From June 15 through July 31, 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.
“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.
As the public gives to nonprofits through Northwest Corner Gives, the Community Foundation is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar from June 15 through July 31 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.
Thirty-three nonprofits have met their campaign goals while other nonprofits are still working toward completing their campaign goals. The organizations in bold with an “*” have met their goal.
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, and personal protective equipment needs.
To view nonprofit campaigns and support their goals visit www.northwestcornergives.org.