The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven grants and distributes more than $20 million annually, carrying out the intentions of donors and organizations, while responding to community needs and taking advantage of emerging opportunities.
How we do it
The Foundation fulfills its mission by adhering to donors' wishes to make grants to their favorite charities, by responding to the community’s top priorities and by undertaking initiatives in collaboration with other philanthropic leaders in the community. Grants are made possible through the generosity of thousands of donors over three generations who have created funds or given to any one of the approximately 900 funds managed by The Foundation.
The Foundation uses unrestricted and preference funds to respond to community needs in Greater New Haven. This flexible funding supports several different competitive grant programs offered throughout the year, ranging in size from small grants and sponsorships to larger multi-year commitments.
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Donor advised, designated and organization funds name specific nonprofits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process. Distributions of grants to nonprofits profiled on giveGreater.org® are similarly determined by donors and may include additional Foundation funds designed to incentivize giving during community challenges, such as The Great Give®.
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Read about the impactful work being done by some of our grantees.
2016 Grants Awarded
State Budget Cuts Deliver a Wallop to Local Nonprofits: Community Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Help (December 19, 2016)
Community Foundation Expands and Extends Commitment to New Haven Promise with $1.3 Million Grant (September 19, 2016)
A full list of 2016 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2016 Report to Our Community
2015 Grants Awarded
A list of 2015 grants and distributions by alphabetical order is available in the 2015 Report to Our Community
2014 Grants Awarded
View a list of 2014 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 5.56MB]
2014 Responsive grants
2013 Grants Awarded
View a list of 2013 grants by alphabetical order [PDF, 423KB]
View a list of 2013 grants by issue area [PDF, 193KB]
2012 Grants Awarded
View a complete list of 2012 grants [PDF, 502KB]
2011 Grants Awarded
View a list of 2011 grants [PDF, 597KB]
2010 Grants Awarded
View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 790KB]
2009 Grants Awarded
View a list of 2010 grants [PDF, 3288KB]