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Why Give Through The Community Foundation

The types of permanent funds that you can establish at The Community Foundation —throughout your lifetime and/or through your estate—are flexible in their design to provide something for everyone.

Wherever you are on your giving journey, we can help you:

  • Make a difference in and learn more about the causes that inspire you.
  • Identify ways to give today and through your estate.
  • Incorporate the recommendations of your tax and financial advisors.
  • Support the organizations you care about.
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Give Forever

By creating a permanent fund with The Community Foundation, you have the opportunity to make a difference during your lifetime and for generations to come.

What it means to give forever

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in June 2019 inspired John and Keith to start thinking about their legacy and create a fund for LGBTQ+ interests. Credit: Kathleen Cei.

Access 90+ Years of Experience and Local Knowledge

Donors with a passion for Greater New Haven have given through The Community Foundation since 1928. We have extensive experience with all types of charitable giving and knowledge of local needs and organizations working to strengthen our region.

Charitable Giving Your Way

Personalize Your Giving

Charitable giving can take as many forms as there are donors. Tell us your goals and objectives and we will help you find a solution.

Giving Options

Plan Your Legacy

Making a charitable bequest in your will can be the most powerful tool in leaving a lasting legacy for your community.

Legacy Planning

Flexible Giving

We can help you convert a variety of assets including stock, real estate and personal property into use for charitable purposes.

Assets You Can Give


Don't see an appropriate match for your philanthropic goals? Please tell us your thoughts and ideas. We have 90 years of experience in the philanthropic sector and have forged many partnerships with charitably-minded people, professional advisors and nonprofits along the way.

Sharon Cappetta, CAP®

Director of Development


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