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Enola Aird, Global Activist, Appointed to the The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Board of Directors

Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D. Associate Dean for Health Equity Research Yale School of Medicine named chair and Fernando Muñiz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., named vice chair

Enola G. Aird, President and Founder of the Community Healing Network…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 31, 2023 at 11:07am — No Comments

State Awards $7.2 Million to New Haven Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Grant to The Community Foundation supports growth for underserved businesses

New Haven, CT (Oct. 26, 2022) The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) awarded $7.2 Million to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven on Monday in support of work to make the small business landscape more equitable. The grant is part of a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 26, 2022 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Greater New Haven Regional Labor Market Analysis Request for Proposal (RFP)

Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2022

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH) in partnership with Valley Community Foundation (VCF), and a cross-sector advisory group, seek to engage a research consultant with deep expertise in workforce development to conduct an in-depth regional labor market analysis…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 11, 2022 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Career Pathways for Inclusive Growth Grant Awards

Nearly $684,000 Awarded to 15 Programs that Offer Pathways to Careers in Growing Fields for a More Inclusive Economy

New Haven, CT (Oct. 3, 2022) - Local job programs for Greater New Haven residents are expanding access to careers in growing economic sectors with the support of recent funding from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Skills training, childcare,…

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Request for Proposals: Career Pathways For Inclusive Growth

The Community Foundation is seeking RFP applications from organizations that  support inclusive career pathways in local economic growth sectors that provide quality jobs -- jobs that pay a living wage, offer meaningful benefits, predictable schedules, stable income, and worker engagement. The Foundation has a specific focus on supporting organizations that work with the following populations:

  • BIPOC Populations (Black, Indigenous, and people of…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 15, 2022 at 10:37am — No Comments

West Hills Community Brings Back the Shack

Photo courtesy of New Haven Independent

A community center springs to life through the work of neighborhood volunteers.

Sitting abandoned for nearly two decades, the community center affectionately known as the “Shack”…

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Donors and sponsors propel The Great Give to raise $3.4 Million for a record 500 nonprofits

New Haven, Conn. (May 9, 2022) – Greater New Haven once again showed its spirit of generosity during The Great Give 2022, raising $3.46 million for local nonprofit organizations. The 36-hour online giving event created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 11, 2022 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Building Power to Effect Social Change: Philanthropy's role in effectively supporting community organizing

June, 2020 March for Racial Justice in New Haven. Photo credit: Chris Volpe 

Connecticut organizers and movement builders discuss how people most affected by inequities are best positioned to work together and build power to implement and lead long-term solutions.

Please join an upcoming virtual…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 2, 2022 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Community Fund for Women & Girls Grant Opportunity

Pathways to Economic Security for Women

Funding for Greater New Haven nonprofit organizations serving women and organizations that support women entrepreneurs and business owners. Application deadline: March 4.…

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Funding for Nonprofits Serving Greater New Haven Available from Local Community Foundations

New Haven, CT (January 7, 2022) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation, announce the opening of their 2022 grant application processes.

On January 14, the foundations will co-host a webinar that provides an overview of the various competitive grant opportunities,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 7, 2022 at 11:54am — No Comments

2022 Funding Opportunities Webinar: Jan. 14

Nonprofits serving Greater New Haven are encouraged to attend an upcoming webinar on January, 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Review responsive grant opportunities and learn all about 2022 deadlines, capacity building training sessions and more.

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  • All of The Community…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 5, 2022 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Hotels for People Experiencing Homelessness

 Photo Credit: Emily Hays, New Haven Independent

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, homeless services providers in New Haven and around the state suddenly had to figure out an alternative to existing emergency shelters. The communal sleeping spaces of shelters could not comply with social distancing requirements.

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 16, 2021 at 9:19am — No Comments

Racial Equity and Creative Healing grants awarded to Greater New Haven artists, projects and programs

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awards $583,000 in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven

New Haven, CT (Sept. 13, 2021) - Sixteen local artists and art projects including a Black film festival, neighborhood jazz workshops, youth podcasting and a platform for local hip-hop artists are…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 15, 2021 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Local Professionals Selected for New, Two-Year Leadership and Career Development Program

New Haven, CT (August 31, 2021) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the members of the first BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership program. The new career development program was conceived in early 2021 as part of The Foundation’s Stepping Forward commitment…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 1, 2021 at 3:59pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Awards Nearly $4 Million to Greater New Haven Nonprofits

Stepping Forward provides double the resources for The Foundation's largest annual competitive grant program.

Changes to Grant Processes Opens Door for Many New Organizations

Aid Helps Nonprofits in Recovery from Pandemic-related Revenue Losses and Operating…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 12, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Trio of Community Foundations in Connecticut Hires Cesar Aleman as New Director

Cesar Aleman, Executive Director of the Connecticut Urban Opportunity Collaborative

June 22, 2021 - For the past several years, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation have been working together on…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 23, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

$400,000 Grant Strengthens Permanent Resource for Connecticut’s Black Communities

Grant news: We're pleased to share the news about a $400,000 flexible funding grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to expand The Prosperity Foundation’s capacity. Read about it here

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 4, 2021 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Resident-led Video Series Presented by Purple States and DataHaven

A powerful new video series produced by Purple States and DataHaven brings local voices to the conversation about the need for equity. Produced with New Haven residents Aziya Ricard and Tyrone Jones, "Covid Reckonings" is the first of a four-part series created with Connecticut communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 20, 2021 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Funding Opportunities for Greater New Haven Nonprofits

Grantseeker Information Webinar

Last chance to register!

Thursday, January 14, 20219:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sign up for this valuable webinar about The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's grant processes.

Learn all about 2021 deadlines, capacity building training sessions and more. 



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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 12, 2021 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Can opportunity zones revive struggling neighborhoods?

Opportunity Zones are a federal tax incentive intended to draw private investment to distressed neighborhoods. A year ago it was one of the hottest ideas around. A year later, the program is, as U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, said in a recent telephone interview, “in desperate need of tweaking.” …

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Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit:   www.cfgnh.org/covid-19. To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.

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Open Street Project

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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC & Uber Eats Announce Black Restaurant Fund to Expand Access to Growth Capital

LISC and Uber Eats are teaming up on a new effort to address the racial capital gap that affects many Black restaurant owners, particularly in economically disadvantaged communities.

LISC Affiliate, National Equity Fund (NEF), Announces $2.1 Billion in Affordable Housing Investments for 2022

Despite continued economic and market headwinds, LISC"s affiliate NEF invested over $1.2 billion in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investments and nearly $900 million to preserve existing affordable housing throughout 2022, resulting in nearly 15,500 affordable homes nationwide.

Nurturing Diverse Real Estate Developers in the Twin Cities

A Minneapolis Post columnist takes an in-depth look LISC Twin Cities’ Development of Color initiative, which has cultivated a cohort of visionary BIPOC developers committed to making a difference in their communities. The program helps equip them with the tools and resources needed to tackle barriers in their markets, including bridging gaps in accessing equity financing, “a key to broadening who works in real estate,” writes the author. “For these developers of color, there’s the equity gap, and then there’s the equity gap. This program is aimed at solving both of those problems.” The excerpt below was originally published on MinnPost: Twin Cities org gives tools, support to developers of color​​​​​​​ By Bill Lindeke

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