A huge thanks to everyone who donated funds, well over $250,000 in individual donations! And a rousing cheer to our sponsors — Ingles and Blue Mountain Pizza — and the businesses that are donating goods, services as rewards and incentives.

We expect to have a final tally soon of the total funds raised and will be sending incentive packages to all donors in the first quarter.

Looking ahead to next year, for nonprofits wishing to take part in the 2022 Give!Local campaign, the application form is online at http://forms.mountainx.com/give-local-2022-application-form/

Local businesses interested in sponsoring, advertising or otherwise taking part in the Give!Local campaign are asked to email givelocal@mountainx.com

The Give!Local project is designed to facilitate end-of-year giving, generate new donors and provide publicity for a select group of local nonprofits. We’ve found we need at least 35 nonprofits to make the project robust, but we need to limit the group to 50 or fewer to keep the project manageable. We also make sure to include big, medium and little nonprofits, and that their focus is local and serves diverse sectors, including community, youth, animals, arts, environment and social justice.

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated and supported the Give Local project and our 46 partner nonprofits.