Local nonprofits prepare for Big Day of Giving on May 4

Donors can schedule gifts to organizations that need their support starting April 20

April 11, 2023

On Thursday, May 4, 760 nonprofits in the capital area will rally donors to support their favorite charitable causes during the eleventh Big Day of Giving, the annual movement to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector that is coordinated by the Foundation and that has raised $78 million for local organizations since 2013.

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“These past few years, we have seen the awe-inspiring power of nonprofits to serve local communities, create solutions, and nurture hope. On Big Day of Giving, our region will once send a message loud and clear by support local organizations: We are a community that cares about giving back and working together to forge a brighter future for all,” said Kerry Wood, our chief executive. Big Day of Giving is part of our initiative to grow philanthropic giving in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties.

The annual giving day follows ten years of growth for the region-wide fundraiser, which reached record heights last year when donors in the Sacramento region contributed $13.4 million in 24 hours. This year’s Big Day of Giving comes at a crucial time. Local nonprofits report the populations they serve continue to experience heightened social, economic, and health-related needs, and the sector’s ability to meet those needs is challenged by economic uncertainties.

Giving instructions for our fundholders

Donors who wish to plan their giving in advance of May 4 can visit bigdayofgiving.org to review comprehensive profiles of the 760 participating organizations and build fundraising pages to boost their support. New features on the website make it possible for businesses and other groups to inspire friendly competition among their members and raise funds toward a collective goal.

Starting April 20, nonprofit supporters can schedule their Big Day of Giving donations.

For more information about Big Day of Giving, including a listing of virtual and in-person events planned throughout the Sacramento region on May 4 and an overview of the $100,000 in prizes available to participating nonprofits, visit bigdayofgiving.org. Big Day of Giving is made possible with lead sponsorship from Western Health Advantage.

In addition to running Big Day of Giving each year, the Foundation provides solutions to help community members make philanthropic impact immediately or through their estates. From charitable funds that make grants to nonprofits, to scholarships that support students, to endowments in memory of loved ones, the Foundation helps individuals, families, and businesses achieve their philanthropic goals.