Big Day of Giving

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

Registration for Big Day of Giving 2017 has ended

Now that the registration period is over, we are looking forward to working with this year's participating nonprofits to make May 4 the best Big Day of Giving yet!

To view information about Big Day of Giving bootcamps and toolkits, please head to the Big Day of Giving website.


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 $5 million for participating nonprofits, and more than $16 million has been raised since the Foundation's first giving day in 2013. Additionally, the more than 500 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?

View the Big Day of Giving Bootcamp Schedule and ToolkiT (on the Big day of giving website)

Browse BIG Day of Giving Frequently Asked Questions

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


Our Big Days of Giving have helped raise more than $16 million for over 500 Sacramento region nonprofits.

Learn more about the giving day's impact


Intestested in participating in Big Day of Giving?

Deadlines to participate in Big Day of Giving 2017 have already passed, and nonprofits that have not already attended a Big Day of Giving orientation are unable to participate in the 2017 campaign. We encourage organization interested in participating in the 2018 Big Day of Giving to register for important announcements using the form below

Click here for 2016 Nonprofit Eligibility Requirements

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!), and please note that the Sacramento Region Community Foundation is not able to accept phone calls regarding Big Day of Giving questions from participating nonprofits.

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!