Online fundraising for local organizations today


For more information contact:

Jim Becker – Richmond Community Foundation

Office: 510-234-1200 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            August 13, 2013


Richmond, California…..Today, the Richmond Community Foundation is proud to announce We Give – 2013! – an exciting online giving event that will empower people to come together to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits in Richmond, California and the greater West Contra Costa County region in just 36 hours.


The event begins at www.WeGive2Richmond.org at 6a.m. on Wednesday, September 18th and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th.  The Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) is hosting this event as a way to share knowledge about the great work of local nonprofits in the community.  RCF’s goal for the event is to make philanthropy accessible, fun and easy for the entire community. 


“We are launching We Give 2013! to help nonprofits reach new donors and show the donors how important it is to give to local causes,” said Joan Davis, President and CEO of the Richmond Community Foundation.  “Other metropolitan areas that have held similar events have raised $1 million or more in a single day, and we are challenging the people in the Bay Area to show a similar commitment to our local nonprofits.”


WeGive2Richmond.org, which goes live at the beginning of the event, is a powerful online tool designed to encourage charitable giving within Richmond, California, and West Contra Costa County.  The web site provides information about the nonprofits, and provides the transparency donors need to make informed giving decisions.  At the same time, nonprofits featured on the site are able to tell their story – giving anyone in the community a better understanding of the need for their services and their results.


Companies competing for recognition of having the most philanthropic employees include: MCE Clean Energy, Nutiva, PG&E, and Richmond Sanitary.


Facebook:  facebook.com/wegive2013  Twitter:  @richmondcf; #wegive2013


About the Community Foundation: The Richmond Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to local nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the community.  By building the infrastructure and capacity of local nonprofits, RCF continues to enhance our region.  To learn more, please visit RCF online at www.richmondcf.org.

Robert Rogers