Big Day of Giving

Sacramento's Biggest Day in Philanthropy!

Big Day Of Giving 2017

Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do in Sacramento. For the past few years, this event has united the community, raising more than $16 million for local nonprofits from more than 36,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country and the world.

Every donation makes a difference

Father Son

All Big Day of Giving donations - large or small - will support current educational programs at the California State Railroad Museum, including:

  • Field Trips: Thousands of school children are given the opportunity to visit the museum free-of-charge.
  • Emigrant Train: Offering students the opportunity to learn what it was like to journey across the United States.
  • Horses to Horsepower: A 50-minute, hands-on interpretive program about the building of the transcontinental railroad.
  • Eagle Theater: Exploring the Gold Rush in Sacramento.
  • Interpretive Handcar: A hands-on experience in the safe operation of the most basic railroad equipment.
  • School Group Train Rides: Docents explain train travel during the 1920s during a 40-minute train ride.

Plus, we need your support to go full steam ahead in developing exciting new educational programs, such as Museum Summer Camps. 

Make an Even Bigger Difference

Whistle Tix

A big THANK YOU to WhistleTix for partnering with us to provide $5,000 in matching funds for donations on the big day! Schedule your donation today!

Follow the conversation

Big Day of Giving is an online giving campaign. Be sure to like our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to get reminders, updates and more. Follow along by searching the hashtag #BDOG2017 on your favorite social media platform. You'll find hundreds of posts from participating nonprofits. Also, use the hashtag to let us know you donated and to remind friends to participate.