Give Local 757 unites the Hampton Roads community to strengthen our local nonprofits by sparking and growing philanthropy in our region. The award-winning program has grown from an experimental idea to truly become a region-wide movement and unparalleled fundraising phenomenon for our non-profit sector. What began as a 24-hour online regional giving day has grown to a year-round platform with innovative technology for people who want to easily and effectively make a difference.
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 $2.7 million for over 400 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 2018, over $800,000 was raised in just 24 hours. Click Here for a summary report.