The Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven
There are certain threads of truth that have connected Black communities together over centuries. One truth is that despite strong opposition based upon race, people of color have always demonstrated strength, accomplishment, and achievement.
In recognition of this, as well as a desire to eliminate racial narratives that harm the wellbeing of the Black community, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched The Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven in July 2022.
The Vineyard Project derives its name from the island of Martha's Vineyard, one of several locations that have played a historical and ongoing role in welcoming and celebrating the Black community without discrimination. Martha's Vineyard has long been a community hub for African American families affirming Black history, legacy building, and wealth creation through many enriching events.
In this same spirit, The Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven is recognizing and amplifying the vibrant Black history and culture of our local community.
Named Fund Initiative
The Vineyard Project For Black Futures In New Haven invites you to create a personally named fund where you direct your philanthropic dollars to support causes that you care about. And to show our commitment to the power of your voice, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will contribute $2,000 to your fund!
For more information about creating a named fund, please contact Erica Bradley below.
Erica G. Bradley
Manager of Community Philanthropy
Celebrating Black Philanthropy
On Aug. 10, 2023, members of the The Vineyard Project Founder's Circle gathered at Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. for an intimate celebration of Black Philanthropy and the rich history and culture of our community. Watch the video highlights of this special day.