Giving Stories

Giving Stories

Donors are very special people. Ours are no exception. Where others see problems, they see opportunities - using their personal resources to advance causes they care about and create a stronger community.


Carol and Stephen Ross Fund for Arts Education »


Est. 2018 in honor of Carol and Stephen Ross for their commitment to community arts education.

BlackNHV Fund »


"I want those who have had success in the city, to support the fund to help those who just need a little bit more help": BlackNHV Fund est. 2017 by Ratasha Smith.

Island Preserved for Future Generations »


Elizabeth Hird created the Outer Island Education and Research Fund in 2003 to ensure protection of the island’s natural resources and to enable continued access to the island for educational and research activities.

Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Fund »


“My donor advised fund lets me invest in the people and place where I live.” Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Fund, est. 2017 by Dr. Leon Bailey Jr.

Salute to Fellow Nonagenarians: Ruth and Charles Grannick »


As The Foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, we’re honored to be in the company of these amazing 90(plus)-year-old donors: Ruth and Charles Grannick.

Ernest R. & Janet B. DelMonico Family Fund »


Est. 2017 by Ernest and Janet DelMonico.

Washington Walker Family Fund »


"Anything can be accomplished when we work collectively": Washington Walker Fund est. 2017 by Jolyn Washington Walker.

Weston-Murphy Family Fund »


"This is our way of responding": The Weston-Murphy Family Fund est. 2017 by Dorothy and Glenn Weston-Murphy.

Ashleigh Ann Rector Memorial Scholarship »


Est. 2017 by Ashleigh's mother Laurel Lopossa and brother Daniel Rector.

Ohlbaum Immigration Assistance Fund »


The Ohlbaum Immigration Assistance Fund: est. 2017 in memory of two survivors of Auschwitz and labor camps during WWII


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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