® - Strengthening Nonprofits - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven®® is an online, searchable database of nonprofits serving Greater New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley that was launched in 2010 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The site has several goals: to increase the amount of giving to local nonprofit organizations and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the region by increasing visibility and transparency.

Visit® to research a local nonprofit, learn about the issues and opportunities facing Greater New Haven that local nonprofits address or to make a gift online.® was the first of its kind to provide comprehensive profiles of area nonprofits  on a single site along with a capability for donors to make gifts.  The profiles contain information from several sources and are searchable by name, geography or interest area. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, over $5 Million has been distributed in new and matching funds since the launch of® in 2010. 

The Great Give®  2016 raised nearly $1.4 Million for nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. Mark your calendars for the next Great Give in 2017.

Each year, nonprofits with profiles on® are eligible to win thousands of dollars in grant prizes during The Great Give® - a 36-hr online giving event supported with matching and prize funds from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. Other sponsors in 2016 included Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Liberty Bank Foundation. 

For Donors

Great Information
Comprehensive information on 330+ nonprofit organizations

Rich Resource® users reported that they would use the site to research organizations in the future

Easy to Use® users who made gifts on the site said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall experience

Maximize Your Giving
Donors using® found the opportunity to maximize their gift during The Great Give® giving challenges to be important

For Nonprofits

No Cost
A® profile is free. There is no cost to maintain a profile and no monthly fee for online giving access

Nonprofits report spending an average of 6 hours creating a profile

New Donors
Nonprofits report receiving gifts from new donors

Multiple Uses® nonprofit organizations report using their profiles to apply for grant funding. Others use it as an outreach tool or for Board/staff orientation

If you are a nonprofit and already have a profile, make sure it's up-to-date. Log in now. If you are a donor and don't see a favorite local nonprofit listed on the site, or you are a nonprofit organization that would like to create a profile, please contact Stephanie Chung at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven at 203-777-7077 or

Nonprofits wishing to participate in The Great Give must have a profile on® or register to participate. 


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