Giving days continue to achieve new records
Posted on: March 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Amplify Austin and the Big Give SA are two of the largest annual crowd funding efforts in our area.  The fund drives continue to achieve record numbers of donors and dollars for agencies throughout South Texas.

The 2019 Amplify Austin Day was held February 28 – March 1, giving the city a 24-hour period for the community to help local nonprofits via various social media outlets. The 2019 total of $11,221,087 topped the 2018 total of more than $10.3 million.  In total, 746 nonprofits were supported by 31,108 individual donors this year. Throughout its seven year history, Amplify Austin has raised more than $57 million for hundreds of local organizations.

San Antonio’s crowd funding effort, Big Give SA 2019, is slated for Thursday, March 28.  Last year more than $5 million was raised for area nonprofits in its annual 24-hour day of giving.  The Big Give encompasses Bexar and 13 additional counties throughout South Texas and gives area donors an opportunity to support their favorite causes.  Since 2014, 188,937 donors have given more $20 million to more than 2,000 nonprofits through the Big Give.