Sponsored Events 2022

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven sponsored events in 2022

February

Feb 17: Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven ($500) Literacy Volunteers is sponsoring a virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom to support literacy services which we provide free to adults from Greater New Haven. We are seeking Literacy Sponsors with our goal of raising $10,000.

Feb 17: Leila Day Nurseries ($250) Virtual comedy night for parents. A community building event via zoom. Live virtual event, featuring Liz Glazer, winner of the 2020 Boston Comedy Festival. February 17th, 8-9 pm.
Follow up event, Stories and More, a live virtual gathering for parents, a chance for parents to get to know each other through topical readings and discussion. March 10, 8-9 pm

Feb 18: Yale Philanthropy Conference ($1,000) Yale Philanthropy Conference is an annual student-led conference that convenes philanthropic and nonprofit leaders who seek to tackle the social sector's most pressing challenges. The 2022 Conference will take place virtually on Friday, February 18, 2022.

March

Mar 12: New Haven Pride Center ($2,500) The New Haven Pride Center will host the 19th Annual Dorothy Awards in an entirely new format, ensuring guests experience the event they have come to love while also turning it on its head to ensure that this year's event is fresh and fun! This year's program will be in person and will take place at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts on Southern Connecticut State University's campus March 12th starting at 5:30 pm.

April

Apr 6: International Festival of Arts & Ideas ($2,500) The Festival will present its 12th Annual Visionary Leadership Award to Sahraa Karimi.

Apr 7: Murphy's Paw Rescue Inc. ($500) Murphy’s Paw Rescue is gearing up to launch its first virtual silent auction, "Raise Your Paw"!

Apr 9: New Reach ($2,500) Comedy night to help end homelessness in Connecticut.

Apr 9: CitySeed Inc. ($2,500) Food Business Accelerator Showcase Participating ventures are food entrepreneurs who have recently launched or are working toward launching a food business (such as a food truck, catering company or food product line).

Apr 12: Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. ($1,000) The Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame virtual event.

Apr 23: Elm City Dance Collective, Inc. ($750) Elm City Dance Collective (ECDC) is looking forward to returning to live performance in New Haven on April 23, 2022 @ 4 pm for a climate awareness project called the National Water Dance.

Apr 23: Squash Haven ($1,000) The 12th Annual Squash Haven Showdown Reception will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. The reception will bring together a committed and loyal corps of board members, donors, and friends from the New Haven, Yale, and Fairfield County communities with Squash Haven team members and parents.

Apr 24: Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate, Inc. ($500) Star Wars Hockey Night at the Bridgeport Islanders game.

Apr 26: Horizons at Foote ($1,000) In Raise Every Voice, welcomes award-winning author Geraldine Brooks and children’s book author & New Haven native Abdul-Razak Zachariah to the Eli Whitney Museum for a timely conversation on the challenges and delights of creating and giving voice to characters from different eras, cultures, and races. Raise Every Voice honors Laura Altshul, Horizons at Foote’s founder and current Board Chair, for her vision, creativity, and commitment to New Haven's children.

Apr 28: APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health ($1,500) Dining Out for Life: Take Out, Dine In, End HIV.

Apr 28: Fellowship Place Inc. ($1,500) A Gala: Celebrating the Extraordinary People at Fellowship Place.

Apr 29: Cedar Hill Association ($500) Food and Fun in the park at the View Street Playground.

Apr 30: Blackstone Library ($1,500) Mini Golf at Blackstone Library.

May

May 7: Westville Village Renaissance Alliance ($1,500) 25th Annual Westville Artwalk

May 8: New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Inc. ($300) The 121st Annual Juried Art Exhibition of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club will be held at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.

May 10: The WorkPlace ($500) “Purse-suit of Success!” is an in-person event with components including a silent auction that is available online. The event takes place at Boca Oyster Bar in Bridgeport on May 10th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. and raises money and awareness for Dress for Success, celebrating and financially supporting the exciting news that Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will be adding a new location in New Haven in the summer of 2022.

May 13: Greater New Haven NAACP ($2,500) Dr. Keith Churchwell (BOD) is one of the honorees at the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala Friday, May 13th at the Shubert. BRONZE SPONSOR * $2,500 - Ten (10) Freedom Fund Tickets (each ticket includes a 1-year adult membership in the NAACP plus a subscription to The Crisis Magazine); Special recognition on the Bronze Sponsor page of the Freedom Fund Concert Souvenir Journal; Special corporate recognition on all publications; Special host signage and seating.

