Community Impact - Give Local 757
The Foundation's goal is to work with its community partners to identify areas where new strengths can be built and greater civic engagement is encouraged - philanthropy is one of these areas.
The Give Local 757 Initiative is a program created by the Peninsula Community Foundation five years ago to spark and grow local philanthropy, One way we are accomplishing this is through the region's annual 24-hour giving day held the second Tuesday in May. The event has united the region's nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the Hampton Roads region.
Since 2013, the giving day has generated over $2.7 million from 31,700 donors for more than 400 local nonprofits! Just as important as the funds raised are the collaborative, capacity-building training opportunities that the Foundation offers participating nonprofits in the months preceding the Giving Day. The training and resources deepen their engagements with donors, strengthen their sustainability and therefore impact in the community.
Every year, businesses, funders, media outlets, civic organizations, and leaders from the Southside, Peninsula, Eastern Shore and the Northern Neck rally to spread the word, sponsor prizes and engage with participating nonprofits. We are immensely grateful for the enormous support given to this event and its mission!