Day of Giving aims to raise $1M

Today is Fairfield Community Foundation’s Day of Giving. The goal: Raise $1 million for hundreds of local nonprofits in 24 hours.

As of 2 p.m., more than $336,000 had been raised by 60,000 separate donations. There are still 10 hours to go.

Want to participate? Click here to peruse the causes and make your donation.

More info about the Day of Giving from the FCF website:

“How Does Giving Day Work?

“Through a fast, easy and secure online donation website, you will be able to search for local nonprofits and make donations to support their work.

“What’s more, with your gift – whether $10 or $100 – you will be helping these nonprofits compete for prizes and matching funds.

“Our current prize pool is $100,000 and growing and top awards include $25,000 for the most number of donations received, $1,000 dollar-for-dollar match for the first nonprofits to raise $1,000, and more.

“Along with the prizes and matching pool of funds, Fairfield County Giving Day will be a significant publicity and awareness event raising the profile our nonprofit sector.

“Participating nonprofits will receive in-depth training in best practices in online giving, fundraising, donor
communications and outreach and more.”