The Great Give Returns May 4–5, 2021

A time to join others in supporting Greater New Haven’s local nonprofit community

New Haven, Conn. (April 16, 2021) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Great Give® is back for its 12th year and will take place on May 4 – 5, 2021. This community-wide, online giving event benefits local nonprofits serving The Community Foundation’s 20-town region spanning Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Donations at to any of the nearly 450 participating nonprofits will unlock over $215,000 in prizes and prorated matching funds from sponsors.

As in year’s past, several sponsors are supporting this year’s event; the two largest sponsors are 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.

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The Great Give starts 8:00 a.m. on May 4 and ends 8:00 p.m. on May 5. Advance giving starts April 23. Visit for details.

More matches and prize awards are being offered by returning sponsors: Bank of America Charitable Foundation ($10,000 Arts Matter Match pool to inspire giving to visual and performing arts organizations), KeyBank Foundation ($7,500 in matching funds and incentives to inspire giving to a select group of nonprofits which are active with the Urban Nonprofit Network), NewAlliance Foundation ($10,000 match pool to inspire giving to organizations that support literacy), Liberty Bank ($2,000 match pool for the Greater New Haven organizations working in Housing and Homelessness and $1,000 match pool for the Valley-based organizations working in basic needs, Branford Community Foundation ($500 to two randomly drawn Branford-based organizations attracting 30 or more Branford-resident donors) and Guilford Foundation ($500 to two randomly drawn Guilford-based organizations attracting 30 or more Guilford-resident donors).

In addition to the above, The Community Foundation’s Konopacke Fund is providing a matching pool of $10,000 to inspire giving to participating independent, nonprofit animal shelters.

The Progreso Latino Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, another returning sponsor, is providing a matching pool of $10,000 to inspire giving to Latinx serving organizations with Latinx representation at the Executive Leadership level and with an annual budget of less than $500,000.

Additional prizes for nonprofits based on varied criteria will be awarded throughout the course of the 36 hour campaign and range from $250 to $5,000. Visit for a complete 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, including video shorts of a number of participating nonprofits. Advance giving starts April 23.

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, 2020, The Foundation’s assets were valued at more than $720 million. For more information about The Foundation visit