#GivingTuesday is no longer a global day of giving. It’s a global movement.
The sixth annual #GivingTuesday broke online charitable donation records November 28, resulting in $274 million in donations from more than 150 countries worldwide. That’s a 54 percent increase from 2016 and a 134 percent increase from 2015.
Held annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday represents an opportunity for charitable individuals, families and companies to come together on one day to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. The 2017 movement proved once again that social media and socially-minded San Diegans can unite to create positive change.
Give Together. Give Local.
The San Diego Foundation joined the movement this year by encouraging San Diegans to support their favorite nonprofit endowment funds at The Foundation. Endowment funds support nonprofit programs and services now and into the future.
“This #GivingTuesday campaign was really special because although it’s just one day of giving now, the impact will support generations moving forward,” said Candace Wo, Nonprofit Funds Manager at The Foundation. “These donations are permanent investments that will generate a lasting impact in the region.”
Nonprofit funds at The Foundation range across a broad spectrum of social impact areas, from arts and culture, to education, to science and technology and more.
Visionary nonprofits open endowment funds at The Foundation to build enduring assets and a stable revenue stream to ensure long-term sustainability and support for our community in perpetuity.
Tis the Season for Year-End Giving
#GivingTuesday has also become known as the official kick-off for year-end giving.
Did you know nearly one third of all annual giving occurs in December alone, while 12 percent happens in just the last three days of the year?
Whether you are looking to support a nonprofit endowment fund or your local neighborhood, or open your own donor advised fund, our philanthropic experts are here to help with your year-end giving needs.
Take action by December 30, 2017 to receive your charitable tax deduction!