From the Start: Celebrating 90 Yrs

90 Years of Being There “From The Start”

90 Years

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its founding, The Community Foundation is proud to present a series called “From the Start” — a history of investing in good ideas and talented people. Since 1928, Foundation funds have started and sustained successful nonprofits and created and funded crucial collaboratives and inclusive coalitions. You will find stories about the founding of an organization serving people with the then newly-identified disease of AIDS; a group of visionary women who believed New Haven could be the next Spoleto; a philanthropist who found a way to recognize outstanding individual effort to nourish the partnership between Yale and the community; and many more. And if you have a story about how The Foundation supported a community endeavor, please submit it below!

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From the Start: AIDS Education

Feb 20, 2018
The Foundation pledged an initial $120,000 grant for New Haven AIDS service organizations in the 1980s. Read More »

Salute to Fellow Nonagenarians

Mar 12, 2018
As The Foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, we’re honored to be in the company of these amazing 90(plus)-year-old donors: Dag and Nancy Pfeiffer. Read More »

"From the Start" Trivia Challenge: Win a $250 gG Card


Nancy and Dag Pfeiffer.

 Celebrate The Foundation’s 90th anniversary with us by taking our trivia quiz. Read our "From the Start" story series about The Foundation’s historical connection with a particular topic, group, person, challenge or opportunity. After reading the articles, answer the trivia question below (and check back for a new one every few months). A name will be randomly drawn from among all correct entries, and a $250® card will be awarded to one lucky participant. That’s $250 to designate to your favorite nonprofits on®!   

"From the Start" Trivia Contest Question:

What nonprofit organization will one day receive grants in perpetuity thanks to Nancy and Dag Pfeiffer?

Submit Your Trivia Answer


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