Opportunity for All

The Community Foundation works to promote inclusion and reduce inequities by engaging with diverse community leaders and increasing the amount and impact of local giving and community investment in Greater New Haven.

Working in the Community

The Foundation promotes the work of creating opportunity by sharing what we are learning, convening community leaders and funding work aligned with our strategy.

Network of Foundations Focusing on Social Mobility and Youth Opportunity »


Community Foundation Opportunity Network is a national leadership and action network of community foundations committed to narrowing the youth opportunity gap.

Creating a Future of Opportunity Event Recap »


The Community Foundation forum, "Creating a Future of Opportunity," turned out more than 200 community leaders and residents from diverse backgrounds, professions and ages to exchange ideas for creating more opportunity for Greater New Haven residents.

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity »


Community Foundation leaders presented a vision for creating access to opportunity for everyone.

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The Community Foundation President and CEO Will Ginsberg

Op-Ed "Opportunity, Inclusive Growth and Mission Investing"

The Community Foundation President and CEO Will Ginsberg outlines The Foundation's vision of expanding opportunity in the New Haven Biz Op-Ed, "Opportunity, Inclusive Growth and Mission Investing."

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Greater New Haven Progress Report 2020.

Understanding Disparities

The Greater New Haven Community Progress Report (2020) shows long-standing trend of widening disparities in income, wealth, heath and other measures.

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Action You Can Take Right Now

Support Leadership Activities

Makes immediate grants to organizations and programs either as you direct, or to issues The Foundation is prioritizing such as assisting immigrants or supporting the arts.

Establish a Fund

Supports what matters to you in perpetuity. Determine its purpose and type. Make a contribution. Become eligible for a tax deduction for the current year.

Latest Community Stories

The Care Economy

Millions of women work long hours caring for the needs of the elderly, the infirm, and children. For large numbers, particularly women of color, their earnings are so low that they and their families live in poverty.

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Students Supported by Hillhouse Alum

Between 2010 and 2019, more than 70 Hillhouse students received a Pergament scholarship thanks to Dr. Pergament’s gift of $1 million.

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