Giving really, really big at Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Challenge

Jun 24, 2011

How long would you guess it takes to raise more than $4 million dollars for charity? In King County, give it 17 hours. That’s how long it took The Seattle Foundation to raise more than 18,000 donations in its one-day GiveBIG Challenge.

In all, the fundraising group brought in more than $3.5 million in donations. The other $500,000 came from the charity’s partner organizations.

The newly raised funds will go to a number of local non-profit groups including:

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