Giving Tuesday

In process of updating this information.

This year, on December 1st, from 6 AM to 8 PM, PST, you can choose to give to Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens through Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday, which was initially started in 2011, refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season – a time when people are usually spending a lot of money on family and on themselves. This movement encourages people to give some money to those who need it most.

Amazingly, in 2018 alone, Giving Tuesday surpassed a billion dollars in donations. This day helps nonprofits by increasing awareness for great causes, supporter involvement, and by helping them to spread their message.

If you are a nonprofit organization, you should really be looking to take advantage of Giving Tuesday by getting as many donations as possible. There will be a lot of nonprofits fighting for attention on such a big day, so you will want to make sure your organization is at the top of the list for many. Exploring the fundraising ideas for nonprofits on GoFundMe is a good place to start.

Go to to see a full list of organizations. Actually you can start now, selecting your favorite organizations, and the payment won’t go through until December 3rd. You can use e-check, credit or debit cards. Gifts of stock are also possible by contacting the Community Foundation staff (

Here is how to Do it – open this for instructions.