Nonprofit Registration is Open for Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2020! Save The Date: Giving Day 2020 is February 27th

Nov 26, 2019

(Norwalk, CT) Now is the time for all nonprofits to start registering for Fairfield County’s ultimate day to “give where you live” as Fairfield County’s Community Foundation launches registration for Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest annual philanthropic event! Nonprofits can take advantage of this incredible opportunity by visiting for Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2020, which will be held on February 27, 2020.  Nonprofit organizations that register before December 1st have a chance to win an early bird $500 bonus grant.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation makes it easy for nonprofits to participate. By registering for Giving Day 2020 now, nonprofits will be able to plan for their success with the vast resources offered through online courses and workshops held by the Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence and led by the Community Foundation’s team of experts including a special new series on digital marketing skills.

Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the 7th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day promises to be a day of philanthropy that makes you feel great about the community where you live and work. In just 24-hours, nonprofits from Fairfield County’s 23 cities and towns share their stories of impact, create awareness for their missions, and raise much needed funding to support their causes. In just 24-hours last year, Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019 raised a record-breaking $1,719,685 for 415 nonprofits with 16,575 total gifts.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is possibly my favorite day of the year! Over the past six years, Fairfield County has proven has proven that everyone has the power to give whatever they can to make a difference in our community. A donation of as little as $10, when combined with others, makes a huge impact and creates opportunity throughout the region,” stated Juanita James, President and CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “We encourage all nonprofit organizations to register today and join us on February 27th for Giving Day 2020. When Fairfield County’s nonprofits prosper, our entire community has the opportunity to thrive,” she continues.

All nonprofit organizations throughout the region, large and small, are invited to join in this amazing opportunity to secure donations and increase awareness for their mission. Participants will learn specific steps to take and have access to an online library of resources, including a toolkit, instruction videos and more, to create stories for their Giving Day campaign and beyond. Nonprofit organizations receive training via in-person and online workshops to effectively reach new supporters on Giving Day.

“Fairfield County’s Giving Day has been instrumental in raising funds for equipment for the new INTEMPO technology lab that will give the children in our programs the opportunity to grow and flourish as they pursue their musical passions. Participating in Giving Day, over the years, has been critical for our young organization. We not only learned from the workshops and raised money, but INTEMPO also received impactful county-wide awareness and developed relationships with new donors and volunteers with a love for what we do. Thank you, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, for helping us get closer to our dream, “stated Angie Durrell, Founder and Executive Director, INTEMPO.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day was first initiated in 2014 by the Community Foundation to empower our local nonprofit community and provide any individual the ability to participate in local philanthropy. Since its inception, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with champion sponsor Bank of America, has organized the region’s largest philanthropic day of the year. For six years, hundreds of nonprofits and thousands of community members have joined together in celebration of local philanthropy on Fairfield County’s Giving Day. In total, $7,655,102 has been generously contributed to support the myriad of impactful nonprofit organizations and their programs that support the people and places in the region.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is made possible through generous contributions from local businesses and individuals. The Community Foundation is proud to partner with lead Giving Day 2020 sponsor, Bank of America, for the seventh year in a row. Bank of America’s dedication to this campaign and to the community of nonprofits in Fairfield County elevates Fairfield County’s Giving Day and powers its success. Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s commitment to the community is highlighted by their generosity as Giving Day’s media partner for the fourth consecutive year. Additional Giving Day media sponsors who have philanthropically helped to spread the significance of Giving Day in the past and will continue to do so include Moffly Media; News12 Connecticut; Barrett Outdoor; Star 99.9 and 95.9 The Fox.  Giving Day’s Neighborhood sponsor is Newman’s Own Foundation. Giving Day’s Town Square sponsor is Webster Private Bank. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebecca Mandell, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Senior Development Associate, at 203.750.3241.

The challenge is on! The excitement has begun!  Nonprofit organizations can register today at Deadline for registration is February 1st.


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