GoodGiving Challenge

The GoodGiving Challenge is an annual week-long online giving event that makes giving to local nonprofits easy and fun! 

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised $19.3 million for our region’s hard-working nonprofits since its inception in 2011!

2023 GoodGiving Challenge

Nonprofit Registration

We’re already excited for the 13th Annual GoodGiving Challenge, and we hope you are too!

Here’s some helpful information about the 2023 GoodGiving Challenge and what you can expect:


The 2023 GoodGiving Challenge will kick off on Giving Tuesday, November 28 at 9am and conclude on Friday, December 1 at 11:59pm.


Registration for the 2023 GoodGiving Challenge will be open from June 1 through September 1.

Registration Webinars

Sign up for a webinar that will cover the basics of the GoodGiving Challenge, how it works and how to register. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

The webinars will be recorded and shared. If you would like to attend a live session but can’t make these dates, another webinar will be scheduled in July. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 6 @ 2pm
Thursday, June 22 @ 2pm


The registration fee remains unchanged at $500. This fee helps to cover support costs and GoodGiving Challenge promotion. The fee can be paid online during the registration process, or by sending a check to Blue Grass Community Foundation.


  1. Organizations must be registered and in good standing as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization according to the Internal Revenue Code, or must be a charitable program that is fiscally sponsored by such an organization.
  2. Organizations must have a Gold Seal of Transparency on
  3. Institutions of faith may only participate if fundraising for non-secular charitable programming, such as a food pantry that is operated from the organization. Educational programs operated within a religious institution, such as a parochial school, may participate so long as funding is for educational and/or charitable purposes.
  4. Organizations may not participate if they are identified by the Horizon Forum Hate Screen as participating in hateful activities.
  5. Organizations must be physically located within the Community Foundation’s service area counties, listed below. Please note, a post office box does not constitute a physical location for Challenge participation requirements.
    • Anderson
    • Bourbon
    • Boyle
    • Clark
    • Fayette
    • Franklin
    • Harrison
    • Jessamine
    • Madison
    • Magoffin
    • Montgomery
    • Morgan
    • Rowan
    • Scott
    • Woodford

Use the link below to subscribe to our GoodGiving Challenge mailing list!

GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Nonprofits must earn a Gold Seal of Transparency on to register for the 2023 GoodGiving Challenge. Use the resources below to assist your organization with this process.

2022 GoodGiving Challenge