July 10, 2023

Coachella Valley Giving Day to Return 2024

Staff & Wire Reports

Coachella Valley Giving Day (CV Giving Day) returns to the Coachella Valley on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. This 24-hour online philanthropic event brings the community together to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. The event is presented by FirstBank, one of the largest privately held banks in the country with a focus on “banking for good,” and the Desert Community Foundation (DCF). In 2023, the inaugural event successfully raised over $369,000 for 159 Coachella Valley nonprofits.

“Last year’s inaugural event raised much-needed funds for charitable organizations and was a wonderful springboard for future giving days,” said Jake Wuest, California Market President at FirstBank. “We look forward to building on the campaign and driving even more support for so many of Coachella Valley’s inspiring nonprofit organizations.”

Nonprofits can register to participate in CV Giving Day at no cost from November 5, 2023, to February 4, 2024. To encourage nonprofit participation, FirstBank, DCF, and other community partners are offering cash incentive prizes.

“CV Giving Day provides a platform for our community to give back and support our essential local nonprofits,” said Mary Panesar, Executive Director at the Desert Community Foundation. “We are grateful for the community’s support during the inaugural year and for FirstBank’s help in making this impactful event possible in the Coachella Valley.”

Early giving will be available from February 5, 2024, allowing donors to contribute to their chosen nonprofits before the official event. Visit www.cvgivingday.org to learn more, register, and donate.

FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963. Today, it’s known as an industry leader in digital banking. It has grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the United States, maintaining more than $28 billion in assets and 100 branch locations across California, Colorado, and Arizona. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist, contributing nearly $85 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com.

Desert Community Foundation is a public charity organization that has been serving the communities of the Coachella Valley since 1999. DCF works to address the core concerns and needs of the region including access to higher education, youth development, housing, health care, animal welfare, and the arts and culture—which are critical to our quality of life. DCF manages multiple charitable funds and stewards more than $115 million in assets. Through its partnerships with local donors, nonprofits, and community members, DCF is dedicated to the promise of creating a strong and prosperous future for the region. For more information, visit https://www.desertfoundation.org/.

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