Good job giving a lot of money on Give to the Max Day, everyone!

52,335 unique donors gave out 110,602 gifts, to 5,756 different organizations.
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Minnesotans gave and gave and gave yesterday – donating more than $20 million to non-profits, schools and other groups.

GiveMN said it took in $20,120,566 Thursday – that's a record high for Give to the Max Day, which has now been around for eight years. The previous record was about $18.3 million.

In total there were 52,335 unique donors. They gave out 110,602 gifts, across 5,756 different organizations. Here are the 10 groups that had the highest total donations to them:

You can see more in-depth leaderboards here.

More on the website troubles

All that money rolled in despite some website troubles for GiveMN, which had to use a streamlined, simplified version of its site for about seven hours Thursday.

In a blog update, the organization said even though all donations were able to be securely processed during that time (and about $3.5 million came in during those hours), the experience "fell short of our own service expectations for such an important day of fundraising in Minnesota."

For everything donated during that time, GiveMN is waiving the service fee of 6.9 percent. The fee, which went up for 2016, has been used to help keep the effort funded and functioning every year.

What exactly happened to cause the site to be slow/not work for people isn't known. But GiveMN said it's committed to figuring that out, "and being transparent about our findings and planning for the future."

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