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Daring Ladies of Deering

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Dec 9, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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May 11, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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Apr 13, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Contact Person
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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http://www.cfgnh.org
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Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
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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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Report to Our Community 2018/19

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Creating a Future of Opportunity

At The Community Foundation, we strive every day to honor the legacies of those who have come before in ways that build a bright future for Greater New Haven. The pull of the past and the face of the future are always with us. In 2018, this seemed especially true. To mark our ninetieth anniversary, we…

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History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 10:50am 0 Comments

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British…

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2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Community Foundation leadership shared a vision for Greater New Haven as a place with the resources, talent and resolve to challenge and change structural inequities and create access to opportunity for everyone.

Held Wednesday, April 24 in the newly opened Canal Dock Boathouse overlooking New Haven…

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2019 Quinnipiac River Fund Grant Awards

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Support for scientific research, monitoring and pollution reduction efforts in river and surrounding watershed   

New Haven, CT (April 22, 2019) – The Quinnipiac River Fund has awarded $138,000 in grants to study the Quinnipiac River and its wildlife, reduce pollution, and increase access and recreational opportunities.…

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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In Its 20th Year, NFL Foundation and LISC Announce Grants to Build or Remake Football Fields

The NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Field Grant Program announced grants totaling $3 million to newly build or significantly renovate fields in parks, schools or at community organizations in 14 cities from Brooklyn to Houston and Racine, WI to Indian Trail, NC. The funds will be used for improvements such as irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards and more. About a partnership that has lasted 20 years, Alexia Gallagher, executive director of the NFL Foundation stated: “With more than one million youth using these fields, which provide safe places for families to come together and participate in sports, the benefits of the NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Field Grant Program are indisputable.”

Maurice A. Jones On...The Color of Money

This month Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Georgia School of Law and author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap joins Imani Darden, Knowledge Management Program Officer and Maurice Jones in a conversation on the history of the racial wealth gap and its impact on economic prosperity for communities of color.

LISC Twin Cities Announces New Executive Director

LISC has named a prominent local leader with decades of experience in state and local government to take the helm oft its Twin Cities program office. Peter McLaughlin, as the new executive director, will build on more than $700 million in LISC Twin Cities investments over the last 30 years as he leads new efforts to expand economic opportunity throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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