PFD program generates record amount for Alaska nonprofits

Anchorage Daily News / adn.comOctober 5, 2012 

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.

 

 

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