Double Your Gift!
Help the Basic Needs Fund raise more grant resources for basic material needs in Greater New Haven – now and in the future. Your support will put a roof over someone's head and food on someone's table today — AND contribute to long-term solutions.
Every dollar you give will be matched!
Why Your Support is Needed
- 40% of children under the age of 5 in New Haven live at or below the federal poverty level, which is $30,000 per year for a family of four.
- More than 1 in 10 adults in Greater New Haven experience food insecurity at some point during the year. 28% of Latine adults and 20% of Black adults in the region experience food insecurity.
- 14% of Greater New Haven residents stayed home in 2020 because they did not have reliable transportation.
- Between August 2021 and August 2022, the rate of food-cost inflation outpaced overall inflation. While the consumer price index increased 8.3 percent over that period, overall food costs increased 11.4 percent and the cost of groceries increased 13.5 percent.
Sources: Giving USA 2023 and Greater New Haven Community Wellbeing Index 2023
About the Basic Needs Fund
The Basic Needs Fund has distributed more than $1 million in grants since it was founded in April 2020. As an endowment, the Basic Needs Fund is addressing the needs of today and providing permanent resources for future generations. Learn more about the Fund's governance and grantmaking.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Liana Garcia, MS, PMP, CAP® Director of Gift Planning 203-974-1646