More than 400 nonprofits are receiving donations this month from Alaskans sharing their Permanent Fund dividends through Pick. Click. Give., administrators of the program said Friday.
A total of $2.2 million is being distributed this year -- a record amount, according to the program. More than 23,000 people designated more than 37,000 gifts. Under the program, PFD recipients can designate a portion of their dividend to one or more qualifying no-profits.
The top 2012 recipients:
• Beans Cafe: $101,950.
• KSKA/KAKM/APRN: $99,500.
• Food Bank of Alaska: $81,375.
• Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue: $65,100.
• Abused Women's Aid in Crisis Inc.: $59,525.
The amount contributed by Alaskans has increased each year, according to the program. Pick. Click. Give raised $1.5 million in 2011; $927,000 in 2010; and $545,000 in 2009, the program's first year, according to the program.
More information, including a full list of non-profits and the amounts being awarded, is on the program's website: http://www.pickclickgive.org.