The Seattle Foundation aims to stage the biggest charitable giving day in King County history with its "GiveBIG" campaign on June 23. During this one-day, online event, residents of King County can make donations to local nonprofits on www.seattlefoundation.org -- and a share of every contribution will be matched with a "stretch pool" of funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors.
Built on successful models from other cities, GiveBIG will raise money for the community, bring new donors to local nonprofits and help make our region a more vital place to live. GiveBIG is presented by The Seattle Foundation in partnership with the Seattle Sounders FC.
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.
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 Seattle Sounders FC are supporting GiveBIG communications and outreach, including a game-day celebration during the Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls game on the evening of June 23 at Qwest Field. Fans will be able to donate at the Sounders FC match that evening.