May 13: Crit Haven ($250) is holding their first in person fundraising event from 5 pm - 10 pm at 770 Chapel Street, New Haven. This event is a pop-up exhibition, fundraiser, and statement that Crit Haven has arrived and our creatives are here making and supporting each other.

May 14: Friends Center for Children ($1,000) This year's 10th Annual New Haven Festival & Family Stroll, taking place May 14, 2022 at Quinnipiac River Park, aims to increase awareness of the importance of high-quality early childhood education and to raise much-needed funds for New Haven programs.

May 14: Music Haven ($1,000) An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave: Carlos Simon String Quartet in G Minor: Claude Debussy.

May 15: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven ($500) Healthy You 2022 is a full day, open and free to the public event, focusing on and addressing all areas of wellness for adults and children.

May 19: The Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop ($1,250) annual fundraiser is a fun participant-lead art auction. Being our 26th annual Leonardo Challenge the theme is Letters and the ways in which letters (of the alphabet, or characters and symbols) form language, society, expression, and freedom.

May 19: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven ($540) Our Spring Celebration Fundraiser will be a tented event outdoors on May 19, 2022 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. We honor James M. Shure of Robert E. Shure, Inc. Funeral Home for his generosity and caring service.

May 19: Christian Community Action, Inc. ($1,000) The Kathy Carroll Community Playground kickoff will be a Newhallville neighborhood celebration on Thursday, May 19th aimed at calling together Newhallville to unveil plans for Christian Community Action's $280,000 Kathy Carroll Community Playground- with an invitation for input into its planning. It will take place at CCA's New HOPE site, 660 Winchester Avenue, where the moving-to-work program will be.

May 20: New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NHCAT) ($1,500) has been collaborating with New Haven Bike Month to celebrate National Bike Month throughout New Haven during the month of May. NHCAT is seeking support to host events throughout New Haven on Friday, May 20 which is National Bike to Work Day. Bike to Work Week is May 16-22.

May 20: Elm City Cycling ($650) Bike to Work Day breakfast and Farmington Canal 200th Birthday Celebration at the William Lanson statue on the Farmington Canal Greenway / Heritage Trail.

May 21: Women and Family Life Center ($1,000) SHEro Awards 2022: Celebrating Inspirational Women & Girls Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to 11 am at First Congregational Church of Madison.

June

Jun 2: New Haven Hispanic Firefighters Association ($1,000) In-person Annual Scholarship banquet from 6-11pm at Amarante's Sea Cliff at 62 Cove St. New Haven. Awarding at Minimum three, one thousand dollar scholarships to high school seniors entering College. In addition, also awarding special recognition awards to those in our community.

Jun 3: E.C. Scranton Memorial Library ($500) The second annual "Scranton Shops" fundraiser.

Jun 4: Chatham Square Neighborhood Association ($1,000) Quinnipiac Riverfest is an annual, one-day celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront.

Jun 4: Mary Wade Major fundraising event of the year. ($2,500) 2022 Annual Wine Dinner, Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. The IN-PERSON event will begin at 6 pm Reception and 7 pm Dinner.

Jun 5: The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs Inc. ($500) Our Camp Que event is an in-person event on Sunday June 5th held at Cheshire Craft Brewing Company. The event will feature games for both adults and kids, live music and a raffle.

Jun 5: Black Excellence Event ($1,000) The New Haven Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. proudly presents their inaugural Black Excellence Brunch at The Waterview in-person event from 12 - 4 pm. Featuring Tamika D. Mallory as keynote speaker.

Jun 6: Cityseed Inc. ($2,000) This year marks the 5-year anniversary of Sanctuary Kitchen and in order to commemorate this milestone, we are celebrating the founders, staff, chefs, partners and volunteers (about 100 people).

Jun 6: Connecticut Voices for Children ($1,000) Monday, June 6 at 7pm via Zoom we will be hosting our First for Kids event, an annual event where we celebrate an honoree who is making a difference in the lives of families across the state. This year we will lift-up young leaders who have leveraged social media to engage youth and provide access to authentic information that impacts young people’s lives.

Jun 7: Hamden Transition Academy at SCSU ($2,500) Graduation ceremony.

Jun 8: Hope After Loss, Inc. ($500) An annual awards banquet that celebrates compassionate caregivers who helped a member of our pregnancy and/or infant loss community in the past year.

Jun 8: Shubert Theatre ($2,500) This year’s 2022 Gala, held on June 8, 2022 will celebrate the life of Tony award-winning Chita Rivera in the musical performance Chita -The Rhythm of My life.

