The Peninsula Community Foundation's goal is to work with its community partners to identify places where new strengths can be built and to encourage greater civic engagement throughout the community - philanthropy being just one area of engagement. In 2014, we created Give Local 757 as a way to build capacity for local nonprofits in online fundraising and to connect citizens to local causes. In collaboration with our partners, we have raised $1.8 million for over 350 nonprofits.
Give Local 757 is an opportunity to both educate the public on the many nonprofit programs in the region and to encourage a wider audience to engage in philanthropy and experience the joy of giving. Through the initiative, nonprofits build their capacity in marketing, online fundraising and social media and created a meaningful way in which the region can come together to support those who need it most.
In 2017, over $660,000 was raised in just 24 hours. The Muse Writing Center was the Grand Prize Winner with over $20,000 in donations and prizes. Click Here to read how Give Local 757 has impacted their organization.