The following stories were created by The Community Foundation to highlight local nonprofits and the impact they have throughout Greater New Haven. Many of the nonprofits featured here have profiles on The Foundation's website, a resource created by The Foundation for donors to learn more about and support local nonprofits.

Discovering Amistad Connects Lessons of the Past to Today ›


The story of the Amistad is inspiring the next generation of young leaders in the community.

Busy Bees: Huneebee Project Teaching Youth Mindfulness, Social Entrepreneurship ›


Through the art of beekeeping, adolescents and young adults from underserved communities are practicing mindfulness while developing vocational and entrepreneurial skills for a brighter future.

Support from the Start: Pre-Kindergarten Preparation at the West Haven Child Development Center ›


With activities involving communication, problem solving, and social development, the West Haven Childhood Development Center has been preparing young children for kindergarten, involving parents and caregivers every step of the way.

Guns to Gardens: New Haven Nonprofit Transforming Guns, Lives to Improve Communities  ›


With buy-back programs and training in blacksmithing, Swords to Plowshares turns guns into garden tools and transforms the lives of young people affected by gun violence.

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Expands Outreach to Diverse Businesses ›


Business organization focuses on advancing equity in the private sector.

Waste Not, Want Not: Haven’s Harvest Addressing Food Insecurity, Climate Change Through Food Recovery ›


New Haven nonprofit rescues and redistributes 1.5 million pounds of food in a year.

Guilford Art Center: Post-Pandemic Resurgence Driving Demand, Support for Arts ›


Artistic pursuits are becoming increasingly popular in the post-pandemic world and the Guilford Art Center is responding with more opportunities for local residents to be creative.

Back on a Successful Road ›


Community Action Agency of New Haven is one of 10 Greater New Haven Nonprofits to Receive a 2023 Pathways to Economic Security Grant From the Community Fund for Women & Girls.

Economic Advancement, Collaboration, Leadership ›


Working in partnership with donors and nonprofits, the Community Fund for Women & Girls provides gender-based grant support for programs focused on economic advancement and collaboration.

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