Why Give Local?

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has grown by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. It is always held on the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Give Local Solano was launched in 2016 by Solano Community Foundation to join this movement and help build and strengthen a ‘culture of philanthropy’ throughout Solano County, and to encourage charitable giving all year round.

The Give Local Solano campaign and our nonprofit partners join tens of thousands of organizations participating in #GivingTuesday, the 24-hour day of giving worldwide. This one, focused day of giving harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners that transforms how people think about, talk about, and participate in supporting local nonprofits and those they serve.

Acts of charitable unity inspires people to take cooperative action to improve their communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. Participating in Give Local Solano, SCF's fundraising campaign which launches on #GivingTuesday, demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that our actions can mean even more when we give together for good.

GLS Participant List

All participating nonprofits have demonstrated that they meet (or exceed) the eligibility criteria shown below.

  • A 501 (c) (3) organization in good standing with the IRS
  • A current NPP member with Solano Community Foundation
  • Headquartered in, or providing services to residents of Solano County
  • Has filed at least one annual tax form 990 (or N-990)