Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting

Friday, May 4, 2018
The Great(est) Give: Over $1.7 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the results of The Great Give® 2018, the region’s ninth community-wide online fundraising event for nonprofits serving The Foundation’s 20-town region. In 36 hours, the community raised over $1.7 million, far surpassing previous years, for Greater New Haven’s nonprofits. Nearly 11,000 donors gave to 406 nonprofits, once again proving their commitment to our community.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Charitable Giving Under Threat with New Tax Law

HARTFORD, CT -- David Obedzinski, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, voices his concerns about changes in the federal tax law that may negatively impact charitable giving in 2018. He encourages increased volunteering and giving to nonprofits, "Let's work together to shift the focus to what's best for our community without leaning on a potential tax deduction as a motivator. Let's do it for the right reasons, together, as one generous nation, indivisible and with care for all."

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain Bees Partner to Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and New Britain Bees professional baseball club will join forces on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria and to treat hundreds of New Britain school students and their family members from Puerto Rico displaced by last fall’s devastating storm to a night at the ballpark.

Friday, April 6, 2018
BAD SONS Beer Co. Doing Good Deeds in the Valley for The Great Give® 2018

DERBY, CT -- Charity is on tap at BAD SONS Beer Company in Derby for The Great Give® 2018! Throughout the month of April, proceeds from the BAD SONS’ Charitable Tap Line will be going towards a “great” cause. $1 from every beer purchased from the Charity Tap Line will be going towards a prize for Valley nonprofit organizations participating in The Great Give® 2018.