We work to improve the quality of life for women and girls in our region through education, research, advocacy and – most importantly – by encouraging women's philanthropy. Join us!
Setting Audacious Goals, Choosing to Lead
2022 Year in Review
Inside the 2022 newsletter: Pathways to Economic Success and Mentoring Network Intersect; Job Training, Education, Friendship and a Voice at Havenly; Advisory Spotlight: Christine Kim; Reproductive Rights: Access & Advocacy; and more …
Reproductive Rights: Access and Advocacy
In November 2022, the Fund hosted a conversation on the state of reproductive rights in Connecticut and beyond with panelists Karen DuBois-Walton, Sally Grossman and Amanda Skinner, moderated by Christine Kim.
Leaving a Legacy
Women & Philanthropy
In 1995, a founding group of committed women established The Community Fund for Women & Girls. See The Fund's founders. Women of all backgrounds have joined to build the endowment over the years. Learn more about some of these WaveMaking Women. Some have chosen to establish individually named funds to be a permanent resource for women and girls' programs in Greater New Haven. Read their inspiring stories.
Events and Convenings
Advancing The Cause
Our convenings and events feature inspirational women from Greater New Haven and beyond. These gatherings give local advocates a chance to meet and discuss regional, national and global issues affecting us all. See our highlights of past events.
Investing in Women and Girls
The Community Fund for Women & Girls supports organizations which meaningfully impact women and girls, and evaluates all requests for funding through a gender-specific grantmaking framework.
On June 30, 2022, the fund announced nearly $200,000 in grants to support pathways to economic success for women.
Stay connected with the Community Fund for Women & Girls by signing up for our newsletter, invitations to events and more.
Christine Kim - Chair
Cynthia Watson - Treasurer
Karen Peart - Immediate Past Chair
Valarie Shultz Wilson - Community Foundation Board Liaison
- Nilda Aponte
- Keisha Blake
- Barbara Chesler
- Laurie Desmet
- Adele Edgerton
- Barbara Ellinghaus
- Kelli Ray Gibson
- Miriam James
- Adriana Joseph
- Maribel Lopez
- Elizabeth Nearing
- Terri Rioux
- Tressa Spears Jackson
- Janna Wagner
- Jessica Westbrook
Special Edition Newsletter
Celebrating 25 Years
Journey back in time with us to the beginning of The Community Fund for Women & Girls. Read about all we've accomplished together!
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Sharon Cappetta, CAP®
Director of Development