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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

Job Opening

The Beth-El Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the greater Milford community in conjunction with

community partners and public and private organizations.


Position:  Executive Director


Required skills and experience:


  • Fiscal management in a…

Added by Toni Dolan on January 19, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Human.Kind.Both Exploring a middle path series is new in 2018

This show is an organic conversation between individuals interested in peace and wholeness within themselves and our community at-large. Contributors will examine the knowing of Truth, encountering new information, the risk of absolutes and conditions within human.kind.both that help get us beyond conflict.

Finite experiences will be shared. Journey stories. Inquiries. Sources. Exploration of “being” in the world. Balance. Connection.

Five diverse individuals came together…


Added by Susan Huizenga on January 11, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Come to the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice!

Sunday, January 14, 2018  Noon to 4:00 pm

Monday, January 15, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free for all! 

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities will include…


Added by Juliana Venegas on January 11, 2018 at 9:51am — No Comments

Free CiviCRM Training for Nonprofits

If you are a nonprofit using the CiviCRM constituent relationship management system, or are even just considering using the software, Greenleaf Advancement offers free one-hour webinars each week on specific areas of the software. There are weekly sessions currently scheduled each Wednesday from January 31st through the end of April. Go to…


Added by Guy Iaccarino on January 10, 2018 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Out on the Opportunity to get Your Message Out

When you join GNH Community you automatically have a blog page on the site. You can use this blog to post job openings, share information about something you need or let the community know about something you have to offer. You may also use the blog to share your thoughts and opinions, perhaps even something you wrote for another occasion that you would like to share with a broader…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 10, 2018 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

On the Radio: Criminal Justice Insider

The voices of people starting over after coming home from prison are raised up on Criminal Justice Insider, a new radio show sponsored by The Community Foundation and Family Reentry. The show explores the lives of people affected by incarceration, both ex-offenders and their family.…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 28, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

Apply Now for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program!

Calling All Community Leaders!  Are you ...…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 15, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Library screening and discussion: Frontline's "Life on Parole"

"With unique access, go inside an effort in Connecticut to change the way parole works and reduce the number of people returning to prison. In collaboration with The New York Times, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole." - Frontline…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 14, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Building Connections Through Local Media

The voices of people starting over after coming home from prison are raised on “Criminal Justice Insider,” a new radio show sponsored by The Community Foundation on the New Haven Independent…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 14, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Greater New Haven Green Fund Seeks Proposals For Funding

 The Greater New Haven Green Fund is an environmental foundation that carries out grantmaking in four municipalities of the Greater New Haven area. Since its inception the Green Fund has contributed more than $250,000 towards organizations and projects working to enhance environmental quality and environmental justice.

We are currently seeking proposals for funding of environmentally beneficial projects serving the towns of New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, and…


Added by Aaron Goode on December 7, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunities to Support Women & Girls and the Environment

Grant Processes Open

New Haven, CT (December 5, 2017) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces two grant opportunities with application deadlines in January.

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is accepting applications for the 2018 grants cycle through Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Grants are awarded to gender-specific…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 7, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Dangerous Bill in Congress must be Stopped

The Issue:

Congress is in the finals stages of passing major tax legislation, H.R. 1, that has serious negative implications for older adults and aging services providers. We are opposed to its passage. We urge Congress to defeat this legislation and find better solutions for older Americans.

The House and Senate have each passed their own version of H.R. 1 and are now starting a House/Senate Conference Committee to iron out their differences. Both bills are bad for older…


Added by David V. Hunter on December 5, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Help Hurricane Victims in New Haven

You can Help Hurricane Maria Survivors in New Haven. Please Spread the Word...

U.S. Citizens whose lives have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Maria, who have lost their homes, their jobs, and in some cases their loved ones, are arriving in New Haven every day. These fellow U.S. citizens come here because of a family or a historic connection to our city. Like most disaster victims they arrive with few…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 29, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NYT- Racism’s Psychological Toll

Our screens and feeds are filled with news and images of black Americans dying or being brutalized. A brief and yet still-too-long list: Trayvon MartinTamir Rice, …


Added by Lee Cruz on November 22, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Food for the Homebound

FISH of Greater New Haven strengthened the safety net for local veterans this past year through a new partnership with the West Haven VA. FISH, which delivers fresh food to the homebound, now also provides food to veterans who recently moved into supportive housing.

The new service targeting…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 16, 2017 at 2:45pm — 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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Our Kind of March Madness

Winter may be hanging on longer than expected (in some parts of the country), but at LISC, the month of March has blossomed like never before. In the last three weeks, we raised $68 million—from longstanding donors such as State Farm and Wells Fargo, through new partnerships with ProMedica, Union Pacific and the San Francisco Foundation, and with expanded public resources from the CDFI Fund and the city of Washington, DC. We’ll invest it. We’ll leverage it. We’ll use it to lift up underinvested neighborhoods and develop the skills of talented people in our neighborhoods. There’s still much to do to foster economic opportunity in our communities and we are grateful for this support, which helps us do the job. What a month it’s been. And we've still got a week to go!

State Farm Announces $4 Million Grant to LISC

LISC and State Farm expanded their long-time partnership this week with new funding to boost economic opportunities in 11 cities. "Millions of people are looking for opportunities to earn higher wages and build stronger futures for their families,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO. "Our partnership with State Farm is vital to advancing this important work.”

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.

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