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Support nearly 500 nonprofits through Give Day Tampa Bay on May 2

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Give Day Tampa Bay on Tuesday, May 2 is a 24-hour, online charitable giving challenge designed to help area nonprofits get much-needed support, and raise awareness of the good work they do in the community.

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 2, local residents are encouraged to visit to support causes ranging from education to the environment to animal welfare to the arts. With nearly 500 nonprofits registered, anyone can find a nonprofit that’s working to create a better community in an area that matches his passions.

It’s the fourth year that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has hosted the event, which raised more than $2 million for nearly 600 Tampa Bay area nonprofits last year.

“Give Day Tampa Bay is an opportunity for people who want to help, but may not know how they can support local nonprofits,” said Marlene Spalten, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “During the 24 hours of Give Day, there’s a focus on the collective power of giving and doing good together to make a positive impact on our community.”

This year, the minimum donation is $5, which provides additional opportunities for donors to give to more than one nonprofit, since donors are often passionate about more than one cause. It’s simple to give during Give Day Tampa Bay. Visit on May 2 and find the nonprofit(s) to support from the list of participating organizations.

All donations are tax-deductible and will remain in the Tampa Bay area. Nonprofits from Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties have registered to participate in Give Day this year. All of the money donated on Give Day — less a small credit card processing fee — will be given to the nonprofit for which it is intended. The Community Foundation does not keep any money donated on Give Day.

New this year is the opportunity for donors to make a secure pledge in advance of May 2. From April 18-May 1, online donations made to an organization’s page will count toward the leaderboard and the overall event totals.

Donations from the public will be boosted with funds from corporate sponsors of Give Day, with a prize pool of nearly $50,000 that gives nonprofits the chance to win monetary awards and prizes based on their day’s donations.

WEDU PBS will stream Give Day live on and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2. The live web stream will include interviews with representatives from many of the nonprofits participating in Give Day, along with presentations and demonstrations.

About Give Day Tampa Bay

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge designed to help Tampa Bay area nonprofits get much-needed support and raise awareness for the good work they do in the community. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Give Day returns May 2, 2017, with the opportunity to donate to hundreds of nonprofits operating across Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Over the past four years, nearly $5 million has been raised for local nonprofits, and that money has stayed right here in the Tampa Bay area.

About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisers, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award more than $190 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.

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