We won!  I am stoked, humbled and in awe.

Sponsored by the USA TODAY Network’s parent company Gannett, the 2022 A Community Thrives program is a nationwide, crowdfunding program that will grant over $2 million to eligible nonprofit organizations for specific projects aimed at social issues including education, housing, arts and culture, wellness and the environment.

In a field with 442 NFPs (not-for-profit organizations), we placed in the top two of the Bonus Challenge Week 1 – Most Unique Donors.  Our 381 supporters rallied in the closing hours to lift us out of third place and to the winner’s circle of the top two.  That surge earned us a $5,000 bonus grant from A Community Thrives.

When you combine the $8,770 donated by you all along with the $5,000 bonus grant your donations earned, just under $14K was raised.  This effort puts us 4% closer to our goal of raising $350K towards having a permanent location to help families displaced by a fire or flood to their home in Westchester County.  Our vision is to provide 3 meals daily, clothes and housing rent-free for 29 days during their time of need.


Our ongoing fundraising efforts continue. Join us at our next events:

Celebrating Life Networking Event

Wednesday August 10th
The Briarcliff Manor
25 Studio Hill Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
$60 in advance
$70 at the door

Gullotta House Partners with Los Andes Bakery for a Summer Celebration

Tuesday August 9th
5pm – 8pm
Valley St, Sleepy Hollow
Open to all including food and music


Click donate to purchase tickets for the networking event.


There will be another round of the Bonus Challenge which rewards the top three NFPs with the most unique donors beginning August 1st at Noon and lasting through August 8th 11:59 a.m.

Please be aware that donations must be posted on our A Community Thrives fundraising page to count towards this competition.  Donations directly to Gullotta House, such as through the DONATE now button at the top of this page would still be collected by us but would not be tallied for this competition.

We will update this post with the appropriate link.  We will also follow up with a concentrated email campaign.  There’s only two times a year we send out a flurry of emails as a result of the urgency and compressed time of this competition.  We just concluded the first time – beginning the week of July 18th for the Bonus Challenge 1 you all helped us win.

The week beginning August 1st for the Bonus Challenge 3 will be the second time.  So, be on the lookout for that upcoming email blast.  Open, click, donate, forward and share with friends so we can revisit the Winner’s Circle and qualify for the $4,000 bonus grant awarded to the top NFPs in Bonus Challenge 3 of A Community Thrives.