Smaller, local organizations — like Freedom Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, and The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia, Calif. — saw astonishing boosts in their fundraising capabilities. Freedom Oklahoma and The Source LGBT+ Center raised $7,617 and $11,710, respectively.
“It’s exciting to see so many organizations successfully engage not only current, but new donors to give,” said Nikole Pagan, Give OUT Day Program Manager at Horizons Foundation. “For some of these groups, Give OUT Day provides the opportunity to engage more supporters in a single day than they reach the entire rest of the year.
The foundation upped its ante from last year’s Give OUT Day, which earned over $445,000 nationwide.
“It’s encouraging to see donors step up in such a generous way at higher levels of giving than previous years while making donations to support LGBTQ people across all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico,” said Dr. Francisco O. Buchting, Horizons Foundation’s Vice President of Grants, Programs, and Strategic Initiatives. “Especially in the current political climate, when the need is greater than ever.”