Top arts earners from Give to the Max Day

It’s interesting to see what tops people’s lists when it comes to charitable giving. Give to the Max Day offers us an opportunity to take a look.

Obviously, Minnesotans love their animals: in the Twin Cities, the Animal Humane Society placed second in terms of number of donations, with 1918. In greater Minnesota, the top ten list was populated with organizations who care for bears, wildcats and wolves.

Arts and cultural organizations placed further down the list, but a few still made very strong showings. Among them:

The Cedar Cultural Center, which brings musical acts from all over the world to the Twin Cities; it received 671 donations totalling $18,133.

Springboard for the Arts also did quite well, garnishing 383 donations totalling $22,469. It even inspired them to perform for their donors:

The Guthrie Theater earned $70,660 from 351 donors, while Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre earned $12,095 from 162 donors. Penumbra Theater received 127 donations totalling $11,338.

Bedlam Theater, Jungle Theater, the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul City Ballet, Cantus and The Rose Ensemble all placed in the top 100 of Twin Cities non-profits.

In greater Minnesota, the North House Folk School of Grand Marais was the top arts earner, accumulating $13,805 from 117 donors. The Great River Shakespeare Festival, Fergus Falls Center for the Arts, Northfield Arts Guild, Reif Center, Red Wing Art Association, and Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale all placed in the top 100.

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