#giveNNY began in 2017 as a grassroots, community-based movement to unite tri-county nonprofits in a local day of giving on #GivingTuesday. The campaign, now entering its third year, kicks off online Monday, Nov. 4, and culminates with a day of radio broadcast on Tunes 92.5 FM on the international #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3. This year, the event team has partnered with the Community Foundation to help grow the effort and expand its reach. For the first time, the Northern New York Community Foundation will double all gifts made, up to a total of $10,000.
Last year, 14 nonprofits that serve residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St, Lawrence counties participated and were each awarded a share of money raised during the campaign. #giveNNY helps unite the region’s nonprofit organizations through a collaborative effort highlighting the important work they collectively achieve, in partnership with donors, in the communities where we live.
The movement ensures every gift of every size can be combined for greater reach. It is also unique in that participating nonprofit organizations are as diverse as the region, including, but not limited to, sectors of human service, arts and cultural, environmental and educational.
Join this year’s campaign
All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are invited to participate in #giveNNY as a way of putting community philanthropy above the specific interests of each organization. At the conclusion of the campaign, 100 percent of the amount raised will be distributed equally among the participating charitable organizations as grants from the Community Foundation.
Download an “Invitation to Join” packet here. Complete an Organization Profile and return it to no later than Friday, Oct. 18, to Ken Eysaman, Community Foundation director of communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.