$1,246,964 Raised for for 400+ Fairfield County Nonprofits on Giving Day

giving day resultsFairfield County’s Giving Day on March 10th exceeded all expectations. In just 24 hours, thousands of community members joined together to give nearly $1.25 million in support of 410 local nonprofits.

Initiated in 2014 by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with lead sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day is a 24-hour period when everyone in Fairfield County was encouraged to “give where you live” by going to FCGives.org and donating to participating local nonprofit organizations.

As region’s biggest philanthropic event, Giving Day empowered all of our community to make a difference.

Community-wide events, nonprofit performances and a groundswell of support led to widespread buzz and excitement. This enthusiasm led to a 17% increase in giving from last year; and a 65% increase in giving from 2014. A total of $3,069, 284 has been raised from three years of Fairfield County’s Giving Days!

TOTAL raised: $1,246,964
$ 1,130,964 raised from donations on the platform
$116,000 from sponsorship

Total Gifts = 15,311

Total Unique Donors = 11,696

Average gift size = $73.87

First time donors: 25%

410 nonprofits raised money (418 registered)
• 72%- returning orgs that participated previous years, 28% new in 20
• Nonprofits represented 21 of the 23 towns/cities in our region

Nonprofits by budget size:
$100,000 or less – 28%
$100,001-$250,999- 15%
$251,000-$999,999 – 24%
$1 million or more – 33%

Highlighted NPO performance:

NEW ORGS THAT RAISED BIG $:
CT Coalition for Achievement Now –$39,950
New Canaan Mounted Troop –$12,320 (came to CNE training)

BOOSTED PERFORMANCE EACH YEAR

Participated in all three years:

  • Catholic Charities of Fairfield County – $5,800 to $6,205 to $17,230
  • Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education – $2,670 to $7,740 to $11,376 (came to CNE training)
  • Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern CT – went from $35 to $2,320 to $6,983 (came to CNE training)
  • Person to Person – $6,370 to $6,370 to $11,234 (came to CNE training)

Participated in 2015 & 2016
CT Alliance for Music – went from $0 to $1,080
Danbury Animal Welfare Society – went from $8,215 to $11,760 (came to CNE training)
Franklin Street Works – went from $1,300 to $3,655 (came to CNE training)
Greenwich Art Society – went from $335 to $3,870 (came to CNE training)
Kids Helping Kids – went from $1,485 to $18,000
Music Theatre of CT – went from $5,370 to $16,040

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