Fund Investments: What’s Blooming for 2015-2016

View some of the 2015 grant recipients of The Community Fund for Women & Girls

Photo courtesy of LEAP/Ryan Flynn of New Haven Register.

The Advisory Board of the Community Fund for Women & Girls recently approved more than $53,000 in grants. This year's recipients represent a spirit of collaboration, as many have joined forces to promote health, science, education and economic advancement — areas that support the growth of all females.

All Our Kin, Inc.

to provide business consultation services to female child care providers so that they can successfully operate and offer affordable, high quality child care.

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

in support of ASCEND, a college readiness and career awareness program designed to educate and encourage 25 girls ages 9-17 with the assistance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund

to support the Girls & STEM Expo hosted at Gateway Community College for 9th and 10th grade girls from New Haven County.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

to launch a troop pilot program with the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven aimed at underserved girls (ages 5-14) who are often unable to participate in Girl Scout activities due to economic issues and other barriers.


for the expansion of a "Girls Only" summer program serving 70 low-income girls ages 7-12. The program offers computer coding and athletic activities that foster self-confidence, healthy living and academic achievement.

Literacy Center of Milford

to continue the Adult Women's ESL program and Mother's Advanced Class, programs serving approximately 30 immigrant women.

Pequenas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven

to teach 100 girls, ages 4-18, the fundamentals of sports such as volleyball, basketball, and baseball to encourage greater female participation.

Young Parent Program of Milford, Inc.

to educate 50 teens and young adults through childbirth classes designed to attain positive pregnancy outcomes and enhance infant wellbeing.