Countdown to The Great Give® 

Welcome to The Great Give® 

A 36-hour online-giving event to benefit nonprofits serving The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's 20-town region: 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.

The event starts at 8:00 am on May 2 and ends at 8:00 pm on May 3.

Nonprofit registration is open  

If your nonprofit is profiled on®, your organization is automatically registered to participate.

Don't have a profile?  REGISTER HERE by April 14 to participate. 

Why participate?

The Great Give® has all the pieces of a successful fundraiser: 

• urgency (it’s only 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 their Great Give participation.

Here are three benefits:

Exposure for your nonprofit and greater appreciation of your impact. Time is well spent on creating a profile. Over the past year, the site where profiles are hosted ( has been visited over 90,000 times. Half of these visits were during The Great Give®, and donors use it year-round to learn about your work.

New Donors 35% of donors in 2016 report making their first gift to a nonprofit during The Great Give®. Getting somebody to give the first time is a huge accomplishment, and the first step toward cultivating your next major donor. The Great Give® can be an effective low-cost donor acquisition tool.

Millennial Supporters 52% of users are between 25-44 - that's why The Great Give® is a good way to connect to the next generation of supporters looking for the nonprofits that inspire them.

Discover the nonprofits already participating by selecting a category below. 

Support arts and culture

Promote civic vitality

Provide quality education

Protect the environment

Ensure health and wellnessNurture children and youth

Meet basic needs

Boost economic success

Care of animals

Presenting Sponsors
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