Grants Distributed Since Inception of the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund

Grant distribution began on April 3, 2020

Since its inception, The Community Fund has distributed a total of $4,388,400. Thank you to all the donors who have made these grants possible. To support our community's relief and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, make a gift to the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund here.

Grants Distributed on April 13, 2021

Abba's House Int'l Fellowship
$2,500
To support Personal Protective Equipment, food delivery, diapers, and healthy food/snacks for learning hub students.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven
$25,000
To support the Greater New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund which distributes financial assistance to low-income individual creatives and small-budget arts institutions most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beulah Heights Social Integration Program
$15,000
To support rent and utility assistance as well as personal protective equipment for Social Integration Program participants and residents in Newhallville, Dixwell, and Fair Haven.

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
$40,000
To support the all-day Learning Hub and Summer Camp.

Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer, Inc.
$10,000
To support the Lifeline Emergency Fund which provides financial assistance to families with a child undergoing cancer treatment.

Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford, Inc. a/k/a Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW)
$25,000
To provide financial assistance to undocumented immigrants in Wallingford for essential needs including food, medication, rental, utilities or medical bills, protective equipment, toiletry items, diapers, school supplies, and cleaning products.

Connecticut Hospice
$26,000
To support COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the shoreline.

Creative ME
$5,000
To support the provision of breakfast, lunch, and snacks for preschool children.

Faith Inspired Servants Helping Others Reach Services
$5,000
To support personal protective equipment and food provision.

FaithActs for Education
$30,000
To support the purchase of grocery store gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity and/or provide cash assistance to churches for direct service relief to their members and neighborhoods

Gaylord Hospital, Inc.
$10,000
To support mindfulness training, resilency and diversity, equity, and inclusiveness activities for staff.

Guns Down Books Up, Inc.
$5,000
To support the distribution of food to New Haven residents in need.

Higher Heights YEP, Inc.
$10,000
To support the Virtual Academy for tutoring and college advisement.

Junta for Progressive Action
$10,000
To support The Neighborhood Place afterschool program.

Liberty Community Services, Inc.
$20,000
To support food cards for homeless individuals, as well as cleaning and sanitizing costs for supporting housing units.

LifeBridge Community Services, Inc.
$20,000
To support a vehicle to deliver food to elderly residents in New Haven.

MT Zion SDA Church
$5,000
To support the provision of food for Hamden residents.

Music Haven
$30,000
To support additional program space, staff, personal protective equipment, hygienic supplies, and a summer camp.

New Haven HomeOwnership Center
$35,000
To support the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program and the foreclosure prevention services.

New Haven Inner City Enrichment (NICE) Center
$7,500
To support the food pantry.

New Lifestyles Transitional Housing for Women, Inc.
$5,000
To support food and personal protective equipment for at-risk women in New Haven.

Read to Grow, Inc.
$20,000
To support personal protective equipment for volunteers, subscriptions to virtual platforms, and the printing of additional copies of the children's book, "Hello Sometimes", which addresses the ways children are experiencing the pandemic.

Urban Community Alliance
$20,000
To support the Parent Accelerated Educational Support program, financial assistance for basic needs items, and tutoring youth in partnership with Higher Heights.

Grants Distributed on March 12, 2021

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc.
$25,000
Support assistance for seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as groceries for food-insecure seniors.

APT Foundation Inc.
$25,000
Support clients with food, clothing, and rental assistance.

Boys & Girls Club of Milford
$20,000
Support increased staffing needs due to decreased group sizes as well as to offer scholarships for youth and families that are unable to pay membership fees.

Breakthrough Church
$15,000
Support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Cathedral of Higher Praise
$14,500
Support food and educational assistance for families with multi-challenged children (mentally, intellectually, and physically).

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
$25,000
To support youth mentoring and childcare programming in Greater New Haven.

Christian Love Center
$7,500

To support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Christian Union Baptist Church dba Christian Union Full Gospel
$2,500
Support personal hygiene items to low-income community members and families.

Clelian Adult Day Center (Apostles of the Sacred Heart Clelian Center Inc)
$15,000
To provide free services for elderly residents living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Community Soup Kitchen
$25,000
Support the cost of food and take-out supplies.

Connecticut Cancer Foundation
$10,000
Support financial assistance to cancer patients in Greater New Haven for basic living needs such as rent, mortgage, electricity, food, and heat.

Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation
$25,000
Support for a COVID-19 vaccine public messaging and education campaign.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
$30,000
Support to the Downtown Drop-in & Resource Center.

