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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
2018 Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Board Members and Staff

Women and Philanthropy: Leaving a Legacy

Over 2 million women serve as caregivers, performing household labor, family care, transportation and other duties. Learn about the Care Economy: Women, Wealth and Work in The Community Foundation's latest info brief. Read now

Explore our 2018 Special Edition newsletter which shares 2015-2017 grant impact highlights. Read now

 
"me too" Movement founder Tarana Burke speaks with The Commmunity Foundation Vice Chair Khalilah Brown-Dean at the 2018 Community Fund for Women & Girls Annual Meeting and Convening. Read More

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:

Advisory Board Chair Says ‘Thank You’

2015 - 2017 Grant Impact Highlights 

Survival Guide 

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
Mary Beth Congdon Anne
Godsey
Amy
Marx
Tressa Spears Jackson
Sharon
Brooks
Tina
Garrity
Mubarakah Ibrahim Liza Janssen Petra Cynthia
Watson
Barbara Chesler Meredith
Gavrin
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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Contact

203-777-2386
ContactUs@cfgnh.org

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