(Last UPDATED 5/11/2022) Description of the Sacramento Big Day of Giving, an annual event during which, over a period of 24-hours, donors support their favorite local non-profits. NEW: See Updates below.
The Sacramento region on May 4 stepped up to the plate once again to fund a variety of local nonprofits on the Big Day of Giving – 599 nonprofits to be exact.
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which organizes the 24-hour on-line event, reported the next day that donations were approaching $7.1 million – the same as 2016. This preliminary number does not include donations made in person at any of the events put on by the individual non-profits.
Check out the Big Day of Giving website for the most up-to-date donation numbers.
One of the things I really appreciate about this annual event is that the individual nonprofits are reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation prior to inclusion as a participant. Thus, you can feel confident that the data available on the nonprofit is current.
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Additionally, the website makes it easy to learn about the participating organizations. If you don’t have a specific nonprofit in mind you can readily access background statements, needs statements, and leadership statements as well as information on programs, management, governance and financials to help you make a decision.
B Street Theatre
A friend and I celebrated the 2017 Big Day of Giving at the B Street Theatre. B Street Theatre recently announced a new partnership with Revolution Wines – and Revolution Wines was conducting a wine tasting (gratis) to celebrate.
As we sipped our wine we also had the opportunity (as I was writing a check) to chat with Dave Pierini, a member of the acting company who has also directed a number of plays at B Street Theatre. Preliminary Big Day of Giving numbers for B Street Theatre are $42,425 with 259 donors!
To Sum Up
If you missed your chance to donate to the nonprofit(s) of your choice on the Big Day of Giving don’t worry – I am sure they will gratefully accept your donation after-the-fact. 😉
See related blog post: Sacramento Region Big Day of Giving
(5/11/2022) The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has tallied the 2022 numbers – and it was another banner year. During the 24 hours of May 5: 30,652 donors donated $13,390,858 to 718 local non-profits!
(May 2021) The 2021 Sacramento Big Day of Giving will take place on May 7th. Here is one annual community event that has not had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic! Sacramento area nonprofits need our help more than ever this year.
(6/27/2017) The 2017 Big Day of Giving raised $7.2 million for almost 600 local nonprofits – the largest dollar amount for the event to date! The Sacramento Big Day of Giving event has now raised, since inception, more than $23 million!
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