BIG Day of Giving technology failed but community members still donate

$848,519 was raised for 95 nonprofit organizations in county
-A +A


BIG Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising event held annually in the first week of May, is the largest fundraiser of the year for many nonprofit organizations in the region.

This year, the BIG Day of Giving website began failing intermittently. Even with technical difficulties, community members made donations directly to charities of their choice.

Despite technical difficulties, BIG Day of Giving ended with an estimated $7,100,000 in donations raised for 570 nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region ($848,519 for 95 nonprofit organizations from Placer County).

 The BIG Day of Giving was led by a partnership between Placer Community Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation.

 “It is wonderful to see such strong support of local nonprofits that are doing essential, diverse work to make our community healthy and connected,” said Veronica Blake, Placer Community Foundation CEO.

Sponsors included Placer Community Foundation, Wells Fargo, Cannady Ford Family Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union, Barry & Lynda Keller, Health Happens Here, Boutin Jones, Hanson McClain, Kaiser Permanente, Nugget Markets, Enlow & Melena A. Ose Endowment for the Arts, James & Susan McClatchy Fund, Roseville Automall, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento Region Foundation, Earl Consulting Co., LLC, ElfrenaFoord and Bruce Hester, Linda Beech Cutler Charitable Fund, Safe Credit Union, SMUD, Teichert Foundation, Aldo Pineschi Consulting, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, California Family Fitness, Carpe Vino, city of Auburn, city of Lincoln, city of Rocklin, city of Roseville, Community 1st Bank, Consolidated Communications, Placer County, Elevate Public Relations, First 5 Placer, First Point Management, Gold Country Media, Grocery Outlet Auburn, Halldin Public Relations, Hewlett Packard, Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, Office of Placer County District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, PCWA, Placer Collaborative Network, Placer County Office of Economic Development, Placer County Office of Education, Placer United Soccer Club, Placer Valley Tourism, Promote Me, REI, Ripple Effect, Rocklin & Roseville Today, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin Youth Soccer Club, Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Roseville Chamber of Commerce Ignite Young Professionals, Sir Speedy Printing, South Placer Women's Leadership Coalition, Sun City Lincoln Hills, town of Loomis, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Zen SPA and Yolo Community Foundation.