San Bernardino, CA
Organizers announced that Give BIG San Bernardino County raised more than $298,000 for local nonprofits this year. The amount surpassed the $241,217 raised during last year’s campaign.
Since its beginning in 2014, Give BIG San Bernardino County has raised more than one million dollars for local charities.
The donations will benefit organizations with a range of missions including providing education to young parents, cultivating young philanthropists, connecting veterans to vital resources, caring for homeless animals, to name just a few.
The 24-hour online giving campaign raised money for 101 participating nonprofits. Both the number of donations made (4,195) and number of unique donors giving to the campaign (3,332) increased approximately 13 percent over last year.
"Once again I'm so proud our community gave BIG and demonstrated their generosity and compassion by supporting the causes and charities closest to their hearts," said San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. "I'm also proud of our local nonprofits for participating in Give BIG and finding new, exciting ways to attract donors and promote a culture of philanthropy throughout this county."
In addition to raising funds, several other important goals of the campaign were also accomplished. They included increasing awareness of our nonprofit sector; strengthening nonprofits with training in social media; and engaging new and younger donors.
"San Bernardino county came together, in one day, to raise funds and awareness of our local nonprofits," said Dr. Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. "Through the support of the County of San Bernardino and all of our other wonderful sponsors, community partners, and volunteers, Give BIG San Bernardino County was a success."
Several partners in Big Bear, the Morongo Basin, West End, East Valley and the High Desert assisted The Community Foundation and served as liaisons for nonprofits in their regions.