People across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people like you and me, are giving back to their communities today, May 3, as part of Give Local America.
Give Local America is a single-day crowdfunding event for nonprofits and other charitable groups that raised $68.5 million for more than 9,000 nonprofits in 50 states last year.
A majority of the May 3 giving days are coordinated by community foundations. Last year we decided to give it a shot. Through a funding partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation , we hooked up with Kimbia and their Give Local America so local nonprofits might benefit, too.
In talking with the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center, we agreed to join forces and back the Human Race, a program they’ve successfully run for over thirty years.
We committed funds and logistical support for the next three years to help the Volunteer Center, by 2018, reach its single year goal of raising more than half a million dollars for local nonprofits.
A crowdfunding platform was created for the local multi-day fundraising campaign, making it easy for you to give to a local charity.
Give Local America and the Human Race benefits charitable programs large and small, from Watsonville to the San Lorenzo Valley. It’s a great way to have your contribution matched and increased.
No excuses if you miss your chance to give today. You can still give to groups in the Human Race, through race day May 7.
Luis Chabolla is the Communications Director at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. You can follow him on Twitter.