Recent News

The Community Foundation Announces $25,000 Grant to Support NAACP CT Jobs Campaign ›

The Community Foundation to support NAACP CT's One Million Job Campaign through $25,000 grant.

Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 ›

DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey reveals how daily experiences
differ by age, gender, race and geographic area.

Music Haven Keeps the Music Going ›

Young musicians continue to play chamber music as Music Haven adapts its programming to the pandemic.

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Upcoming Events

NOTICE: Until further notice, all events will take place online (not in person). Please visit for the most up-to-date information, including plans around event cancellations, postponements or adjustments.

Interrupted: Women, Work and COVID-19 ›


A donor briefing hosted by The Community Foundation and The Community Fund for Women & Girls.

Excavating Implicit Bias, Cultivating Cultural Humility ›


Reflecting on how our own identity impacts the ways we interact, explore our cultural landscape and excavate our own unconscious biases to ensure a sense of respect for all

Pivot, Plan and Reimagine (RECORDED) ›

09.10.2020 - 10.29.2020

A four-part series on how nonprofits can access, innovate and adapt strategic objectives to emerge stronger than ever

Racial and Ethnic Equity for Nonprofits ›

11.04.2020 - 12.03.2020

Board and staff member teams discuss and define roles you can carry out with respect to racial and ethnic equity in your lives, your organizations and in your communities in this three-part series

The State of Race Relations ›


A lived experience general discussion on the current climate of race relations and workplace diversity, equity and inclusion

Amplifying Impact: Strategic Alliances in Uncertain Times ›

11.05.2020 - 11.19.2020

This two-part workshop will help you understand your organization’s long-term viability and prepare you for conversations with other organizations about strategic alliances and other partnerships

Brave Conversations: Facing Racism ›

11.17.2020 - 11.19.2020

This two-part series provides board and staff teams with the knowledge, language and tools to boldly and productively address issues of race, racism and skin color privilege

Workplace Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ›

11.19.2020 - 12.04.2020

Board and staff member teams learn strategies to transform your organization with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in a two-part workshop series and one-on-one consultation

Testamentary- Charitable Gift Annuities ›


Johnne Syverson, CFP®, CAP, V.P. of the National Gift Annuity Foundation shows how a Testamentary Charitable Gift Annuity (T-CGA) can improve overall planned giving offerings for your clients. Learn how clients with IRA assets can pass them on to their heirs with minimal tax impact and no initial up-front expenses.

Progreso Latino Fund Fall Forum Series ›

09.25.2020 - 11.30.2020

September 26 - November 30: COVID 19’s Impact on the Health, Education and Economic Status of Latinx in Greater New Haven

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Past Events

Recaps and highlights of past Foundation events, convenings and small briefings.

The Foundation's donor briefing series offers in-depth presentations and discussions about issues impacting our community, such as immigration, media, arts sustainability and health care access.

Learn more about donor briefings

The Impact of the Pandemic on the Economically Vulnerable ›

Panel discusses the historical roots of disparities laid bare by COVID-19 and the need for change.

Donor Briefing Recap: Food Relief During Covid-19 ›

Steve Werlin, Executive Director of Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, discusses the growing need for food relief.

Donor Briefing Recap: Responding to COVID-19 ›

On April 8, President and CEO Will Ginsberg and Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy Christina Ciociola provided donors with an update on The Community Foundation’s response to COVID-19.

Foundation Donors Celebrated at Annual Lunch ›

Foundation donors thanked and celebrated for their generosity and community commitment over lunch at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven.

Champion of the Cause: A conversation with former U.S. Congressman Luis Vicente Gutiérrez ›

PLF hosted an engaging conversation with former Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez who he shared insights on his continuing advocacy for immigration reform and immigrant rights, Veteran's issues, workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality.

Creating a Future of Opportunity Event Recap ›

The Community Foundation forum, "Creating a Future of Opportunity," turned out more than 200 community leaders and residents from diverse backgrounds, professions and ages to exchange ideas for creating more opportunity for Greater New Haven residents.

Beautiful Skin: A Courageous Conversation on Black Latinx ›

The Progreso Latino Fund held a courageous conversation on Black Latinx with Ingrid M. Canady at their Latino leaders networking event on Sept. 16, 2019,

2019 Women & Girls Annual Meeting: The Care Economy ›

The consequences of undervaluing care work and policy strategies for improving the lives of care workers were the focus of an in-depth panel discussion hosted by the Community Fund for Women & Girls on June 20 at its 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Inclusive Growth for Greater New Haven

Embracing a vision of Greater New Haven as a place of opportunity for all

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New Philanthropic Tool Available for Donor Advisors

As part of The Foundation's Mission Related Investment work, Donor Advisors can soon choose to invest in The Foundation's Nonprofit Loan Pool, which will make low-interest, short-term loans available to nonprofits that need capital or a line of credit. ​​​​​

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Scholarships Awarded From Milton Fisher Fund

A total of $120,000 distributed as seven four-year scholarships; an additional $2,500 distributed as five honorable mention scholarships.

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