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A System Under Strain

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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

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

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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 28, 2019 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Grants Available to Nonprofits

Project, general operating and capacity building support for nonprofits working in Greater New Haven.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grants process is open. The responsive grants process is the largest source of competitive grant funding from The Foundation and is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Nonprofits serving The…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 24, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

Responsive Grants Process is Open

Project, General Operating and Capacity Building Grants Available to Nonprofits

New Haven, CT (January 11, 2019) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grants process is open. The responsive grants process is the largest source of competitive grant funding from The Foundation and is offered in conjunction with its partner in philanthropy serving the Valley, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Nonprofits serving The Foundation’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 11, 2019 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Center for Children’s Advocacy works to reduce racial and ethnic disparities

Black and Latino youth are over represented in the juvenile justice system and disproportionately expelled or suspended from school.  Recent work by the Center for Children’s Advocacy is tackling these disparities by…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 9, 2019 at 5:33pm — No Comments

"Project Innovation" Grant Challenge

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut's 'Project Innovation' Grant Challenge Returns in 2019

The NBCUniversal Foundation, along with NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations are hosting “Project Innovation,” a grant challenge program that will recognize nonprofit organizations that are tackling everyday problems through innovative solutions.

This year, nearly $2.5M will be awarded nationally, with $225,000 granted among three to eight non-profit organizations in 11 communities around the country, including Connecticut. 

 

The four funding…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 4, 2019 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Transforming Youth Justice

Leadership Institute Graduates Change Agents

A police officer is working to change policies that would divert more young people from the criminal justice system to Juvenile Review Boards. A probation officer is training judicial colleagues on the problem of implicit bias. A high school English teacher is creating a plan to expand transitional vocational programs for at-risk students. The three are among the latest cohort to graduate from the Tow Institute’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 13, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Positive Strides Made in Gender-Specific Programming

Last year, the Community Fund for Women & Girls awarded nine grants totaling $80,950. After reviewing 2017 grant reports, it was apparent that those grants influenced and improved the development of…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Multiple Funding Opportunities from The Community Foundation

Deadlines Approaching

New Haven, CT (December 5, 2018) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s permanent endowment and largest grantmaker to local nonprofits, announces several grant opportunities with various application deadlines in the coming weeks. For complete details, visit www.cfgnh.org/grants.

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 6, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

From the Start: 'r kids Family Center

In 1996, on a cold Sunday in March, thirty-six concerned residents and service providers gathered at the home of Randi Rubin and Sergio Rodriguez to identify how they could fill the void in services for children in foster care and their parents. The problem? Families who had had their children removed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 8, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments

$2.6 Million to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven

Funding to create opportunity and respond to community needs  

New Haven, CT (October 29, 2018) – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced its responsive grant awards for 2018, totaling $2,670,527 to nonprofit organizations working throughout Greater New Haven.

The grants will support 51 local programs and institutions, including health services to vulnerable residents, public libraries, homeless shelters, and efforts to expand economic…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 1, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Buy A Brick; Help the "Q" House

With the construction of the Q House slated to start in coming months, a campaign has begun to raise $3 million to make sure that it never closes its doors again.

The fund for the new Dixwell Community “Q” House has been established at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 25, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

There From the Start

Since 1928, Foundation funds have started and sustained successful nonprofits and created and funded crucial collaboratives and inclusive coalitions. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its founding, The Community Foundation is proud to present a series called…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Haven Symphony Orchestra turns 125

One hundred twenty five years ago, a group of amateur musicians in New Haven began gathering to play classical works by Bach, Beethoven, and other European composers. The orchestra was comprised of German immigrants who had been missing the music of their home country. Within a year, they staged a…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 11, 2018 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Attention Community Leaders!

Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

Join us at an orientation session for the 2019 Neighborhood Leadership…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Building Talent for the Digital Revolution

When Max Johnson saw an ad for a software coding school in San Francisco called Holberton, he was in a dead-end job and looking for a way out. The idea of being a computer programmer had been in the back of his mind since he was a teenager growing up in Camden, New Jersey.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 27, 2018 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Creating community through baseball

Walter "Pop" Smith Little League builds friendships and teaches life lessons

When the Walter “Pop” Smith Little League first started in 1952, the kids played with wooden bats and the field was on the corner of Goffe Street and Sherman Avenue. Bat materials have changed since…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 13, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

From the Start: Neighborhood Civics in Action

Most every city resident has something that he or she wants to see improved. Be it a playground, an overgrown lot or a needed service that is unavailable, the best ideas for making the city a better place often come from local residents. Unfortunately, not…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Coming January 2019 - Coding School in New Haven

Here's some exciting news for our community - this week it was announced that The Community Foundation made a Mission Related Investment in the District Innovation Venture Center, which has brought in a Silicon Valley-modeled training program to address the talent gap and ramp up the region's tech sector. The program boasts a 100% job-placement rate and an application process that removes bias. Read more about it in the …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 5, 2018 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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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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