The Community Foundation holds convenings throughout the year that bring people together to learn about and discuss issues that impact our local community. Click on the headlines below to read about recent Convenings.

Creating a Future of Opportunity Event Recap

Oct 01, 2019
The Community Foundation forum, “Creating a Future of Opportunity,” turned out more than 200 community leaders and residents from diverse backgrounds, professions and ages to exchange ideas for creating more opportunity for Greater New Haven residents. Read More »

Donor Briefing: Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs

Jun 06, 2019
Skills that are in demand and what is needed to improve Connecticut’s workforce were discussed at a Foundation Donor Briefing held on May 29 at District New Haven’s Holberton School. Read More »

2019 Women & Girls Annual Meeting: The Care Economy

Jun 25, 2019
The consequences of undervaluing care work and policy strategies for improving the lives of care workers were the focus of an in-depth panel discussion hosted by the Community Fund for Women & Girls on June 20 at its 2019 Annual Meeting. Read More »

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Apr 26, 2019
Community Foundation leaders presented a vision for creating access to opportunity for everyone. Read More »

Donor Briefing: Give a Person the Fish

Mar 27, 2019
The Community Foundation and United Way of Greater New Haven co-hosted a discussion with local experts on meeting basic needs and the role of philanthropy. Read More »

Donor Briefing: The Opioid Crisis

Dec 13, 2018
The Foundation hosted donors and a panel of local addiction specialists to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis and the local response. Read More »

Donor Briefing: United We Dream Founder Shares Her Story

Jul 16, 2018
For more than a decade, Cristina Jiménez — a MacArthur Fellow and member of Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people of 2018 — has fought for the same foundational American values that enticed her parents to risk everything and bring her to the U.S. at a young age. Read More »

June 18 - Powerful Voices: Strengthening the Individual and the Community

Jun 20, 2018
Activist Tarana Burke, the 2006 founder of the "me too." Movement, spoke at the Community Fund for Women & Girls 2018 Annual Meeting and Convening Read More »

2018 Annual Meeting & Convening: Inclusive Growth and Opportunity

Apr 23, 2018
On April 19, 2018, The Foundation hosted Amy Liu of Brookings to explore why building an inclusive economy matters for Greater New Haven's future Read More »

Donor Briefing: The State Budget and Pathways to Opportunity

Feb 21, 2018
Connecticut Voices for Children's analysis of the Connecticut economy and the status of our state budget. Read More »


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