Give BIG San Bernardino County: 24-Hour Event Raises $239,203 for Local Nonprofits
Now in its fifth year, Give BIG San Bernardino County has raised more than $1.5 million for over 333 local organizations in every nonprofit sector, from the arts, environment, veteran services, health, seniors, education, and so much more!
Above: Supervisors Josie Gonzales, Curt Hagman and James Ramos along with The Community Foundation President, Michelle Decker.
“Donors throughout San Bernardino County proved once again they have big hearts for Give BIG and we thank them for supporting our local nonprofits and charities,” said San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood. “We’re also proud of the nonprofits for embracing training opportunities and learning new skills in the buildup to this campaign, which has helped them expand their donor base and raise more money to improve their services throughout the county.”
“In 24 hours, San Bernardino County came together for a day of generosity that illustrates how much the people in San Bernardino care about keeping our region strong,” said Michelle Decker, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. “What’s really exciting is that the platform remains open for people who wish to continue supporting these nonprofits year round.”
In total, 4,682 donations were made. Amounts range from $5 to $8,600. The largest gift was given to The Unforgettable Foundation in Redlands. Friends of Big Bear Valley received the greatest number of donations (1,014). Morongo Basin Humane Society raised the most money ($18,140).
Thanks to funding and support from the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors and the contributions of generous supporters, Give BIG San Bernardino County also provided valuable training to nonprofits in the use of social media, cultivating relationships with donors, media/marketing, and raising much-needed funds from online donors.
“The training received throughout the campaign has been invaluable,” said Sandy Smith, Executive Director of Copper Mountain College Foundation. “Additionally, the camaraderie among non-profits is priceless. The support, sharing of ideas and just having someone in the same situation keeps us motivated and reminds us why we do what we do!”
Sponsors of Give BIG San Bernardino County include: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Title Supporter), The California Endowment, Cardenas Markets, NBC4 Southern California, California State University San Bernardino, The James Irvine Foundation, Inland Empire Magazine, Press Enterprise, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, KCAA Radio and the Inland Empire 66ers.
ABOUT The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation in Inland Southern California (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). Established in 1941, at 77 years old The Community Foundation stewards more than $100 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county region and beyond. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support programs that strengthen the community. For more information visit The Community Foundation’s website at www.thecommunityfoundation.net. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
ABOUT GIVE BIG San Bernardino County
The Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign is a 24-hour fundraising web-a-thon benefiting San Bernardino County nonprofit organizations. Monies raised through the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign will benefit participating nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Participating nonprofit organizations will receive training in the use of social media, marketing, donor cultivation, and follow-up. Nonprofit organizations will expand their fundraising capabilities through participating in the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. The 24-hour fundraising web-a-thon begins at midnight October 30, 2018, and continues to midnight October 31, 2018. For more information visit: www.GiveBigSBCounty.org