Sponsored Events 2024


Dec 21: Eat Up Foundation Inc.: ($500) Eat Up Foundation Inc./ Gorilla Lemonade is hosting our 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Community Celebration Toy Giveaway at the Dixwell Community House (Q House) at 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT 06511.


Nov 02: Arts Council of Greater New Haven: ($2,500) The Arts Awards is our signature event that not only benefits the Arts Council but also celebrates the vital contributions and enduring dedication of exceptional individuals and organizations in our creative sector. This event is in person and features 1-2 performances from local artists.

Nov 07: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center: ($500) CVLC will celebrate its 15th anniversary during the annual Saluting Service event, held in-person in New Haven.

Nov 09: The New Haven Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs (NANBPWC) ($1,100) The New Haven Club of NANBPWC aims to commemorate its 80th anniversary by hosting a fundraising celebration to honor outstanding members of the community and support scholars through scholarship awards. The event seeks to unite members in person, fostering community engagement and educational advancement for future generations.


Oct 02: ARTE Inc.: ($2,500) ARTE is celebrating its 20th Anniversary from 5:30 p.m. to - 9:30 p.m. at the Carousel at Lighthouse Park.

Oct 10: Diaper Bank of Connecticut: ($2,500) Rock Your Baby 2024 is our 20th anniversary gala where we will honor founders Joanne and David Goldblum and celebrate 20 years of service.

Oct 18: Shoreline Arts Alliance: ($500) Costumes and Cocktails is an annual fundraising event for the Shoreline Arts Alliance's Scholarship in the Arts Program. This year's event will be held in person in Madison, Connecticut.


Sep 07: Shoreline Arts Alliance: ($500) Guilford Porchfest 2024 is a daylong hyperlocal community-building event celebrating the musical talent of Guilford residents: young to old, novice to professional, singers, instrumentalists … and everyone in between! Guilford’s first-annual Porchfest takes place from noon to 5 p.m., on porches in and around downtown Guilford (rain date: Sunday, September 8, 2024). The event is free and open to the public.

Sep 07: CT Folk: ($2500) This event will occur on Saturday at Edgerton Park from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sep 13: A Broken Umbrella Theatre Inc.: ($750) ABUT will be participating in Pizza Fest / The New Haven Grand Prix in order to build community engagement and fundraising for our theatrical work to be premiered at the Festival of Arts & Ideas 2025 celebrating New Haven apizza.

Sep 14: New Haven Ecology Project: ($1,000) Feast from the Fields is a beloved in person outdoor event on our urban oasis campus that celebrates the bounty of our fields and gathers 300+ guests (including donors, partners, students and community members) to enjoy farm-fresh tasting dishes prepared by local chefs, live music, and meaningful conversation.

Sep 25: Elm Shakespeare Company ($500)This year, the in person gala is dedicated to honoring Barbara Schaffer, whose extensive tenure and dedication have been pivotal to both Elm Shakespeare and the broader community. More than just an event, this gala embodies the collective spirit and transformative power of theater, inviting sponsors to be part of a celebration that not only honors a remarkable individual but also fortifies the bond between art and community.

Sep 27: Sunrise Cafe New Haven: ($2,000) Celebrating ten years of the only cafe-styled free soup kitchen in New Haven. It will be in person, taking place at the undercroft of St. PJ's, downtown New Haven, from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Aug 10: Puerto Ricans United, Inc.: ($2,500) Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven is a regional celebration of culture that will occur on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on New Haven's historic Downtown Green.

Aug 17: God Miracles Unlimited Outreach Ministries: ($200) Our Back-to-School Event is a heartwarming opportunity for families in need to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Located at 1441 Dixwell Ave, Hamden this event offers a welcoming atmosphere where families can access essential school supplies and resources.

Aug 21: Community Dining Room: ($1,000) We host 4 marquee in-person events each season: A spring art gala and auction, a summer ice cream social, a fall dueling piano and shoreline experience auction, and a winter gingerbread decorating contest.


Jul 06: Seeing Sounds: ($500) Seeing Sounds is a music, art and film festival which takes place early summer in New Haven. Est. in 2022, the festival was created to bring creative experiences and opportunities to communities, while spotlighting the next generation of indie artists and musicians throughout the northeast.

