A record 33,421 Alaskans donated to 539 nonprofits in 2015
December 30, 2015 Anchorage, Alaska – When Alaskans begin filing for their 2016 Permanent Fund Dividends, they will have the chance to share part of their PFDs with nonprofits across Alaska. In fact, they’ll have more choices than ever as a record 640 charitable organizations are set to take part in Pick.Click.Give. next year.
“Alaskans have a more choices than ever when they choose to Pick.Click.Give. And with a few simple clicks, they can impact their community when they share part of their PFD through Pick.Click.Give.,” said Pick.Click.Give. manager Jason Grenn. “Each donation makes a real difference to a wide variety of nonprofits across the state.”
The program has grown each year since it began in 2009, increasing in the number of organizations participating, the number of Alaskans donating, and the amount raised each year. Last year, a record 33,421 Alaskans donated almost $3.2 million from their PFDs to 539 nonprofits from around the state. More than $13 million has been raised since 2009.
Pick.Click.Give. was created by the Alaska State Legislature in 2008 with the support of Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage and other partners. After a three-year pilot project, Pick.Click.Give. became a permanent part of the PFD program. Pick. Click. Give. is managed by The Alaska Community Foundation.
Last year, the “Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes” offered seventeen lucky Alaskans the opportunity to double their dividend and in October, those Alaskans received a second dividend totaling $2,072 – just by choosing to Pick.Click.Give.
The Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes will continue in 2016. It’s another way Pick.Click.Give. encourages Alaskans who may not have participated in the program before to donate to the nonprofits they care about in a convenient and effective manner. Pick.Click.Give. research found that 66.4 percent of Alaskans have knowledge of the program, but just about five percent of Alaskan PFD filers donated in 2015. “With the rise in participation we’ve seen the last few years, we view the promotion as a great way to get even more Alaskans motivated to share a part of their PFD with causes they care about,” said Grenn.
Alaskans have until March 31, 2016 to file for their PFDs.
For more information, a complete list of nonprofit organizations participating in Pick.Click.Give. or a copy of the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes rules, visit www.PickClickGive.org.