The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, with help from local donors and fundholders, and in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, has made an initial [...]
On June 15th, more than 50 Northwest Connecticut nonprofits posted giving campaigns to raise funds to meet the challenges of operating amid social distancing and remote work requirements created by Covid-19.
Thanks to your support, all 53 Northwest Corner Gives campaigns met their fundraising goals and received their full dollar-for dollar matches!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation launched Northwest Corner Gives: COVID-19 Relief Grants through the Northwest Corner Gives: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Relief Grants featured crowdsourced gift matching that enabled local nonprofits to set fundraising goals to meet their immediate needs, including operational support.
The Community Foundation guaranteed a grant for 50 percent of each nonprofit goal then matched dollar-for-dollar all gifts until each goal was achieved. Gift matches were made possible by generous gifts from community members, and anonymous, and discretionary Community Foundation funds.