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The Community Foundation of the Valleys, or CFV, is promoting a “Give Back, Give Local Campaign” on “#GivingTuesday” — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States — to Santa Clarita Valley residents and those in San Fernando Valley to educate them on the importance of charitable community-based giving.

Community Foundation Of The Valleys Hosts Reception For Santa Clarita Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the Valleys launched their “Give Back, Give Local” fundraising campaign on Dec. 5, marking the occasion with a “Giving Reception” which saw the distribution of grants to several Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley nonprofits.

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During the event, Community Foundation of the Valleys gifted grants to a number of local nonprofits that serve the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, including: Carousel Ranch, Hope of the Valley and the Santa Clarita Coalition, according to a news release.

“It was an honor for us to be one of the selected charities that the foundation is supporting, because as a nonprofit, donations are the only way for us to continue to do what we do,” said Denise Redmond, executive director of Carousel Ranch. “Our program as of last year has grown substantially, and it’s financial assistance like this that helps us continue to serve the kids.”

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The reception and donation of the checks to the various nonprofits is a part of Community Foundation of the Valleys’ end-of-the-year fundraising campaign, an effort that plays into the organization’s larger mission statement.

“The ‘Give Back, Give Local’ campaign is focused on educating professional advisors, corporations and community members on the importance of supporting our local nonprofits,” said Brigette Loden, fundraising director for The Community Foundation of the Valleys. “We serve as a vital, resourceful conduit between donors and community needs, and we can affect exponential and meaningful impact on our local communities.”

According to their website, the Foundation provides services of “leadership, funds initiatives and cultivates philanthropic infrastructure by promoting participation in community organizations and philanthropic causes that benefit both valleys.”

In addition to helping the local nonprofits that work to improve the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys on a daily basis, Loden noted that community foundations are also the first responders during natural disasters, such as the recent wildfires that continue to burn throughout Southern California.

“If the residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys gave just half of a percent more than they currently give, our community nonprofits could see more than an additional $300 million in revenue each year,” according to the website.

Throughout the end of the year, the Foundation will continue to hold events and accept donations as a part of their “Give Back, Give Local” campaign. For more information about upcoming opportunities to help out or donate, visit the organization’s website by clicking here.

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Caleb has been a Santa Clarita resident for most of his life. After attending Hart High School, Caleb went on to study political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara along with College of the Canyons.