Elm City Internationals
$15,000
To support tutoring, food, personal protection equipment, and supplies for academic and athletic programs for immigrant and refugee middle school and high school students.

Fellowship Place
$18,000
To support the expansion of weekend hours for the Fellowship Inn Homeless Daytime Drop-in program.

FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc.
$15,000
To support personal protection equipment and staffing for food delivery to homebound individuals.

Greater Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church
$2,500
To support groceries and personal hygiene items for community members in need.

Griffin Hospital
$25,000
To support the community mobile vaccination clinics.

Haven's Harvest
$26,000
Support the distribution of recovered food to New Haven-based organizations serving residents who are food insecure.

Helping Our People to Excel, Incorporated
$10,000
To support the Future Summer Enrichment program.

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven
$20,000
To support the Vaccine Buddies program providing activities that assist seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
$30,000
To support food and rental assistance for refugees.

Kadiwaku Family Foundation
$6,000
To support food and personal protective equipment for undocumented immigrants living in New Haven.

Loaves & Fishes
$15,275
Support food and equipment for the food pantry, as well as the cost to deliver food.

Montessori School on Edgewood, Inc.
$10,000
To support the purchase of UV-C lights for the classroom.

New Flame Restoration Christian Center
$7,500
To support the food pantry.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc.
$25,000
To support legal services for individuals impacted by the pandemic including frontline workers facing health risks; children with special needs unable to access distance learning opportunities because of lack of technology or other barriers, victims of domestic violence, and the newly unemployed.

New Haven Pride Center
$30,000
To support the expansion of programming for LGBTQ+ youth.

New Opportunities, Inc.
$5,000
To support meals for homebound Cheshire residents who are on the Meals on Wheels waiting list.

Nutrition Security Solutions, Inc.
$15,000
To support the delivery of food to elderly and mobility impaired residents in Greater New Haven.

Omega Seventh-day Adventist Church
$5,000
To support the distribution of food, clothing, and hygiene products.

One Village Healing
$20,000
Support health and wellness services to communities of color.

Operation Fuel, Inc.
$25,000
To support fuel assistance for Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by the pandemic.

Project MORE, Inc.
$15,000
To support the purchase of additional technology for the Reentry Welcome Center.

Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc.
$5,000
To support personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for families in residence.

SARAH Foundation
$10,000
To support personal protective equipment for staff and clients during in-person service delivery.

Second Star of Jacob Pantry
$2,500
Support equipment for the food pantry.

Seymour Ambulance Association
$5,000
To support personal protective equipment-related supplies.

Solar Youth
$22,500
To support a new space and staff to enable an in-person after-school teen program.

Squash Haven, Inc.
$10,000
Provide financial assistance for housing, utilities, and/or food costs for undocumented families and/or families whose financial circumstances have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

St. Martin de Porres Academy
$20,000
Support the purchase of replacement windows to improve air circulation.

St. Vincent de Paul of the Valley
$15,000
To support the purchase of food for the food pantry and grocery gift cards.

The Storehouse Project, Inc.
$20,000
Support food delivery to homeless and homebound individuals, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment for staff.

Storm Engine Company Ambulance Corps, Inc.
$20,000
To support the purchase of a Lucas Mechanical CPR Device.

TEAM, Inc.
$50,000
To support financial assistance for basic needs for Valley residents.

The Towers Foundation
$20,000
To support meals for low-income elderly residents.

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
$10,000
To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Unidad Latina Accion
$20,000
To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Vertical Church
$25,000
To support the emergency food pantry and free clothing distribution.

Walk Of Faith Church, Inc.
$7,500
To support the Community Food Pantry and the senior home food basket deliveries.

Whitneyville Cultural Common
$25,000
To support the Distance Learning Hub at the Whitneyville United Church of Christ.

Women and Family Life Center
$20,000
To support cash assistance, gift cards, toiletries, and cleaning/laundry supplies for clients, as well as staffing costs for social workers.

Grants Distributed on June 12, 2020

Adonai Spiritual Formation Center
$3,000
To support personal protective equipment, including masks, and health education to the West Hills and Dixwell/Newhallville communities.

All Our Kin, Inc.
$40,000
To provide direct financial assistance to family child care providers, cleaning supplies, technology enhancements, and infrastructure support.

Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation
$15,000
To provide food and basic needs essentials to individuals through the Emergency Food Service and housing programs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Milford
$22,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as staffing to meet state COVID-19 regulations for summer programming for youth.

