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Read about changes in 2020 to the Community Fund for Women & Girls' grants process.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2020 GRANTSEEKERS

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Community Fund for Women & Girls, and with that historic event will come a change to the Fund’s grantmaking process. The change is a strategic decision made by the Fund’s Advisory Board in coordination with Foundation leaders to amplify the Fund’s impact.

Instead of a request for proposal process, Fund leadership will use knowledge gained from prior grant processes, grantee partnerships and research to strategically invest in longer-term opportunities that support the economic mobility and advancement of women and girls. 

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About The Fund

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is Greater New Haven's only endowment dedicated to promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls. We work to improve the quality of life for women and girls in our region, through information, education, advocacy and – most importantly – by encouraging women's philanthropy. Join us!

Community Fund for Women and Girls Advisory Board with Foundation Staff
Past and present Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Board Members and Staff

Women and Philanthropy: Leaving a Legacy

The Community Fund for Women & Girls 2019 Annual Meeting featured an-depth panel discussion, "The Care Economy: Women, Wealth and Work." 

Learn more about the issue and what is being done locally and in the state in the info-brief below.

In 1995, a founding group of committed women established The Community Fund for Women & Girls. Many donors have since joined them to build the endowment and create individually named funds that are a permanent resource for women and girls' programs in Greater New Haven. 

Learn more about our inspiring donors

and the funds supporting the work of the Community Fund for Women & Girls.

MakingWaves Leadership Giving Program
The Community Fund for Women & Girls thanks the generous supporters for participating in the MakingWaves Leadership Giving Program with a gift or pledge. The Program was created in honor of the Community Fund for Women & Girls’ 20th Anniversary to grow the endowment and the Fund’s grantmaking resources for local nonprofits for the benefit of women and girls. See the list of WaveMakers.

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See what's inside our latest newsletter:

The Community Fund for Women & Girls Winter 2019 Newsletter 

Women Across Connecticut Unite

Volunteer Highlight: Jane Shaw

Campaign for Paid Family Leave Prevails

Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: Women & Family Life Center

Special Announcement for Grantseekers

Our Impact - See how we're making a difference.

Events - Inspiring guest speakers and convenings.

Officers and Advisory Board Members

2019 Officers

Karen Peart 
Chair 

Heather Calabrese   
Vice Chair 

Christine Kim
Treasurer 

Janna Wagner
Immediate Past Chair

Kellyann Day
Community Foundation Board Liaison    

2019 Advisory Board

Daisy
Abreu
Meredith
Gavrin
  Amy
Marx

Tressa
Spears Jackson

Barbara
Chesler

Anne
Godsey
  Liza
Janssen
Petra
Cynthia
Watson

Mary Beth
Congdon

Maribel
Lopez
  Carol
Ross
 

 

Stay informed. Read Investing With A Gender Lens, The Community Foundation's info brief.  

How can we help?

Sharon Cappetta

Director of Development 203-777- 7071 Email Sharon

Address

70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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203-777-2386
ContactUs@cfgnh.org

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