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.