Casa Otonal Inc.
$20,000
To provide rental assistance and food for elderly residents.

Catholic Charities, Inc. Archdiocese of Hartford
$25,000
To support clinical staff for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment through New Haven Outpatient Clinic, and to support case management services, personal protective equipment, and basic needs essentials for families served through Centro San Jose.

Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church
$5,000
To support the provision of food and basic need support to the Newhallville/Hamden community.

Connecticut Food Bank Inc.
$40,000
To purchase food to distribute through its emergency assistance network.

CT Students for a Dream
$30,000
To support groceries, utilities, and rent for undocumented and immigrant youth and their families; as well as mental health support for youth and online programming.

EIR Urban Youth Boxing
$30,000
To support personal protective equipment, staffing, and operational costs of reopening its recreational program to low-income New Haven children providing mentorship and educational support.

Elm City Internationals
$5,000
To support staffing of the academic and athletic programs for immigrant and refugee middle school and high school students.

Foundation for the Arts and Trauma Inc.
$20,000
To provide virtual summer programming for middle school and high school students.

Good Child Development Center
$30,000
To support the costs for staffing and personal protective equipment.

Griffin Hospital
$20,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment.

Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs Inc.
$15,000
To support virtual college and career readiness programming for New Haven and Hamden high school and adult education students.

IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
$32,500
To support rental and utility assistance as well as food, cleaning supplies, and case management services for immigrants and refugees.

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven
$2,000
To support the distribution of personal protection equipment to 400 home-bound elderly clients.

Junta for Progressive Action
$30,000
To support staffing and direct financial assistance for Latinx and undocumented families.

Kadiwaku Family Foundation
$8,000
To support the purchase of food and personal protective equipment, as well as mental health services to New Haven African refugee and immigrant residents.

Kingdom International Economic Development Corp (KIEDC)
$5,000
To support the provision of food for New Haven and Hamden families and elderly residents.

Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership Inc.
$25,000
To support the provision of rental assistance, food, and technology for New Haven youth and their families.

Mary Wade Home
$15,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and other equipment related to COVID-19 and to its reopening for family visits.

New Lifestyles Transitional Housing for Women Inc. (Women's Empowerment Resource Center)
$5,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment, food, and hygiene supplies, as well as to support health programming, wellness check-ins, and direct financial assistance for clients.

New Haven Pearls of Excellence Foundation Inc.
$11,500
To support the purchase of food and personal protective equipment for seniors through elderly housing facilities in the Dixwell community, and to support the purchase of personal protective equipment and the provision of health and education through food distribution efforts and children's programming in Dixwell/Newhallville communities.

New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
$25,000
To support the purchase of feminine hygiene products and personal essentials, as well as educational programming for young women served by local non-profits targeting homeless and diverse populations.

New Haven Early Childhood Council
$40,000
To support the costs of personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, cleaning services, educational materials, and needed adjustments to ensure that New Haven early childhood education centers are meeting COVID-19 state regulations.

Oak Hill
$7,520
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and food, as well as coordination for disabled group home residents, students and veterans in the New Haven area.

Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven
$1,000
To support personal protective equipment and program supplies in order for its summer athletic program to comply with COVID-19 state regulations.

Phenomenal I Am Inc.
$10,400
to support virtual enrichment programming and mentoring, as well as the purchase of food and basic needs essentials to youth participants and their families in the New Haven area.

R Kids Family Center Inc.
$12,000
To support the purchase of food for families as well as the costs of cleaning staff and mentors for the afterschool program for girls.

Reach Out and Read Inc.
$6,000
To support programming and costs to adapt to state COVID-19 regulations in delivering books to area pediatricians and families.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
$5,000
To support personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and paper goods for families in residence.

Saint Martin de Porres Academy
$10,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as cleaning services in preparation for reopening the school for inner-city children in New Haven.

SARAH Inc.
$30,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to allow in-person services following state COVID-19 regulations

St. Mary-St. Michael School
$6,000
To support staffing and technology for virtual learning for elementary students over the summer and into the fall.

Stratford Visiting Nurse Association
$5,000
To support medical supplies for nursing staff.

Students for Educational Justice (SEJ)
$20,000
To support leadership development and political and social justice education over the summer to a diverse student population in Greater New Haven, including stipends, personal protective equipment, and financial assistance to meet basic needs.

