Get Your Give On with The Great Give®: May 2-3, 2017

Get Your Give On with The Great Give®: May 2-3, 2017

The Great Give
Get Your Give On with The Great Give® 2017! Starts 8:00 AM on May 2nd. Ends 8:00 PM on May 3rd. Gifts to Connecticut’s Greater New Haven and Valley-serving nonprofits are eligible to be matched. More than 435 nonprofits are participating; visit for details. Photo by Kathleen Cei

New Haven, CT (April 11, 2017) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) announces The Great Give® 2017, The Foundation’s eighth community-wide online giving event to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Valley. 

Over a 36-hour period starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 2 and ending at 8:00 p.m. on May 3, gifts made to more than 435 participating nonprofits will be eligible to be matched; more than $182,000 in matching funds and prizes is available. A list of participating nonprofits, eligibility criteria for prizes and rules is online at

Grand prizes will be awarded to the nonprofits that attract the greatest number of individual donors ($15,000); get the greatest number of new donors ($10,000); raise the most money ($5,000); and more. Gifts will be matched on a pro-rated basis with funds by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. Additional sponsors of the event include Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Liberty Bank Foundation, Pirie Associates, and; each is offering a competitive prize. 

New matching gift incentives have been added this year, including the NextGen Power Hour Match ($5,000) during which The Foundation will distribute prorated matching funds for all gifts made by donors born between 1974-1989; and The Konopacke Match, a matching pool ($5,000) to inspire giving to participating nonprofit animal shelters made possible by The Konopacke Fund at The Foundation.  Additional features for donors have been added.

The Great Give® is the annual giving online event on®, a local resource for learning and giving created in 2010 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut. Since its beginning,® has distributed more than $5 Million to local nonprofits as a result of direct contributions on the site and giving day challenges. Donors wishing to support their favorite cause or charity can visit® to find information on nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Valley, including their mission, governance, programs, financials and community impact. Donors can also stay connected by visiting and following @givegreater on Twitter

About The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded over $30 million in grants and distributions in 2016 from charitable assets of more than $500 million and composed of hundreds of individually named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by taking measures to improve student achievement, create healthy families in New Haven, promote local philanthropy through® and The Great Give®, and encourage better understanding of the region. 

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s 20-town service area includes: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. Visit for more information about The Foundation.


Kathleen Cei
Communications Officer     
Ratasha Smith
Communications Officer


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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