NEW HAVEN — The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its "I Give It Forward" promotion generated more than $205,000 for area nonprofits from local donors November 7-8.


The charitable foundation introduced "giveGreater cards" at its annual meeting November 7. The cards are similar to gift cards in that they can be used to make a donation to any of the local nonprofits the community foundation features on, an online resource for finding, learning about and giving to nonprofits serving greater New Haven.


"We're anxious to see how donors are using new technology to support their community and delighted that new faces are joining the ranks of experienced philanthropists," says William W. Ginsberg, the foundation’s president and CEO.


Available in denominations of $50, $100, $250, $500 and $,1,000, giveGreater cards can be ordered on the community foundation's website through December 31. They must be redeemed on by March 31, 2012. For more information phone 203-777-2386.