The New Haven (CT) Chapter of Links Inc.
$20,000
To support educational materials and technology, personal protective equipment, and food assistance to inner-city children and their families through a partnership with New Haven Public Schools and other organizations serving African Americans and other at-risk communities.

Thomas Chapel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ
$5,000
To support the provision of financial assistance, food, and personal protective equipment for food pantry clients, and to cover needed cleaning of the facility.

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
$15,000
To support virtual programming and the costs of personal protective equipment, staffing, and program supplies for summer camp programming for North Haven and Wallingford youth.

Urban Community Alliance Inc.
$14,000
To support case management, tutoring, and staffing, in partnership with Higher Heights, to juniors and seniors from New Haven and Hamden.

Walk Of Faith Church, COCDOC
$8,000
To support the purchase of food and cleaning supplies, as well as transportation and operational costs for the weekly community food pantry.

Weruche Inspires, International Inc.
$2,700
To support food and technology to meet the basic needs of African immigrant seniors.

Grants Distributed on May 29, 2020

ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter
$20,000
To support direct financial assistance for ALS households in Greater New Haven who have suffered a loss of income due to COVID19, respite care support for caregivers who are also essential workers, and equipment/personal protective equipment for ALS families.

American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter
$10,000
To support additional staff to assist with blood services due to an increase in demand and a decrease in volunteers.

APT Foundation Inc.
$40,000
To support the purchase of equipment for telehealth services, personal protective equipment for staff, and food for clients.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven
$30,000
To support financial assistance up to $1,000 for low-income individual artists and small-budget creative institutions.

Clelian Adult Day Center (Apostles of the Sacred Heart Clelian Center Inc)
$25,000
To support the purchase of personal protection equipment and program supplies, as well as to support staffing.

Concepts for Adaptive Learning
$25,000
To support the purchase and management of 150 tablets for New Haven Public School preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Connecticut Bail Fund
$40,000
To support financial assistance for women impacted by mass incarceration.

Elena's Light
$5,000
To support mask production and educational initiatives for refugee and immigrant community members.

FaithActs for Education
$40,000
To support the purchase of grocery store gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity and cash assistance directly to churches for direct service relief to their communities.

Family Centered Services of CT
$20,000
To support the food pantry and other client basic needs including access to technology. personal protective equipment and sanitizing equipment for staff.

Family Re-Entry
$12,000
To support financial assistance for basic needs for clients and hazard pay for frontline workers.

Gaylord Hospital
$35,000
To support the purchase of a UV shoe decontamination station and Powered Air-Purifying Respirators.

Haven's Harvest
$32,000
To support the provision of food storage as well as staff program costs.

Living Word Ministries d/b/a Vertical Church
$36,000
To support the purchase of food and food distribution costs.

Master's Manna, Inc.
$5,000
To support the purchase of food and staffing costs.

Milestones Behavioral Services
$19,000
To support the purchase of personal protection equipment, sanitization products, and upgraded Zoom accounts for telehealth services.

Milford Council on Aging
$20,000
To support the purchase of food, packaging, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment for the Mini-Lunch Program and Milford Food Bank.

Mount Hope Recovery Center
$5,000
To support the purchase of food to meet the increased demand for the Food Pantry, as well as personal protective equipment for staff.

Music Haven, Inc.
$20,000
To support the continuation of online teaching and mentoring programs into the summer and the distribution of basic needs items for its families.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc.
$20,000
To support legal and safety services for individuals impacted by the pandemic including victims of domestic violence, undocumented immigrants, newly unemployed, and those under threat of eviction

New Haven Pride Center
$20,000
To support the provision of basic needs items as well as health and mental health services to the LGBTQ+ community.

New Haven Reads
$15,105
To support a Summer Read to Succeed program, a virtual literacy, and tutoring program for children and youth.

Orchard House (Medical Adult Day Center)
$8,500
To support programming and staffing costs to ensure the health and safety of elderly clients during the pandemic.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
$40,000
To support hazard pay for staff providing in-person visits as well as the costs for personal protective equipment for staff and patients and for the COVID -19 testing process.

Read to Grow
$15,000
To support the distribution of children's books to families participating in the New Haven Public School summer meals program.

SARAH Foundation
$30,000
To support the purchase of personal protection equipment for staff and residential clients.

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs Inc.
$5,000
To support emergency child care programming for hospital staff and first responders.

Spanish Community of Wallingford
$25,000
To support the basic needs for undocumented immigrants and underserved populations in the Wallingford area.

