East Bay Gives, Benefiting Nonprofits Across the Bay Area, Returns May 4
24-Hour Online Giving Day Supporting Hundreds of Nonprofits Across in the East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Regions
East Bay Gives, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the important work of Bay Area’s nonprofits, will take place this year on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, the 4th annual day of giving aims to mobilize more than 40,000 people and raise $5 million to support hundreds of nonprofits in the East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.
“We are thrilled once again to host this important giving day to spark the generosity of our region and support the vital work that nonprofit organizations provide for our communities,” said James W. Head, CEO, East Bay Community Foundation (www.ebcf.org). “In 2017, we are aiming to make this day of giving bigger than ever, inspiring even more people to better serve our communities.”
From 12:00 AM through 11:59 PM on May 4, 2017, anyone can visit www.EastBayGives.org to select and donate to the organization of their choice. This year, nonprofit organizations that will benefit from this day of giving include those focusing on animals, arts and culture, education, environment, community improvement, health and human services, youth development and advocacy.
“Through East Bay Gives, everyone involved in our community can participate and be a part of supporting their favorite organizations, track their progress, and celebrate their successes in real time,” says Whitney Greswold of the East Oakland Boxing Association. Last year, the youth development organization raised $17,500 through East Bay Gives, which helped sponsor 25 youth to attend the organization’s summer program. “We strengthen our communities, and do better together.”
In 2016, the online giving blitz successfully rallied 10,000 donors to raise more than $1 million for the nonprofits that make the East Bay region a special place to live, work, and thrive. Since 2014, East Bay Gives has given people a chance to make a tremendous philanthropic impact in their communities, raising $1,850,000 for 1,000 nonprofits.
For a complete list of participating nonprofits, and to donate yourself, visit www.EastBayGives.org.
ABOUT THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The East Bay Community Foundation is a leading resource for mobilizing financial resources and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. The Foundation supports children’s success by focusing on the critical period of birth to third grade and enhancing economic opportunities for adults and families, particularly those with significant barriers to achieving employment and financial stability. For more information: http://www.ebcf.org. On Twitter: @EastBayCF