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Report to Our Community 2018/19

Creating a Future of Opportunity

At The Community Foundation, we strive every day to honor the legacies of those who have come before in ways that build a bright future for Greater New Haven. The pull of the past and the face of the future are always with us. In 2018, this seemed especially true. To mark our ninetieth anniversary, we…

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History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale

On July 5, 1779, as British warships darkened the mouth of New Haven Harbor, a small militia of nineteen patriots fought back from Black Rock Fort. Perched on a rocky ledge over the city’s eastern shore, the small force held back the Redcoats for several hours before eventually becoming overwhelmed and captured. The British…

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2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Community Foundation leadership shared a vision for Greater New Haven as a place with the resources, talent and resolve to challenge and change structural inequities and create access to opportunity for everyone.

Held Wednesday, April 24 in the newly opened Canal Dock Boathouse overlooking New Haven…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 2, 2019 at 11:27am — No Comments

2019 Quinnipiac River Fund Grant Awards

Support for scientific research, monitoring and pollution reduction efforts in river and surrounding watershed   

New Haven, CT (April 22, 2019) – The Quinnipiac River Fund has awarded $138,000 in grants to study the Quinnipiac River and its wildlife, reduce pollution, and increase access and recreational opportunities.…

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Derby Daycare Puts the Focus on Play

Derby Daycare Center was founded in 1972 in order to give working parents an affordable option for high quality childcare and early education. More than four decades later, it continues offer young children in the Valley with opportunities to grow and learn in a nurturing environment that puts a focus on play. …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 18, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Green Jobs Teach Life Skills

Young people in Solar Youth’s Green Jobs program not only earn money to work outside. They also beautify New Haven neighborhoods while developing skills that will help them professionally and in life. 

Green Jobs was launched in 2010 with a grant from the CT Office of Policy and Management's Urban Youth Violence Prevention…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on April 11, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Start Receives New 5 year, $5.4 Million Federal Grant

Funding to Continue to Address Infant Mortality with Focus on Social Determinants of Health and Promotion of Health Equity for New Haven Families

  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality Continue Especially For Black Mothers
  • Significant Disparities Exist in IMR and Health Status in High distress, Low Income…
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Access to Lifesaving Healthcare

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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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on March 21, 2019 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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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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.

The…

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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

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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

Connecting Health and Housing in Charlotte

LISC and Atrium Health are joining forces to take on the social determinants of health as part of affordable housing investments in Charlotte. The effort was recently named one of the awardees in the second phase of Fannie Mae’s $10 million Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge.

Maurice A. Jones On...The Color of Money

This month Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Georgia School of Law and author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap joins Imani Darden, Knowledge Management Program Officer and Maurice Jones in a conversation on the history of the racial wealth gap and its impact on economic prosperity for communities of color.

In Its 20th Year, NFL Foundation and LISC Announce Grants to Build or Remake Football Fields

The NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Field Grant Program announced grants totaling $3 million to newly build or significantly renovate fields in parks, schools or at community organizations in 14 cities from Brooklyn to Houston and Racine, WI to Indian Trail, NC. The funds will be used for improvements such as irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards and more. About a partnership that has lasted 20 years, Alexia Gallagher, executive director of the NFL Foundation stated: “With more than one million youth using these fields, which provide safe places for families to come together and participate in sports, the benefits of the NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Field Grant Program are indisputable.”

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