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Pick.Click.Give. Pledges Reflect Alaskan Generosity, Economy


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Credit: Alaska Community Foundation

The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) filing season has ended and nonprofits across the state sift through their inboxes to see what the 2018 Pick.Click.Give. (PCG) cycle has yielded.

Now in its 10th year, PCG has paid out over $18.5 million to nearly 1,000 individual nonprofits across the state. As of April 2, Alaskans added an additional $2.5 million to that figure. While Alaskans who have filed for their PFD may add or adjust pledges through August 31, the April report is an accurate reflection of how the philanthropic community will benefit when checks are disbursed in October.

24,155 Alaskans made 41,205 pledges totaling $2,533,575 to 634 nonprofits in 2018. This number reflects a smaller percentage of Alaskans participating in the program since 2015, when the PFD was $2,072. In 2018, the average gift per person totaled $104.89-, a whopping $5.26 more than the average gift per donor of $99.63 in 2015.

While many Alaskans feel the tightening of our state’s economy, those who continue to give are supporting nonprofits at higher rates than years past. This year’s top pledge recipients include public radio, direct services to persons in emergency situations, and animals. 

Below are the top 15 pledge recipients from 2018:

This pledge information was reported from the State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division as of Monday, April 2, 2018. Alaskans can make a first-time pledge or adjust their current pledges until August 31, 2018 at pfd.alaska.gov.

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