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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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"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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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

Island Preserved for Future Generations Gets Paid a Visit by New Haven Youth

For 30 years, Elizabeth Hird was a pioneer in the local community for environmental preservation and education. Perhaps no single act demonstrated her commitment to environmental conservation as much as her donation of Outer Island to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1995. 

Later on,…
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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 13, 2018 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Director of Gift Planning

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven seeks a qualified candidate for Director of Gift Planning for Development. Application deadline: August 31, 2018.  Learn…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 6, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

A Parklet Grows in Fairhaven

Anyone walking a hot stretch of sidewalk along Grand Avenue now has an inviting spot to rest in the shade, talk to neighbors, and watch children play.

The oasis is called a “parklet,” and was designed by two Yale graduate students who won New Haven’s first Parklet Design Competition, a collaboration between GoNewHavenGo, the Department of Transportation,…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on July 19, 2018 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

Investing in Immigrant Communities = Investing in America

A new LISC white paper examines the ways current federal immigration policy is affecting immigrant residents across the country, and how our nonprofit partners are responding to meet the needs, and address the fear, of immigrants and their families. In the blog below, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and David Greenberg, our head of research and lead author of the report, weigh in on why supporting the wellbeing and prosperity of immigrant communities—and of the agencies that serve them—is in every American’s best interest.

From Vacant to Valuable: Four New Communities Eligible for Replay Grants

ESPN, Under Armour and LISC have announced that four new communities are eligible for grants through the Replay initiative to transform vacant lots into community recreation hubs. The program, which is in its second year, will award a total of $430,000 to help neighborhood groups in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, and Toledo ensure that sports and recreation are accessible to all residents. As LISC’s senior program director for Sports & Recreation, Beverly Smith, stated, “Our on-the-ground experience in local communities coupled with the resources and expertise of ESPN and Under Armour has been a highly successful formula for creating useful recreational spaces.”

LISC Launches Charlotte Program Office

As we kick off 2019, LISC is continuing to grow its investments in economic opportunity and its on-the-ground presence in communities across the country. We unveiled a new program office in Charlotte this week that will spearhead $25 million in investments over the next few years—all designed to boost affordable housing, improve economic mobility and raise standards of living in North Carolina’s largest city. Long-time community leader Ralphine Caldwell has been named executive director to lead the effort.

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