The 2014 Giving Challenge, an online campaign to boost the fortunes of nonprofit organizations in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, raised more than $3.1 million in donations.
As of noon Wednesday, when the 24-hour campaign ended, the Giving Challenge website had recorded 18,799 gifts worth a total of $3,127,801.
More than 400 organizations are participating in the fund-raising drive. Gifts can help them receive special grants and matching dollars from a pool of $675,000 in challenge funding from sponsoring foundations.
Receiving the most gifts -- 816, worth a total of $49,451 -- was Honor Animal Rescue, a Lakewood Ranch-based animal welfare organization.
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Receiving the most money -- $73,960 from a total of 561 gifts -- was the Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation, a Venice-based organization offering support to those with the genetic disorder.
Close behind was the New College Foundation, with $73,000 from 404 gifts.