Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Introducing giveGreater cards and 24 hour special giving incentive

24-HOUR INCENTIVE ANNOUNCED: From 7 p.m. Nov. 7 to 7p.m Nov. 8, donors who order a giveGreater card valued at $100 (or more) will receive an extra $100 card

NEW HAVEN - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent endowment, announces the creation of giveGreater cards as part of its I Give It Forward 2011 campaign to increase giving to the region's nonprofits.
GiveGreater cards are virtual cards that can be obtained by making an online donation to The Community Foundation on its website www.cfgnh.org; cards can used as thank yous, birthday or holiday presents or to commemorate a special occasion. giveGreater card recipients can redeem their card by going to www.giveGreater.org® and designating the value of their card to any of the local nonprofits on the site.

To incentivize donors to support local nonprofits in this new way, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is offering a 24-hour special:  From 7 p.m. Nov. 7 to 7 p.m Nov. 8, donors who go to The Foundation's website at www.cfgnh.org and order a giveGreater card valued at $100 (or more) will receive an extra $100 card.

"I Give It Forward is our twist on the age old idea that you should give back to the person who has helped you.  Instead, we are encouraging people to give it forward to build a stronger community for us all," said Will Ginsberg, President & CEO of The Community Foundation.

giveGreater.org® is an online resource that was launched by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in 2010 to help people find, learn about and give to local nonprofits.  giveGreater cards will be available starting on November 7 through December 31, 2011 in $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1000 denominations at The Community Foundation's website www.cfgnh.org. Cards must be redeemed on www.giveGreater.org by March 31, 2012; details are on the website.

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, millions of dollars each year are distributed from an endowment of $330 million in more than 800 named funds at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation works toward building a stronger community by: taking measures to improve student achievement, including partnering with the City of New Haven and Yale University to create New Haven Promise which promotes college education as an aspiration and provides graduates college scholarships; serving as the lead for New Haven Healthy Start, a federally funded program to improve maternal health and reduce the infant mortality rate; working with various groups to grow and deepen the impact of their philanthropy; identifying and supporting grassroots leadership; and strengthening nonprofits and promoting philanthropy through technical assistance programs, a new online knowledge and giving resource known as www.giveGreater.org, and raising awareness about community issues at www.cfgnh.org/learn.

Donors interested in learning more about their charitable giving options through The Community Foundation are encouraged to contact Angela Powers at apowers@cfgnh.org or 203-777-7068. For more information, visit www.cfgnh.org or www.facebook.com/cfgnh .

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed by the Community Foundation. It is unedited here.

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