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

Protecting Our Pets: A Mutually Beneficial Arrangement ›


Pets offer many health and social benefits. Throughout Greater New Haven, shelters, animal agencies, and advocates work hard to humanely care for domestic animals and find them new homes.

New Immigrants - Driving Economic Growth ›


Whether starting new businesses, advancing scientific and medical research, or working several jobs to support their families, immigrants are vital contributors to Greater New Haven and its economy.

Turning Brownfields Green ›


For all the difficulty of redeveloping contaminated sites, Greater New Haven has made incremental progress by returning some to productive uses through public-private partnerships.

Latinos in Greater New Haven: Emerging Influence – Growing Opportunity ›


As the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group in Greater New Haven and the state, Latinos are indelibly linked to the region's vitality and prosperity.

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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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