Area Nonprofits Readying for Big Day of Giving

Donors can schedule their gifts to the organizations that help make the capital area vibrant  


Nearly 600 nonprofits in the capital area will rally donors to support their favorite charitable causes on Thursday, May 3, during this year’s Big Day of Giving, the annual movement to strengthen the Sacramento region’s nonprofit sector that has raised more than $23 million for local organizations since 2013.

Donors who wish to plan their giving in advance of May 3 can visit to review a complete list of the 587 participating organizations, view their comprehensive profiles, and schedule their Big Day of Giving donations. On the morning of May 3, all scheduled donations will be added to the leaderboard on the Big Day of Giving website.

“Since its beginning, Big Day of Giving has been a community-driven effort that unites the greater Sacramento region for one crucial purpose: to give back to the local organizations that give so much to the capital area every day of the year,” said Linda Beech Cutler, chief executive of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which organizes Big Day of Giving as part of its initiative to grow philanthropic giving in the capital area.


“And on May 3, 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 five years of growth for the region-wide fundraiser, which reached record heights last year when nonprofits in the Sacramento region generated $7.2 million in 24 hours from more than 22,000 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 3, visit, or join the conversation online by following #BDOG2018 on Facebook and Twitter.