Top Five States for Giving Revealed by CrowdRise

Charity Partners Raised $3.8 Million on #GivingTuesday, Collectively Built Tallest Skyscraper in the World

Dec 02, 2015, 13:27 ET from CrowdRise

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the CrowdRise Giving Tower for #GivingTuesday raised $3.8 million for over 1,000 charities. The virtual reality Giving Tower, which kicks off the crowdfunding platform's annual charity Holiday Challenge, grew brick by brick throughout the course of the day, powered by donations. By the end of the day it had reached 4,369 feet, surpassing the Burj Khalifa, making it the tallest building in the world.

CrowdRise data reveals the top five states for charitable giving through its Giving Tower Holiday Challenge on #GivingTuesday 2015 were:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Texas
  5. New Jersey

The goal of CrowdRise's Giving Tower Holiday Challenge was to give charities a compelling and amazing draw to get supporters fired up about giving back—and it worked. Charities leveraged their communities and were able to make a huge impact.

Encinitas, CA based Cure JM Foundation raised the most money in yesterday's campaign with over $220,000 and won a $25,000 bonus donation from CrowdRise. Coming in second, Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee raised over $135,000, followed by Raleigh, NC based Multiple System Atrophy Coalition with $84,000 and Washington, DC based More Than Me Foundation with $65,000.

CrowdRise's Giving Tower Holiday Challenge continues through the holiday season until January 7, 2016; for more information, go to Participating organizations will compete for $250,000 in prize money for their causes.

CrowdRise is the world's largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions.

Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised over $250 million to date. For more information, visit

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