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

Threats to Immigrants Impact Us All ›


Recent federal immigration policies put this community under a heightened risk of deportation, potentially destabilizing Greater New Haven families, friendships, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

The Public Library: A Place to Learn, Share and Create ›


Libraries throughout Greater New Haven and the country have remained relevant by evolving to meet the needs of the community. And the public is responding with enthusiasm.

Seeking Justice through Advocacy and Community Organizing ›


From advocating for policy changes, to representing disadvantaged individuals, to marshalling collective action on issues, many Greater New Haven organizations work to advance the ideals of social justice.

Refugee Resettlement: Responding to the Global Crisis ›


The many wars and unrest around the globe have driven more people from their homes than ever before. Resettlement agencies like IRIS are stepping up to welcome the world's most vulnerable to resettle in Greater New Haven.

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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

Building A Stronger Community, One Resident at a Time

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association celebrates ten years of growing a welcoming community.

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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.

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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.

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