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. All prizes will be verified using two levels of review: 1) GiveGab generates prize winners based on prize category and guidelines; 2) The Community Foundation’s Giving Day team completes an audit to ensure that the correct winner is identified. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has final approval for winner identification. Prize winners may be subject to data validation requests that must be completed before prizes are released.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation reserves the right to modify prize categories and amounts. In the event of any changes to prizes, updates will be made to this page and all participating nonprofits will be notified that the page has been updated.
Definitions for key terms referenced in prize criteria is provided below.
"Unique Donors" are identified by donor name and email address.
“Newbie” is a nonprofit participating in Giving Day for the first time this year.
“Seasoned Enthusiast” is a nonprofit that participated in at least one Giving Day between 2014 and 2019.
"Matches" incentivize donors to give by increasing the value of each gift, raising even more for the cause.
"Challenges" incentivize donors to give by releasing a lump sump cash gift when a specific fundraising challenge is met. Challenge criteria is collaboratively determined by the benefiting non profit and challenge sponsor.
- Annual budget of more than $500,000
- Annual budget of $500,000 or less