Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving grows local philanthropy
More than 600 Sacramento-area organizations pulled in donations for a total of more than $8 million Thursday for Big Day of Giving, the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation’s annual 24-hour pledge drive for nonprofits and charities.
A total of 43,555 donations raised $8,061,957 as of the pledge drive’s midnight update, according to organizers.
However, organizations could continue reporting their donations through noon Friday. As of 1 p.m., the figure jumped to $8,355,397 from 44,440 donations. Those numbers are still preliminary, and the final tally won’t be made official until later in the day, the foundation said in a news release.
The $8 million mark already surpassed the 2018 Big Day of Giving total of about $7.4 million.
The foundation raised more than $30 million between the 2013 and 2018 pledge drives.
As of the midnight update, the top five organizations that had raised the most money Thursday were:
- Crocker Art Museum, $227,585
- The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, $148,945
- Placer Land Trust, $139,669
- Sacramento SPCA, $117,819
- Kiwanis Family House, $110,104