The Foundation staff works to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

Christina M. Ciociola

Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy

Christina Ciociola was named Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy in 2014, the senior programmatic staff position at The Community Foundation responsible for the grantmaking, strategy development and implementation, and community knowledge work. Prior to this position, Ciociola was the Director of Knowledge and Evaluation at The Community Foundation for seven years, playing a central role in The Foundation’s community knowledge work and leading its efforts to promote local philanthropy through® and the The Great Give®. In addition, Ciociola is currently leading The Community Foundation’s efforts on inclusive growth.

Ciociola is a graduate of Merrimack College with a BA in psychology and sociology. She received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work with a specialty in gerontology and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Ciociola serves on the leadership team of the Community Foundation Opportunity Network (CFON), a national network of community foundations committed to narrowing the opportunity gap, and is a member of Social Venture Partners (SVP) of CT’s Investment Committee. She also serves on the Community Impact Cabinet of United Way of Greater New Haven, and on the board of the Elm City Innovation Collaborative. Ciociola is a former member of the City of New Haven’s Financial Empowerment Commission and of the boards of The Mary Wade Home and DataHaven. Ciociola is a lifelong resident of the Greater New Haven area.