Preliminary figures from the
Rasmuson Foundation show over $33,000 from 456 donations have been pledged to
Kodiak non-profits through the Pick Click Give program. Pick Click Give allows
Alaskans to donate all or part of their Permanent Fund Dividend to one or more charities.
According to an announcement Tuesday, the program has raised $2.2 million statewide this year, which is 10 percent
above the Rasmuson Foundation's goal of $2 million. It's nearly 50 percent more
than the amount raised in 2011.
Over 23,000 Alaskans donated this
year, each giving an average of $95.
There are only eight Kodiak
non-profits participating directly in Pick Click Give this year, though Kodiak
will benefit from donations made to statewide organizations such as the Food
Bank of Alaska, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Red Cross.
Though the figures could change
between now and PFD time, the Kodiak Public Library Association, which is
trying to raise money for a new library, has received 72 pledges for a total of
nearly $9,000. The Human Society of Kodiak, which runs the Kodiak Animal
Shelter, has received 139 pledges for $8,275. We have a list of participating
Kodiak non-profits and the contributions they've received, after the jump.
Meanwhile, Representative Alan Austerman said
in an announcement that some non-profits have lately opted out of Pick Click
Give because of a mandatory audit requirement for organizations with more than
$250,000 in annual revenue. He said HB302 passed the House last month, which
would remove the mandatory audit. He said if the Senate passes the bill, he
expects to see a longer list of organizations participating next year.
Preliminary Donations for Kodiak:
Kodiak Public Library Association (72 pledges, $8,900)
Humane Society of Kodiak (139 pledges, $8,275)
The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository (61
Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corporation (57 pledges, $3,075)
Kodiak Maritime Museum (36 pledges, $3,000)
Kodiak Arts Council (32 pledges, $2,650)
Baranov Museum (31 pledges, $2,175)
Island Trails Network (28 pledges, $1,600)