The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven makes grants and distributions that carry out the intentions of donors and organizations, while responding to community needs and taking advantage of emerging opportunities.
The more we know, the stronger our community. To inspire learning and to foster the connections that strengthen community, The Community Foundation holds Convenings throughout the year. Each convening focuses on a specific topic; past convening topics include: the arts, issues affecting women and girls, education reform in Connecticut, Latino leadership, Immigration and New Haven and Violence in Our Community.
giveGreater.org® continues to expand its role as a knowledge and online giving resource for nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. As a result of The Great Give®, more than $4 million has been distributed to local nonprofits since 2010.
As a donor you want to maximize your charitable gifts so that they serve the causes you are passionate about, now and long into the future. For decades The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has been aligning donors’ wishes with the critical issues facing our community. With more than 800 named funds, we act as a steward for thousands of local individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses.
The Foundation accepts cash, real estate, securities or other assets, gifts by will, retirement plan assets, insurance, income interest, remainder interest, or bargain sale gifts. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
To establish a fund or donate to an existing fund visit www.cfgnh.org, or contact Angela Powers at apowers @ cfgnh.org or (203) 777-7068. Donations to individual nonprofits serving The Community Foundation’s 20-town region can be made right here on this site.
From conducting detailed research on area issues, to developing and disseminating reports and issues briefs, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven works to educate and engage the community. The Foundation’s website www.cfgnh.org contains information about issues and opportunities that impact Greater New Haven. The information is organized in eight categories which include data, resources, research, and articles as well as stories about the work local nonprofits are doing to make a stronger community. It also a contains a Nonprofit Management Resource Center where nonprofit executives and staff can learn about best practices, tips and tools for organizational operations and links to resources on a variety of topics
Additionally throughout its history, The Community Foundation has identified opportunities to reduce and eliminate problems within the community, taking a leadership role in seizing these opportunities by convening community stakeholders and providing financial support. Recent examples include; The Community Fund for Women & Girls, New Haven Healthy Start, the Progreso Latino Fund, the Urban Prosperity Fund and The Quinnipiac River Fund.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with Guidestar, a leading source of nonprofit information, promotes philanthropy in CT by offering this website, www.giveGreater.org. It is an online, searchable database of nonprofits serving Greater New Haven, which enables donors to learn about, connect with, and give to nonprofits, 24/7.
What Inspires You?
Whether you are passionate about education, environmental concerns, animal issues or numerous other causes, you are sure to find a nonprofit serving Greater New Haven in need of your help. Simply search for your passion at http://givegreater.org/.
Do You Inspire Others?
If you are a nonprofit whose initiatives support the needs of the Greater New Haven community and you have 501(c) (3) tax status be sure to request your free profile through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation distributes millions of dollars in grants annually to nonprofit organizations serving South Central Connecticut. These grants fulfill the goals of dedicated donors, while also addressing critical community initiatives.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven also administers a wide variety of scholarship funds primarily benefitting New Haven County students. Through the “Scholarship” section of the website (www.cfgnh.org/Scholarships) students can access information about applying for these valuable funds, along with additional information on other area scholarships and helpful resources on locating student aid.
With a strong commitment to helping nonprofits succeed, The Foundation focuses on empowering Connecticut nonprofits with a wide variety of research-based information delivered through detailed issue briefs, reports, training sessions, and online tools. In particular, The Community Foundation’s online Nonprofit Management Resource Center (www.cfgnh.org/CapacityBuilding) gives nonprofits assistance with board management, fundraising initiatives, seeking grants, working with consultants and much more. In addition, The Foundation has developed an online community forum, http://www.gnhcommunity.org, along with social media initiatives and sponsored events.
Leon Bailey came to The Community Foundation with accomplishments in both the public and private sectors. In the area of social services, Leon has a record of starting and directing innovative community based programs.
His work with nonprofits includes starting the first Family Planning Clinic for men in the state of New Jersey and starting one of the first community-based alternative programs for incarceration for children in New Jersey and in the country.
In the private sector, Leon was a partner in the optical industry with the franchising chain American Vision Centers and served as Vice President of Franchising. He was instrumental in developing the operational processes that led to the success and ultimate sale of this company. American Vision Centers acquired regional chains across the country and converted the stores into owner operated franchises. The growth of this company led its purchase by Pearl Vision Centers.
Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Leon was Vice President of Human Resources for Dianon Systems in Stratford, an anatomical laboratory specializing in the diagnosis of cancer. At the height of Dianon’s growth, there were 3,000 employees nationally.
Leon holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Psychology, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University, a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry.
Angela has more than 30 years in development, communications, marketing, and senior executive management and leadership. In her role, she oversees the development, marketing and communications activities, including stewardship.
Prior to joining The Community Foundation she was the first President of the Valley Community Foundation. Angela was also a partner with Ekstrom & Associates, a consulting firm of practitioners whose clients include community foundations, charitable organizations, families, individuals, and their advisors.
Before joining Ekstrom & Associates, Angela directed the endowment campaign for the Quinnipiac University School of Law and served as its chief development officer. Prior to that, she served eight years as Director of Development and Communications of the then-called New Haven Foundation, now The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Earlier in her career, Angela was Director of the Annual Development Program at Quinnipiac University, directed membership and development at the DeCordova and Dana Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and was a coordinator for the March of Dimes of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Angela also spent two years living and working in Greece.
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