Jul 19: Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals (CWMP) Foundation, Inc.: ($1,000): a Women's Empowerment Lunch


Jun 01: Canal Dock Boathouse Inc: ($750) The event will be at the Canal Dock Boathouse on the platform and in the boathouse from 7 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jun 01: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven: ($1,000) The festival will take place in person from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut. The 10th Multicultural Family Festival celebrates New Haven’s diverse cultures and traditions and will feature vendors serving foods that represent the city's many cultures, entertainment showcasing unique cultural talents, and artistic activities for children.

Jun 01: Partnerships in Learning and Creative Exploration Inc. (P.L.A.C.E.): ($500) Arts on the Go! Trolley Launch. This evening event will feature gourmet appetizers, beverages and art making for an adult group. The ticketed event will take place at Hamden Town Center.

Jun 02: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven: ($500) Touch a Truck is a free in person community event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jun 04: Hamden Transition Academy: ($1,000) The event is the annual Graduation Ceremony for the Hamden Transition Academy. The ceremony will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Michael J. Adanti Center at Southern CT State University.

Jun 04: United Way of Greater New Haven: ($1,000) Every year, United Way of Greater New Haven's LIVE UNITED Thank You Celebration, recognizes community volunteers, business leaders, and philanthropists throughout our region who have made an incredible impact on our community by sharing their time, treasure and talent. The event this year will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the new Haven Beer Company in Hamden.

Jun 05: New Reach: ($1,000) Back by popular demand we will be bringing back the New Reach Auction at Woodwinds in Branford. It will be an in person event with a live and silent auction.

Jun 07: Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts: ($2,500) A Gala Evening with Alex Newell at the Shubert Theatre at 6 p.m. This fundraiser will honor past executive director John Fisher and will include a pre-show cocktail and post-show dessert reception in addition to Alex Newell's performance.

Jun 08: North Haven Pride, Inc.: ($500) The annual Pride Celebration will be held on the North Haven Town Green at 18 Church Street and will likely run from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jun 08: Chatham Square Neighborhood Association ($750) Quinnipiac Riverfest is an annual, one-day celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront. This in person event is free and open to the public; event activities include live music, canoeing, beer tasting for adults, food sampling and sales, and art and artisan exhibits and sales.

Jun 15: Shine Your Light CT Inc.: ($250) Shine Your Light CT will partner with Gaylord Specialty Healthcare to provide participants of the Gaylord Gauntlet with an alternative activity (a creative experience), while their 5k race occurs, which will provide inclusion and accessibility for all individuals. Various supplies will be provided for participants to paint any object of their choosing, including: blank canvas, pre-sketched canvas, terra-cotta pots, rock painting, and more.

Jun 19: Sweets & Sounds Entertainment LLC: ($480) Jubilation is an annual culinary and cultural experience celebrating diversity and creativity. This year's event will take place in person at Canal Dock Boathouse in New Haven, featuring live musical performances, a curated marketplace, and a three-course dinner experience crafted by local Black-owned restaurants and chefs.


May 02: SARAH Foundation: ($500) The SARAH Gala is an evening of celebration for the mission of SARAH and is attended by our supporters, families, employees, and community members. This is a live event which includes dinner, auction, and entertainment.

May 11: Of a Sound Mind Inc.: ($500) An event in acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness month where all programs and activities will be in person at the Dixwell Q House Community Center from 8 a.m. - 4.p.m.

May 11: Westville Village Renaissance Alliance: ($500) This year will be the 27th Annual Westville Artwalk, in person event. This will include a vendor market, live music, a fashion show, a beer garden, the annual rubber duckie race and dog parade, children's activities and more.

May 11: CT Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps: ($500) Is hosting Connecticut’s first Tractor Trailer Show & Food Truck Festival in New Haven, CT.

May 11: Music Haven: ($1,000) Haven String Quartet presents "Schubertiade". It will be a captivating performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of New Haven. The Haven String Quartet (HSQ) members are professional musicians who divide their time between the rigorous performance calendar of the string quartet and the demands of a full teaching schedule for Music Haven students.

