Giving Stories

Giving Stories

Donors are very special people. Ours are no exception. Where others see problems, they see opportunities - using their personal resources to advance causes they care about and create a stronger community.


Siloe Fund for Haiti's Children with Disabilities »


Est. 2018 by Louisa Cunningham.

Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature Fund »


Est. 2018 by Louisa Cunningham.

Patricia Hermes Fund »


Est. 2018 by Paul Hermes.

Give now for generations to come »


Local philanthropist Helen Jones will forever be rememberd through the two funds she established at The Community Foundation.

From the Start: Trowbridge Environmental Center »


Visitors learn about East Rock’s wildlife, geology, and history at the Trowbridge Environmental Center that was created thanks in part to funding from the Hayes Q. Trowbridge Fund at The Community Foundation was established by bequest of .

Carol and Stephen Ross Fund for Arts Education »


Est. 2018 in honor of Carol and Stephen Ross for their commitment to community arts education.

BlackNHV Fund »


"I want those who have had success in the city, to support the fund to help those who just need a little bit more help": BlackNHV Fund est. 2017 by Ratasha Smith.

Island Preserved for Future Generations »


Elizabeth Hird created the Outer Island Education and Research Fund in 2003 to ensure protection of the island’s natural resources and to enable continued access to the island for educational and research activities.

Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Fund »


“My donor advised fund lets me invest in the people and place where I live.” Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Fund, est. 2017 by Dr. Leon Bailey Jr.

Salute to Fellow Nonagenarians: Ruth and Charles Grannick »


As The Foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, we’re honored to be in the company of these amazing 90(plus)-year-old donors: Ruth and Charles Grannick.


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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