On June 23rd the Seattle Foundation supported Street Yoga by allowing matched donations through an online Giving Center as part of their GiveBIG event.
GiveBIGThis year the GiveBIG event became one of the biggest days of giving in King County history and raised nearly $1,800 for Street Yoga.  It proved great success for the Seattle community non-profits, allowing an opportunity for first-time donor participation.  With over 18,800 donations made to 900 non-profits, the GiveBIG challenge raised more than $4 million in ONE day!

Here are the numbers provided by the Seattle Foundation’s data:

Total donations made: More than $3.5 million
Total amount raised (donations + stretch pool): More than $4 million
Number of donations made: More than 18,800
Number of nonprofits receiving donations: Approximately 900
Average gift size: $189.99
Most donations received by a single organization: The Seattle Public Library Foundation

Top 5 nonprofits receiving donations:

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
The Seattle Public Library Foundation
Tennis Outreach Programs
The 5th Avenue Theatre Association

The funding from the GiveBIG challenge will help Street Yoga continue to expand our service to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, abuse and trauma.  Street Yoga is very grateful to the Seattle Foundation and their business partners for making such an impact on our community in just 24 hours.
If this challenge has inspired you to give, please visit our website for details about donations and future fundraising events.