Grants Awarded from The Basic Needs Fund

at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Below is a list of grant distributions from the Basic Needs Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

2021 Grant Distributions from the Basic Needs Fund

Nearly $410,000 was distributed among the following grant recipients in 2021 from the Basic Needs Fund. Funding requests topped $792,000, alone, in the Fund's last grantmaking process of the year; in that grant cycle, over 100 organizations providing basic needs services in the twenty-town region were invited to apply for grants up to $25,000 each. The organizations were invited if they received a grant from The Greater New Haven Community COVID-19 relief fund or other grants to provide basic needs in 2020 and 2021. Many of the organizations on the list were new grantees to The Foundation as a result of outreach done for the COVID relief fund.

Learn more about The Basic Needs Fund here, including its purpose, recent data, and the Matching Gifts Campaign effective April 1, 2022 to help grow the endowment so that more resources will be available for grantmaking in 2022 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support!

  • Abba's House Int'l Fellowship
  • Area Congregations Together Inc.
  • Cathedral of Higher Praise, Church of God of Prophecy
  • Christian Community Action, Inc.
  • CitySeed Inc.
  • Community Soup Kitchen
  • Fair Haven Community Health Clinic
  • Faith Inspired Servants Helping Others Reach Services
  • Fellowship Place Inc.
  • FISH of Greater New Haven
  • Guns Down Books Up
  • IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven
  • Junta for Progressive Action, Inc.
  • Masters Manna Inc.
  • Mount Zion SDA Church
  • New Opportunities Inc.
  • Nutrition Security Solutions
  • Omega Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Spanish Community of Wallingford
  • The Towers Foundation
  • Traveler on a Mission

    Thank you to The Community Foundation for supporting this work because it allows for us to support individuals in need in a way that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do. It also helps us to think even more about what we can do to make a lasting difference in people’s lives knowing that this support is available to us.”

    Rev. Bonita Grubbs / Executive Director, Christian Community Action

    Attention Donors: Gifts to the Basic Needs Fund Can Be Matched

    Help us Reach our Goal to Raise $3 Million

    The Basic Needs Fund Advisory Committee has a set a goal in 2022 to raise $3 million to grow the endowment so that more grant resources can be available for nonprofits providing basic material needs within The Community Foundation’s service area – now and in the future. To incentivize giving, The Committee is issuing a $500,000 Match Campaign starting April 1, 2022; all gifts to the Fund received on or after April 1 will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $25,000 per gift until the $500,000 has been appropriated.

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