Makehaven Inc
770 Chapel Street
NEW HAVEN CT 06510-3117
Contact Information
Address 770 Chapel Street
NEW HAVEN, CT 06510-3117
Telephone (203) 9369830 x
Fax 555-555-5555
Web and Social Media
MakeHaven is community makerspace which educates and empowers people by facilitating independent interest-driven projects, hands-on experiences and access to technology.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2014
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
CEO/Executive Director John R. Logan
Board Chair Jeremy Medow
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tungsten Customs
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Mission MakeHaven is community makerspace which educates and empowers people by facilitating independent interest-driven projects, hands-on experiences and access to technology.
Background MakeHaven was founded in 2012 in the early days of increased enthusiasm for community makerspaces. The organization has slowly grown till 2018 when procuring support from the Elm City Innovation Collaborative to establish a new location in the arts district of downtown New Haven CT. The new bigger location encompasses more than 5,000 square feet, contains: an electronics shop, wood shop, crafting and sewing area, 3d printing area, lasercuters, radio area, plastics and casting area, bike repair shop and kitchen.
1. Established new location and capabilities.
2. Grew volunteer program
3. Increased membership numbers
1. Experienced enterprises and product fabricators to mentor / share story.
2. To develop operational metal working shop
3. To establish workspaces (studios) for makers
4. Get better fabrication tools (ie. sintering 3d printer)
5. Obtain resources for more staffing.
CEO Statement MakeHaven is a space where we aim to help anyone build their dreams. For artists, inventors or crafts people to create new amazing things they need to be able to explore all the possibilities that technology allows. At MakeHaven we work to bring the future of technology to people's fingertips. Exposure to technology and helping people think about how that technology will impact the future of our society are important contributions MakeHaven makes to our community.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Adult Education
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Science & Technology Museums
Tertiary Organization Category Science & Technology / Engineering & Technology
Areas Served
New Haven
East Haven
North Branford
North Haven
State wide
New Haven and surrounding areas.
Description 24/7 Access to community workshop.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Description Tools, networking events and other resources to help people take inventions to market.
Population Served / /
Description Activities and talks for the public related to making things.
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
John R. Logan
Term Start Mar 2017
Experience J.R. is a cofounder and executive director of MakeHaven, a 150 member nonprofit makerspace and FabLab in New Haven, Connecticut. J.R. has a history of nonprofit leadership in New Haven he serves on the board of the Eli Whitney Museum, an experiential learning workshop for students, and families. For several years, during a period of growth, as he served as President of the board of the New Haven Land Trust. He has been active in advocating for the Mill River Trail. At the United Way of Greater New Haven he worked to improve technology for United Way and nonprofit partners. He has earned a master's degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University with a focus on nonprofit management.
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Elm City Innovation Collaborative - Coordination with innovation ecosystem 
Errera Community Care Center - Access to therapeutic woodworking for veterans
New Haven Free Public Library- Event coordination
University of New Haven - Host fabrication class. 
Board Chair
Jeremy Medow
Company Affiliation Tungsten Customs
Term May 2018 to May 2019
Board of Directors
Michael AngelusHighschool Teacher
Ben BerkowitzSeeClickFix
Phillip BernsteinYale School of Architecture
Catherine Cazes-WileyTinaliah Designs and its Caring Co-op
Lesley FrameUniversity of Connecticut
Joel GreenwoodYale
Robin LadouceurSeeClickFix
J.R. LoganMakeHaven
John NixonGlobal Infrastructure Initiative
Eben OlsonYale
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
CEO Comments

One of the largest challenges for an organization like MakeHaven is growing sustainably while serving different aspects of our mission. We are focused on job development, fostering innovation in the New Haven area, and providing a supportive community - each of these goals requires specialized programming and investments. Our mission must also be financially sustainable within the organization, which requires that the membership remains engaged and happy with our operations. With the recent move to a much larger and more inviting space as well as the expansion of our paid staff, we have made great progress towards tackling this issue. We have greatly increased the number of education and community-building events, and have seen a corresponding increase in attendance. Our membership has grown to over 280 members, bringing us closer to a membership-sustainable financial position.Since MakeHaven is a relatively young organization and has experienced tremendous expansion in the past few years, we are still in the process of implementing important governance processes. Within the past year we have formed multiple oversight committees staffed by board members. The safety committee has done a thorough job of identifying and implementing improved procedures for members and staff. Our finance committee has formalized the process of approving budgets and is overseeing the procurement of a line of credit for the express purpose of minimizing cashflow mismatches. A development committee is spearheading the effort to establish a sustainable giving program for the organization.

I feel very fortunate to chair the MakeHaven board as we continue to successfully navigate the challenges presented during this period of physical growth and membership expansion. Occupancy issues caused a significant delay in opening our new space, but with careful planning, tremendous member excitement and tireless work by our staff we were able to weather the setback. It has been exciting for me to utilize my background in finance to help ensure a secure future for the organization. I am constantly inspired by the work our members do in the space, and I look forward to seeing MakeHaven's continued success over the next ten years.

Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2019
Projected Revenue $293,610.00
Projected Expenses $293,610.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Form 990s
Form 9902017
Form 9902016
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$81,799$56,743--
Current Assets$51,818$48,783--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$978--
Total Net Assets$81,799$55,765--
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 770 Chapel Street
NEW HAVEN, CT 065103117
Primary Phone 203 9369830
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director John R. Logan
Board Chair Jeremy Medow
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tungsten Customs


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