Fairfield County’s Giving Day - March 9, 2017
A powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition to benefit area non-profit agencies
March 9, 2017 - Remember the date and donate online on March 9th
Won’t you help make a difference in a someone’s life?
Fairfield County's Community Foundation has organized and is running Giving Day (https://fcgives.org) for many worthy charities
Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites our community around local causes close to your heart. Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results: $1,246,964 donated by 11,000+ individuals.
For more information visit https://fcgives.org
HOW TO GIVE?
All you have to do is go to this site on March 9th to make a donation:
A donation form will automatically appear a minute after midnight on March 9th.
As you scroll down the page, there will be a section entitled “Search by Categories” which will list of all the eligible agencies to whom you may donate.
In order to donate, you will need to enter the agency to whom you would like to donate, your donation amount, your contact information and credit card number.
ABOUT FAIRFIELD COUNTY’S COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Serving Connecticut Charities Since 1992
We bring you together with other passionate people, charities, and trusted resources to create lasting change in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
As a trusted community leader, we invite to the table leading experts, bold leaders and far-sighted funders to work together on solving our region’s challenges.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?
Community foundations are one of the fastest-growing sectors of philanthropy in the United States. They are tax-exempt, place-based public charities created to help individuals, families and companies make a difference in their community.
The first community foundation was established in Cleveland in 1914. Today, there are 808 community foundations throughout the United States and 1,837 worldwide, collectively stewarding $63.1 billion in assets. In 2013, community foundations awarded $4.98 billion in grants to nonprofits.
HOW COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS WORK
Each community foundation is made up of a collection of charitable funds established by individuals, families, public charities, and businesses. Fund assets are pooled, invested and safeguarded to generate an ongoing, steady resource for community giving.
Those who conduct their charitable giving through a community foundation can make contributions for the general benefit of the community; or designate their funds for specific purposes, causes or nonprofit organizations. Donors can contribute to local, national and international causes through their community foundation. There are no geographic boundaries to the term “community.”
To learn more about the worldwide community foundation movement, visit the Community Foundation Atlas.
ADVANTAGES OF GIVING WITH A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
· You can name your fund and designate its purpose in perpetuity
· You receive immediate tax benefits, even if you wait to recommend grants from the fund you established
· You receive guidance, information and advice to help you give in a way that is strategic and impactful.
· Your fund can benefit charities locally, nationally, and internationally.
· Your fund benefits from professional financial stewardship.
· You may engage family members in philanthropy, and name a successor as a fund advisor.
· You may give anonymously.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information please contact:
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851-1543
Source: Fairfield County's Community Foundation
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