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WE ARE Portraits Celebrate Immigrants

The art installation, WE ARE—A Nation of Immigrants has transformed the New Haven Green and buildings throughout the city into a public celebration of the rich diversity and contributions of immigrants. The opening celebration takes place Friday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Haven Green, where the portraits will remain until…See More
Jun 7
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Young Immigrants Turn Dreams into Action

In 2010, as the U.S. Congress took up the Federal DREAM Act, a small group of undocumented students and allies from Connecticut met to discuss what they should do. The proposed legislation would allow them the life-changing opportunity to apply for legal permanent residency. They organized a statewide summit, joined the…See More
May 24
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Relaunched Schooner Has Wind In Its Sails

Two years after becoming a signature program of the New Haven Land Trust, Schooner Camp is planning to double in size. The growth represents a remarkable turnaround for the popular sailing and coastal exploration program. Financial difficulties nearly shuttered Schooner before a merger with New Haven Land Trust injected new…See More
May 17
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The Great(est) Give: Over $1.7 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

 New Haven, Conn. (May 4, 2018) –The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the results of The Great Give® 2018, the region’s ninth community-wide online fundraising event for nonprofits serving The Foundation’s 20-town region. In 36 hours, the community raised over $1.7 million,…See More
May 10
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Help Build an Engaged and Informed Electorate

GNH-VOTE 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative of The Community FoundationFree Voter Engagement Training Learn how to engage and inform voters and use the voter pledge card.Be a part of the local effort to build an engaged and informed electorate. GNH Vote-2018 is increasing the engagement and registration of historically…See More
May 9
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Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is neededIn the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Connecticut welcomed thousands of Puerto Ricans who had lost everything. For many of these fellow American citizens, the crisis is far from over.FEMA housing assistance is ending on May 1st for displaced families in the area. Junta for Progresive Action is the default agency receiving families displaced to Connecticut. In addition to finding housing, Junta is helping these families secure…See More
May 2
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Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is neededIn the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Connecticut welcomed thousands of Puerto Ricans who had lost everything. For many of these fellow American citizens, the crisis is far from over.FEMA housing assistance is ending on May 1st for displaced families in the area. Junta for Progresive Action is the default agency receiving families displaced to Connecticut. In addition to finding housing, Junta is helping these families secure…See More
Apr 26
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GNH-VOTE 2018 - The Greater New Haven Voter Engagement Initiative

GNH-Vote 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative that gives service providers the tools and resources to increase the engagement and voter registration of historically disenfranchised community members.Participating Organizations Will Receive:A civic engagement grant of $1,000 for providing $100 stipends to individuals supporting the…See More
Apr 25
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Sound the Alarm

The American Red Cross is asking for help to Sound the Alarm in New Haven. The campaign aims to place 1,000 smoke detectors in city homes on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 pm.To meet this goal, the Red Cross is seeking volunteers. And everyone who helps will likely have a hand in saving a life.“Statistics tell us that the…See More
Apr 22
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Apr 13
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After the Disaster

Hurricane Maria forced the Hernandez family to flee their home in Puerto Rico because they could no longer receive medical care for their 2-year-old daughter, Miia, who suffers from seizures. The family's temporary FEMA housing assistance expires in April. With emergency funding ending, continued support is neededIn the…See More
Apr 5
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Positive Lessons Ripple Through Farnam Community

New Haven’s Farnam Center (formerly the Farnam Neighborhood House) not only gives kids a safe place to play basketball and ping pong, create art or get help on their homework. It also helps them learn how to resolve conflicts.Long known for its recreational and arts offerings, Farnam recently partnered with…See More
Mar 29
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Mark Your Calendar!

Get your donations ready for The Great Give® 2018!  The 36-hour online giving event to support Greater New Haven nonprofits is set to run from 8 a.m. on May 1 through 8 p.m. on May 2, 2018.Nonprofits with profiles on giveGreater.org® are eligible to participate in the annual…See More
Mar 8

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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Tricia Caldwell
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Director of Communications
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203-777-2386
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contactus@cfgnh.org
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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 through a bequest. For nearly 80 years, thousands of donors have built the community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven community and beyond. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.

The Foundation is among the oldest and largest of approximately 800 community foundations in the United States and remains the largest grantmaker in a region of twenty-towns located in the heart of central Connecticut.

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A Parklet Grows in Fairhaven

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

Anyone walking a hot stretch of sidewalk along Grand Avenue now has an inviting spot to rest in the shade, talk to neighbors, and watch children play.

The oasis is called a “parklet,” and was designed by two Yale graduate students who won New Haven’s first Parklet Design Competition, a collaboration between GoNewHavenGo, the Department of Transportation,…

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"Vote or Lose" Briefing Series

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 11:59am 0 Comments

The Alliance: Voice of Community Nonprofits invites you to its 2018 Election Program – Regional “Vote or Lose” Briefing Series

There is a lot at stake this election, and nonprofits must make sure candidates hear their voices. Hear from former legislators, nonprofit leaders and Alliance staff on how to…

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"One City" Enlivens New Haven

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Adventure in Every Neighborhood This Summer

A series of free and affordable adventures happening in every New Haven neighborhood this summer kicks off this Thursday. “One City” launches with the “Family Fun Expo,” 4- 8 p.m. at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway.

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Community: The Structure of Belonging

Excerpt of the Welcome from the new second edition of Peter's book "Community: The Structure of Belonging."

The Church and Proximity

How St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio created a new narrative for itself and been radically shaped by the community in which it lives and serves.

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Open Street Project

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space, and policymaking fields....

The post REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

JPMorgan Chase Brings Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to Chicago

JP Morgan Chase is teaming up with LISC, Accion and Fifth Third Bank on an investment effort to support the growth of minority-owned businesses on Chicago’s South and West Sides. LISC’s Maurice A. Jones joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to announce the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund—a model built on the bank’s similar efforts in other cities--as well as related support for small business mentoring. "This work is about catalyzing opportunity so that everyone—no matter their race, or zip code, or family background—has the chance to contribute to Chicago’s prosperity, and to share in its benefits as well,” Jones said.

LISC Buffalo Names New Executive Director

LISC is ramping up its economic development work in Buffalo under the leadership of an new executive director, Julie Barrett O’Neill. O’Neill is a local expert in urban planning and sustainability and will take the helm of the 20-year-old LISC Buffalo program beginning in September. She replaces Michael Clarke, who retired earlier this year.

The Real Stories Behind the Unemployment Story

An article in The Guardian examines the full and complex story behind the nation’s jobless numbers as it plays out in Kansas City. LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers are highlighted as a partial solution to egregious rates of unemployment among African Americans, helping people to become “net cash positive” and to build plans that are “inspiring to them,” says LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones.

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