May 12: Childless Mother Foundation Corp: ($200) Is hosting a community engagement and outreach fundraising celebration on Mother's Day to support programs, operations, and administration.

May 13: Connecticut Players Foundation, Inc. d/b/a/ Long Wharf Theatre: ($2,500) Darren Criss: A Concert for Long Wharf Theatre will take place at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University. This is an in person benefit event raising $100,000 in general operating support for our 59th season.

May 16: Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop: ($1,000) The Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. will host our annual fundraising benefit. The Leonardo Challenge, to support k-12 museum programs. This year our theme of light will challenge local artists to donate visual art pieces related to light. Guests will bid on artworks at our site (915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT) while enjoying food, drink, and live music, or virtually via our online bidding platform.

May 16: Agency of Aging of South Central CT: ($500) A Celebration of the contributions of older adults to the life of the community at an Art Exhibit and reception. Works by local artists 60+ years. The artwork will be displayed at the AOASCC offices for 1 month. Opening reception is May 16, 2 m.; closing reception is June 20, 2 p.m. Judged exhibition. Prizes awarded in painting and photography.

May 16: The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP: ($750) The Freedom Fund, an annual fundraising dinner, will take place at the Omni Hotel at Yale in New Haven CT at 7 p.m.

May 17: Hill North Community Management Team: ($500) This in person event is dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of Mr. Fred Harris, a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the Hill Parents Association (HPA) in New Haven during the 1960s.

May 18: Massaro Community Farm: ($500) Celebrate Spring is our annual seasonal opening event on the farm, featuring a local artist showcase of Fairy Houses, a maker’s market, music, food trucks, garden workshops and seedlings grown on the farm available for purchase. This is a free community event, open to all.

May 18: James Blackstone Memorial Library: ($1,000) The James Blackstone Memorial Library is planning an indoor mini golf fundraising event on May 18 and 19th. On Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The event includes the opportunity to play the entire 18-hole course, appetizers and a silent auction/prize drawing. Tickets for the adult event are $30.

May 18: Friends Center for Children: ($750) The New Haven Family Stroll & Festival is an in person event at the Quinnipiac River Park that brings the community together for a day of family fun while increasing awareness and raising funds for high-quality early childhood education.

May 19: New Haven Symphony Orchestra: ($1,000) The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Melodies & Mimosas Gala will be held at The Woodwinds in Branford, CT from 12 p.m. - 4.p.m. The Gala will feature delicious food, live performances, and an awards ceremony to celebrate individuals and organizations that enrich our community.

May 21: Connecticut Voices for Children: ($2,500) Our First for Kids celebration is an annual event by Connecticut Voices for Children. Our event is attended by policymakers, elected officials, nonprofit leaders and community members. Funds raised at this event support our research and advocacy that directly benefit the well-being of children in Connecticut.

May 22: Continuum of Care Inc.: ($1,500) This special fundraising event will honor the retirement and incredible impact that one community leader, Patti Walker, CEO, has had over the last 40+ years. This event will take place at Anthony's Ocean View from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

May 30: New Haven Promise: ($1,240) Back New Haven is an evening of celebration, networking, and philanthropy at Hotel Marcel from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The event will celebrate the career successes of New Haven Promise Alumni while paving the way for future generations of Promise Scholars.


Apr 02: Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.: ($500) JA's Hall of Fame recognizes business and community leaders who have made significant contributions to the prosperity and the strength of our communities. This year's event will be at the Hartford Marriott and will also be live streamed. JA's Hall of Fame will begin at 5:30 p.m. with networking and cocktails, followed by dinner and awards program.

Apr 04: Fellowship Place Inc.: ($1,300) The annual fundraising event, celebrating 64 years of service in the community is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Elm City Club in New Haven.

Apr 06: Elena's Light: ($1,000) Elena's Light will be hosting "Lighting the Future," an event honoring immigrants and refugees who have demonstrated a commitment to accomplishment, advocacy, and leadership in their communities even in the face of adversity.

Apr 07: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven: ($720) A Night of Recognition. This in-person event will be held at the Jewish Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will honor Senator Richard Blumenthal and Dr. Norman and Karyn Ravski.

