The Community Foundation for Western Iowa (www.givewesterniowa.org/share-iowa) is excited to announce that during #GivingTuesday712 on November 29, sponsored by TS Bank, the Community Foundation and its SHARE Iowa initiative raised over $1.2 Million to benefit and ensure the ongoing sustainability of nonprofit organizations in the western Iowa region. Cumulatively, and in collaboration with SHARE Omaha, the metro area celebrated the generosity of over $4.2 Million raised – including 1,800 new gifts made to nonprofits, 100 new volunteers, and 27,000 Amazon wish-list items purchased.
SHARE Iowa witnessed an 82% growth, nearly doubling the number of nonprofit participants on the platform since its launch in September 2022. The feedback from community leaders and nonprofit organizations has been extremely positive and has reiterated how important the new platform is to the region, and several of the newly registered organizations reported new donors during their first Giving Tuesday experience.
The mission of SHARE Iowa is to connect Iowans to nonprofit organizations through charitable donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteerism by its expanded footprint in nine western Iowa counties: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. SHARE Iowa is supported by the Charles E. Lakin Foundation, Google, and the Iowa Council of Foundations.
To learn more about the Community Foundation for Western Iowa and SHARE Iowa, visit: www.givewesterniowa.org/share-iowa.