Valley Community Foundation is back as a major sponsor of The Great Give May 1st – 2nd

The Great Give® is back! The 36-hour online giving event takes place May 1st and 2nd throughout the Valley and Greater New Haven.

VCF to provide $25,000 in matching funds and prizes
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Derby, Conn. (April 30, 2018) --The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is once again supporting The Great Give® 2018, the ninth community-wide online giving event created by its partner in philanthropy, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The giving event raises funds for local nonprofits serving the 20-town region spanning the Greater New Haven region, which includes the Valley, over a fun, 36-hour period starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 1 and ending at 8:00 p.m. on May 2.

Gifts made to the over 480 participating nonprofits will be eligible for more than $240,000 in matching funds and prizes. As the second largest sponsor of the giving event, VCF has set aside a matching pool of $20,000. All donations made during The Great Give® 2018 by Valley donors to participating nonprofits will receive a prorated portion of the match pool.

In addition to the VCF matching pool, there are a number of prizes for Valley donors, which include prizes for the greatest number of Valley donors ($2,000), greatest number of new Valley donors ($2,000), five Early Bird Prizes ($1,000), Valley Early Bird New Donor Prize ($250), Valley Early Bird Dollars Raised Prize ($250) and two Valley Lucky Draw Prizes ($250).

Longtime sponsor, the Liberty Bank Foundation has also provided two $1,000 prizes this year: one to the Valley organization working in Basic Needs and the other to the Valley organization working in Youth or Education. Both prize-winning Valley organizations must have the greatest number of unique donors between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on May 2 for their specific issue area.

New sponsor, BADS SONS Beer Co. has also provided an additional $1,000 prize to the Valley organization with the greatest number of donors between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 2.

About The Great Give®

The Great Give® is the annual online giving event through®, 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,® has distributed more than $6 Million to local nonprofits as a result of direct contributions on the site and giving day challenges. Donors wishing to support their favorite cause or charity can visit® to find information on nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Valley, including their mission, governance, programs, financials and community impact. Donors can also stay connected by visiting and following @givegreater on Twitter.

About The Valley Community Foundation

Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (TCF), to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton and receives funding from The Gates Fund and other preference funds at TCF.