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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Whether starting new businesses, advancing scientific and medical research, or working several jobs to support their families, immigrants are vital contributors to Greater New Haven and its economy.
For all the difficulty of redeveloping contaminated sites, Greater New Haven has made incremental progress by returning some to productive uses through public-private partnerships.
From the ocean beaches of Hammonassett and Silver Sands to the wooded trails of Sleeping Giant and West Rock Ridge, Greater New Haven is home to an impressive number and variety of quality parks and open spaces.
As the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group in Greater New Haven and the state, Latinos are indelibly linked to the region's vitality and prosperity.
The Foundation's investment in civic vitality and social justice includes grants to support nonprofit local news, state advocacy, direct services and community organizing.