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.

October's focus is on the local nonprofits that operate in the social justice space: why they exist, what they provide and what has been their impact in the region.

“A Closer Look” will run from October 2016 through September 2017, excluding the months of May and December. 


The More You Gave,
The More They Got

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Thank you to all who gave to participating nonprofits during The Great Give 2016 and thank you to the event's sponsors including Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Liberty Bank Foundation. Visit to learn more. 



Breaking the Cycle: Support for the Formerly-Incarcerated

Every year, about 1,200 men and women are released from prison to New Haven. Some are at the end of their sentences, while many more are under the supervision of parole or probation officers. All too often, the barriers faced by the formerly incarcerated increase their chances of returning to prison, a cycle that is devastating to families and neighborhoods and exacts a high cost from taxpayers. Read more about the issue and what is being done to help formerly-incarcerated individuals successfully reintegrate - a win win for the entire community. 

Here in New Haven a success! 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched Here in New Haven earlier this year. The charitable giving initiative supported 30 local nonprofit organizations dedicated to strengthening the Greater New Haven community. Read more here


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