Registration to participate for nonprofits open until March 31

BOZEMAN AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Area Community Foundation is joining communities nationwide on May 5 for “Give Local America,” a 24-hour crowdfunding event and live celebration of community giving. The Gallatin County event is called “Give Big Gallatin Valley” and connects community members with local nonprofits to reinforce the value of local, philanthropic giving and community engagement.

This year, Give Local America hopes to engage 15,000 nonprofit organizations and raise $100 million in donations. The event raised $53 million last year with 7,700 nonprofits participating.

Local nonprofits’ involvement in the event will give community members the chance to find and support an organization whose mission aligns with their passion, or to make an amplified impact to an organization they already support.

In order to incentivize the community to participate, many local businesses and organizations will match donations.

“Giving on May fifth will not only show support for our community and the work of nonprofits, but it will also be an opportunity to make your donation dollars stretch,” said BACF Executive Director Bridget Wilkinson. “The goal is simple – inspire neighbors to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations.”

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status located in Gallatin County are invited to participate, and must register by March 31.

Visit givebiggv.org for more information about joining the Bozeman Area Community Foundation in Give Big Gallatin Valley or contact Bridget Wilkinson at (406) 587-6262 or bridget@bozemanfoundation.org.