TORRINGTON, CT -- From June 15th - July 31st, more than 50 nonprofits are participating in Northwest Corner Gives (www.northwestcornergives.org), a crowdfunding giving platform, created by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation to help local nonprofits raise matching funds for Covid-19 related expenses.
More than 50 local nonprofits created campaigns seeking to raise money for Covid-19 related expenses.
“Thanks to Northwest Corner Gives, we now have a safe place for people to be during the pandemic and beyond,” said Erica Joncyk, Executive Director of David M. Hunt Library.
“Northwest Corner Gives is a tremendous help as we cope with Covid-19,” said Judith McElhone, Founder and Executive Director of Five Points Center for the Visual Arts.
"Northwest Corner Gives has allowed Music Mountain to stay in touch with the community, virtually, continuing to serve its mission in a very meaningful way.
“The Northwest Corner Gives website is terrific, showing progress in real time and listing all supporters makes the process transparent and very much a grassroots effort," said Oskar Espina-Ruiz Music Mountain Artistic and Executive Director.
“Northwest Corner Gives has allowed Susan B. Anthony Project to continue to project the message that we are here for victims of domestic and sexual violence now, during these challenging times of COVID-19, and that we will remain here for their needs and in large part and with thanks, to the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the family funds that have supported this platform of giving," said Jeanne Fusco, Executive Director of Susan B. Anthony Project.
As you give to nonprofits through Northwest Corner Gives, the Community Foundation is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar from June 15th-July 31st up to each participating nonprofit’s campaign goal. Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has committed resources to fund up to 75% of all nonprofit campaigns.
“Northwest Corner Gives is a platform that helps to unify our communities around a common purpose,” said Guy Rovezzi, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation president.
“www.northwestcornergives.org enables nonprofits to build awareness around their specific Covid-19 related needs, while providing donors and community members with a deeper appreciation for the challenges associated with the delivery of vital programs and services during a pandemic.”
33 nonprofits have met their campaign goals. * nonprofits that are still working toward completing their campaign goals.
Participating nonprofits include:
AHA (After School Program)
American Mural Project
Licia and Mason Beekley Library
Canaan Child Care
The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills*
Caring for Bethlehem
Civic Life Project
Community Mental Health Affiliates*
CT Junior Republic
David M. Hunt Library
Family & Children’s Aid*
Fishes and Loaves
Five Points Gallery
Geer Memorial Hospital
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Harwinton Westside Fire*
Housatonic Child Care Center
Housatonic Valley Association
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Kent Memorial Library
KidsPlay Children’s Museum*
Litchfield County Fire Chief’s Emergency Plan*
Litchfield Montessori School*
Litchfield Performing Arts
Little Britches Therapeutic Riding*
Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial
New Beginnings (The Gathering Place)*
New England Paralyzed Veterans of America*
Northwest CT Arts Council
Northwest CT Community College
Prime Time House
School on the Green*
Sharon Playhouse (Tri-state Center for the Arts)
SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of Canton*
Supportive Housing Works*
Susan B. Anthony Project
United Church of Christ, Cornwall
Valley Thrift Shop
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust*
Winsted Area Child Care Center*
Campaign goals include:
- Operating expenses (from lost revenue due to closures)
- Support for remote programming
- Technology and equipment needs to enable distance work and distance programming
- Personal protective equipment needs
Northwest Corner Gives dollar-for-dollar matches are made possible by generous gifts to the Northwest Corner Gives: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund from community members, and anonymous, and discretionary Community Foundation funds. View Northwest Corner Gives: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund donors at www.northwestcornergives.org
View nonprofit campaigns and support their goals, visit Northwest Corner Gives at www.northwestcornergives.org.
Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to almost $102 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled $4 million.
Nicole Carlson Easley
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Program and Communications Associate
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation