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!
Nearly $200,000 Awarded to Greater New Haven Nonprofits Working to Support Economic Security for Women
The Community Fund for Women & Girls, the region’s only permanent charitable endowment dedicated solely to advancing women and girls, is pleased to announce its 2022 "Pathways to Economic Success for Women" grant recipients.
A Year of Action, Advocacy and Bold Ideas
2021 Year in Review
Inside our latest newsletter ... Introducing the Girls of Color Mentoring Network; A Reproductive Rights Q&A with Amanda Skinner of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Advisory Board Spotlight on Cynthia Watkins; Working to Bridge the Equity Gap through Salary Transparency
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.
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Karen Peart - Chair
Christine Kim- Vice Chair
Meredith Gavrin - Treasurer
Janna Wagner - Immediate Past Chair
Roxanne Coady - Community Foundation Board Liaison
- Nilda Aponte
- Keisha Blake
- Barbara Chesler
- Mary Beth Congdon
- Barbara Ellinghaus
- Anne Godsey
- Miriam James
- Amy Marx
- Maribel Lopez
- Liza Petra
- Carol Ross
- Tressa Spears Jackson
- Cynthia Watson
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