Big Day of Giving

Our region's 24-hour giving challenge and year-long capacity building program for local nonprofits

Mark your calendars!

Next year's Big Day of Giving will be Thursday, May 3, 2018

We are excited to get started on another ground-breaking year of fundraising, nonprofit capacity building, and coming together as a community! Information about the 2018 campaign will be released in late September, and orientations will run throughout the end of the year.


Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings together the Sacramento region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work these organizations do to make this the place we call home.

For each of the past two years, Big Day of Giving has raised over $7 million for participating nonprofits, and more than $23 million has been raised since the Foundation's first giving day in 2013. Additionally, the more than 600 local nonprofits that have participated in Big Day of Giving have advanced their marketing, board engagement, and donor development capabilities through the program's training component. Even more, they have built a cooperative, collaborative community of nonprofits in the Sacramento region. That's why we love Big Day of Giving!

Want More Information About Big Day of Giving?

Check our our Big Day of Giving Resources

View the Big Day of Giving page on GivingEdge

Sign up for our BIG Day of Giving E-newsletter, The Bark!


Our Big Days of Giving have helped raise more than $23 million for over 600 Sacramento region nonprofits.

Learn more about the giving day's impact


Intestested in participating in Big Day of Giving?

We encourage organization interested in participating in next year's Big Day of Giving on May 3, 2018, to register for important announcements using the form below

Have a question?

If you have questions or require assistance, please review our Big Day of Giving Frequently Asked Questions for Nonprofits. If you have additional questions about participating in Big Day of Giving, please email the Big Day of Giving team at Please allow us 24-48 hours to return your email (due to the high volume of inquiries our team receives!).

Sign up for our Big Day of Giving bulletin

We will reach out to nonprofits interested in participating in future Big Days of Giving using this database. Add your contact details to the form below to be alerted to important registration dates in the future!