Give Local 757 was created by the Peninsula Community Foundation in 2014 to build capacity for local nonprofits serving the Hampton Roads region in donor cultivation. In just three years, the 24 hour giving day has become the single largest fundraiser in Hampton Roads.
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 experience the joy of giving. Through the initiative, nonprofits build their capacity in marketing, online fundraising and social media. It has also created a meaningful way in which the region can come together to support those who need it most.
In 2014, the inaugural Give Local 757 event raised $190,000 for 107 local nonprofits in just 24 hours. An innovative and collaborative initiative, the event grew exponentially and on May 3, 2016 raised $610,000 for 223 nonprofits. Our goal is to make it a million on Tuesday, May 9, 2017!
The event is hosted by:
The Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia is one of the youngest and fastest growing philanthropic organizations in the region. Its mission is to make the Virginia Peninsula a better place for everyone who lives here. Their work is funded by individuals and businesses who share their vision and want to support strategic investments to create a thriving community. PCF joins together nonprofit organizations, community and business leaders and government officials to address the needs of the community and build creative solutions.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is the largest grant and scholarship provider in southeastern Virginia. Since 1950 it has managed charitable funds created by people from all walks of life. The community foundation is a permanent endowment invests donations to grow over time while awarding grants each year to 150 nonprofit organizations and scholarships to 400 college students. Since 1950 it has distributed more than $250 million to help improve life in southeastern Virginia.
The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula develops resources to invest in programs and services that address community issues through community building and fund distribution efforts. They build partnerships with other funders, municipalities, and community organizations, as well, because it takes the whole community to make this work.