Crowdfunding: An Update

This past week, CTD initiated a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Crowrdrise, a well-known crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. Certainly, these are very challenging times for nonprofits, and we are no exception. While support for CTD and our missions has continued to build, there is a critical need for funding. Without it, it simply is not possible for the foundation to advance it’s missions in any meaningful way.

Crowdfunding can cast a wide net and a successful campaign will often include small donations from a large group of people who are unfamiliar with (but supportive of) the project or organization. However, crowdfunding presents its own challenges and is not intended to provide long-term financial support.  Any sustained funding must come from those who know and support the work of the organization, and who have seen the missions put into action.

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, CTD is completely dependent upon your generosity. Your donation of just $10 will enable us to meet our goal and to continue CTD’s volunteerism and individual achievement missions. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

To donate as part of our crowdfunding effort, simply click the link to our Crowdrise page ( and then click on the fundraiser located at the bottom of the page. Of course, you can always donate by going to our website ( and clicking the ‘Donate’ button located in the middle of the page.

Please be generous as this campaign is vital to CTD.

Thank you!

Richard Silverberg