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Nonprofit Professionals Selected for 2023 Management Program



The Community Foundation welcomes the third cohort to the program that is building a pipeline for new, more diverse leadership in Greater New Haven’s nonprofit community.

New Haven, Conn. (Oct. 4, 2023) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) welcomes the third…

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The Community Fund for Women & Girls Awards $190,000 to Economic Security Programs for Women

Grants support entrepreneurship and career advancement.

New Haven, Conn. (June 12 2023) – The Community Fund for Women & Girls is helping women start businesses and advance in their careers…

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Nonprofit Management Program

Exciting opportunity for emerging leaders of color in the #GreaterNHV nonprofit sector! The Nonprofit Management Program is co-led by the University of Connecticut, offering bi-weekly…

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Hand Up: With $7.2M in funding, Williams aims to build ‘equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem’ in New Haven

After a career in business development and venture capital, Joseph W. Williams Jr. took the post of director of operations of the New Haven Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (NHE3) last year with a mandate to bring much-needed resources to startups and struggling enterprises. Williams is spearheading an effort with the Community Foundation for Greater New…

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Employment Opportunity: Finance Officer

The application deadline is April 30. Click here for more information.

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 24, 2023 at 5:22am — No Comments

Grant Opportunity: Funding for Mental Health and Education for Latine Community

Cultural stigmas and social taboos make mental health a difficult topic, creating barriers to seeking treatment and leaving communities vulnerable to suffering from mental health issues. Our Latine community is far more likely to face these barriers as well as inadequate access to culturally appropriate treatment.

To address this issue, the Progreso Latino Fund is making grants available to programs and services available to the Greater New Haven Latine community.…

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DataHaven’s Community Wellbeing Index Highlights Connecticut’s Challenges and Opportunities

DataHaven, Fairfield County, Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven Community Foundations Release Landmark Reports on Connecticut’s quality of life, public health, economic development, and civic vitality.

In Connecticut and throughout the country, Black and Latino residents, as well as other communities of color, face…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 14, 2023 at 3:49am — No Comments

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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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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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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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 3:37am — 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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 25, 2022 at 5:29am — No Comments

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 5:31am — 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 6:55am — 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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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.

Topics covered include:

  • All of The Community…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on January 5, 2022 at 10:28am — 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.

Working…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on December 16, 2021 at 3:19am — 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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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

Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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