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Alaskans made 41,205 pledges totaling $2,533,575 to 634 nonprofits


April 04, 2018
Wednesday AM

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) filing season has ended and nonprofits across the state are sifting through their inboxes to see what the 2018 Pick.Click.Give. cycle has yielded.

Now in its 10th year, Pick.Click.Give. 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, 2018, the April report is an accurate reflection of how the philanthropic community will benefit when checks are disbursed in October. 

This year, 24,155 Alaskans made 41,205 pledges totaling $2,533,575 to 634 nonprofits. 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, amounting to $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. 

Alaskans can make a first-time pledge or adjust their current pledges until August 31, 2018 at

The program is run by The Alaska Community Foundation in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage, and the State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF)



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