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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