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$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 opportunities for residents of all ages. The grants were selected from a pool of 97 applications seeking a total of nearly $8.2 million

“The nonprofits supported by The Foundation are leading the way in how our community is addressing many of its central challenges,” says William W. Ginsberg, President & CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “At the same time, widening inequality is the defining issue of our time and a tremendous challenge for our community. Our grantees are helping more local people access the skills and opportunities they need to secure a foothold in this changing economy. Our community needs to do everything possible to ensure that as the economy grows, its benefits are widely shared.” 

The annual responsive grant cycle is open to nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and is funded by unrestricted and preference funds established by donors at The Foundation. In addition to its competitive grantmaking, The Foundation also makes grants throughout the year from designated and other funds. In 2018, The Foundation will make a total of about $28 million in grants and distributions. Continue reading.

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