Bozeman Area Community Foundation Hosts Sixth Annual Give Big
Gallatin County, MT – From 6 p.m.Thursday April 30 through 6 p.m. Friday May 1 the Bozeman Area Community Foundation will host its sixth annual Give Big Gallatin Valley initiative. In just five years, the one-day event has raised more than $4 million in unrestricted funding for our nonprofit community through 19,000 gifts during Giv Big making it the largest giving day in the state of Montana.
Give Big Gallatin Valley is a 24-hour online celebration of giving to support the life-changing work of nonprofits in Gallatin County powered by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and presented by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation. During Give Big, go to www.GiveBigGV.org to find a cause you care about and simply give big! This year’s Give Big is more important than ever. Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, local nonprofits have increased their services, while also cancelling important fundraising events and needing to make tough decisions to furlough staff, reduce salaries and suspend income-generating programming.
“The nonprofit sector is the fabric of our community and needs us now more than ever,” said Bridget Wilkinson, Executive Director at the Community Foundation. “If you have the capacity to give this year during Give Big, we encourage you to make a donation to a nonprofit that you love. Whether you can donate $10 or $100, together we can make a big difference for our community right now.”
Give Big will look different in 2020. Although social distancing means our community will not be able to gather at the traditional Donor Lounges or the Finale Party to celebrate in-person, the community will still come together online, through exciting online live streams, and in spirit to celebrate. Everyone will be able to follow along online to see how their favorite nonprofits are doing throughout the day and watch the community come together. Cash prizes and matching funds for nonprofits will add to your donations and help each gift go further.
This year, our community will be represented by over 180 nonprofits with missions ranging from basic needs support, to support for our children, to trails maintenance and more. This is an opportunity to give back to these causes that we all care so deeply about!
“At the Bozeman Area Community Foundation we believe in the power of every person to make a positive impact in our community,” said Jennifer Lammers, Board President of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation. “Strong, vibrant communities don’t happen by accident. That’s why I’m personally asking everyone to Give Big.”
With the pandemic having impacts on our neighbors, local businesses, and families, many community members may want to get involved in Give Big this year but are not able to do so financially like they have in the past. However, there are multiple ways to get involved during Give Big Gallatin Valley April 30 and May 1:
- Donate at www.GiveBigGV.org to a cause you care about.
- Help an organization you support by being a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser for them. Learn how at www.GiveBigGV.org.
- Find a volunteer opportunity on your favorite organization’s profile at www.GiveBigGV.org.
- Help spread the word – share the initiative with your community!
- Share Give Big or news about a cause you care about on social media. By doing so, you could help a nonprofit you love win the “Newsworthy” or “Star Donor” cash prize.
You can find out other ways to get involved by going to www.GiveBigGV.org, following the Bozeman Area Community Foundation on our social media platforms, or contacting Bridget Wilkinson at 406-587-6262 or email@example.com.
About the Bozeman Area Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Bozeman Area Community Foundation is connecting people who care to causes that matter most to them. Through philanthropic services, strategic investments and community leadership, the Bozeman Area Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come.The Foundation serves the areas of Bozeman, Big Sky, Belgrade, Manhattan, Churchill, Three Forks, and the rural areas in between. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $4.3 million dollars to 194+ local nonprofit organizations. Learn more at www.bozemanfoundation.org. •