Top 10 Pick.Click.Give. Recipients
Program brings in more than $2.7 million for Alaska nonprofits from more than 26,000 donors
Fantastic news for Alaskan nonprofits. Despite an uncertain state economy and a new Permanent Fund Dividend model, Alaskans have once again proven their generosity by pledging $2.7 million dollars to 668 Alaskan nonprofit organizations. 4.8% of Alaskans who filed for a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) elected to give through the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Giving program, demonstrating that Alaskans continue to give to the causes they care about in their local communities and across the state.
The Alaska Department of Revenue reports that 26,128 Alaskans made 44,136 individual charitable gifts totaling $2,702,450 from their 2017 PFDs. Although this a slight decrease from our record years in 2015 and 2016, Alaskan generosity continues to shine through in challenging times. “We are inspired by the generosity Alaskans have shown this year and want to say thank you to everyone who gave through Pick.Click.Give. This shows tremendous support for all the great work our nonprofit organizations are doing across the state,” said Sofia Fouquet, the Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager at the Alaska Community Foundation.
2017 has been a good year for public radio, basic services, social justice, and pets. The top 10 2017 Pick.Click.Give. pledge recipients are as follows:
KSKA KAKM APRN Alaska Public Media
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands $125,625
Beans Cafe The Children’s Lunchbox
Food Bank of Alaska
Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis Inc. AWAIC
Catholic Social Services Brother Francis Shelter Clare House $65,225
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue
Friends of Pets
ACLU of Alaska Foundation
KSKA ranked at the top of the chart with $125,950 in pledges from 1,656 donors, followed closely by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest at $125,625 from 1,705 donors. KSKA’s total surmounted that of Planned Parenthood by only $325.
The top 10 Pick.Click.Give. recipients often repeat themselves from year to year. In 2017, however, we see a newcomers to the list: ACLU Alaska Foundation. Up from $10,875 from 155 donors in 2016, this nonprofit received $33,550 in 2017 from 499 individual recipients. That’s a percentage change of over 200% in both donor and pledge amounts.
The listed pledges are as reported from the State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division as of Monday, April 3, 2017. Alaskans can make a first-time pledge or adjust their current pledges until August 31, 2017