giveGreater.org®

giveGreater.org® is an online, searchable database of nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley that was launched in 2010 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The site has several goals: to increase the amount of giving to local nonprofit organizations and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the region by increasing visibility and transparency.

Visit giveGreater.org®to research a local nonprofit, learn about the issues and opportunities facing Greater New Haven that local nonprofits address or to make a gift online.

giveGreater.org® was the first of its kind to provide comprehensive profiles of area nonprofits on a single site along with a capability for donors to make gifts. The profiles contain information from several sources and are searchable by name, geography or interest area. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, $10 Million+ has been distributed in new and matching funds since the launch of giveGreater.org in 2010.

The Great Give® 2020 took place May 5-6, 2020. Read the results here.

Each year, nonprofits with profiles on giveGreater.org® are eligible to win thousands of dollars in grant prizes during The Great Give® — a 36-hour online giving event supported with matching and prize funds from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. Other sponsors have included Liberty Bank Foundation, Griswold Home Care, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, KeyBank Foundation and NewAlliance Foundation.

For Donors

Great Information
Comprehensive information on 400+ nonprofit organizations

Rich Resource
giveGreater.org® users reported that they would use the site to research organizations in the future

Easy to Use
giveGreater.org® users who made gifts on the site said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall experience

Maximize Your Giving
Donors using giveGreater.org® found the opportunity to maximize their gift during The Great Give® giving challenges to be important

For Nonprofits

No Cost, Little Time
A giveGreater.org® profile is free. There is no cost to maintain a profile and no monthly fee for online giving access. Nonprofits report spending an average of 6 hours creating a profile.

The Great Give®
Nonprofits with a giveGreater.org® profile are eligible to participate in The Great Give®. The Great Give® has all the pieces of a successful fundraiser:

  • Urgency (it’s 36 hours)
  • Matching gift incentives (proven time and again to spur giving)
  • Competition for prizes (fun and friendly)

But that’s really only a fraction of what being part of The Great Give® does for nonprofits. Beyond the money raised during the event, nonprofits receive many benefits from participation, including exposure and new donors

Multiple Uses
giveGreater.org® nonprofit organizations report using their profiles to apply for grant funding. Others use it as an outreach tool or for Board and staff orientation

If you are a nonprofit and already have a profile, make sure it's up-to-date. If you are a donor and don't see a favorite local nonprofit listed on the site, or you are a nonprofit organization that would like to create a profile, please contact Stephanie Chung at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven at 203-777-7077.

Nonprofits wishing to participate in The Great Give® must have a profile on giveGreater.org® or register to participate.

How can we help?

Jackie Downing

Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness

203-777-7072

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How can we help?

Sharon Cappetta

Director of Development

203-777-7071

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