Apr 11: Saint Martin de Porres Academy: ($1,000) The Spring Fling Gala, a dinner event with live and silent auctions, speeches by the evening's awardee (Mary L. Pepe), and her friends and colleagues. The event is being held at Woodwinds, 29 School Ground Road, Branford, CT, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Apr 11: Saint Martin de Porres Academy: ($350) The Spring Fling Gala, a dinner event with live and silent auctions, speeches by the evening's awardee (Mary L. Pepe), and her friends and colleagues. The event is being held at Woodwinds, 29 School Ground Road, Branford, CT, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Apr 13: Black Maternal Health Project: ($1,000) a collaboration with the Community Action of New Haven, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. the New Haven Chapter of the Links, Inc., and DHJ Services. The Summit will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Southern CT State University in association with the SCSU Department of Public Health.

Apr 14: Historic Wooster Square Association: ($500) The Cherry Blossom Festival is a community celebration to honor the important historical significance Wooster Square Park has on the City of New Haven. The event takes place 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and will feature free live-music, food trucks, and an Engagement Zone where attendees can learn more about arts and culture non-profits in greater New Haven.

Apr 17: Connecticut Appointed Special Advocates: ($500) Connecticut CASA's Benefit Concert will feature the outstanding Shades of Yale a cappella group from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Our newest Board member, Linda Mayes, MD, of the Yale Child Study Center, has kindly offered use of the Donald J. Cohen Auditorium at the Center, 230 South Frontage Street, for this event.

Apr 17: CitySeed: ($500) The All-Cohort Graduation Celebration provides an opportunity for graduating and returning ventures, Collab and CitySeed staff, as well as key partners and our newly launched Incubates Advisory Board, to come together and celebrate the success of program completion, with the opportunity to pitch their business and network.

Apr 19: New Haven Pride Center: ($500) Pride in Balance is an experience. The overall goal is to encourage engagement from our community and connect them to wellness experts. This event will happen in person at the New Haven Pride Center from 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Apr 20: Squash Haven: ($500) The 15th Annual Squash Haven Showdown Reception highlights include a speech from a Squash Haven team member, each senior sharing where they are going to college, and an awards component honoring fundraising efforts and other key contributions.

Apr 20: Newhallville Community Services Development Corporation: ($750) NCSDC is proud to present: “I Love Newhallville,” an inaugural Community Symposium. A dynamic one-day event aimed at fostering resident engagement and community empowerment.

Apr 20: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA - New Haven YMCA Youth Center: ($750) Free community-based event for families. Healthy Kids Day will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at DeGale Park on Goffe Street in New Haven. We will have a variety of partners who will be donating their time and talent at the event to support the community at no charge to the Y or families. It will be full of family based healthy living and physical activities.

Apr 20: Elm City Dance Collective, Inc.: ($500) A gathering of artists in New Haven as well as community members to perform as part of the National Water Dance Project at 4 p.m. To promote awareness around issues surrounding water, preservation, access, sustainability, and social justice.

Apr 21: Abundant Harvest Outreach Community Engagement: ($325) This event at Villano Park is an exciting afternoon of softball and Sunday dinner to raise funds for our summer youth program. This event is designed to promote family and community engagement while supporting our vital summer programming initiatives.

Apr 25: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA: ($500) The CCC Y will be honoring and celebrating our Youth and Adult Volunteers of the Year at the Racebrook Country Club, and we invite you to join us.

Apr 25: Next Level Empowerment Program, Inc.: ($750) NLEP will be hosting a ribbon cutting at 43 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven & a fundraiser at Bear's Smokehouse 470 James Street.

Apr 25: Horizons at Foote: ($500) Raise Every Voice: Turn the Tide takes place in person at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons. Accomplished Olympians and swimmers from diverse backgrounds will dive into a dialogue on equity in swimming and swim education.

Apr 27: New Haven Scholarship Fund: ($2,500) The event that we will be hosting is to recognize and honor our NHSF donors. The event will be held at 11:00 am at Amaranth's Sea Cliff banquet facility located at 62 Cove Street, in Morris Cove, New Haven.

Apr 27: Connecticut Children's Museum, Inc.: ($500) The Week of the Young Child (WOYC) kick-off Festival, “Unplugged Together” will be held at Edgewood Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be open to all New Haven families with young children.

