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Great Give® 2014

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7, friends of The Connection can help us raise much needed matching grant funding from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation by making a donation of $25 or more through the Great Give® 2014 online giving challenge. Only donations made between May 6 at 8:00 a.m. and May 7, at 8:00 p.m., will be eligible for the matching grant funding.

Follow this link to be a part of the Great Give® 2014 and DONATE NOW.
Matching grants from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will be applied to any donations made by people living throughout the United States and world.

Matching grants from the Valley Community Foundation will be awarded for contributions by donors who live or work in the Lower Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford.

This year, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has set aside a matching pool of $55,000. All donations made during the 36-hour Great Give® period will receive a prorated portion of the match pool. For example, if the total amount of donations made to participating nonprofits is $350,000, then each $1.00 donated will be eligible for a 14 cent increase. ($50,000 pool divided by $350,000 = 14%). The Valley Community Foundation has set aside a matching pool of $20,000. All donations made by donors living or working in the Valley during the 36-hour period of The Great Give® 2014 will be similarly prorated. Thus, if the total amount raised is $60,000 then a $1.00 donation will be increased by 33 cents ($20,000 pool divided by $60,000 = 33%).

The Great Give® 2014 initiative is part of a national day of local giving called Give Local America, which celebrates the centennial anniversary of community foundations. Through this initiative we join with more than 100 communities in this national day of giving to support local nonprofits.

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