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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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 17, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 10, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Help Build an Engaged and Informed Electorate

GNH-VOTE 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative of The Community Foundation

Free Voter Engagement Training 

Learn how to engage and inform voters and use the voter…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is needed

In 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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 26, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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:…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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…

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

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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 5, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Voter Engagement for Nonprofits



Nonpartisanship does not mean nonparticipation



Nonprofit organizations have daily contact with large numbers of…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2018 at 1:55pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 29, 2018 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Ten new ways to succeed in The Great Give®

1. Training Videos, Workshops, Office Hours: We’re here to help you perfect your profile and set your strategy! Learn more and register for the morning…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 22, 2018 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Pick up the phone for the Annual Wellbeing Survey

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to "Pick Up the Phone!" to Support the Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 22, 2018 at 2:26pm — 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 …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — 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. 

While…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — 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. 

TAKE THE SURVEY

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) Survey…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 5, 2018 at 3:12pm — 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.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 1, 2018 at 2:07pm — 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…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 25, 2018 at 11:30am — 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 …

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

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.…

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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 ...…

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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…

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

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Restorative Practices

How using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.

Open Street Project

SAVE THE DATE 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....

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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

LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

Crowdfunding + LISC Give Small Businesses a Big Boost

Small businesses are a major dynamo of innovation and growth in our economy—they make up more than 99 percent of U.S. enterprises and create two out of every three new jobs. A partnership between LISC and the crowdfunding platform Kiva is connecting small business entrepreneurs across the country with the capital and knowhow they need to succeed.

Crossing a Bridge to Success: One Mother’s Story

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of Paulette Arnold, a single parent of four who is turning her family’s financial life around—and building a rewarding career—after completing a LISC-supported Bridges to Opportunity program in San Diego.

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