Colorado Gives Day: Money keeps coming for twelve nonprofits that won $5,000 prizes

Last month, we told you which of the 928 participating nonprofits raised the most money during Colorado Gives Day. This year, technical difficulties caused the 24-hour online charity blitz to be extended to 36 hours, during which folks donated a total of $12.4 million.

And last week, twelve nonprofits received $60,000 more.

Each of the twelve nonprofits received a $5,000 FirstBank High Five prize for completing one or another amazing online-charity feat. See below for the lists of winners, which are broken down by tier depending on their annual revenue.

Most Donors on Colorado Gives Day Tier 1: Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) Tier 2: Colorado Environmental Coalition Tier 3: Denver Rescue Mission

Most Dollars Raised on Colorado Gives Day Tier 1: Littleton Public Schools Foundation Tier 2: Advocates for Children Tier 3: Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home

Largest Percent Increase in Dollars over Colorado Gives Day 2010 Tier 1: Progressive Health Center Tier 2: Vail Valley Salvation Army Tier 3: YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

Most Dollars Raised Through GivingFirst Fundraising Pages Tier 1: Buntport Theater Tier 2: Child Advocates - Denver CASA Tier 3: Colorado Public Television (CPT12)

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