The San Diego Foundation is pleased to announce an innovative way to recognize and support the positive work of local nonprofits in the San Diego community. On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, we will be hosting giveBIG, an online networking and giving event where nonprofits have the opportunity to gain exposure to and start relationships with new donors, and for people in the San Diego region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a time-sensitive period. Here’s how the event will work:



  • From midnight - 11:59 p.m. PST on May 6, the public will be able to make a donation on our customized giveBIG event webpage to any nonprofit organization which has a published BetterGiving profile.
  • Donors chose their donation amount, with a minimum gift starting at $25. 
  • The Foundation and other sponsors have committed $200,000 to incentivize giving during this event, so that nonprofits will receive a proportion of this pool based on how much money they raise during the event. For example, if an organization raises 5% of the total amount raised during the event, they will receive 5% of the incentive pool. 
  • There is no limit as to how much a donor may give to a nonprofit, but only the first $1,000 of every gift will be counted towards incentive pool funds. 

Give Local America

The San Diego Foundation’s giveBIG 2014 event will be taking place in conjunction with the larger national day-of-giving event that is also taking place on May 6, Give Local America which brings together 80+ community foundations across the country for one day of giving.







Watch our giveBIG PSA