We had lots to be proud of in 2014 including 1) Increasing our loan caps from $10,000 to $25,000 2) Launching a pilot IDA program to help people with disabilities find employment and 3) Celebrating 10 years and more than $2 million in microloans. Find out exactly how many clients we served, $$$ we loaned and counties we reached last year in an infographic that tells it all.
We want to offer up a BIG thank you for all of your support during GiveBIG last week! Every year in May the Seattle Foundation hosts a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year’s GiveBIG was on May 5, 2015.
We raised a total of $4,161 online during GiveBIG this year! That total does not include the match from the stretch funds that we will recieve from the Seattle Foundation. The amount of stretch funds we will receive depends on the size of the Seattle Foundation’s stretch pool this year and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. In 2014, the stretch pool was $1,000,000 and the total amount of stretch-eligible donations was $12,800,000. The stretch percentage worked out to 8.3% (or approximately 8 cents on the dollar).
Did you miss out on GiveBIG but still want to give back? There are lots of ways you can still support the Access Fund’s mission. You can still make a donation to help people with disabilities gain access to technology and economic opportunity.
Or, give $5 and a percentage of your online shopping purchases at no cost to you by signing up with iGive: http://www.iGive.com/washingtonaccessfund.
Today is the day to GiveBIG!
We make a BIG impact every day. Today, your small gift can make a BIG difference.
A share of every donation made to the Washington Access Fund via the Seattle Foundation website will be matched by GiveBig’s sponsors. But beyond that, our board and staff have put forth a challenge matching grant. That means every dollar we raise through GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 5th will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $1,500.
We need your help in providing assistive technology and economic opportunity to people with disabilities in Washington State. Your generous gift can leverage more help TODAY than any other day of the year!
Want to stretch your donation? The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This year’s GiveBIG will take place on May 5, 2015.
All donations made to the Washington Access Fund through The Seattle Foundation’s website on GiveBIG day will earn an additional percentage of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. This percentage depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. In 2014, the stretch pool was $1,000,000 and the total amount of stretch-eligible donations was $12,800,000. The stretch percentage worked out to 8.3% (or approximately 8 cents on the dollar).
In addition to The Seattle Foundation stretch pool, the Access Fund board and staff have provided a 1:1 matching challenge grant, up to $1,000!
Help us meet this challenge by clicking here to donate on the big day.
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