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The Amazing, Real-Life Story Of GiveMN

What if giving was easier and more fun? That’s the simple question that launched GiveMN.

Tons of work and heaping helpings of generosity gave us the answer: It would be awesome.

GiveMN launched in 2009 as a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place.

To generate excitement, we organized a little something called Give to the Max Day. That spark touched off a blast of online giving — $14 million in 24 hours. Since that trial run in 2009, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations raise money to improve the quality of life in Minnesota and communities around the world.

We’re thrilled how Minnesotans have embraced Give to the Max Day. But GiveMN is more than a one-day giving extravaganza. We are a giving website available year-round to link people with nonprofits and schools and make giving soar.


We envision an unparalleled state of giving — a Minnesota where innovative technology and creative ideas help each person’s generosity soar to its full potential.


We ignite generosity and grow giving. Using creative ideas and innovative technology, we connect more people with more causes than ever before.

Guiding Principles

We Grow Giving

Everything we do aims to increase the number of donors and the total value of donations in the state. We endeavor to “grow the pie” for organizations that rely on charitable giving. Pie is good. A bigger pie is even better.

We Simplify Giving

Giving shouldn’t be a hassle. Raising money doesn’t have to be a headache. We provide the tools and resources to make charitable giving a smooth and simple process, for both donors and the organizations that need your support. Because giving should be easy!

We Help Make Giving Fun

Donating to a cause you love should be a joy ride, not a guilt trip. We help organizations engage donors by shaking up traditional approaches to fundraising. Give to the Max Day connects more givers with more causes than any other fundraising event. We work to extend that energy and spirit into a year-round celebration of giving, all without serving a single rubber chicken dinner.

We Try New Things

We are not set in our ways. We have helped create tools and new ways to give in Minnesota. But, we are not resting on our laurels. We will push boundaries and challenge donors, organizations and ourselves to continually grow giving in Minnesota.

Financial Disclosures

IRS Form 990: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Audited Financial Statements: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

© 2018 GiveMN | A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.