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.

Honoring Black Excellence ›


Edward A. Bouchet became the first Black American PhD, just twelve years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Promising Scholars Edward A. Bouchet Scholarship honors his legacy.

Raising the Bar ›


Booker T. Washington Academy was launched four years ago with a mission to create a high-achieving school for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. The results are showing.

She Gave Her House To Help the Poor ›


Donation by 19th-Century African American Seamstress and Anti-Slavery Activist creates a home for poor women that continues today.

New Haven Black History: Mary Goodman's Gift ›


In 1872, the first gift to Yale University by a person of color was made by an African American businesswoman who had been born into slavery.

Legal Work Donated for the Public Good ›


In 2016, the Pro Bono Partnership worked for 34 nonprofits in Greater New Haven, donating more than 1,000 hours of legal services valued at more than $400,000.

An inside look at life on parole ›


A national campaign to change the conditions of people coming home from prison is kicking off at the New Haven Free Public Library with a screening and discussion of the PBS/Frontline documentary, "Life on Parole."

Learning to Cook - For Work and Life ›


The Connection offers cooking classes at the Roger Sherman halfway house.

Giving Locally on #GivingTuesday ›


The Community Foundation encourages our community to give locally as we prepare to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on November 28th.

Weekend Food Program Comes to New Haven School ›


Aid for Orphans Relief Foundation ensures that New Haven schoolchildren who were at risk of going hungry during weekends are now taking home backpacks filled with grocery staples.

Food for the Homebound ›


FISH of Greater New Haven, which delivers fresh food to the homebound, strengthened the safety net for local veterans this past year through a new partnership with the Veteran's Administration of West Haven.

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