Make Big Day of Giving Grants

Big Day of Giving (BDOG) is coming on Thursday, May 4! As a Foundation fundholder, you have a special opportunity to support any of the 750+ nonprofit participants through your Donor Advised Fund.

See a list of participating organizations

BDOG is a terrific opportunity to give unrestricted grants through your DAF and ensure your fund is actively granting. DAF grants avoid credit card and transaction fees, so 100% of your donations support the nonprofits you designate! 

We’ve upgraded the technology behind GivingEdge — the website that powers BDOG — and have expanded DAF giving opportunities. You can schedule grants from your fund using the methods below. You can view the amount available for granting from your DAF by logging in to the donor portal.

Grant via GivingEdge, between April 20 and May 4:

Enjoy the same giving experience as other BDOG donors and, if you create a GivingEdge account or use your existing GivingEdge account, you’ll have easy access to your giving history to reference in future years. Simply add donations to your giving cart at At check-out, select “Donor Advised or Other Managed Funds” at the payment dropdown menu (as illustrated below), note that your DAF is with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation or Yolo Community Foundation, and we’ll manage the rest. When giving via this method, the recipient nonprofit will receive your contact information. To give with anonymity, please choose one of the methods below.

Grant via the donor portal anytime now through May 4:

Use your existing account on the Foundation’s donor portal to direct grants to participating nonprofits. (See a list of participating nonprofits here.) Submit a grant request from your fund to any of the participating nonprofits using the donor portal. Please note “Big Day of Giving” in the description field.

Visit the Donor Portal

Grant via our team anytime now through May 4:

Reach out to our team and we will assist you with making BDOG grants from your DAF. Please contact a member of our team to proceed:

In addition to giving through your DAF or if you have a different type of fund at the Foundation, you can also consider making a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA for this year’s Big Day of Giving. Contact us for simple instructions.

And as always, if you prefer to donate by credit card, you can visit between April 20 and May 4 to give.

Visit the Big Day of Giving website

If you have questions about donating through your fund, your IRA, or if you would like assistance making your grants, please contact a member of our team.

Please share your enthusiasm for BDOG and the Foundation with your family, friends, and colleagues. Many thanks for your ongoing generosity and leadership in making our region a vibrant place for all! 



Visit the donor portal or download our Grant Recommendation Form. If you have any questions about the grantmaking process, please contact our Fundholder Services team.

visit the donor portal