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Looking for information about creating a GivingEdge profile, participating in the next Big Day of Giving from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and promoting your good work in the community? You've found the right place.

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A profile on the Sacramento region's nonprofit knowledgebase, GivingEdge, gives your organization an "edge" in educating our community on the impact you make, offers donors the option to support your work by making gifts, and provides you access to top-of-the-line donor engagement tools and functionality. 

Create a GivingEdge Profile

GivingEdge is the backbone of the Sacramento region's annual giving day, Big Day of Giving, and all nonprofits that participate in Big Day of Giving must have updated GivingEdge profiles. In fact, building a GivingEdge profile is part of the Big Day of Giving registration process from mid-October through December of each year. Note that creating a profile does not register your organization for Big Day of Giving. Scroll below for information on the BDOG registration process.

Eligibility Criteria

To create a profile on GivingEdge, your nonprofit must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS, the California Secretary of State, the California Department of Justice, and the Franchise Tax Board.
  • Be headquartered or have a branch in the four-county capital region of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, or Yolo counties, and provide services to one or more of these counties. If your organization is physically located outside of this region, but a significant amount of your work takes place in the four-county area, you are eligible to participate; however, you will be asked to provide additional documentation.
  • Not currently under any federal, state, or local investigation or regulatory-related inquiry (including violations and citations) related to any aspect of your operation.
  • Nonprofit organizations that currently have a fund at Sacramento Region Community Foundation are eligible to participate regardless of location. All other criteria listed above must be met.


We do not accept requests from the following types of organizations (barring exceptions stated):

  • Schools, houses of worship, or government organizations, except we will accept organizations or foundations that are fiscally sponsored by a school or church. Further, organizations or foundations created to support churches, schools, or government organizations are eligible if eligibility requirements are met.
  • School groups such as PTAs, sport teams, band boosters, or other school affinity groups; Private foundations (filing a 990PF); Supporting organizations (charity status of 509(a)(3)); Public safety organizations (charity status of 509(a)(4)).




Participate in Big Day of Giving

Since 2013, hundreds of nonprofits in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties have raised millions of unrestricted dollars and advanced their impact in our community through their participation in Big Day of Giving. Even more, those organizations have used Big Day of Giving to build a cooperative, collaborative area nonprofit sector! Here are just some of the benefits of participation:

  • Connect with current donors and, through your profile on this website, engage new ones at a time when nonprofits are front-and-center in our region.
  • Build your organization’s ability to serve our community by participating in trainings to strengthen your team's capacity and skills.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers from other local organizations to grow an inclusive, collaborative nonprofit sector.

Because nonprofits that participate in Big Day of Giving must have GivingEdge profiles, all organizations must meet the GivingEdge eligibility requirements listed in the table above. Additional registration requirements for participating nonprofits are subject to change each year. 

To be alerted when registration for future Big Days of Giving opens, sign up for the Big Day of Giving Bulletin.

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