Announcing The Great Give® 2015

Begins May 5th 8:00 am EDT and ends May 6th at 8:00 pm. Support Greater New Haven's nonprofits and help them win thousands of dollars in matching funds and prizes.

A 36-Hour Giving Event to Raise Money for Greater New Haven and Valley Nonprofits

Begins May 5th 8:00 am EDT and ends May 6th at 8:00 pm

The Great Give® 2015 starts 8:00 AM on May 5 and runs through 8:00 PM on May 6th.

New Haven, CT (April 14, 2015) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announces The Great Give® 2015, The Foundation's sixth community-wide online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. Over a 36-hour period from May 5 at 8:00 am to May 6 at 8:00 pm, gifts made to over 400 participating nonprofits will make them eligible to win thousands of dollars in matching funds and prizes. Grand prizes will be awarded to the nonprofits that attract the most 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 additional funds by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley Community Foundation and other generous community sponsors. A list of complete rules, grant prizes and the participating nonprofits is online at www.thegreatgive.org.

The Great Give® is the annual giving online event on 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 approximately $3Million to local nonprofits. Donors wishing to support their favorite cause or charity can visit giveGreater.org® to find information on local nonprofits, including their mission, governance, programs, financials and community impact. Donors can also stay connected by visiting www.facebook.com/givegreater and following @givegreater on Twitter. The Great Give® 2015 is being held in conjunction with Give Local America's day of giving.

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded over $22 million in grants and distributions in 2014 from an endowment of more than $460 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 www.giveGreater.org® 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, Woodbridge. For more information about The Community Foundation visit www.cfgnh.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnh or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh.

Contact:
Tricia Caldwell
Communications Manager
203-777-7090
tcaldwell@cfgnh.org