When Alaskans file for their 2016 Permanent Fund Dividends over the next 10 weeks, they may share part of their earnings with more than 600 nonprofits across Alaska through Pick.Click.Give. This program, created by the Alaska State Legislature with the support of Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage and other partners in 2008, is managed by The Alaska Community Foundation.
Last year, a record 33,421 Alaskans donated almost $3.2 million from their PFDs to 539 nonprofits from around the state — adding up to more than $13 million raised since 2009. A record 640 charitable organizations are taking part in Pick.Click.Give. this year.
Pick.Click.Give. research found that 66.4 percent of Alaskans have knowledge of the program, but just about five percent of Alaskan PFD filers donated in 2015. “With the rise in participation we’ve seen the last few years, we view the promotion as a great way to get even more Alaskans motivated to share a part of their PFD with causes they care about,” said Jason Grenn, Pick.Click.Give manager.
Alaskans have until March 31, 2016 to file for their PFDs. For more information, a complete list of nonprofit organizations participating in Pick.Click.Give. or a copy of the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes rules, visit www.PickClickGive.org.