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 highlighted here have profiles on The Foundation's website, a resource created by The Foundation for donors to learn more about and support local nonprofits.

More than a meal ›


Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen provides hot meals as well as connections to vital services.

Advocating for Juvenile Justice ›


Black and Latino youth are over-represented in the juvenile justice system. The Center for Children's Advocacy's work is tackling the disparities.

Transforming Youth Justice ›


Professionals working with youth use the latest research and education to reform the way young people and families are treated throughout the juvenile justice system.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra turns 125 ›


A community-driven mission dates back to the founding of NHSO.

From the Start: New Haven Promise and The Promise of A Brighter Future ›


New Haven Promise, launched in 2010, now provides nearly $4 million annually in scholarships to graduates of New Haven Public Schools.

Building Talent for the Digital Revolution ›


Just a few years ago, Max Johnson was living out of his car after working a series of dead-end jobs. Today he codes software for a New York City tech company. The opportunity he now has, he says, "is a miracle."

Creating community through baseball ›


Walter "Pop" Smith Little League brings together children and families.

From the Start: Neighborhood Civics in Action ›


Evolving over the years, the neighborhood program has held onto one core element: helping residents improve their community.

Not My Community: 3 Shocking Stats about Greater New Haven ›


How Greater New Haven ranks in growth, prosperity and inclusion against other U.S. cities and what we propose to do about it

Island Preserved for Future Generations ›


Elizabeth Hird created the Outer Island Education and Research Fund in 2003 to ensure protection of the island's natural resources and to enable continued access to the island for educational and research activities.

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