The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Every contribution will be increased by funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors. Built on successful models from other cities, GiveBIG raises money for the community, brings new donors to local nonprofits, and helps make our region a more vital place to live.
GiveBIG donations are made through The Seattle Foundation’s online Giving Center, which includes information and evaluations of more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations working on a broad range of issues: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Economy, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Neighborhoods & Communities. Our online donations processor provides all nonprofit organizations on our website a reduced rate of 2.85 percent (including all credit card and processing fees). The Seattle Foundation does not collect fees or donor information from contributions so that the nonprofit organizations receive the maximum benefit.
Our first GiveBIG event took place on June 23, 2011, raising $4.1 million for nonprofit organizations. The second annual GiveBIG was held on May 2, 2012, raising a total of $8.8 million (including matching funds and “challenge grants” made by fundholders). The third annual GiveBIG on May 15, 2013, raised a total of $12.6 million. GiveBIG 2014 was held on May 6, 2014 and raised $14.5 million. GiveBIG 2015 is coming on May 5!