Donors display generosity for 718 local nonprofits during the Sacramento region's tenth annual giving day
May 6, 2022
During yesterday’s Big Day of Giving, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised a record $13.4 million*, bringing the total generated since the inception of this annual giving day to more than $78 million. Over 30,000 donors gave more than 50,000 gifts as part of the community-wide effort.
“Yesterday, thousands and thousands of people in our region again rallied behind the organizations that make our community healthier, stronger, and more vibrant. These results are an incredible tribute to the impact of generosity and the resilience of the capital area,” said Linda Beech Cutler, Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which has organized the day-long giving event since its beginning in 2013.
Donations were received by each of the 718 nonprofits involved—the most to ever participate, Cutler noted, demonstrating this event’s importance to the recovery of the capital region’s social sector.
The amount each participating nonprofit raised in donations is available to view on the website.
Along with helping nonprofits raise much-needed funds, the Foundation offers a robust training program to build the capacity of participating nonprofits in areas such as donor engagement, board development, collaboration, marketing outreach, and storytelling prior to Big Day of Giving. Helping area nonprofits build skills like these is a key goal of the Foundation’s initiative to strengthen the nonprofit sector, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy.
Big Day of Giving was made possible with lead sponsorship by Western Health Advantage, in addition to the generosity of its other community partners.
To learn more about Big Day of Giving, please visit www.bigdayofgiving.org. Additionally, nonprofits and their supporters in the Sacramento region should mark their calendars for next year’s Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
* Due to credit card reconciliation and match allocations, final numbers are subject to verification.