South Sound residents interested in supporting their local nonprofit community have an additional incentive.

Once again, Olympia-based Dawkins Charitable Trust is pitching in to Give Local — the annual, three-week online campaign that is hosted by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound that aims to inspire more local giving and highlight the vital community service that nonprofit organizations provide by raising money for 75 benevolent organizations in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties — and giving a boost to the value of every dollar donated to a specific charitable organization.

Here’s how it works: Dawkins Charitable Trust is augmenting donations on a proportional and percentage basis by contributing to its Incentive Fund. Last year, Give Local raised $122,530 from individual donors, and that amount, combined with $40,000 contributed to the Dawkins Charitable Trust’s Incentive Fund, resulted in $162,560 in additional money directed to local community nonprofits.

This year, the Trust has upped the ante by putting $100,000 into its Incentive Fund. The result? If a nonprofit receives five percent of the total donations during Give Local, that nonprofit will receive five percent of the $100,000 Incentive Fund.

According to Norma Schuiteman, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, donors and nonprofit organizations view Give Local as an opportunity to be part of a community-wide movement that celebrates philanthropic giving.

“The incentive grant from the Dawkins Charitable Trust inspires people to give,” she added. “We hope everyone who is able will give local this year and join us in building stronger, more vibrant communities for all.”

Give Local kicked off on October 31 and runs through November 20.

More information is available online here.


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