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Daring Ladies of Deering

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Dec 9, 2018
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WE ARE Portraits Celebrate Immigrants

The art installation, WE ARE—A Nation of Immigrants has transformed the New Haven Green and buildings throughout the city into a public celebration of the rich diversity and contributions of immigrants. The opening celebration takes place Friday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Haven Green, where the portraits will remain until…See More
Jun 7, 2018
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Young Immigrants Turn Dreams into Action

In 2010, as the U.S. Congress took up the Federal DREAM Act, a small group of undocumented students and allies from Connecticut met to discuss what they should do. The proposed legislation would allow them the life-changing opportunity to apply for legal permanent residency. They organized a statewide summit, joined the…See More
May 24, 2018
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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 Land Trust injected new…See More
May 17, 2018
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May 11, 2018
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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 The Foundation’s 20-town region. In 36 hours, the community raised over $1.7 million,…See More
May 10, 2018
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Help Build an Engaged and Informed Electorate

GNH-VOTE 2018 is a nonpartisan initiative of The Community FoundationFree Voter Engagement Training Learn how to engage and inform voters and use the voter pledge card.Be a part of the local effort to build an engaged and informed electorate. GNH Vote-2018 is increasing the engagement and registration of historically…See More
May 9, 2018
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Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is neededIn 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 Connecticut. In addition to finding housing, Junta is helping these families secure…See More
May 2, 2018
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Help For Displaced Puerto Ricans

FEMA emergency funding is ending, continued support is neededIn 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 Connecticut. In addition to finding housing, Junta is helping these families secure…See More
Apr 26, 2018
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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:A civic engagement grant of $1,000 for providing $100 stipends to individuals supporting the…See More
Apr 25, 2018
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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 life.“Statistics tell us that the…See More
Apr 22, 2018
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Apr 13, 2018
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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 April. With emergency funding ending, continued support is neededIn the…See More
Apr 5, 2018
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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 partnered with…See More
Mar 29, 2018

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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Tricia Caldwell
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Director of Communications
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contactus@cfgnh.org
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Early Childhood, Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 through a bequest. For nearly 80 years, thousands of donors have built the community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven community and beyond. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.

The Foundation is among the oldest and largest of approximately 800 community foundations in the United States and remains the largest grantmaker in a region of twenty-towns located in the heart of central Connecticut.

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Access to Lifesaving Healthcare

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In January, 2018, Liliana Gonzalez felt a lump in her breast. Lacking health insurance, she was hesitant to see a doctor. She and her husband had only moved to New Haven two years prior, having fled civil turmoil in Venezuela to apply for political asylum. Then she learned about the …

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A System Under Strain

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The Basic Needs Safety Net in an Age of Inequality

What does philanthropy contribute to basic needs? Not as much as you might think. In the latest Community Foundation info brief, learn more about the safety net and the inspiring work being done by local nonprofits to deliver food, shelter, and other basic needs. …

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The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

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Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…

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What do the state budget and new tax law mean for the nonprofit sector? Take the survey.

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance (The Alliance) and the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) are working together to better understand how the new tax law and state budget crisis are affecting nonprofits in Connecticut, what nonprofits and grantmakers are doing to address these challenges, and what more could be done to support the health of Connecticut's nonprofit sector. Analysis of this survey will be shared with…

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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 Charlotte Kicks Off with $2M in Operating Support

With initial funding from the city, foundations and banks, the new LISC Charlotte office opened its doors last week and announced its first program activity—a $25,000 capacity-building grant for Historic West End Partners, a high-impact local nonprofit. LISC Charlotte expects to invest at least $25 million to promote economic opportunity in the city’s neighborhoods over the next few years.

Building Women’s Futures

Only by reckoning with the past are we able to create a society that honors the dignity and wellbeing of all Americans. In recognition of Women’s History Month, we shine a spotlight on three LISC sites where our work is led by women and supports women in the communities we serve—and aims to build a future where everyone can thrive and prosper.

Impact Investing Expert Will Lead LISC’s New Atlanta Office

Dale Royal, a community developer with 30 years’ experience bringing economic development, affordable housing and transportation opportunities to underserved neighborhoods, will be the inaugural executive director of LISC’s newest office in Atlanta, GA. LISC has already invested $18 million in Atlanta for workforce and youth development projects, and our SBA lending affiliate, immito, has just closed its first transformative loan in the city. Royal’s arrival will take that commitment to another level, leveraging his expertise in connecting communities with the capital to help them flourish.

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