The Storehouse Project Inc.
$25,000
To support the cost of refrigeration and the purchase of food.

The UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund
$20,000
To support direct financial assistance for members.

WLM Ministries Inc.
$24,000
To support the provision of social and emotional support to the Black community impacted by COVID-19, specifically in New Haven neighborhoods.

Yale University
$40,000
To support the Community Health Care Van which will provide essential neighborhood-based medical care for newborn infants and their post-partum mothers residing in areas shown to be of high COVID-19 burden and for low-income communities with poor access to care.

Grants Distributed on May 1, 2020

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
$20,000
To support Masks for CT – an event created to get masks at no charge into the hands of Greater New Haven residents, especially those in hardest-hit neighborhoods.

Grants Distributed on April 28, 2020

Press Release: COVID-19 Community Fund Grants Reach Hardest Hit Populations

Second Round of Grants from GNH COVID-19 Community Fund

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc.
$20,000
To support meal delivery and cash assistance to homebound elders and people with disabilities.

APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health
$20,000
To support the purchase of meals for home delivery and grocery store gift cards for clients.

Believe in Me Empowerment Corporation
$15,000
To support the provision of food and basic needs to families.

Breakthrough Church
$5,000
To support the purchase of additional food and basic needs items to distribute at the food pantry.

Cathedral of Higher Praise
$5,000
To support the purchase of food, storage, and increased hours of operation to meet the increased demand for food for Fair Haven neighborhood residents.

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
$20,000
To support the purchase of food and supplies for the childcare site serving children of healthcare workers at the New Haven YMCA.

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.
$20,000
To support the purchase of meals for clients and personal protective equipment for staff and clients.

Community Dining Room
$20,000
To support the purchase of to-go food containers, bags, and cutlery in order to provide lunch and dinner, and brunch on the weekends to residents on the Shoreline.

Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology
$40,000
To provide emergency financial support for Dixwell and Newhallville families severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Connecticut Violence Intervention Program
$10,000
To support the Street Outreach Workers' connection with youth by ensuring their safety (through the purchase of technology) and helping to meet basic needs.

The Connection, Inc.
$20,000
To support deep cleaning of residential care programs in the New Haven area, as well as hazard pay for staff.

Continuum of Care, Inc.
$40,000
To support the purchase of food, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment.

CTCORE-Organize Now!
$20,000
To provide mutual aid food assistance to households in New Haven.

Davenport Residence
$5,000
To support the purchase of food for Davenport Dunbar Food Pantry which serves low-income seniors.

East Haven Food Pantry at Epiphany Church of Christ
$3,500
To support the purchase of additional food for the grab-and-go pantry.

The Food Garage of the Semilla Collective
$20,000
To support the purchase of food for food delivery services for undocumented families.

Guilford Interfaith Ministries, Inc.
$10,000
To support the purchase of food and packaging to meet the increased demand for food.

Inspired Communities Inc.
$30,000
To support food distribution and assistance to 4 food pantries in Newhallville/Dixwell neighborhoods.

IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
$30,000
To support the purchase of food pantry supplements, gift cards, and medicine.

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven
$15,000
To support financial assistance for basic needs and food.

Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP)
$30,000
To support emergency food and rental assistance for at-risk New Haven families, as well as to cover limited additional costs associated with expanded outreach and case management.

Leeway, Inc.
$6,500
To support shopping and grocery services for homebound clients.

New Haven Area Mutual Aid Fund
$20,000
To support direct financial assistance to families to be used for food, rent, or utilities.

New Haven Ecology Project (Common Ground)
$14,000
To support the distribution of fresh food and staples to families in need, and to support the purchase of packaging, cleaning, and storage supplies, as well as hand sanitizer and educational materials shared with partner organizations.

The New Haven Inner City Enrichment (NICE) Center
$3,000
To support the purchase of food for the food pantry, including fresh vegetables and dairy, as well as the purchase of hygiene products for Hill neighborhood residents.

Omega SDA Church
$10,000
To support homeless individuals temporarily housed in hotels with clothing, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, as well as supporting staff who are providing social services.

Project Access of New Haven
$25,000
To support the cost of staff so that patient appointments for urgent specialty care can be rescheduled/redirected as needed and they have access to important information about Covid 19 and their individual risk.

R Kids, Family Center Inc.
$20,000
To support the purchase of technology for staff to provide remote support for foster children, birth families, and foster families as well as the purchase of food for families in need.

