Robert and Kate Bradley established a donor advised fund and charitable gift annuity to ensure that community greenspace and urban planting work will be supported now and in the future. Credit: Kathleen Cei

Giving now and forever

Personalized Giving

We know Greater New Haven and we know philanthropy. Our 95 + years of experience puts us in a unique position to offer you exceptional philanthropic service that maximizes your vision for charitable impact now and forever.

Credit: Ian Christmann

Your Giving Your Way

Donor Advised Funds

We can help you centralize and simplify your charitable giving with personalized solutions including donor advised funds. By working with The Foundation, you can increase the positive impact you want to make and maximize your charitable tax deductions.

The Community Foundation’s Vineyard Project sponsored an exhibit and community conversation about New Haven Civil Rights icon Constance Baker Motley. Credit: Angel Starr

CFGNH Funds and Programs

Opportunity + Equity

Opportunity + Equity is bringing the community together to make the lasting changes needed to ensure that everyone is included in the region’s growth and prosperity. In addition to setting up personal named funds to support this strategy, donors, co-investors and local leaders are also giving through funds and programs of The Community Foundation.

Dr. Lorraine Siggins started going to Christ Church in the 1960s, shortly after moving to New Haven from Australia for her medical residency at Yale. In 2022, she established a permanent fund to support the church that has meant so much to her and the broader community. Credit: Contributed

Estate and Legacy Planning

There are many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning. We have the expertise to help you choose the right approach to supporting the causes you care about.

Are you a professional advisor? Add value to your practice with charitable giving solutions.

Anaika and William Ocasio created a fund to help young people have careers in the skilled trades. Credit: Chiké Photography

Meet Our Donors

Learn more about the many ways donors are giving back to the community.

Investment Performance

The Foundation manages the community's endowment according to the highest standards and offers investment options to match your charitable giving plans.

Non-Cash Assets

Giving restricted stock, real estate and other non-cash assets can maximize your charitable impact. We have the experience to handle unique and complex giving arrangements.

Gift Instructions

Download our latest gift instructions for donating securities.

How can we help?

Erica G. Bradley
Manager of Community Philanthropy

Sharon Cappetta, CAP®
Director of Development

Linda M. Estacion, CAP®
Director of Donor Services and Development


Liana Garcia, CAP®
Director of Gift Planning


Dotty Weston-Murphy, CAP®
Sr. Vice President, Development and Donor Services