The Black Futures Fund

Est. 2020 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Board of Directors

Khalilah Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott, former Foundation Board chairs. Photo credit: Judy Sirota Rosenthal.

The Black Futures Fund was created by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors to advance racial equity in Greater New Haven and to tackle the structures that contribute to racial disparities in our community. The events of 2020 underscored and revealed the depths of these challenges and the need for a sustained commitment to prioritizing racial equity.

The Black Futures Fund will support Black-led organizations and the promotion of Black leadership and grassroots advocacy, including emerging voices, ideas and collaborations on the front lines of challenging historical and cultural attitudes.

In 2022, nearly 100 Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits were supported by The Black Futures Fund with matching funds during The Great Give.

The Vineyard Project's Founders Circle of the Black Futures Fund

The view from a porch on Martha's Vineyard. Robin Amaral/

To mark the occasion of the inaugural Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven event, donors who gave to the Black Futures Fund through September 2022 became members of The Vineyard Project's Founders Circle of the Black Futures Fund.

Gifts can be made via credit card (below), by check or transfer of securities. If you would like to pledge your gift and make it over time, please contact Erica G. Bradley.

How Can We Help?

Erica G. Bradley
Manager of Community Philanthropy