Established in 1994, The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s purpose is to solicit, receive, and administer gifts and financial resources from private sources for the benefit of programs administered by Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce's two primary programs are The New Haven Science Fair program and the Greater New Haven Chamber’s Scholarship program.
The Foundation has responsibility for the election of board members who will support Greater New Haven Chamber’s educational programs and initiatives. The elected board of directors is an influential group that assumes the responsibilities of governing the foundation. The vital components of the Foundation’s fund-raising programs include: gifts of cash, and corporate and private foundation gifts. Monies raised help fund scholarships, support services for staff and consultants, and initiatives that promote the Foundation’s philanthropic leadership goal.
As a nonprofit organization, The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce are tax-deductible.
The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber administers two programs: The New Haven Science Fair program: dedicated to improving the quality of science and math education in the New Haven Public Schools grades Pre-K-12; and The GOAL Scholarship program, dedicated to supporting our future workforce.
The Science Fair's success is due to its partnership involving businesses, universities, foundations, & the public, working with the public schools' teachers, students, parents & administrators. Its goal is to work with children and teachers from Pre-K to Grade 12, to help them carry out investigative hands-on science fair projects, in order to promote skills in critical thinking, science process and communication. Over 7,000 New Haven students and 43 schools participate in the New Haven Science Fair, utilizing more than 160 volunteers for mentoring and judging.
The GOAL Scholarship program supports college students by giving scholarships to New Haven-area students interested in pursuing a college degree in business. In summer 2015, The Foundation partnered with BlumShapiro to hold the 22nd annual golf tournament, which raised $9,200 for GOAL to benefit six undergraduates in the region. The Foundation credits this success to the launch of a new online-giving campaign on www.youcaring.COM/GOAL, which featured a video of past scholarship recipients and accepted online donations. The results were an $8,300 increase from 2014, which allowed the scholarship program to benefit three additional students. To date, the fund has raised more than $50,000 to support undergraduate students. 100% of donations go directly to the scholarship recipients.
The Foundation credits its success to sponsors, private donors, mentors and volunteers. Its 2016 goals are to continue upon The New Haven Science Fair program and GOAL Scholarship program, and to build an internship program that helps students with finding internships, building invaluable soft-skills, and gaining real-world experience.
The Foundation is seeking $20,000 for general operating support for 3 programs: New Haven Science Fair program; GOAL Scholarship program; and a new internship program.
Funding for the Foundation’s GOAL program will enable students to pursue a college degree in business. Funds for the internship program will give interns a valuable opportunity to accumulate new skills and contribute substantially to their future employment.
The Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber will use these finances to multiply the impact of these monetary gifts by making targeted investments in programs that get results. Contributions enables donors to take advantage of decades of leadership and experience in helping to invest in the region’s young professionals. These critical dollars are needed to fund programs that support efforts to provide our young people with opportunities to develop solid career pathways.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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