Community Fund for Women & Girls

The Community Fund for Women & Girls

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is Greater New Haven's only endowment promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls. Join the effort to improve the quality of life for women in our region and promote gender equity through education, convenings and funding.

Fund Facts
The Community Fund for Women & Girls has awarded $1 Million to advance women and girls since 1995. 

Over 20,000 women and girls of all ages have participated in fund supported programs

Grants have reached all ages– girls (20%), teens (25%), women (28%) and mature women and intergenerational programs (27%).  

Grants awarded are in health (33%), economic security – including education (32%), violence prevention, political participation and enrichment programming (22%) and cross multiple issue areas (13%).

Grants by geography: 39% in the Greater New Haven region, 30% in New Haven, 19% in the suburbs and ring communities (including the Lower Naugatuck Valley) and 12% statewide and beyond. 

Stay informed. Read Investing With A Gender Lens, The Community Foundation's info brief. 

Officers and Advisory Board

2017 Officers

Janna Wagner 


Heather Calabrese   
Vice Chair 




Karen Peart

  Susan Garcia Nofi
Immediate Past Chair

  Kellyann Day
Community Foundation Board Liaison    




2017 Advisory Board

Susan Addiss   Sharon Brooks   Barbara Chesler  
Mary Beth Congdon Tina Garrity Anne Godsey
Miriam Gohara  Annie Harper Mubarakah Ibrahim
Christine Kim Maribel Lopez Liza Janssen Petra
Carol Ross   Cynthia Watson   Tressa Spears Jackson







70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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