Jun 10: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT and Western MA ($400) Dancing Under the Stars is a dazzling and enjoyable event from the first dance to the judges’ final decisions and awards. Featuring a seated dinner and a cast of local celebrities who are paired with professional ballroom dancers from the Greater New Haven area in a competition unlike any other.

Jun 11: The New Haven Pearls of Excellence Foundations, Inc. ($1,500) The Fete en Blanc, AKA Edition, is an all-white in-person event, that will be held on June 11th, 6-10 pm at The Lake House in Wolcott, CT. The event will raise funds to support community programs and scholarships for New Haven organizations and students.

Jun 12: Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology ($2,500) to sponsor the 10th anniversary GALA at the Omni Hotel.

Jun 13: Connecticut Players Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Long Wharf Theatre ($2,500) Long Wharf Theatre's The Big Tent Party will take place in-person on Monday, June 13, 5 - 9 pm at 222 Sargent Drive. It is the annual fundraiser for our institution, and we hope 400 members of the Greater New Haven community will join us for live theatrical performances, a film screening, music, food, drink, and dancing.

Jun 16: Madison Foundation ($1,000) Demand Zero Clambake and Auction June 16, 2022 at Anthony's Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 6-10 pm. Money from the foundation will be used for education to raise awareness about the fentanyl crisis.

Jun 17: Trinity Church on the Green ($1,000) Trinity on The Green New Haven is planning a multi-genre art exhibit titled "Sacred Earth: An Art Exhibit on Creation, Faith, And Human Responsibility" to be held in the nave of Trinity concurrent with the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas. There will be an Art Show Opening on Friday June 17 from 5 to 7pm followed by a performance of Ekklesia Ballet's dance and poetry reading work titled "Body and Land" in the chancel of Trinity.

Jun 18: Connecticut Brewers Guild ($1,000) The Change in the Air Fest brings together beer, music, art and culture all under one roof to celebrate and bring more diversity to the craft brewing industry in CT. On Saturday June 18th from 12 pm - 7 pm. We'll have local breweries, artists, jewelers, clothing stores, and more showcasing their products while listening to incredible music by black and brown DJ's and Bands, all while enjoying local food made by black and brown chefs. All proceeds will benefit the CT Brewers Guild African American Brewing Science Scholarship at Sacred Heart University which sends one African American to the brewing program for free, in our efforts to further diversify our craft beer industry.

Jun 18: Milford Juneteenth Celebration Planning Committee ($500) From 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday June 18th. We plan to host another Juneteenth celebration on the Milford Town Green. An in-person event that will bring greater awareness of this holiday and celebration of Black American history and excellence.

Jun 18: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven ($1,000) Juneteenth New Haven will be held at the CT Violence Intervention Center located at 230 Ashmun Street, New Haven. The event will be held from noon until 6:00 pm.

Jun 19: Sweets & Sounds Entertainment LLC ($600) Jubilation is a culinary experience created to celebrate Black culture, resilience, and joy. This intimate event features a 3-course dinner, Black-owned wine tasting facilitated by a sommelier, and live musical performances. This event will take place On June 19, 2022 in Hartford CT.

Jun 21: New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc. ($1,000) We are hosting our annual 2022 Equal Access to Justice Reception, where we honor individuals who embody the ideals of mission at NHLAA with providing access to justice for people in our community. This will be an in-person event at the Hotel Marcel on Long Wharf, June 21st from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Our honorees this year include: Dr. Judy Olian from Quinnipiac, Mike Wishnie from Yale Law School, Judge Thomas Corradino, and Center for Children's Advocacy.

Jun 22: New Haven Sister Cities ($2,500) In-person event at the New Haven Free Public Library to acknowledge the 45th anniversary of the Sister City organization, to celebrate New Haven's eight sister city relationships, and to honor groups and individuals who have nurtured these important cross-cultural relationships. The event will begin at 3:30 pm.

Jun 24: 'r kids Inc. ($2,500) 'r kids Family Center is celebrating the successful completion of our 11,000 sq. ft. expansion and Capital Campaign ($4.2 million dollars). The ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held on June 24, 2022 between 1:30-3:30 pm at 45 Dixwell Ave. and is open to the entire New Haven community, with 96 confirmations to date, with the expectation of appx 200 with the Governor, Sen. Blumenthal, the three mayors from 'r kids inception to date and the Commissioner of DCF, along with our legislators who assisted us secure Bond dollars. The primary event is live although we are working to provide a virtual/Zoom capacity for those not able to attend.

Jun 25: APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health ($500) New Haven's third annual Gay Black Pride event

July

Jul 8: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc. (GNHCP) ($350) GNHCP will host "Catstock" an in-person benefit concert at Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden, CT from 7 - 9:30 pm on Friday, July 8. GNHCP has secured 4 musicians who will dedicate their time and talents for this fundraiser, which will also include door prizes and raffle baskets.

