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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…

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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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 7, 2017 at 12:16pm — 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…

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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, …

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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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 16, 2017 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Student-Journalists Seeking Partners for Community Photography Project

Students at Elm City College Prep are participating in a photography project designed to highlight the strengths of the New Haven Community. Students are looking to partner with local organizations who would benefit from student-created photo essays showcasing specific initiatives, projects, issues and…

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Added by Zack Vose on November 8, 2017 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Living Life to the Fullest at Chapel Haven

Over four decades, Chapel Haven has gained an international reputation for running innovative programs that teach adults with developmental and social disabilities how to live independent lives. Now the pioneering school is building on that success with an expansion of its campus in New Haven’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 2, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Next Stetson Campaign: Upcoming Events!

Something exciting is happening in our community - Stetson Library is preparing to move into a new home in the Dixwell Q House. As a cornerstone of the reimagined community center, the new Stetson Library will enjoy a 60% increase in space and feature an expanded collection of books and…

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Added by Lauren Bisio on October 30, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Why Unconscious Bias Training Doesn't Close the Gender Gap: The Case for Gender Dynamics

Generic unconscious bias training and its umbrella intervention, diversity training, have been around for decades, but they have still failed to close the leadership gender gap. In their article Why Diversity Programs Fail, Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev argue that this is because too much diversity training is mandatory, prompting resentment and defensiveness from managers. “Trainers tell us…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 30, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Bridges: Sixty Years of Community-based Mental Health

At a time when mental health funding continues to fall short of meeting the need, Bridges remains more committed than ever to treating people, regardless of their income levels, who suffer from opioid addiction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other mental health disorders. 

“We look forward to further…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 26, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Public Library Feedback Respond by Nov. 3

.@NHFPL, the New Haven Free Public Library is conducting its first customer feedback survey in many years.  As we look forward to designing our future together with the community, please respond by Nov. 3rd

Access the survey here: bit.ly/NHFPLSurvey2017

Enter our drawing for an ipad or a gift card to a local restaurant when you submit your reply!  Thanks for keeping #NHFPL strong! #LifeLibertyLibraries #NHV

Martha Brogan, City…

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Added by Martha Brogan on October 25, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

Giving Children the Vision to Succeed

If not for the ChildSight® program, thousands of school-aged children would struggle to see the words on the blackboard or in their books. The national program, working in 32 New Haven public schools, performs vision tests and delivers free prescription eyewear to children in need. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 19, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

NPQ: Equity as Core Principle: Big Green and Environmental Justice Nonprofits Try to Align

The environmental movement has long been divided along race and class lines. Perhaps there is some momentum to change all of that in the face of the desperate need for equity and people to be at the center of the sustainability agenda if we wish to build the movement necessary to effectively take on the challenge of climate change...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 19, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Community Leaders! Last Informational sessions for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 14, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is NextGen Changing Business For Good?

Does the future of business center on integrating the twin goals of building a better world alongside growing profits?  With an increasing frequency, Americans are saying it should—with their wallets...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/morganstanley/2017/08/02/is-nextgen-changing-business-for-good/#3acd40d470b3

Added by Lee Cruz on October 17, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico and Mexico

The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF), in partnership with a Latino-led global fundraising campaign, is sending emergency disaster relief to Puerto Rico and Mexico.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 12, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CT ViewPoints: My uncle survived Hurricane Maria. Despair over its devastation killed him.

"Papi tiene muerte cerebral.”

I don’t know when my cousin originally sent the text, but it buzzed through to Connecticut from Puerto Rico’s battered communications towers last Sunday at 6:27 a.m. My uncle was brain dead.

“Hay que desconectarlo.”

The machines keeping him in a state resembling life could not undo the damage that had been done. Soon, they would let him pass.

At 78, my uncle had survived Hurricane Maria’s winds and the floods its rains unleashed. But…

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Added by Lee Cruz on October 9, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

Musical Opportunity with Music Haven

After more than a decade of teaching classical chamber music to young children, Music Haven is seeing its first students about to graduate high school and go on to college. And the program continues to be a sought after as ever. 

“We consistently have thirty to forty kids on the waiting list,” says Executive Director Mandi Jackson. “We have a ninety percent retention rate. Once they come they tend to stay. It gives them not just a passion for music, but also an avenue…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Valley Gives Back" Campaign Website Launched

What is the Valley Gives Back?

Planned gifts are thoughtful and intentional charitable gifts that make an impact now and in the future. There is no one-size-fits-all planned giving solution because every donor has unique philanthropic goals and objectives. The Valley Community Foundation, a partner of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, launched a community-wide planned giving initiative in May…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 28, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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