Deadline to Register as a Campaign Partner is next Friday, Jan. 29
WATERTOWN — Nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties are invited to join #giveNNY for a day of local giving on “315Day,” Monday, March 15.
The Northern New York Community Foundation has pledged support to the #giveNNY campaign this year, committing $10,000 to match gifts made during the effort. Participating organizations benefit through an equal share of gifts made to the campaign distributed as grants from the Community Foundation. The Foundation is also stewarding all gifts made to the #giveNNY 315Day campaign with opportunities to donate online or through traditional methods.
Nonprofits that wish to join with this year’s campaign should complete an online registration form at https://form.jotform.com/210007826566151 by Friday, Jan. 29. Visit nnycf.org/givenny to learn more about the history of #giveNNY and how it has provided support to tri-county nonprofits.
The campaign, returning for its fourth year, kicks off Monday, Feb. 15, and culminates with a day of radio broadcast on Tunes 92.5 FM on Monday, March 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Several events to drive awareness and support for the effort are planned during the weeks leading up to 315Day. All campaign activities will be conducted with health and safety in mind as the region continues to confront the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the campaign on social media at facebook.com/givelocalNNY for activities and opportunities to participate.
The #giveNNY initiative began in 2017 as a community-based, grassroots effort to unite tri-county nonprofits in a local day of giving. A campaign was not held in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event team is grateful to partner once again with the Community Foundation to help grow the effort and expand its reach.
In 2019, 27 nonprofit organizations from Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties answered the call to join the #giveNNY campaign as a way of putting community philanthropy above the individual interests of each organization. Gifts from more than 115 individuals, families and businesses, and a Northern New York Community Foundation matching grant, lifted the 2019 campaign to a new record of $24,375 in support to participating nonprofits.
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.