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Greater New Haven Great Give: May 1-May 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

April 2, 2018

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What is The Great Give®?

The Great Give® is the ninth major community-wide giving event benefiting Greater New Haven's nonprofits and occurring over an intense 36 hours from 8:00 AM on May 1 to 8:00 PM on May 2, 2018. The Great Give® was created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven through its online resource known as® to strengthen nonprofits serving Greater New Haven by advancing knowledge about their work and increasing giving to their organizations. More than $6 Million has been raised since The Great Give® began.


 The Great Give Dollars At Work in Our Community





Q. When is The Great Give®?

The Great Give® runs from May 1-May 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


Q. Who can donate?

Any individual with a valid credit card and access to the internet may donate; individuals must be responsible for the credit card used and authorized to use it.


Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

Contributions may be made via MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit and debit cards; credit and debit card gifts are eligible to receive matching funds (see Terms of Service for details). Checks can be accepted by participating nonprofits and can be listed as an offline gift, but will not be counted toward prize and match calculations. Exception: checks of $500 or greater received by a nonprofit and which are used as match incentives for the event may be counted toward match and prize calculations awarded by The Foundation if a copy of the "matching challenge check" is submitted to The Community Foundation by 5:00 p.m. April 30, 2018 (see Terms of Service for details).


Q. How will the donations be reported on my credit card statement?

All gifts made during The Great Give® 2018 are gifts to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that will be distributed to the organization you selected. Your credit card statement will reflect a gift to The Community Foundation as GreatGive2018 followed by The Community Foundation’s telephone number.


Q. Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, a minimum donation of $5 is required to be counted towards grant prize eligibility.


Q. Are donations tax-deductible?

Donations through the The Great Give® online portal for the benefit of charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-100% tax deductible and irrevocable and will be for the unrestricted use of your chosen charity. A donor cannot receive any goods or services in exchange for their gift. Donations will be received and receipted by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.


Q. Are there restrictions on the use of money raised for nonprofits as a result of The Great Give®?

The Great Give® 2018 gifts are considered unrestricted gifts; therefore, grants by The Foundation to participating nonprofits are for general operating support.


Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made for the benefit of a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly as a grant from The Community Foundation via direct deposit.


Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

Credit card transaction and third-party processing fees will be deducted from each donation during The Great Give® 2018 as follows:

  • 4.2% plus $.30 on gifts up to $1,000

  • 2.2% plus $20.30 on gifts over $1,000

The Community Foundation does not receive any revenue from the transaction or processing fees and provides the online giving day platform and training to nonprofit organizations as a free service.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will have access to all of the contact information you provide when you make a donation. The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name, address and email address. This information is used to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities that may be of interest to you.


Q. Do I need to create an a