Strengthening Nonprofits

Strengthening Nonprofits

Local nonprofits serve the community’s needs and support the quality of life we all cherish. They collaborate and advocate to tackle important social issues. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is committed to support local nonprofits to meet today’s challenges and to build strong organizations that will deliver results in the future.

As the region’s largest grantmaker, The Community Foundation

has many grantmaking programs that support nonprofits. Grants are made from designated and donor advised funds with the direction of donors. In addition there are competitive funding opportunities that are considered through an application process and funded by flexible funds given by donors over three generations. Grants can be made to support general operating costs, special projects and events, and to build organizational capacity.

Grant Opportunities

Are you a nonprofit in search of funding? We offer a variety of programs throughout the year. Apply here.

In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation is committed to helping nonprofits through:

Workshops and events are offered to Board and staff members of
nonprofits to increase their knowledge and enhance their skills to meet the challenges of running an effective organization. Topics range from “Building an Organizational Culture” to “Communicating Impact” to “Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising” with Chuck Loring.® is a database of local nonprofits which increases the visibility of local organizations and attracts new donors for our community. The local giving event, The Great Give®, uses to mobilize the whole community to support great nonprofits.

The Resource Center on The Community Foundation website is designed as a tool for Executive Directors, other staff members, Board Chairs and other Board members to provide information on best practices, tips and tools for organizational operations and links to resources on a variety of topics.

GNHCommunity is an online community of people interested in
the good work of nonprofits which helps organizations post events, news releases, photos and videos, share information or start a discussion.

Planned Giving services are designed to help your organization raise more money to support its mission and to allow you to offer full-fledged philanthropic services to your donors without a significant (or any) financial investment from your budget.

Investment services are available for nonprofits that wish to have their charitable assets managed according to a long-term investment model alongside The Corporation’s endowment. Organizations know their assets are managed according to the highest industry standards and best practices by The Corporation, which is a registered investment adviser under the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act.


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