Restaurant coalition for the homeless*
$40,000
To support the preparation and delivery of meals to the ~250 homeless individuals who are temporarily housed in hotels.

Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc.
$5,000
To support the provision of hot meals and groceries for families with children who are being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Sunrise Cafe
$10,000
To support the purchase of food, supplies, staffing, and rent to supply to-go meals.

Solar Youth
$20,000
To support jobs for youth, whose income helps their families, as well as technology to enable virtual programs.

The Towers Foundation
$30,000
To support meals basic needs supplies for seniors who are sheltering in place.

Unidad Latina Accion
$20,000
To support the Immigrant Emergency Fund which provides cash assistance to immigrants ineligible for unemployment and stimulus funds.

VNA Community Healthcare
$25,000
To support the increased demand for emergency supplies for staff and clients.

Walk of Faith Church
$5,000
To support the purchase of food and personal protection equipment for families in the Fair Haven Heights neighborhood.

Yale-New Haven Hospital
$25,000
To support the purchase of personal protective equipment as well as meals and counseling for staff.

Grants Distributed on April 3, 2020

Press Release: First Grants Awarded from COVID-19 Community Fund

Food: $92,500 (total)

Casa Otonal
To support kitchen staff and food to cook and deliver prepared meals to older adults
$15,000

Cifford Beers
For gift cards to clients (families) who need help buying food
$35,000

Community Soup Kitchen
To support a part-time chef and food to meet increased demand for prepared lunches for homeless and low-income individuals
$30,000

FISH of Greater New Haven
To support food delivery to homebound individuals (seniors and those with disabilities)
$7,500

WHEAT
To purchase food to meet increased need from people who have lost their jobs
$5,000

Health: $240,000 (total)

BHCare
To support technology costs associated with telehealth and staff overtime for residential care
$30,000

Bridges Healthcare
To support infrastructure related to telehealth and remote work
$15,000

Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
To support technology to conduct telehealth, PPE, and staffing
$40,000

CT Hospice
To support cleaning supplies and preparation of facility to take on overflow of non-COVID-19 patients from YNHH
$10,000

The Diaper Bank
To support driver and diapers to meet increased diaper need and delivery to distribution sites in Greater New Haven
$40,000

Fair Haven Community Health Center
To support technology to conduct telehealth, cleaning, PPE, and staffing as well as new services to Bella Vista Elderly Housing Complex
$40,000

Mary Wade Home
To support costs of changed staffing model and providing transportation to staff so they avoid risks of public transportation
$40,000

Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT
To support PPE, staffing costs and legal assistance on HR matters
$25,000

Housing: $105,000 (total)

Beth-El Center
To support additional staffing costs and cleaning at homeless shelter
$15,000

Columbus House
To support purchase of PPE, additional staff costs and food at homeless shelter
$20,000

Christian Community Action
To support additional food, supplies, activities for families, and deep cleaning at homeless shelter
$20,000

Liberty Community Services
To support additional staffing costs, cleaning supplies, and food at homeless shelter
$15,000

New Reach
To support additional staffing costs, food, and other basic needs at homeless shelter
$20,000

Youth Continuum
To support additional staffing costs, technology and food/supplies
$15,000

Housing: $143,400 (total)


Catholic Charities - Centro San Jose
To support food, supplies, hygiene products, rental assistance and staffing costs
$15,000

Community Action Agency
To support food and technology for regional social service agency providing service, referrals, and case management for low-income individuals
$20,000

EMERGE Connecticut
To support stipends to clients, formerly incarcerated individuals who are unable to work during the pandemic
$23,400

Fellowship Place
To support technology to enable staff to provide remote counseling for clients (individuals with mental illness and homeless), as well as emergency food and cleaning supplies
$10,000

Junta for Progressive Action
To support case management of high risk population as well as ongoing infrastructure needs
$20,000

Marrakech, Inc.
To support food and cleaning supplies to deliver to clients to keep them safely home. Clients include seniors and those with brain injuries, developmental disorders, and mental illness
$10,000

Urban Community Alliance (formerly New Haven Family Alliance and VETTS)
To support case management and crisis response to disconnected youth in New Haven and Hamden and technology for staff to continue outreach and case management
$25,000

TEAM
To support increased food offerings to meet community need (meals and food pantry items)
$20,000

Utilities: $20,00 (total)

Operation Fuel, Inc.
To support oil deliveries to Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
$20,000