The following stories highlight local nonprofits and the impact they have throughout Greater New Haven. Many of the nonprofits highlighted here have profiles on The Foundation's website, a resource created by The Foundation for donors to learn more about and support local nonprofits.

Connecticut Veterans’ Stories Remembered ›

Thanks to a Year-Round Small grant from The Community Foundation, the West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center is up to industry standards for security.

Nature-Based Learning Center Launched ›

In 2010, The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center was awarded a $40,000 grant through the responsive new grants process. The grant, made possible through the Gates Fund, enabled the Friends to create a nature-based, learning center that teaches children about sustainable living and instills a love of nature.

Margaret Mack Leaves Legacy at Clifford W. Beers Clinic ›

Fact: children who witness violence or experience trauma in their lives are more likely to encounter problems in adulthood. That's bad for the children and equally bad for the future of our local community. Thanks to Margaret Mack, this community's children will forever receive the support and services they need.

Long Wharf Theatre: Art, Community & Giving ›

By the time the Board of Long Wharf Theatre celebrated its 20th birthday in 1985, it had established a national reputation and was an important force in the regional theater movement. But the Theatre needed stronger financial footing, so its leaders turned to The Community Foundation.

Gloves Not Guns ›

Devonne Canady started EIR Urban Youth Boxing, Inc in 2010. Since then her Gloves Not Guns program has been teaching children self-discipline and building strength and self-confidence.

Problems with Education in Connecticut ›

Many students in Connecticut are being moved out of traditional high schools into alternative and adult education, even if they don't want to be, suggests Laura McCargar. With support from The Community Foundation, McCargar published a report documenting hundreds of cases of students who were "pushed out" of their schools.

Peabody’s Evolutions: Builds Skills & Friendships ›

When Carlos Soto was in elementary school, he looked forward to class field trips to the Peabody Museum of Natural History. So when he learned in high school about Evolutions, the afterschool program at the Peabody, he jumped at the chance to apply.

Frances C. Doolittle Fund Supports New Haven Youth ›

Frances C. Doolittle established a fund by bequest in 2000 to support programs benefiting children and youth in the Greater New Haven community. The Fund has supported the NHTV internship program which enables students to learn about media production.

A Loving Legacy: The Lisl K. Streett Fund ›

The Streett Fund was initiated "to create a living loving legacy of this very special person and to help support people who are in pursuit of activities and ideals that were so dear to Lisl." In addition to providing college scholarships, the Streett Fund distributes grants annually to organizations in the Wallingford area.

Nathanael Robert Fund ›

Est. 2009 by Clare & Patrick Robert.

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