Nonprofits Readying for Big Day of Giving

Sacramento, Calif. (4/15/2019)  —  Over 600 nonprofits in the capital area will rally donors to support their favorite charitable causes on Thursday, May 2, during this year’s Big Day of Giving, the annual movement to strengthen the Sacramento region’s nonprofit sector that has raised more than $30 million for local organizations since 2013.

Donors who wish to plan their giving in advance of May 2 can visit to review comprehensive profiles of the 601 participating organizations, build personal fundraising campaigns to boost their support, and, starting today, schedule their Big Day of Giving donations. On the morning of May 2, all scheduled donations will be added to the leaderboard on the Big Day of Giving website.

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"Since its beginning, Big Day of Giving has been a community-driven effort that unites the greater Sacramento region to grow local philanthropy and to give back to the nonprofits that give so much to the capital area every day of the year,” said Linda Beech Cutler, chief executive of the Foundation, which organizes Big Day of Giving as part of its initiative to grow philanthropic giving in the capital area.

“And on May 2, we will come together again to send an unmistakable message of support to those organizations that help the Sacramento region flourish by making our neighborhoods vibrant, empowering our young people, protecting our most vulnerable populations, preserving our natural spaces, and so much more.”

This year’s Big Day of Giving follows six years of growth for the region-wide fundraiser, which reached record heights last year when nonprofits in the Sacramento region generated $7.4 million in 24 hours from more than 21,000 donors for nonprofits spanning the breadth of services in the Sacramento region.

For more information about Big Day of Giving, including a listing of events planned throughout the Sacramento region on May 2 and an overview of the $100,000 in prizes available to participating nonprofits, visit, or join the conversation online by following #BDOG2019 on Facebook and Twitter.

Big Day of Giving is made possible with lead sponsorship from Western Health Advantage. For a complete list of partners, visit



By focusing on the root causes of local challenges, seeking solutions with long-term results, and supporting the organizations that tend to the vital needs of the capital area, we help create the conditions for meaningful transformation in the Sacramento region. 

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