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 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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The Public Library: A Place to Learn, Share and Create »


Libraries throughout Greater New Haven and the country have remained relevant by evolving to meet the needs of the community. And the public is responding with enthusiasm.

Seeking Justice through Advocacy and Community Organizing »


From advocating for policy changes, to representing disadvantaged individuals, to marshalling collective action on issues, many Greater New Haven organizations work to advance the ideals of social justice.

Refugee Resettlement: Responding to the Global Crisis »


The many wars and unrest around the globe have driven more people from their homes than ever before. Resettlement agencies like IRIS are stepping up to welcome the world's most vulnerable to resettle in Greater New Haven.

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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 »

Building A Stronger Community, One Resident at a Time

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association celebrates ten years of growing a welcoming community. 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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