The Christine Alexander Fund for New Haven Reads

What inspires you?

"... New Haven Reads, founded to “share the joy and power of reading,” increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants …”

Why It Makes Sense

Organization Funds are the charitable assets owned and controlled by individual nonprofit organizations managed according to a long-term investment model established for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Inc.’s (The Corporation) own endowment. A charitable organization can participate in this commingled fund by entering into an investment management agreement. Investment management of endowment and endowment-like assets is part of The Community Foundation’s services for nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation demonstrates its ongoing efforts to strengthen the nonprofit sector in our region.

Organizations have the comfort of knowing that their endowment-like assets are managed according to the highest industry standards and best practices, with the added assurance that The Corporation is a registered investment adviser under the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act. As a registered investment adviser, The Corporation is regulated by The State of Connecticut’s Department of Banking and adheres to its comprehensive compliance program.

How It Works

  • Your organization makes a revocable transfer of endowment-like assets to The Corporation for investment management purposes;
  • Your organization has access to global investment managers in a diversified, commingled investment pool;
  • Your organization receives distributions from your Organization Fund as you instruct; .
  • Your organization has access to online reporting, including:
    • Reporting of all transactions
    • Fund-level market evaluations, and
    • Monthly independently-derived investment performance results;
  • Your organization receives annually audited financial statements and monthly financial reporting electronically;
  • Your organization can participate in semi-annual investment performance meetings.

The list below of Organization Funds is as of December 31, 2022; new funds established in 2022 are designated in bold. For new funds established with our partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation, visit

Al Hopkins Scholarship Organization Fund

Agency on Aging Fund

Christine Alexander Fund for New Haven Reads

Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society Fund

Artist Next Door Fund

Artist Next Door Endowment Fund

Arts Council Board- Designated Reserve Fund

Artspace Organization Fund

Birgitta Johnson Campership Fund for Fellowship Place

Bittker Fund for the New Haven Free Public Library

Bovilsky Scholarship Fund

Branford Community Foundation Fund

Bridge Family Center Inc. Fund

Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation

Burry Fredrik Foundation Fund

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education Endowment Fund

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education Fund

David A. Carlson Lecture Organization Fund

Center for Family Justice Inc. Fund

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Fund

Cheshire Historical Society Fund

Cheshire Land Trust Inc. — Elizabeth P. Ives Endowment Fund

Children In Placement Endowment Fund

Christian Community Action Inc. Endowment Fund

Civic Orchestra of New Haven Fund

Roxanne J. Coady Fund for Early Childhood Literacy

Cold Spring School Fund

Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut Fund

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education Endowment Fund

Connecticut Children's Museum Fund

Connecticut Coalition on Aging Fund

Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation Endowment Fund

Phil & Debby Dwyer Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Fund

Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Organization Fund

Data Haven Reserve Organization Fund

Bob Eddy Scholarship Fund

Edgerton Park Conservancy Fund

Robert Evans Fund for Long Wharf Theatre

Farmington Canal Rail to Trail Association Fund

Fund for Fellowship Place Inc.

First Baptist Church Investment Organization Fund

Freeman’s Purse Fund for WPAA-TV Organization Fund

Friends of Cheshire Public Library Fund

Fund for Fellowship Place Inc.

Fund for the New Haven Green Endowment

Garden Club of New Haven Investment Account Administrative Fund

Garden Club of New Haven Investment Account Legacy Fund

Gateway Community College Foundation Fund

Ulysses S. Grant Foundation Fund II

Greater Dwight Development Corp. Fund

Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund

Greisinger Fund for the New Haven Free Public Library

Bette G. Gruskay Education Fund for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Guilford Foundation Fund

Oscar & Irma Hamburger Memorial Endowment Fund

Hart United Organization Fund

Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs Fund

Housing Operations Management Enterprises Fund

Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church Fund

Isaiah Fund for the Community Soup Kitchen

Junior League of Greater New Haven Fund

Dr. Chuwan Kim & Family Fund for East Rock

Hesung Chun & Kwang Lim Koh Family Fund

LEAP Endowment Fund

Margaret Leavy Fund for Legal Services

Long Wharf Doris Duke Endowment Fund

Long Wharf Theatre Fund for Artistic Excellence

Lord / Kubler Fund for New Work — Fund B

Lulac Head Start Fund

Madison Foundation Organization Fund

Marrakech Organization Fund

Ronald McDonald House Fund

Merola Endowment Fund Inc. Organization Fund

Milford Fine Arts Council Trust Fund

Music Haven Inc. Fund

Neighborhood Music School Board-Designated Fund

Neighborhood Music School Jon T. Hirschoff Scholarship Organization Fund

Neighborhood Music School Endowment Fund

Neighborhood Music School Refugee Endowment Organization Fund

New Haven Chorale Fund

New Haven Free Public Library Fund

New Haven Green Fund

New Haven Museum and Historical Society Fund

New Haven Museum Acquisition Fund

New Haven Public School Foundation Inc. Fund

New Haven Reads Sustainability Organization Fund

New Haven Rotary Charitable Scholarship Trust Organization Fund

New Haven Scholarship Fund

New Haven Symphony Orchestra William Boughton Fund for American Music Organization Fund

New Reach Organization Fund

NewAlliance Foundation Fund

NHGF Foundation Organization Fund

NHSO Foundation Inc. Fund

Orange Congregational Church Fund

Orchard House Fund

Mary L. Pepe Fund for Long Wharf Theatre

Pierce Fund for the New Haven Free Public Library

J. B. Pierce Laboratory Fund

John B. Pierce Foundation Fund

The Prosperity Foundation Inc. Fund

Russell Loan Fund for the New Haven Free Library Fund

Shepherds Inc. Fund

Shubert Theater New Haven Fund

Silvermine Arts Center Fund

Carol L. Sirot Fund for Long Wharf Theatre

Sleeping Giant Park Association Fund

Stony Creek Museum Inc.

Truman Olin Fund

Universal Health Care Foundation of CT Fund

Dr. Regina M. Lily Warner Endowment Fund

Watershed Fund: Scholarships

West Haven Community House Fund

WNEIP Ritvo Scholarship Fund

Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis Fund

Women and Family Life Center Flexible Long Term Capital Organization Fund

Annual Y.U.W.O. Scholarship Fund

Yale University Women’s Organization Operating Fund

Young Men’s Institute Library d/b/a The Institute Library Organization Fund

How can we help?

A.F. Drew Alden

Chief Investment Officer, The Community Foundation (TCF); and President and CEO, TCF Mission Investments Company


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