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Imagine the possibilities!

Developing your charitable giving plan is a very personal undertaking. Asking yourself questions such as Where do I see myself today? What problems do I want to solve? What do I want to be remembered for? What goals do I want to achieve? may lead you to discover some new answers or reinforce what you already knew about yourself.


At The Community Foundation, we offer a range of giving solutions that allow you to answer these questions. With the support of our professional staff, you can create the giving plan that:

  • Impacts the causes and issues that inspire you.
  • Identifies ways to give today and through your estate.
  • Incorporates the recommendations of your tax and financial advisors.
  • Creates funds that can grow in value and increase the power of your giving.


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. Photo credit: Kathleen Cei.

Access 90+ years of accumulated knowledge

When working with The Foundation, you join a vibrant network of caring individuals dedicated to strengthening our region, just like you. Grants from your fund go to nonprofits and programs meeting the highest standards of performance. These are the organizations that get great results, have brilliant ideas and demonstrate good governance and financial controls.

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.

Charitable Giving Your Way

Find the charitable solution that's right for you

Charitable giving can take many forms. That’s because people have different goals and objectives. And for many, it's a life event that brings their philanthropy into focus.

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Join with others to achieve common goals

Great things happen when we work together. The Foundation is committed to working in partnership with donors, local residents and institutions so that the larger community embraces a
vision of Greater New Haven as a place of opportunity for all.

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Create your own fund

Centralize a lifetime of giving in one place. Your fund gives you easy, instant access to make a grant. A simple way to make a difference in your community.

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

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

203-777-7071

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