Support Non-Profits Region wide April 21 through May 5 for Big Day of Giving

Every year Cool Davis and over 700 non-profit organizations region wide participate in the Big Day of Giving, hoping to raise funds from generous community members. Anyone — friends, family, neighbors, organizations, and businesses – can donate starting April 21 through midnight May 5, 2022, to support the work of Cool Davis in the community. Big Day of Giving (or “Big Dog”) is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year so we go all out to encourage support for Cool Davis and Cool Davis Coalition activities.

Cool Davis has set a goal of $40,000 this year for Big Day of Giving including a $20,000 match fund! Contact our Community Relations committee chair Johannes Troost (johannes2020ATgmail) to register your matching fund pledge by April 11. Your name will be included in our list of Match Fund Donors! Our dedicated Board of Directors is creating individual donation pages and will be on call May 5 to thank our donors as the day progresses.

Give starting April 21!

Thank you Cool Davis Board Member Julie Haney for the fabulous original artwork!

Hope Needs You

Davis must act for the people in our community and around the world who do not have the voice or resources to act but share an even greater portion of the risk. Together we can transform our lifestyles and bring our carbon footprint down to earth for the future of our children, our community, and our planet.

Wellness is at the center of happiness and health! We help each other by sharing our successes with confidence, our challenges with humor, and our solutions with expertise! There’s still time for change, but we must act now! Hope needs you … to act on climate!

Plug In With Us

Watch our social media channels (@cooldaviscity) and #bdog2022 for updates and donate starting April 21!

Put Cool Davis on your “generosity agenda”! Create a Big Day of Giving calendar item!


Our collective accomplishments

  • With community support, Cool Davis staff and board members raised $36,255 on Big Day of Giving in 2021, surpassing our goal of $30,000! See the long list of names of donors from last year!
  • Our newsletter open rate has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year!

Thanks to our work together, the City of Davis is the home of:

  • Nearly 2,100 plug-in, all electric, or fuel cell vehicles (more than double the statewide increase over our campaign period)
  • Over 4,500 rooftop solar systems (more per capita than the leading large city, Honolulu). We reached our campaign goal!

This year, even more action is in the works …

  • Cool Davis will receive the Environmental Recognition Award we were awarded from the City of Davis last year
  • Volunteer experts and university interns have contributed to stellar content around electric heat pumps, sustainability stories, and utility rates and assistance programs!
  • Cool Davis is engaging in some deep thinking around our mission and vision, and how we do community engagement. The board and the household engagement team are working hard to determine how best to respond to our ever-changing realities and do our job even better in the future.
  • Allies and community organizers are planning research out in the community including listening sessions, writing/interview studies, and focus groups

Where will your support go?

Cool Davis operates on the hard work and expertise of scores of volunteers – averaging 5000 hours annually — but we must increase funding to sustain our part-time staff to coordinate volunteers and bring our unrivaled campaigns and Coalition activities to the community!

Our challenge

Our mandate from the City of Davis is to reach 75% of households with climate saving solutions to help achieve our new Climate Emergency goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. We plan to announce our matching fund on Earth Day, April 22, when the Giving Edge hosted website will open for early donations. Over half our revenue comes from individual donors like you.

Give starting April 21 through midnight May 5

Golden 1 Matches All Donations Made with Debit or Credit Card

Golden 1 will proportionally match member contributions UP TO $100,000!* On Big Day of Giving, your donation can make an even bigger impact. Here’s how it works:

1. Go to on Thursday, May 5.
2. Choose the organizations you want to support. More than 700 local nonprofits are participating!
3. Donate using your Golden 1 debit or credit card.
4. We’ll proportionally match member donations up to $100,000!

We’re stronger together and our local nonprofits are stronger with our shared contributions. Last year, members donated almost $815,000 – we’re excited to see how much greater our contributions and impact are this year!

Visit to set a reminder for May 5, make your donation, and follow along with the donation ticker!


Thank you Cool Davis Board Member Julie Haney for the fabulous original artwork!

For general information about Cool Davis fundraising, email

For tons of great ideas on how to reduce your household gas emissions, visit us at or email our Help Desk at

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