Promote Civic Vitality

Promote Civic Vitality

Greater New Haven’s vibrancy 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 a community of vital and active people deeply committed to civic engagement.


Most people in Greater New Haven volunteer or give to local causes, and most believe that they can effect change at a local level. Other measures of civic wellbeing, however, show disparities. 

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Dive Into The Issues

Local Food for Local Needs »


Local food is not just a movement. It’s a market reality. And it is part of a broad effort to fight hunger, improve nutrition, and build community.

Nonprofit News in the Age of New Media »


As traditional media outlets have declined, a vibrant ecosystem of online hyperlocal news has stepped into the void in Greater New Haven.

Threats to Immigrants Impact Us All »


Recent federal immigration policies put this community under a heightened risk of deportation, potentially destabilizing Greater New Haven families, friendships, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

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A Good Place to Raise Children

Guilford and Branford Community Foundations release Community Reports, in partnership with The Community Foundation and DataHaven. Read More »

Neighborhood Leadership: Building Relationships Yields Inspired Projects

Twenty-five years of developing neighborhood leaders has resulted in many community-inspired projects. Read More »

Four Decades Helping Latinos Succeed in CT

Spanish Community of Wallingford has been helping residents find resources, celebrate their cultures and thrive in Connecticut. Read More »

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Index Report

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is proud to have been a major funder of the 2016 Greater New Haven Community Index report compiled by DataHaven. 

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The report is based on federal and statewide data sources, including the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which conducted live interviews with 16,219 randomly-selected adults throughout Connecticut in 2015. The survey provides information not otherwise available at a local level, such as respondents’ views on effectiveness of local government, financial security, access to resources and basic needs, transportation, and other social and economic issues.


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