The 260 Change Fund is participating in The Big Payback, a 24- hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them. This is the first year that the 260 Change Fund is taking part in the event.
Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, our region’s dedicated day of giving begins at midnight on Wednesday, May 2 and runs for 24 hours. Once the clock starts, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org/260ChangeFund and make donations to the 260 Change Fund and other participating nonprofits - including schools and religious institutions - serving the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.
Donors can view and select from participating organizations based on location and focus area, such as education, health care, animals, the environment and more, and support multiple nonprofits with gifts from $10 and up.
“Developing a culture of philanthropy in communities of color is important to us, and we’re thankful for the ability to grow awareness and support of our Fund through the Big Payback,” said Isaac Addae, Founder of the 260 Change Fund. “The contributions received through the Big Payback will help us support organizations engaging in philanthropic efforts across Nashville.”
During the past four years of giving days, The Big Payback has made a tremendous impact on the Middle Tennessee community, helping raise more than $9.3 million for area organizations.
Gifts from the public during The Big Payback are boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, which provide multiple opportunities for the 260 Change Fund to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The real-time leaderboard hosted on TheBigPayback.org tracks donations and creates additional excitement surrounding the day.
“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun, and meaningful way for us to show our local pride, give back, and make an enormous impact in the process.”
For more information, visit TheBigPayback.org.
The 260 Change Fund envisions a thriving community that possesses a sustainable culture of giving through collective philanthropy made possible by unifying resources and empowering agents of change.