations totaled $102,221, according to initial estimates.

“We all know El Pasoans are generous and by focusing that generosity on a single day of giving, our community was able to increase awareness while raising impactful dollars for important causes in El Paso,” said Kimmy May, coordinator of El Paso Giving Day. “On behalf of the participating nonprofits, we would like to thank donors who gave so generously and thank our entire community for demonstrating such a giving spirit.”

The following nonprofits raised the most money during El Paso Giving Day:

  • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence: $5,098
  • El Paso Leadership Academy: $5,090
  • United Way of El Paso County: $3,165

The following nonprofits were donated to most often during El Paso Giving Day:

  • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence: 112 individual donation
  • El Paso Leadership Academy: 72 individual donations
  • Animal Rescue League of El Paso: 57 individual donations

While a minimum donation of $10 was required to participate, El Pasoans far out-paced that minimum and donations averaged approximately $60 each. Of the hundreds of El Pasoans who participated, 101 of them were first time donors to their chosen nonprofits.

To see how other local nonprofits performed, visit ElPasoGivingDay.org and click on the “Leaderboard” tab.

El Paso Giving Day is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Foundation and was brought to the community by sponsors including El Paso Electric Company and the Hunt Family Foundation.