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NYT: Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children...…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2018 at 10:11pm — No Comments

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 …


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms Seeks Youth Environmental Education Assistant


New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-­related chronic…


Added by New Haven Farms on March 8, 2018 at 10:57am — No Comments

I Choose Daily

--- Who From Wallingford will choose to join? 

Blog post on WPAA.TV website:

Added by Susan Huizenga on March 4, 2018 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

FREE Zumba for Adults

My 4th year offering FREE Fitness classes in the Community. Come join the FUN !

Feel free to share away. Don't miss out on "Appreciation Tuesday" Zumba classes EVERY TUESDAY 6:15pm.  Thank you.…


Added by Ivette Altieri on February 27, 2018 at 12:34pm — No Comments

FREE Zumba Kids & Family Classes

Mark your Calendars! FREE 2018 Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. classes are back for the 4th year ;)

Join our team of licensed Zumba® Kids Instructors ready to party with your precious little ones to age-appropriate music and moves. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate.

No registration needed. Classes held EVERY Tuesday on the scheduled Month. (view flyer). Feel free to share. Thank you.…


Added by Ivette Altieri on February 27, 2018 at 12:31pm — No Comments

She Gave Her Home to Help the Poor

Hannah E. Gray was an African American seamstress in the mid-19th century who was active in in her church and in the abolitionist movement. Upon her death in 1861, she bequeathed her home on Dixwell Ave. to be used as housing for indigent elderly women of color. 



Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do Nonprofits Need a “Truth in Advocacy” Policy?

Source: NPQ Wed. Feb.14 2018

When nonprofit and charitable organizations advocate, for whom are they actually speaking? When organizations claim to represent a specific constituency, must there be a process that includes that group in setting their advocacy agenda? When a group styles itself as a grassroots organization, must there actually be a grassroots structure? The evolution of the century-old American Jewish Congress illustrates why these questions are of…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 15, 2018 at 9:41am — No Comments

UWGNH Job Opportunity: Coordinated Access Network Housing Coordinator

Job Summary


United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.  We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.  


We are seeking a full-time person to support the mission of the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network Task Force members, public and private…


Added by Kathleen Norwood Crisafi on February 12, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

Milton Fisher Scholarship Deadline May 1st


Added by Milton Fisher Scholarship on February 7, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Leaders: Take the Survey

State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

Nonprofit leaders: It's time to Raise Your Voices

Tell us how the world looks to you today. 


The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) Survey…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 5, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Money Follows the Person Program

Added by David V. Hunter on February 2, 2018 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Legal Work Donated for Public Good

The Pro Bono Partnership provides free, direct legal services to Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey nonprofits that serve the disadvantaged. In 2016, the partnership worked for 34 nonprofits in Greater New Haven, donating more than 1,000 hours of legal services valued at more than $400,000.…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 1, 2018 at 2:07pm — No Comments

It’s All About the Relationship: How Nonprofits Can Better Engage Next Gen Donors

Michael Moody - NonProfit Quarterly - Friday Jan 26.

Having survived yet another frenzied December giving season, we usually find ourselves in the new year reflecting on that end-of-year charitable scramble and what it means for the bigger picture. Unfortunately, these reflections can slide toward the negative. Both our holiday gift exchanges and our year-end giving can feel very transactional. And while these gifts are vital for…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 26, 2018 at 9:26am — No Comments

Looking for Funding in 2018?

The following workshop series explains the funding opportunities and application processes at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation. Participation is strongly encouraged, even for experienced applicants. All…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 25, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Plant It Forward

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” - Greek Proverb

The City of New Haven--in partnership with the Urban Resources Initiative--is offering FREE…


Added by Katherine Beechem on January 24, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

Mardi Gras at the New Haven Free Public Library

Join us on February 13, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm for the New Haven Free Public Library's Mardi Gras Fundraiser!…

Added by Lauren Bisio on January 24, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Grant Opportunity for Technology-based Community Solutions

Project Innovation: New Grant Program For Local Non-Profits.

Comcast NBCUniversal is offering $225,000 to three to eight nonprofits in Connecticut  that are driving positive change in their local communities by leveraging media, technology and innovation.

The NBCUniversal Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, launched …


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 23, 2018 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Norma F. Pfriem Foundation Gives $2,500 to Beth-El Center to Support Resident Children

The Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation.  The grant is for the specific benefit of the children living at the Center and will be used to purchase age appropriate birthday and holiday gifts for them.

Funds from the grant will be used to purchase toys, clothing, educational devices as well as wrapping paper and cards for birthday or any holiday occasions.

According to Attorney Matthew B.…


Added by Toni Dolan on January 22, 2018 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! 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.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

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