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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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 17, 2020 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Minority businesses: Wounded by COVID, but key to inclusive revival

Tia Woods makes a breakfast during her night shift. She now has a mentor helping  her learn how to improve her business when she opens online. “What can I do better to make sure that my business doesn’t close again?” Woods asked herself. Photo: Yehyun Kim, CT Mirror.

If the state is to achieve an inclusive recovery…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 10, 2020 at 11:50am — No Comments

Inclusive Growth: Is regional activity the state’s last option?

The city of Indianapolis merged with surrounding Marion County. A more regional approach to planning and local services could help solve many of the problems that plague Connecticut, experts say. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 3, 2020 at 12:51pm — No Comments

In recovering urban areas, homeownership makes all the difference

CT already had the largest gaps in the country for homeownership between white residents and people of color.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 19, 2020 at 8:46am — No Comments

Innovative program helps Lawrence, MA, get off the mat

Check out the latest from the CT Mirror's series: "A Better Deal: Exploring Inclusive Economic Recover." From the article: 

The Lawrence program works like this: A parent brings her child to school to register. The schools have a resource center that offer programs for the parent to get involved in the school, and programs and…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on November 5, 2020 at 11:46am — No Comments

Neighbors Heal the Built Environment

When neighbors come together to effectively advocate, they can transform blighted urban areas into healthy public spaces. This is one of the important lessons from“How infrastructure improvements can aid inclusive…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 29, 2020 at 2:07pm — No Comments

COVID and Reentry: New Opportunities Amid Challenges

The latest article in the Connecticut Mirror’s, A Better Deal, examines how COVID presents fresh challenges for prisoners re-entering society, but also new opportunities.   

From the article:

While the pandemic has posed extraordinary obstacles, some advocates say their new methods could continue in a post-COVID-19…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 22, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Steady Habits: Can “inclusive growth” help cities recover from COVID?

From the CT Mirror:

It’s no secret the pandemic has hit Connecticut’s economy hard. It’s also no secret that the COVID shutdown has hit the state’s black and latino communities the hardest.

Pre-pandemic, there were some more signs of life in Connecticut’s cities – especially in downtown areas, but those gains weren’t always felt in the neighborhoods. City residents have been saying this to political leaders for decades, and still, little was being done.

The CT Mirror’s…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on October 13, 2020 at 1:11pm — No Comments

COVID-19 Response Checklist for Nonprofits

Hey Nonprofits!

Has your organization created processes and procedures to deal with the COVID-19 crisis? Are staff prepared and properly supported? This checklist created by Risk Alternatives highlights key points to consider.

Learn more: …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on June 23, 2020 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Bridge Loans for Nonprofits Available

Attention: nonprofits of up to 100 employees are eligible for 0% loans of up to 75K for operating expenses under the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program program. Applications are first come, first serve. Apply here: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/CT-Recovery-Bridge-Loan-Program

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 26, 2020 at 8:33am — No Comments

Community Census Workshops

Learn about how to empower your community to respond to the 2020 Census. Make sure that we receive fair representation and adequate federal funding for important programs. 

Aprenda cómo movilizar a la comunidad para responder al Censo 2020. Asegúrese que nuestra comunidad recibe una representación justa y fondos federales para programas importantes.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2020 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Caring for Neglected Pets at The Animal Haven

The Animal Haven in North Haven recently opened its new cat wing with grant support from the Lillian and Henry Konopacke Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The wing is part of a larger renovation that brings the shelter up to best practice standards for housing,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 20, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Fellowship Place Connects Clients to Work

With proper treatment and a wide range of support, people with serious mental illness can maintain their independence and lead productive lives.

On a typical day, Fellowship Place offers this broad support to more than 150 people who visit the campus for meals, case management, and other activities such as working in community gardens courses.…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 30, 2020 at 12:46pm — 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

Community Wise Podcast: A Conversation with Michelle de la Uz

In this episode, LISC's Interim CEO & President, Lisa L. Glover, interviews LISC board member, Michelle de la Uz who is also the Executive Director of the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation highlights the work of the Fifth Avenue Committee around COVID, environmental initiatives and climate change, community advocacy, and affordable housing. It’s a great conversation that celebrates the importance of community partnerships in an ever-changing urban landscape.

LISC Charlotte Teams Up with Knight Foundation and Local Developer to Revitalize Commercial Strip, Fuel BIPOC Businesses

With funding from the Knight Foundation, LISC Charlotte worked with Sankofa Development on a revitalized commercial strip in the city’s Historic West End—supporting minority-owned businesses and spurring new jobs as part of broader efforts to expand economic opportunity.

Bringing the Power of Data to the People: Q&A with Branden DuPont

Branden DuPont, a 2021 Rubinger Fellow and data analyst in Milwaukee, created a property ownership mapping tool that has the potential to change the way cities handle evictions: “Who Owns What” makes it possible for local stakeholders to identify where evictions are happening, who owns those properties, and which landlords are the city’s most prolific evictors. DuPont sat down with us to explain how it works and why it’s so critical.

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