Good News About the Valley – The Great Give® 2020 is Coming!

Last year, during an exciting 36-hour period, our community united as one to achieve the same goal: strengthen local nonprofit organizations and the services they provide. More than $1.8 million was raised as a result of approximately 12,000 donors giving 17,000+ gifts for the benefit of nearly 400 participating nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley. On May 5-6, 2020, our community will come together again for the common good during The Great Give®. 

What You Can Do: 

Ask your employer if the company would consider being a sponsor of the event. Contact our office at 203-751-9162 for details. Own your own business? Consider creating a special named prize that benefits select nonprofits serving the Valley or that provide similar services. Help your favorite local nonprofit by becoming a Peer2Peer fundraiser and networking with your friends to help the nonprofit win prize money.

Make sure your favorite nonprofit is registered to participate. Approximately $175,000 is up for grabs in matching funds and prizes, but eligible nonprofits must register in advance. There is no cost to participate and there are plenty of free trainings available to help nonprofits succeed. Click here to register.

If you are a VCF donor advised fund holder, be sure to take advantage of special giving incentives through your fund. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. 

If you’re active on social media, please share our event announcements with your friends using #TheGreatGive and be on the lookout for the return of #gGTheAcorn. 

The Great Give® was created by our partner in philanthropy The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and has been sponsored by the Valley Community Foundation since its inception. It’s a fun way to support local nonprofits doing work that is important to you. Get ready to Get Your Give On!  


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