Khalilah Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean and Flemming Norcott, former Foundation Board chairs. Photo credit: Judy Sirota Rosenthal.

The Black Futures Fund was created by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors to advance racial equity in Greater New Haven and to tackle the structures that contribute to racial disparities in our community. The events of 2020 underscored and revealed the depths of these challenges and the need for a sustained commitment to prioritizing racial equity.

The Black Futures Fund will support Black-led organizations and the promotion of Black leadership and grassroots advocacy, including emerging voices, ideas and collaborations on the front lines of challenging historical and cultural attitudes.

In 2023, 100 Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits serving Greater New Haven were supported by The Black Futures Fund with matching funds during The Great Give.

The view from a porch on Martha's Vineyard. Photo credit: Robin Amaral/

The Vineyard Project for Black Futures in New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched The Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven in July 2022 to celebrate the strength and excellence of the Black community.

Learn more and Give to the Vineyard Project

Get in touch for more information.

Erica G. Bradley

Manager of Community Philanthropy


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