Northwest Corner Gives was created during the summer of 2020 to address the immediate needs created by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

During the height of the pandemic, the program helped nonprofits raise $635,280 in Covid-19 relief—making possible renovations that provided for social distancing and healthier air-flow in facilities serving clients; enabling nonprofits to purchase personal protective equipment; closing the gap on fundraising short falls created by cancelled events and performances; providing the technology needed to enable staff and volunteers to provide services and programming remotely; and keeping food pantries stocked.

“Northwest Corner Gives enables Food Rescue US – Northwest CT to fundraise at a higher level, and the donations that we receive are critical to our efforts to fight hunger and food waste,”

- Stacey Smith, Food Rescue US – Northwest CT

In 2022, 33 local nonprofits raised $435,820 through Northwest Corner Gives for programs including emergency housing and food services, after-school programs, childcare, animal care, mental and healthcare, and arts programs.

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Northwest Corner Gives gift matches are made possible by generous gifts from the NCCF Draper Foundation Fund, as well as the NCCF: Northwest Corner Gives: Covid-19 Fund, Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund, Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund, Northwest CT Philanthropy Fund, Margaret C. Tupper Fund, Edward W. Diskavich Fund, Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, Robert Venn Carr Jr. Fund, Keroden Endowed Fund and the Borghesi Family Fund.