News & Events

Informing and engaging the community are primary ways we fulfill our mission to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven.

Recent News

Blackbaud Security Incident »

07.30.2020

Notice: A data security incident has involved one of our third-party service providers, the cloud software company Blackbaud.

Hamden student creates scholarship fund for classmates at The Community Foundation thanks to AT&T grant »

07.23.2020

The Community Foundation has received a $15,000 contribution from AT&T to help establish a scholarship fund to benefit Hamden High School students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

New CEO Announced for The Children's Center of Hamden »

07.13.2020

Selma N. Ward takes the helm of the 186-year-old agency.

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Upcoming Events

NOTICE: Until further notice, all events will take place online (not in person). Please visit www.cfgnh.org/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information, including plans around event cancellations, postponements or adjustments.

Virtually Hug Your Donors and Keep Them Close (RECORDED) »

06.15.2020

Examine the principles of donor stewardship, from first-time donors to legacy gifts

A New Age for Raising Money (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

With event fundraising off the table for the foreseeable future, learn about essential elements to help you raise money now and going forward.

Special Financial Planning Opportunities With a Focus on Charitable Planning (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Review strategies to help take advantage of special one-time opportunities, including conversation strategies that are most effective in communicating with donors at times like this.

Legal Considerations for Re-Opening Nonprofits to Employees and the Public (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

A review of important issues nonprofits may face when re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic

Creating Your Emergency Succession Plans (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Get all the tools you need to independently craft emergency succession plans

Online Tools and Tips for Successful Virtual Events and Productive Meetings (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

Explore best practices of virtual meeting and event platforms and decide what’s right for you

Please GRANT Our Wish! (RECORDED) »

06.05.2020

How to search for grants in these crazy times

Board Chairs Roundtable »

06.04.2020

Aug. 26, 2020: Join other seated and rising Board Chairs to share experiences and compare challenges

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Past Events

Recaps and highlights of past Foundation events, convenings and small briefings.

The Foundation's donor briefing series offers in-depth presentations and discussions about issues impacting our community, such as immigration, media, arts sustainability and health care access.

Learn more about donor briefings

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic »

05.06.2020

A discussion with Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS.

Video Briefing: Food Relief During Covid-19 »

04.29.2020

Steve Werlin, Executive Director of Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, discusses the growing need for food relief.

Video Briefing: Responding to COVID-19 »

04.13.2020

On April 8, President and CEO Will Ginsberg and Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy Christina Ciociola provided donors with an update on The Community Foundation’s response to COVID-19.

Foundation Donors Celebrated at Annual Lunch »

11.29.2019

Foundation donors thanked and celebrated for their generosity and community commitment over lunch at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven.

Champion of the Cause: A conversation with former U.S. Congressman Luis Vicente Gutiérrez »

10.09.2019

PLF hosted an engaging conversation with former Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez who he shared insights on his continuing advocacy for immigration reform and immigrant rights, Veteran's issues, workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality.

Creating a Future of Opportunity Event Recap »

10.01.2019

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.

Beautiful Skin: A Courageous Conversation on Black Latinx »

08.06.2019

The Progreso Latino Fund held a courageous conversation on Black Latinx with Ingrid M. Canady at their Latino leaders networking event on Sept. 16, 2019,

2019 Women & Girls Annual Meeting: The Care Economy »

06.25.2019

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.

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity »

04.26.2019

Community Foundation leaders presented a vision for creating access to opportunity for everyone.

Donor Briefing: The Opioid Crisis »

12.13.2018

The Foundation hosted donors and a panel of local addiction specialists to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis and the local response.

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Inclusive Growth for Greater New Haven

Embracing a vision of Greater New Haven as a place of opportunity for all

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New Philanthropic Tool Available for Donor Advisors

As part of The Foundation's Mission Related Investment work, Donor Advisors can soon choose to invest in The Foundation's Nonprofit Loan Pool, which will make low-interest, short-term loans available to nonprofits that need capital or a line of credit. ​​​​​

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Scholarships Awarded From Milton Fisher Fund

A total of $120,000 distributed as seven four-year scholarships; an additional $2,500 distributed as five honorable mention scholarships.

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