Promote Civic Vitality and Social Justice

Greater New Haven is a community of vital and active people deeply committed to civic engagement. Its people are its most valuable asset and its nonprofits work hard to eradicate prejudice and ensure that all members enjoy equality and justice.

Local Snapshot

Most people in Greater New Haven volunteer or give to local causes, and most believe that they can effect change at a local level. Other measures of civic wellbeing, however, show disparities.

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Dive Into The Issues

Powerful Voices »


The global reach of #MeToo has brought the long overdue reckoning with sexual assault, harassment and abuse.

Local Food for Local Needs »


Local food is not just a movement. It's a market reality. And it is part of a broad effort to fight hunger, improve nutrition, and build community.

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The Foundation's investment in civic vitality and social justice includes grants to support nonprofit local news, state advocacy, direct services and community organizing.

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Find Local Civic Vitality and Social Justice Organizations

A Good Place to Raise Children

Guilford and Branford Community Foundations release Community Reports, in partnership with The Community Foundation and DataHaven.

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Neighborhood Leadership: Building Relationships Yields Inspired Projects

Twenty-five years of developing neighborhood leaders has resulted in many community-inspired projects.

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Four Decades Helping Latinos Succeed in CT

Spanish Community of Wallingford has been helping residents find resources, celebrate their cultures and thrive in Connecticut.

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