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The James D. English Bequest

A historic gift to The Foundation caps a remarkable family legacy

August is Black Philanthropy Month

Learn more about the inspiring donors and organizations that demonstrate the power of Black Philanthropy in Greater New Haven.

Thank you for giving in The Great Give 2022!

Donors and sponsors propel The Great Give to raise $3.4 Million for a record 500 nonprofits

Stepping Forward

A commitment to our community to address the impact of COVID and to advance racial equity

About Us

What is The Community Foundation?

Learn more about who we are and what we do as Greater New Haven's permanent trust.

Report to Our Community


Transformation is demanded of us. In revealing the deep structural inequities in our most fundamental social and economic systems, COVID’s lesson is that progress means doing things very differently. This can be a time of transformation. Whether we make it so here in Greater New Haven will determine much about the future of our community.

Basic Needs

The Basic Needs Fund

Attention donors: Beginning April 1, 2022, your gift to the Basic Needs Fund can be matched.

Planned Giving

Your Charitable Estate Plans

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to achieve your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals while you support the community and the causes you care about most.


Stay Connected

Read our latest newsletter to learn about the people working together and the grants awarded addressing the impact of COVID and advancing racial equity in our region.

Supporting Entrepreneurs

The Community Foundation Mission Investments Company (TCF-MIC)

Black, Latino, immigrant and women-owned businesses and organizations are creating opportunity Greater New Haven.

Supporting Nonprofits

Nonprofit Resource Center

Resources and workshops for Greater New Haven nonprofit executive directors, board members, volunteers and staff at all levels of experience, from those who are just starting out to longtime veterans.

Promoting Latino Leadership

The Progreso Latino Fund

A permanent resource that brings people together to have a positive impact on the most important issues facing Latinos today.

Advancing Gender Equity

Community Fund for Women & Girls

Greater New Haven's only endowment dedicated to promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls.

COVID-19 Relief & Recovery

Keeping Our Community Healthy, Safe and Informed

The Foundation is working throughout the pandemic to raise and target resources that help ensure every community in Greater New Haven experiences a full and equitable recovery. Learn more about our pandemic-related activities and impact from 2020 through the present.

Reports & Publications

Data to Inform Action

Access the latest reports on the social health and wellbeing of populations in Greater New Haven.