Jul 28: Puerto Ricans United Inc. ($1,000) The Annual Awards Dinner on July 28th starting at 6:30 pm at Amarante's Sea Cliff, will honor local heroes who have made a positive impact within the Hispanic and New Haven communities. While providing an evening of networking and culture, the Puerto Rican Festival is a regional cultural festival which provides family-fun, live entertainment, and access to social services.

Jul 29: New Haven 48 Hour Film Project/Nutmeg Institute ($500) NHV48HFP is the longest running timed film competition in the world. Filmmakers from all over the New Haven, CT area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. New Haven is now in year 12.

August

Aug 6: Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. ($500) The ChiliFest will be held on August 6th at East Shore Park in New Haven and offers chili tasting, prizes, classic cars, live entertainment, children's activities and community vendors. Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, which enables winning cooks to compete for prizes ranging from $50 to $500 and the right to cook in the World’s Chili Cookoff in September for a $25,000 Grand Prize.

Aug 7: Wah Gwaan Jamaica Inc. ($750) The Jamaican Independence Celebration will take place in person at the Irish American Community Center (indoors) from 1pm - 8pm. The event consists of Live cultural music, reggae band and individual singers/entertainers, authentic Jamaican Cuisine, cultural games, dancing, raffle prizes and cultural quizzes throughout the day.

Aug 18: Elm Shakespeare Company ($2,500) After a two year COVID hiatus, Free Shakespeare in Edgerton Park returns, drawing audiences of over 25,000 for 16 performances. Performances of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will begin August 18- September 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm each evening (no Mondays). These performances are free to the community and are full equity professional productions. Elm's Annual Benefit Gala & Auction event will be held September 14, 2022 at Amarante's Sea Cliff. Elm Shakespeare offers quality professional theater that is accessible and engages the community at large. Elm Shakespeare's educational programming is integrated into the performances through our Elm Scholar Apprentice Program whereby 15 widely diverse college and high school students apprentice with the equity cast and crew becoming full members of the ensemble. These students perform on stage as part of the cast or are full working members of the technical staff such as working alongside professionals to operate sound or lighting during the performances.

September

Sep 10: Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation ($500) 2022 marks our 20th anniversary of operation (our work began in 2002 even though we were not a 501(c)3 until 2007). This years gala consists of a concert, as well as a silent auction. Performers include OH WHAT A NIGHT: A musical Tribe to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (from Las Vegas) as well as from our partner theaters Amity Creative Theater in Woodbridge, Square Foot Theater in Wallingford, Center Stage Theater in Shelton and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield.

Sep 11 & 18: Legacy Theatre ($750) Play Reading Festival.

Sep 15: Connecticut Council for Philanthropy ($2,500) 2022 The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s annual conference is going to be in person on September 15 at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Our title this year is “Moving Forward Together.” As our conference is the flagship philanthropic conference in the state, it draws attendees from CCP membership, nonmember funders, state government, and the nonprofit sector. We expect a significant turnout for this year’s event.

October

Oct 3: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven: ($1,000) The Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven's 43rd Annual Event will take place on Monday, October 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm. The event will be in person at our campus location on 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut.

Oct 29: The CT Black Expo ($2,500) Saturday, October 29, 2022, and Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The 2022 Connecticut Black Expo features: renowned exhibitors, impactful keynote speakers, exhilarating musical performances, riveting panel discussions, distinguished federal, state, and local officials, and Connecticut-based health and community organizations.

November

Nov 4: Scranton Library Friends, Inc. ($250) Library Links 2022 is a mini-golf event to be held at the E.C. Scranton Library on Friday, November 4 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, November 5, from 10 - 3 pm. A professionally designed 18 hole Mini-Golf course will be installed in the library and will meander through all three levels.

Nov 4: Arts Council of Greater New Haven ($2,500) The Arts Council of Greater New Haven will host our 42nd Annual Arts Awards as a hybrid event again this year. It will be a safe in-person event (following CDC guidelines) at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm. In addition, we will have a live steam option hosted on Facebook and YouTube Live for those to watch and enjoy safely at home. This year our theme is Lights, Camera... Fashion! Celebrating individuals, artistic teams, businesses and organizations that enrich our region through fashion and style.

December

Dec 9: Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals ($1,000) 3rd Annual Holiday Fundraiser. This event will take place Friday, December 9th, from 12 -5 pm. It will be in-person at Anchor Spa in New Haven.