Are You Up for the Day of Giving Challenge?

This year we’ve pivoted to working from home, documenting a pandemic, diversifying our collection content and our profession, holding virtual conferences, and navigating a serious economic downturn.

Through it all, more than 1,000 archivists have supported the work of the SAA Foundation—work that includes funding research and project grants, diversifying the profession through the Mosaic Scholarship program, providing travel grants for attendance at the SAA Annual Meeting and, of course, supporting colleagues experiencing acute financial hardship via the Archival Workers Emergency Fund.

On Tuesday, December 1—the Day of Giving—you can add your support for this important work! 

Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of generosity and philanthropy for nonprofit organizations. On this day, people all over the world are encouraged to make a gift supporting the causes that are most important to them. If you participate in Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider making a gift to the SAA Foundation.

A message from SAA Foundation Board member JoyEllen Williams about the importance of the Foundation’s work on behalf of the archives profession.

And by donating to the SAA Foundation on December 1, you’ll unlock a match from the SAA Foundation Board of Directors of $7,736!  [UPDATE: The match is now $8,236!]

That’s right—for every dollar donated on Tuesday, December 1, Foundation Board members have created a matching pool that will double your donation!

Review the Foundation’s funds here.

Are you up for the challenge of supporting the profession and archivists in 2021? As we look to a future committed to a strong, active, and agile profession, we also look to you for support at any amount that is comfortable for you.  Thank you!

P.S. Donations to the SAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. Did you know that you can deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions in 2020, even if you don’t itemize on your income tax return? Read more from the New York Times here.