Apr 27: Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.: ($1,000) In celebration of 100 local high school seniors, Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs will host our annual Young Legends Celebration!


Mar 08: Connecticut Women's Consortium: ($500) Our in person and virtual event for International Women’s Day (IWD) will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., featuring inspiring speakers who will educate and engage in meaningful discussion in guiding women to create informed and inclusive decisions with their practitioners with regard to healthcare choices and much more.

Mar 10: Huneebee Project: ($500) Huneebee Project will be hosting an in person fundraising event from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The event will be a part of a series initiated in September 2023 called "Hunee in the Park" and will be held at the Edgerton Park Carriage House.

Mar 22: Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.: ($1,000) Each year, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) works with Yale Hospitality to host a formal dinner as a fundraiser to support the mission and work of DESK. DESK's mission is to serve people experiencing homelessness or poverty by providing food assistance and services promoting health, community, and equity.

Mar 22: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT and Western MA: ($2,000) The 13th Annual Dancing Under The Stars will take place at Anthony's Ocean View. Each year, the ballroom is filled with guests attending this event to support children and families who benefit from the services provided by the Ronald McDonald Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Mar 24: 1st Episcopal District AME Church - DBA Bethel AME Church: ($500) A Women's Day Empowerment Luncheon to celebrate women in the Dixwell Community at 1:00 p.m.

Mar 24: New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Inc.: ($300) A juried art exhibition from March 18 to April 12 at the Gallery at Guilford Art Center, sponsored by the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. The juror, professor Kathryn Myers (UConn, Storrs) chose 80 artworks for the show and will choose among them for several sponsored financial prizes, which will be awarded on March 24.

Mar 26: HAYVN HATCH Female Founder Pitch Night: showcases six women and minority entrepreneurs in a "shark tank" style pitch competition, that's friendlier! Join us from 5-8 p.m. at SCSU School of Business for an exciting pitch night and hear from six startups who are ready to grow.

Mar 27: The Greater New Haven Cat Project, Inc.: ($700) is collaborating with the Branford Compassion Club, Inc. to host our 2nd Annual Purr-oni pasta dinner on at the Christ & The Epiphany Church in East Haven, CT. This is an in person event where the proceeds and expenses will be split 50:50 between the two organizations.

Mar 30: National Council of Negro Women, Inc.: ($2,500) The 2024 African American Women’s Summit (AAWS) will be held at the Dixwell Community “Q” House from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A Collaboration of Women will engage the community focusing on the issues and concerns affecting the lives of African American families and communities to encourage resident engagement.


Feb 13: Annual Mardi Gras 2024: ($1,200) An annual event to bring together the library's citywide community of patrons, supporters, and staff. This in person event will take place at Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. in New Haven from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Feb 16: Yale Philanthropy Conference: ($1,000) This years Conference (YPC) is the only student-led conference on the topic in the country and convenes over 200 philanthropic, nonprofit, and academic leaders annually who seek to tackle the social sector’s most pressing challenges. It will take place in-person at Evans Hall on Yale University’s campus with the theme of “Catalyzing Change.”

Feb 24: Yale-China Association: ($1,000) Lunarfest is Connecticut’s largest annual Lunar New Year celebration and will take place in the Whitney-Audubon arts district. Featuring a traditional lion dance troupe, local artists, and local organizations, the day is full of learning, culture, arts, and fun for the Greater New Haven community.

Feb 24: West Haven Black Coalition, Inc.: ( $1,050) The Carroll E Brown Scholarship and Community Awards Dinner, sponsored by the West Haven Black Coalition Inc, is an annual fund-raising dinner to be held this year at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven CT.

Feb 29: Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc.: ($2,500) The 29th annual LEAP Year Event begins with an in-person cocktail reception at the Dixwell Community “Q” House from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. after which guests will attend conversations hosted by generous LEAP supporters in their homes, other elegant venues, or virtually from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Jan 18, 19, 20: Whitney Players presents "Our Town," a three-act play created by Hamden's own playwright Thornton Wilder in 1938. Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written," it presents the fictional town of Grover's Corners between 1901 - 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. "Our Town" could easily be about olde Hamden. The words bring back visions of what Spring Glen or Highwood looked like in 1901. This is as much a local production as any show could be.

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