GTMD23 Resources for Organizations
Prize Pool Structure


Each time a gift is made during Give to the Max, it is eligible to help organizations win part of the $100,000+ Prize Pool! In fact, there are nearly 150 chances to win during Give to the Max Day and Early Giving, beginning November 1!

Please help us thank the Bush Foundation for their continued support of Minnesota nonprofits and schools by sponsoring the prize pool again in 2023.

Since the inaugural Give to the Max Day in 2009, GiveMN has given away more than $2.7 million in prize grants thanks to the support of our sponsors.

See list of GTMD23 prize winners

Learn more about the GTMD23 Prize Pool below.

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Golden Tickets

Our most popular prizes—Golden Tickets—are random chance drawings. Each gift made during Give to the Max is an entry into a Golden Ticket prize for the organization it supports. If we randomly draw a gift made to your organization, you will receive an additional prize grant. This year, we will award $89,500 in Golden Ticket prize grants. There is no limit to how many Golden Tickets an organization may win.

$500 Early Giving Golden Tickets 
Did you know you can make your Give to the Max gifts early? We start counting the total and giving out prizes on November 1, and we'll be drawing one gift each day for a $500 Early Giving Golden Ticket.

$500 Golden Tickets every 15 minutes on Give to the Max Day 
We're thrilled to be drawing Golden Ticket winners every 15 minutes on November 16! Every 15 minutes is a new chance to win, and registered Minnesota-based organizations are eligible to win one or more!

$1,000 Hourly Golden Tickets on Give to the Max Day 
Back again this year, we're also giving away our traditional $1,000 Hourly Golden Tickets on November 16. Your donation to any Minnesota-based nonprofit or school will be boosted by $1,000 if we draw your gift!

$10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket 
The grand prize of Give to the Max, you could turn any gift of $5 or more into $10,000 for your favorite cause! This prize will be drawn from all gifts made during Give to the Max Day and Early Giving, from November 1-16.

Recent winners of this top prize include Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Project Legacy, Prairie Five Community Action Council, Lights On! – a program of MicroGrants, Avenues for Homeless Youth, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Elementary School, and Special Olympics Minnesota. Will we add your organization's name to the list?

$6,000 Power Hours

We're keeping a little friendly competition for GTMD23 through our $6,000 Power Hours! The three registered Minnesota-based organizations who raise the most money between 10:00-10:59 a.m. and 10:00-10:59 p.m. will share a $6,000 prize pool per hour!

Only gifts made using debit and credit cards, Paypal, or Venmo will count toward Power Hours. Offline gifts, matching gifts, or donor advised fund gifts do not count toward Power Hour totals.

You can view Power Hour standings on beginning on November 16 at 10:00 am.

Prizes will be awarded as follows during each listed hour:
1st Place: $3,000 
2nd Place: $2,000 
3rd Place: $1,000

Nonprofits and schools—read more about eligibility and guidelines for all GTMD23 prize grants.

How can we help?