About Big Day of Giving


What is Big Day of Giving? 

A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation's initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region's nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. Since 2013, the giving day has generated over $30 million for more than 600 local nonprofits and 36,000 donors!

Just as important as the funds raised are the collaborative, capacity-building training opportunities that the Foundation offers participating nonprofits in the nine months that precede Big Day of Giving. These trainings fortify organizations’ collaborations with their nonprofit colleagues, deepen their engagements with donors, and strengthen their impact in the community.

Though Big Day of Giving is run by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and powered by GivingEdge, the region’s online nonprofit knowledgebase, it could not happen without the support of so many. Every year, dozens of businesses, funders, media outlets, civic organizations, and leaders rally to spread the word, sponsor prizes and engage with participating nonprofits. We are immensely grateful for the enormous support given to this event and its mission!

To learn more about Big Day of Giving and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation initiative that makes it possible, please visit the Foundation’s website. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 2, 2019!


Big Day of Giving Through the Years 

 Each year, the BDOG team at Sacramento Region Community Foundation analyzes the mountain of data collected through surveys, focus groups, and the giving platform and product a report that provides insights into the day and all of its components. 

2013: Arts Day of Giving Report to the Community

2014: Big Day of Giving Report to the Community

2015: Big Day of Giving Report to the Community

2016: Big Day of Giving Post Event Report

2017: Big Day of Giving Report to the Community