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For Individuals, Families and Organizations

Customized Giving Solutions

The Community Foundation makes giving to the causes and organizations you care about easy, impactful and permanent, whether you want to donate today, plan a legacy or pursue multiple charitable goals at the same time. With experience going back to 1928 and knowledge of Greater New Haven, we are your local giving partner.

Your personal account for giving

Start a Donor Advised Fund

Donor advised funds at The Community Foundation are flexible in their design to provide you with options for giving to the causes and/or organizations you care about.

Give Tomorrow

Charitable Estate Planning

Planned gifts are unique for every donor. Our staff will work with you to ensure that your charitable intentions are honored forever.

Permanent Charitable Resources

Give to a Fund

Are you looking make a contribution to a fund at The Foundation? Find active memorial funds, priority funds or search the complete list.

Maximizing Impact

Assets You Can Give

The Community Foundation accepts a range of asset types including stock, privately-held company shares, and personal property.

Community Foundation Donors

Giving Stories

Every charitable fund at The Community Foundation has a story behind it.

Stay Informed and Engaged

Community Knowledge

Inform your giving with data reports about Greater New Haven and stories from local nonprofits working on the ground. Attend a community briefing on issues that matter to you.

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Imagine the possibilities

Your Giving, Your Way

With nearly a century of experience serving Greater New Haven, we work with donors of all levels and at different stages in their lives. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in developing a giving plan that makes a difference today and tomorrow.

Are you a professional advisor?

Already have a fund at The Community Foundation?

Supporting Community Priorities, Needs and Opportunities

You can contribute to specific funds that are responding to immediate, emerging and long-term needs and opportunities in Greater New Haven.

Basic Needs Fund

The Basic Needs Fund was established to help ensure that all New Haven area residents have the basic needs of daily life.

Black Futures Fund

The Black Futures Fund was established to advance racial equity and tackle the structures that contribute to racial disparities in our community.

Civic Engagement and Awareness Fund

Encouraging widespread resident engagement in our civic and public life is essential to building a more connected, cohesive community.

Community Fund for Women & Girls

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is Greater New Haven's only endowment dedicated to promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls.

Community Now Fund

The Community Now Fund is for responding to immediate needs in the community.

Progreso Latino Fund

The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) is a permanent resource that brings people together to have a positive impact on the most important issues facing Latinos today.

The Permanent Fund for Greater New Haven

For general gifts to the endowment in support of charitable purposes in Greater New Haven.