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GIVE LOCAL SOLANO FUND

Established: Jan 20, 2016

 Give Local Solano is a 24-hour giving event, held in conjunction with #GivingTuesday.  This is a global day of giving that falls on the Tuesday following American Thanksgiving each year. It is an event that celebrates generosity and kindness by encouraging everyone who can, to give to nonprofit organizations all around the world.

In the same way that Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday buying season, #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season.

This 'philanthropic holiday' sets itself apart as a social media celebration, hence the hashtag you often see associated with it (#GivingTuesday). Many donors who give to charities on #GivingTuesday also share stories about their favorite causes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., and encourage their friends to give, too.

SCF believes in giving locally to help support and build capacity of the nonprofits serving Solano County.  

We believe in and advocate for a strong, independent nonprofit sector.

To make a donation to the Give Local Solano Fund at any time of the year, just click on the DONATE button on this page.

2020 GIVE LOCAL SOLANO RESULTS

Organization Name Gifts Recvd GLS Amt Raised Matching Grant 1 Total Amt Raised
  Aldea Children & Family Services                           -  
  Benicia Community Action Council                           -  
  Benicia Historical Museum                           -  
  Benicia Tree Foundation 4          230.00          230.00            460.00
  Caminar                           -  
  Camp Fire Golden Empire 13          905.00          905.00        1,810.00
  Children's Network of Solano County                           -  
  Choice in Aging                           -  
  Circle of Friends - Solano Network of Mental Health Consumers                           -  
  Club Stride Inc 1          100.00          100.00            200.00
  Connections For Life                           -  
  Dixon Family Services 4          200.00          200.00            400.00
  Downtown Theatre Foundation for The Arts                           -  
  Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network                           -  
  Fairfield Community Services Foundation                           -  
  Fairfield Suisun Rotary Club Foundation                           -  
  Fighting Back Partnership 1          100.00          100.00            200.00
  Florence Douglas Center - Vallejo Senior Citizens' Council, Inc. 1            50.00            50.00            100.00
  Friends of the Fairfield-Suisun Library                           -  
  Humane Society of the North Bay                           -  
  KOL Education Foundation 3          275.00          275.00            550.00
  Love! Venezuela 1            50.00            50.00            100.00
  Meals on Wheels of Solano County                           -  
  NAMI Solano County                           -  
  Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) 5          200.00          200.00            400.00
  NorthBay Healthcare Foundation                           -  
  Operation: Care and Comfort 1          250.00          250.00            500.00
  Peña Adobe Historical Society 9          680.00          680.00        1,360.00
  Project K.I.K.S. (Kind Initiative Kids Shoes), Inc. 2            75.00            75.00            150.00
  SafeQuest Solano                           -  
  Solano Community Symphony Association 1          300.00          300.00            600.00
  Solano County Farm Bureau Ag Education Foundation                           -  
  Solano County Library Foundation 4          210.50          210.50            421.00
  Solano Family & Children's Services                           -  
  Solano Land Trust 34      4,303.00      4,303.00        8,606.00
  Solano Valley Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.                           -  
  SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of the San Francisco Bay Area                           -  
  Sugar's Gift, Inc,                           -  
  Suisun Marsh Natural History Association                           -  
  Sustainable Solano 1          100.00          100.00            200.00
  The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club 2          150.00          150.00            300.00
  Vacaville Solano Services Corp. - Opportunity House                           -  
  Vallejo Community Arts Foundation                           -  
  Vallejo Symphony Association                           -  
  Water and Education International (WEI) 8      1,575.00      1,575.00        3,150.00
TOTALS   95  $  9,753.50  $  9,753.50  $  19,507.00

 

   1  SCF Matching Grant - This is a 1-to-1 matching grant, to be awarded to
     each participating organization that raised at least one GLS donation
     through SCF's 2020 Give Local Solano Campaign held December 1, 2020.

 

 GIVE LOCAL SOLANO HISTORY

SCF and KUIC 95.3, won the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce Buzz Award for Best Partnership of 2016.The award was a result of the partnership between our two organizations during the recent Give Local Solano fundraising campaign on May 3, 2016. KUIC ran a number of PSAs about the event and a ‘Home Town’ segment and made two broadcasts from our operations center – their ‘Ultimate Coffee Break’ happened on the day of the event. After the GLS review meeting on the 6th,KUIC came back to SCF with their ‘Free Lunch Friday’ and made a second broadcast.Their partnership and publicity enabled the GLS event to become widely known throughout KUIC’s broadcast area.

Board vice-chair Henry Beecher and chief executive officer Connie Harris accepted the award on behalf of SCF during the presentation event at the Harbor Theatre in Suisun on June 17, 2016. “We’re honored and grateful that the Chamber and its members acknowledged the support and partnership KUIC provided the Foundation for the GLS event – they were truly amazing!” CEO Harris said on receiving the award.

The first-ever county-wide Give Local Solanofundraising campaign was held on May 3, 2016 in partnership with twenty-eight local nonprofit organizations. We are forever grateful to them for their enthusiasm and support. Their advance efforts in encouraging donors to contribute was an essential part of the entire event.The collaborative effort itself increased interaction and camaraderie with SCF and among the participants.

 A Certificate of Recognition from the California State Legislature, signed by State Senator Lois Wolk and District 4 Assemblyman Jim Frazier, accompanied the award.

Nonprofit organizations are essential to the vitality of our community, and vital in building a better life for Solano residents.  We respect and nurture nonprofits so they can do the important and challenging work of creating a social safety net, promoting civic engagement, enriching us through arts, education and culture, and protecting the environment.

"We succeed when nonprofits are recognized and supported for their economic impact, when they are perceived as effective agents of change, engaged with community partners to solve real problems and enhance lives." - Unknown

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