The Big Payback this year will raise money for 964 nonprofits in 35 Middle Tennessee counties
Spring Hill Home Page | April 16, 2019
A record number of area nonprofits are busy preparing in a big way for The Big Payback’s sixth annual, 24-hour online giving day. A total of 964 Middle Tennessee nonprofits including schools and religious institutions from 35 counties will be participating in The Big Payback, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, on Thursday, May 2. The record total includes 118 organizations representing 23 counties that will be participating in The Big Payback for the first time. Categories include human services, education, community improvement, arts and culture, youth development, animal welfare, health, housing and shelter, and the environment. The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day designed to give the public the opportunity to pay back the nonprofits that make this a place we are proud to call home. Starting at midnight on May 2, there is 24 hours to make donations to a wide swath of participating local nonprofits at TheBigPayback.org. In its first five events, The Big Payback has helped organizations raise more than $12.5 million in donations as well as foster an impressive 24,716 first-time gifts, making possible awareness of and solutions to pressing needs in our community. Last year’s event raised a record of more than $3.1 million in donations, from 22,071 total gifts.