Support a local nonprofit on Giving Day

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is just days away. Giving Day is the region’s biggest philanthropic event that allows the community to come together and make a difference. More than 400 nonprofits are participating to raise much-needed funds and to increase awareness about the work they do throughout the region.

Giving Day begins March 10 at midnight. Individuals may go to and make a donation of $10 or more to the nonprofit or cause of their choice.

What's more, your gift — whatever the size — will help nonprofits compete for more than 20 cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. These additional awards are funded by lead sponsor Bank of America, and other champion sponsors such as Whole Foods Markets and Wiggin and Dana. Everyone is encouraged to visit again and again to help their favorite nonprofit win.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is Giving Day’s driving force for the third year in a row. Last year, $1,066,091 was raised in just 24-hours for 386 local nonprofits, donated by 13,161 individuals.

“Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is honored and grateful to partner with community members, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are philanthropic, socially conscience champions,” said Juanita James, CEO and president, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “With these partners and our community of generous donors, we are set to make a HUGE impact on March 10 for the people and places served by our important nonprofit sector. Remember, together we thrive!”

Starting at midnight on March 10, go to and “Get up and Give!”

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards, and has awarded more than $185 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.

About Bank of America

At Bank of America, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better. A commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company, from our policies and practices to our services, products, governance and employee benefits. An important part of that commitment is forming strong partnerships across sectors, including nonprofit organizations serving community needs, bringing our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. We’re proud of our employees’ volunteer efforts, support of diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social responsibility. Across our company, we’re focused on simplifying banking and investing, advancing better money habits and making an impact in communities around the world. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_News.