Our Impact

Our Impact

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and girls in our region, through information, education, advocacy and - most importantly - by encouraging women's philanthropy.

Raising Voices

See the Google photo gallery from the 2018 Annual Meeting and Convening, featuring Tarana Burke (right).

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is dedicated to forging a path for women and girls to speak for themselves as well as for those who have no voice. As part of this commitment, the Fund regularly holds convenings and events, inviting inspirational women to Greater New Haven to impart their knowledge and giving local advocates a chance to meet and discuss regional, national and global issues affecting us all. 

Recent Convenings

2019 - "The Care Economy: Women, Wealth and Work" featuring an-depth panel discussion.

2018 - "Powerful Voices: Strengthening the Individual and the Community" featured  Tarana Burke, founder of the “me too.” Movement and one of Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year "Silence Breakers." 

2017 - “Feminism: The Common Denominator?” featured activist Linda Sarsour, writer Rebecca Traister and moderator Kica Matos.

2016 - The 20th Anniversary of the Community Fund for Women & Girls, featured Gloria Steinem and Teresa Younger.

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Investing in Women and Girls

The Community Fund for Women & Girls supports organizations which meaningfully impact women and girls and evaluates all requests for funding through a gender-specific grantmaking framework. As the region’s grantmaker focused on women and girls, the Fund will only support gender-specific programming and advocacy initiatives. 

  • Awards - More than $1,048,400 Million to advance women and girls since 1995 
  • Ages Served – girls (20%), teens (25%), women (28%) and mature women and intergenerational programs (27%)  
  • Grants By Fund Priority Area– health (30%), economic security – including education (41%), violence prevention (6%), political participation (8%) and enrichment/education programming (15%)
  • Grants By Geography– Greater New Haven region (27%), New Haven (53%), Suburbs/Valley (18%) and Statewide (2%) 
Based on 2011-2017 data


Grant Awards


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