The Great Give Returns May 4–5, 2022
20 Towns | 36 Hours | 450+ Nonprofits
Give to Causes You Care About
New Haven, Conn. (April 20, 2022) – In just two weeks on May 4-5, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Great Give returns for its 13th year. This 36-hour community-wide, online giving event benefits local nonprofits serving The Community Foundation’s 20-town region which 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. Donations at www.thegreatgive.org to any of the 450+ participating nonprofits will unlock over $268,000 in prizes and prorated matching funds from sponsors.
Since the first Great Give, more than $17 million has been raised for the Greater New Haven region. There are many returning and some new sponsors in 2022. The two largest sponsors continue to be The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the event’s creator, offering a $100,000 match pool and its affiliate the Valley Community Foundation which is providing a match pool of $20,000. Other returning sponsors include: Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Griswold Home Care, KeyBank Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, Liberty Bank, Branford Community Foundation, Guilford Foundation, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Progreso Latino Fund and Konopacke funds. New sponsors in 2022 include: The Community Foundation’s Black Futures Fund, the Harvest Development Group, Madison Foundation and Next Door restaurant.
A variety of criteria is used to determine hourly prizes during the 36-hour period that starts 8:00 a.m. on May 4 and runs through 8:00 pm on May 5. Advance giving opens on April 25 and counts toward match calculations, but does not count toward hourly prize incentives during the official 36 hours of The Great Give.
Visit www.thegreatgive.org for a list of participating nonprofits, prizes and rules, and to donate on May 4 -5. Follow @cfgnh on Facebook and Twitter for information leading up to and through the event.
About The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in Connecticut is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the U.S. and was established in 1928 as the permanent charitable endowment for New Haven and its surrounding communities of: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. In 2020, The Foundation began implementing a 5-year strategic plan and enacted new mission and vision statements toward expanding opportunity and equity in Greater New Haven. In 2021, it launched Stepping Forward, a $26 million commitment to addressing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing racial equity. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.
For more than three generations, generous local donors have built The Community Foundation’s endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever. As of December 31, 2021, The Foundation’s assets were valued at $871 million after distributing over $35 million in grants and distributions. For more information about The Foundation visit www.cfgnh.org.