Residents can help their favorite nonprofits raise much needed money this spring by donating in the GiveBIG 2021 campaign, which is taking place now and continues through a 48-hour giving event May 4 and May 5.

Local nonprofits participating include Queen Anne Farmers Market, Picture Perfect Queen Anne, Queen Anne Helpline and Queen Anne Historical Society.

According to its website, GiveBIG was started by the Seattle Foundation in 2011 and transferred to 501 Commons in 2018. Since it is inception, GiveBIG has raised $144 million for nonprofits.

In 2020, 91,618 donations were made to 1,635 nonprofits, according to the website. The donations, combined with donor-advised funds and IRA contributions, matching donations from individuals and companies and other contributions totaled $19.2 million. For more information on GiveBIG go to To see which local nonprofits are participating or what local fundraising pages have been established, visit