September 2017

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The Community Foundation is highlighting different areas of nonprofit services offered throughout Greater New Haven. 

Using as the platform, The Foundation is asking the community to take “A Closer Look” each month at the issues that impact the health and wellbeing of Greater New Haven and the nonprofits that are working to address those issues.

This month, our focus is on Arts and Culture; in particular, organizations that provide services for Performing and Visual Arts.

“A Closer Look” runs through November 2017. 


Regional Vitality Depends on the ArtsArts Ideas Festival

In the past half-century, the New Haven area has become a premier cultural destination. Its robust arts sector was built with multiple levels of financial support including philanthropy and public spending. A steep decline in state arts funding, however, combined with uncertainty over the Federal government’s commitment to the arts, aging audiences and changing demographics has put local arts organizations in a precarious position. LEARN MORE



Community Progress Report 2016

The Community Progress Report (2016)

Three years ago we introduced Calibrating the Community: Data to Strengthen Greater New Haven (2013) to further our collective understanding of how people within our region are doing and how our region is doing as a whole. The Community Progress Report (2016) continues this ongoing work. Using the latest economic, demographic, educational, health and well-being data, this report provides benchmarks that identify strengths to build on and challenges that need to be addressed. We invite you to use these indicators to engage policy makers, businesses, institutions, and — above all — your neighbors and colleagues in conversations about how to build a stronger community for all of Greater New Haven.



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Thank You for Giving!

Local Nonprofits Inspire a Giving Spirit

Great Give _2017

Months of preparation and hard work paid off for Greater New Haven nonprofits this year during The Great Give® 2017. Nearly $1.3 million was raised during the 36-hour online giving event to a support a broad range of organizations working in the arts, basic needs, education, environment and other sectors in The Community Foundation’s 20-town service area. In addition to money, the event raises awareness about the work of local nonprofits and the people and causes they support. LEARN MORE