Strengthening Nonprofits

NOTICE to nonprofits:

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its affiliate The Valley Community Foundation are moving quickly to expedite its delivery of funding to nonprofit grantees during the COVID-19 crisis. To facilitate this support, The Foundation has made the following changes to existing grant awards and grant programs.

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The state and federal governments are offering relief programs for nonprofit organizations.

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The Community Foundation puts its charitable assets to work in the community throughout the year in the form of grants to hundreds of local nonprofits. The collective impact of these resources on the current and future needs of Greater New Haven therefore depends on well-run, sustainably-funded and strong organizations.


  • Noncompetitive - grants from designated and donor advised funds are made at the direction of donors.
  • Competitive - responsive grant opportunities are available through different application processes.

  Apply for a grant


Capacity Building

The Nonprofit Resource Center is a one-stop resource for executive directors, nonprofit staff, board chairs and other board members. A full schedule of workshops and events designed to help board and staff members meet the challenges of running effective organizations. Topics range from “Building an Organizational Culture” to “Communicating Impact” to “Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising” with Chuck Loring. 

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Giving Online® is a database of local nonprofits which increases the visibility of local organizations and attracts new donors for our community. 

The Great Give® mobilizes the entire Greater New Haven community to support great nonprofits in an annual 36-hour, on-line giving contest with matching donation prizes.

Nonprofit Professional Networking   

GNHCommunity is an online community of people is interested in
the good work of nonprofits in Greater New Haven. Post events, news releases, photos and videos, share information or start a discussion.

Endowment Management

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.

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.


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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