Countdown to Giving Day

24 HOURS TO GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE
MARCH 1, 2018


Fairfield County's Giving Day is all about rewarding GREAT giving. $100,000 is up for grabs!


Grand Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded after the close of March 1st. Nonprofits are only eligible to win one Grand Prize.

Most Unique Donors

1st place = $20,000

2nd place - $10,000

3rd place = $5,000


Most Dollars Raised

1st place = $15,000

2nd place = $10,000

3rd place = $5,000


"Get Up and Give Fairfield County" Launch Prizes

Beginning at 12:00am on March 1st, $1,000 prizes will be awarded to the ten (10) nonprofits who are the first to receive 25 unique donations of $25 or more.


Top of the Morning Prizes

The two nonprofits (one from each budget category listed below) that raise the most dollars by 9:00am will each receive a $5,000 "Top of the Morning" prize.

Operating Budget categories:

Small = Under $500,000

Large = $500,000 and over


Power Hours

Nonprofits are only eligible to win one Power Hour prize.

Prizes will be awarded to the orgnaizations with the MOST UNIQUE DONORS in the following hours:

$2,000: "The Impact Vine" Power Hour - 10:00am-11:00am

$1,000 awarded to a "Newbie", defined as a nonprofit participating in Giving Day for the first time.

$1,000 awarded to a "Seasoned Enthusiast", defined as a nonprofit that participated in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and/or 2017 Giving Day.

$5,000: "Whole Foods" Power Hour - 12:00pm-1:00pm

$1,000 awarded to the top five (5) organizations with the most unique donors who give between 12:00pm-1:00pm.

$5,000: "Sacred Heart University Master of Public Administration" Power Hour: 3:00pm-4:00pm

$2,500 awarded to the nonprofit with a budget under $500,000 who receives the most unique donors between 3:00pm-4:00pm.

$2,500 awarded to the nonprofi with a budget of $500,000 and above who receives the most unique donors between 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded to the organizations that RAISE THE MOST DOLLARS in the following hours:

$1,000: "Happy Hour" Power Hour - 6:00pm-7:00pm

$2,500: "Big Finish" Power Push - 10:00pm-11:59pm


*Unique Donor - Fairness in determining the winners of the Giving Day prizes is very important to Fairfield County's Community Foundation. Giving Day's purpose is to bring the community together in a positive, inclusive spirit and we ask that all involved participate with integrity. Kimbia, our website donation platform, identifies a unique donor by reviewing a combination of donor name, email, address, and credit card information. All prizes that require unique donors will be verified using two levels of review: 1) Kimbia generates prize winners based on prize category and guildeines: 2) The Community Foundation's Giving Day team completed an audit to ensure that the winner is identified. Fairfield County's Community Foundation has final approval for winner identification.

**Fairfield County's Community Foundation reserves the right to modify prize categories and amounts. Notifications to all participating nonprofits will occur in the event of any changes to prizes.

Click here for a PDF of the prize list.

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