Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Give BIG Tomorrow!

The Seattle Foundation is having a one-day (7 a.m.- midnight) GiveBIG campaign for residents of King County to give to local non-profits with a share of contributions matched with a "stretch pool" of funds from the Foundation and supporters.  Your contribution isn't matched dollar for dollar but the more a non-profit receives, the more they get from the "stretch pool."    You can only give via the Seattle Foundation to be part of the campaign.

From the press release:
GiveBIG participants can make contributions of any size through The Seattle Foundation’s online Giving Center, which includes information about and evaluations of nearly 1,000 nonprofit organizations working in a broad range of areas: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Economy, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Neighborhoods & Communities. In-depth analysis of these areas and philanthropic strategies to support them are available in The Seattle Foundation's Healthy Community Report. The Seattle Foundation supports global giving through its partnership with Seattle International Foundation and other globally focused organizations.

GiveBIG will be held from 7:00 a.m. until midnight on Thursday, June 23. Credit card donations made during this time will be counted as GiveBIG donations and used to calculate distribution of the stretch pool. The amount of a nonprofit organization’s share of the stretch pool will be based on the percentage of donations the nonprofit receives of the total online contributions made through www.seattlefoundation.org on June 23. 

The Education groups include Boys & Girls Club, College Access Now, Chess Mates Foundation, 826 Seattle, Rainier Scholars, City Year, and many others.

Please consider giving to any non-profit among the many listed in all the areas above tomorrow and stretch your charitable giving further. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yup Seattle Foundation is a very convenient way to give. Other educational charities include the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Washington Imagination Network (Destination Imagination), The New School Foundation, . . . .