Early giving is already underway for Minnesota’s annual giving event.

Thursday, Nov. 14 is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour online fundraiser for thousands of nonprofits and schools will take place at GiveMN.org.

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by the Minnesota Community Foundation and other organizations committed to making the state a better place. According to GiveMN, that initial spark touched off an outpouring of generosity – $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition.

With every gift made on GiveMN.org, your designated nonprofit or school is entered in a drawing for part of a $100,000-plus prize pool. A $500 “Golden Ticket” is awarded every 15 minutes on Nov. 14, as well as daily $500 prizes for early giving, $1,000 tickets every hour on Nov. 14 and a $10,000 grand prize drawn from all gifts of $5 or more, including early giving. GiveMN has given away more than $2 million in prize grants since 2009.

Interested donors can visit GiveMN.org to find a cause and learn more. Charitable donations are made with a debit or credit card. The minimum donation is $10. There is no maximum.

In addition to local churches, here is a partial list of local organizations seeking online support this year:

  • Akeley-Nevis Community Food Shelf

  • All Veterans Memorial in Hubbard County

  • Antique Tractor and Engine Club of Park Rapids

  • Armory Square Arts and Events Center

  • Century School PTA

  • Friends of Heritage

  • Friends of Itasca State Park

  • Friends of the Headwaters

  • Friends of the Park Rapids Library

  • Headwaters Animal Shelter

  • Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning

  • Heartland Arts

  • Heartland Concert Association

  • Heartland Homes

  • Helen’s Kitchen

  • Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations

  • Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center

  • Hubbard County Food Shelf

  • Hubbard County Historical Society and Museum

  • Hubbard County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse

  • Hubbard First Response and Rescue

  • Itasca-Mantrap Co-op Electrical Association Trust

  • Jackpine Writers’ Bloc

  • Kids Against Hunger Park Rapids

  • Kinship of the Park Rapids Area

  • Let’s Go Fishing

  • Living At Home of Park Rapids

  • Mantrap Valley Conservation Club

  • Menahga Area Historical Society

  • Menahga Bird Busters

  • Menahga Emergency Response Team

  • Menahga Post-Prom

  • Menahga Public Schools

  • Menahga Senior Citizens

  • Nemeth Art Center

  • Nevis Public Schools

  • Nevis Senior Citizens

  • Nevis Women’s Club

  • Northern Light Opera Company

  • Northwoods Riders for Colon Cancer Awareness

  • Northwoods Wildlife Rescue

  • Park Rapids Amateur Hockey Association

  • Park Rapids Area Community Bands

  • Park Rapids Area Gymnastics

  • Park Rapids Area Library Foundation

  • Park Rapids Area Schools

  • Park Rapids Classic Chorale

  • Park Rapids Clay Dusters

  • Park Rapids Education and Activities Foundation

  • Park Rapids Firemen’s Relief Association

  • Park Rapids Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Park Rapids Panther Club

  • Park Rapids Rotary Foundation

  • Park Rapids Senior Citizen Club

  • Park Rapids sports booster clubs

  • Park Rapids Water Ski Team

  • Pregnancy Resource Center of the Park Rapids Area

  • Rising Hope Foundation

  • Shell Prairie Agriculture Association

  • Square Dance Minnesota

  • St. Joseph’s Area Health Services

  • Support Within Reach

GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. GiveMN is supported by many generous foundation and corporate partners as well as contributions from individual Minnesotans.