Let’s Do This Together! Join your neighbors on May 1-2 for The Great Give

Let’s Do This Together! Join your neighbors on May 1-2 for The Great Give

  • Make an impact among hundreds of participating nonprofits 
  • Visit www.thegreatgive.org to get started

New Haven, Conn. (March 27, 2019) - The Great Give®, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s community-wide online giving event is back for its tenth year! Starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 1 and ending at 8:00 p.m. on May 2, gifts made to hundreds of participating nonprofits will be eligible for more than $210,000 in matching funds and prizes. Over 36 hours, our community will raise funds for local nonprofits serving the 20-town region spanning Greater New Haven, the Valley and the Shoreline. In 2018, more than $1.7 million was raised, making it the most successful year for The Great Give®.

Grand prizes ranging from $15,000 to $1,000 will be awarded to the nonprofits that attract the greatest number of unique donors; get the greatest number of new donors; raise the most money; in addition to competitive hourly prizes and more. Visit www.thegreatgive.org for a growing list of participating nonprofits, prizes and rules and to give on May 1-2. Gifts made during The Great Give® on www.thegreatgive.org will be matched on a pro-rated basis with funds provided by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. The Valley Community Foundation, has committed $26,500 in matching funds and prizes.

New in 2019, in recognition of The Community Foundation hosting its tenth Great Give, a $10,000 prize will be awarded to the participating nonprofit with the greatest number of gifts from unique donors between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on May 1. Also new, the Guilford Foundation and the Branford Community Foundation are offering a $1,000 prize each for organizations based in their towns.

Returning sponsors of The Great Give®:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is offering a $2,500 prize to the organization working in Health and Wellness and based in New Haven with the greatest number of unique donors. In addition, Alexion will contribute $5,000 to the general match pool.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation is providing a matching pool of $5,000 for performing arts organizations.

Liberty Bank Foundation is offering two prizes, totaling $3,000 to the organization working in Housing and Homelessness ($2,000) and to the Valley-based organization working in Basic Needs ($1,000) with the greatest number of unique donors between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on May 2.

The Taproom at Bad Sons Beer Co. is serving a Charity Tap, where part of the proceeds from each sale will be pooled then donated to a select Valley-based organization.

More prizes are expected to be announced. Click here to see the most current list.

To inquire about becoming a sponsor of The Great Give®, contact Jackie Downing at jdowning@cfgnh.org. Click here to see sponsorship opportunities.

Nonprofits can register to participate in The Great Give® until April 12. Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits or have a 501(c)(3) sponsor and that are headquartered and/or provide services in at least one of the twenty towns served by The Community Foundation.

Advance gifts can be made for The Great Give® beginning April 19 at 8:00 a.m. Advance gifts will count toward grand prize calculations, but will not be counted toward hourly prize incentives.

The Great Give® is the annual online giving event through giveGreater.org®, 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, giveGreater.org® has distributed more than $8 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 giveGreater.org® 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 www.facebook.com/givegreater or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/givegreater.

About The Community Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven gave $34.6 million in grants and distributions in 2018. The endowment was valued at approximately $570 million at year end 2018 and is composed of hundreds of individually named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by leading on issues and supporting donors and nonprofits in creating a community of opportunity for all. The Foundation'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, Woodbridge. For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.cfgnh.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnh or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh.


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