Most people in Greater New Haven volunteer or give to local causes, and most believe that they can effect change at a local level. Other measures of civic wellbeing, however, show disparities.
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Libraries throughout Greater New Haven and the country have remained relevant by evolving to meet the needs of the community. And the public is responding with enthusiasm.
From advocating for policy changes, to representing disadvantaged individuals, to marshalling collective action on issues, many Greater New Haven organizations work to advance the ideals of social justice.
The many wars and unrest around the globe have driven more people from their homes than ever before. Resettlement agencies like IRIS are stepping up to welcome the world's most vulnerable to resettle in Greater New Haven.
As policy reforms aimed at ending mass incarceration have gained momentum across the country, local reentry initiatives are increasing the support and opportunities available to help men and women returning from prison become productive members of society.
The Foundation's investment in civic vitality and social justice includes grants to support nonprofit local news, state advocacy, direct services and community organizing.
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The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association celebrates ten years of growing a welcoming community.
Thanks to a Year-Round Small grant from The Community Foundation, the West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center is up to industry standards for security.Read More ›
By the time the Board of Long Wharf Theatre celebrated its 20th birthday in 1985, it had established a national reputation and was an important force in the regional theater movement. But the Theatre needed stronger financial footing, so its leaders turned to The Community Foundation.Read More ›