A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation's initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home.

For each of the past two years, Big Day of Giving has raised over $7 million for participating nonprofits, and more than $23 million has been raised since the Foundation's first giving day in 2013. Additionally, the more than 600 local nonprofits that have participated in Big Day of Giving have advanced their marketing, board engagement, and donor development capabilities through the program's training component. Even more, they have built a cooperative, collaborative community of nonprofits in the Sacramento region. That's why we love Big Day of Giving!

Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great, and it is also a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. Each time a participating nonprofit puts these skills to work throughout the year, we consider Big Day of Giving a success!

Big Day of Giving is powered by GivingEdge and each year for a few months, this website becomes a hub for all things Big Day of Giving related. You will still be able to access nonprofit profiles all year-round, as well as make a secure credit card donation. So join us here all year long to support the work of our local nonprofit community, and come May 2018, return to join in the one day celebration that has become a springtime tradition. 

Interested in more stats? Check out our post-event reports produced each year. 

If you are a nonprofit that is interested in participating in Big Day of Giving 2018, click here to add your name to our mailing list.

Information about eligiblity, registration, and orientations will be available in late September 2017. Registration for Big Day of Giving typically runs October through December.