Opportunity + Equity
inspirational stories about our partners in philanthropy
We call them Opportunity Makers.
These are the people and institutions creating a more inclusive Greater New Haven community. Real life local examples of expanding opportunity and equity for area residents. Together, we're committed to creating a community in which all people share a sense of common destiny and have the support and connections needed to build successful lives.
Please join us in achieving this vitally important work.
Learn more about what The Foundation is doing to increase opportunity and equity in our region and discover ways you can work with us. And tell us about what you're doing and how we can work with you!
from STEPPING FORWARD SPECIAL EDITION OF CONNECTIONS
Promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls in Greater New Haven, and beyond
Latino Matters ... Because Latinos Matter
For Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses in Greater New Haven
We really feel a part of The Community Foundation family, and we want to help share that and make sure others feel the same.
The people who show up at our doors are broken. They think that they need a job, but what they really need is to believe in themselves.
The design speaks to the idea of transformation and speaks to the idea that people here are valued.
The best ventures are built on foundational relationships.
This is peer-to-peer project-based learning, because that's what the work environment is like in technology today. Our students learn how to learn.
This can't just be one person, one company. It has to be a collaboration.
Through 2019, Promise has disbursed more than $12.7 million in scholarships to more than 1,600 scholars.
Libraries in New Haven and surrounding towns are tackling 21st-century education needs with new spaces and programs.
Advancing a commitment to the value that refugees and immigrants bring to our country and society.
Ways We Can Work Together
Find the charitable solution that's right for you
Join with others to achieve common goals
Great things happen when we work together. The Foundation is committed to working in partnership with donors, local residents and institutions so that the larger community embraces a vision of Greater New Haven as a place of opportunity.
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Don't see an option for you? Please contact us. With over 90 years of experience in the philanthropic sector, we have forged many partnerships with charitably-minded people, professional advisors and nonprofits along the way. Email Sharon Cappetta for more information.