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 giveGreater.org, a resource created by The Foundation for donors to learn more about and support local nonprofits.
The dedicated volunteers with the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter put their passion to work in socializing abandoned dogs and getting them ready for adoption.
Audubon CT's urban oases bring benefits to birds, wildlife and the larger ecosystem. They are also outdoor classrooms for students and tranquil green spaces for neighborhoods with an abundance of asphalt and concrete.
After decades of effort, the health of Long Island Sound is beginning show signs of improvement. But long stretches of coastal waters remain imperiled by pollution. Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save The Sound is on a mission to clean them and continue protecting the region's air, water and land.
For more than two decades, Urban Resources Initiative and the Community Greenspace program has helped volunteers around the city create safe and livable neighborhoods.
End Hunger Connecticut! leads a statewide campaign to help schools keep cafeterias open and offering free meals throughout the summer.
For more than a decade, the New Haven Diaper Bank has helped lead a national movement to fill a hole in the safety net and expand society's definition of basic human needs.
The Salvation Army has battled hunger and need in New Haven since it first opened its doors in 1885. From its current home on 450 George Street and other outposts in Greater New Haven, the charitable organization offers a food pantry, free diapers and other services to help financially struggling individuals and families.
The Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven helps adult learners gain reading and writing skills for managing daily tasks and more.
Youth Continuum tackles teenage and young-adult homelessness with the construction of Winchester Manor.
Months of preparation and hard work paid off for Greater New Haven nonprofits last week during The Great Give® 2017.