With less than one month until the Second Annual Week of Giving, Bridge Builders Community Foundations has seen an increase in the number of nonprofits signed up to participate.
“We are ecstatic about the nonprofits who chose to join in on the second Week of Giving. We’ve gone from 88 nonprofits and funds last year, to more than 125 this year,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “With the increase in nonprofits, we plan to see an increase in donors, making even more of an impact in our community”
The Week of Giving will take place March 19 through March 23 and provides the opportunity to give to a variety of organizations representing categories such as arts and cultural, children and youth, environmental/conservation, and healthcare, scholarships and more.
“Whether it’s $25 or $1,000, any contribution towards the Week of Giving supports the organizations making a difference in our region,” said Moulin. “This campaign isn’t only about donations; it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and the nonprofits that are meeting those needs. So many nonprofits of all sizes are making our area a better place and we want to celebrate that and showcase all that charities do in our area.”
Last year, BBCF was able to give almost $104,000 from more than 300 donors to 88 local nonprofits and funds, with a total of $20,000 in matching funds provided by local businesses. This year the stretch pool is already over $30,000. Major supporters are Northwest Bank and the Paul & Ellen Flickner Charitable Fund. These funds will be added onto every donation during the Week of Giving on a prorated basis. This will make a contribution during the Week of Giving go even further for the nonprofits that are supported.
“Last year’s Week of Giving was a huge success and from seeing the excitement already around the second annual event, we know we will make even more of a philanthropic impact this year,” said Moulin.
To learn more about the Week of Giving and for a listing of participating nonprofits, visit bbcfgives.org.