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

Breaking the Cycle: Support for the Formerly Incarcerated ›


As policy reforms aimed at ending mass incarceration have gained momentum across the country, local reentry initiatives are increasing the support and opportunities available to help men and women returning from prison become productive members of society.

Investing With a Gender Lens ›


In philanthropy and the private sector, there is a growing movement to direct financial and human resources into supporting women and girls, expanding their leadership opportunities, and challenging the traditional roles and expectations of both women and men.

Linear Trails: Connecting People to Places and Each Other ›


In Greater New Haven and north through the state's central corridor, off-road linear trails are getting lots of people moving again, while also bringing value to the economy, the environment and the community.

New Report Sheds Light on the Impact of Immigration in Greater New Haven ›


This report highlights the rapid demographic transformation of the region driven by immigration in the past two decades and the significant economic contributions, particularly in small business creation, of this diverse population.

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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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Helping Homeless Animals Forever

Helene Shincel had three loves in life: animals, her educational work with youth, and her church. Through her bequest, Helene continues to support the organizations she so loved in life.

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