power2give raises $1 million
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) announced today that power2give.org has raised $1 million in less than nine months. Nearly 430 arts, science, history and heritage projects in Charlotte, N.C., Greensboro, N.C., Miami, Fla. and Kentucky/Southern Indiana have received funding through the platform.
“I am thrilled that this new strategy to support the arts and cultural sectors in cities across the U.S. is working and its impact is more than we expected in the first year,” said ASC President Scott Provancher. “I am grateful to the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to arts and culture by giving to the projects and nonprofits they are passionate about through the site.”
In each city, the site has helped raise:
- $373,874 – Charlotte, N.C. (launched Aug. 29, 2011)
- $381,709 – Kentucky & Southern Indiana (launched Dec. 5, 2011)
- $231,384 – Miami, Fla. (launched Dec. 14, 2011)
- $19,383 – Greensboro, N.C. (launched May 15, 2012)
"The overwhelming success of power2give.org Kentucky is directly related to the public private partnership created by the Fund for the Arts with Republic Bank, Kentucky Arts Council, LG&E and KU, Stites & Harbison and UPS,” said Louisville Fund for the Arts President Barbara Sexton Smith. “Launching power2give in Kentucky is a direct reflection of our commitment to relevance, innovation and evolution."
The success comes from more than 3,750 individual donations and matching gifts from corporations and foundations. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wells Fargo, Republic Bank and the Leon Levine Foundation are among the organizations that have matched individual gifts on the site.
Launched by ASC Aug. 29, 2011, power2give.org was created as an additional mechanism for non-profits to raise dollars for arts and cultural projects in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Since that time, three other arts organizations across the country have begun using the platform. Plans are underway for the site to launch throughout North Carolina and in additional cities across the country in the coming months.
To view projects in need of support, visit www.power2give.org.
A project of the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, N.C., power2give.org empowers donors to give directly to local arts, science and history projects they are passionate about. Nonprofit organizations post projects that are in need of funding. Donors help bring them to life with a gift.
Aaron Fiedler | 704-335-3055
Krista Terrell | 704-335-3035