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Greater New Haven’s vibrancy takes many forms. It can be seen in the beauty of its community gardens and parks. It can be heard in the voices of children at play in its neighborhoods and on its athletic fields. And it can be felt. Greater New Haven's people are its most valuable asset and its nonprofits work hard to eradicate prejudice and ensure that all members enjoy equality and justice. Ours is community of vital and active people deeply committed to civic engagement.

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven takes a multi-faceted approach to its community outreach, bringing people together to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities that create a stronger, more vibrant community. We believe that community is created by:

  • Identifying and supporting community leaders
  • Identifying and developing emerging philanthropists
  • Identifying opportunities for local, place-based philanthropy
Residents, community leaders and businesses in New Haven's neighborhoods are encouraged to make investments and manage the issues within the neighborhoods they reside. The Community Foundation especially encourages work that is collaborative in nature through the Neighborhood Leadership grants process, Community Gardens and Community Greenspaces, participation on GNH Community and at events.

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