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