Give Now

There are so many great opportunities to support your local community. Find a favorite cause or nonprofit on® in one of eight categories 

"A Closer Look": October 2016 - September 2017

A Closer Look identityNow through September 2017, 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. See schedule below and click on the month to see the selected nonprofits and themes that will be highlighted each month: 


October 2016   February 2017   June 2017

Promote Civic Vitality


Meet Basic Needs


Meet Basic Needs

Social Justice   Housing & Fuel Assistance   Food & Diapers
Domestic Animals        
November 2016   March 2017   July 2017

Ensure Health & Wellness


Nurture Children & Youth


Protect the Environment

Seniors    Positive Youth Development   Land, Sea & Wildlife
December 2016   April 2017   August 2017

What Inspires YOU?


Boost Economic


Provide Quality Education

no single category highlighted   Jobs    Schools & Academic Support 
January 2017   May 2017   September 2017

 Support Arts & Culture


 The Great Give®


 Support Arts & Culture

 Libraries, History & Humanities   no single
category highlighted
  Performing & Visual Arts 














Alexion Pharmaceuticals' Here in New Haven

Here in New Haven is a charitable giving initiative to support 30 local non-profit organizations dedicated to strengthening the Greater New Haven community. The program, which coincides with Alexion’s move to its new global headquarters in New Haven, is part of the Company’s commitment to developing productive partnerships within the communities where employees live and work. Through this initiative, Alexion is providing a $1,000 grant each day to a non-profit profiled on® over a period of 30 business days beginning January 19 and culminating on February 29, 2016, which is Global Rare Disease Day. Grant recipients are:


Week I Week II Week III Week IV Week V Week VI  
Columbus House CT Food Bank AIDS Project
New Haven              
JUNTA for Progressive Action Liberty Community Services New Haven Land Trust  
Arte Inc. Music Haven New Reach Community Soup Kitchen Shubert Theater Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Abilities Without Boundaries     Clifford Beers ConnCAT Neighborhood Music School Project Access Arts Council of Greater New Haven  
Boy Scouts of America,
CT Yankee Council
Solar Youth            

Fair Haven
Health Center            

Chapel Haven Boys & Girls Club Easter Seals Goodwill Industries  
Christian Community Action   Girl Scouts of CT            New Haven Reads New Haven Land Trust Youth Continuum  


Give With Others 

The Great Give®

Great Give 2017_Vertical -Identity _600xThe Great Give® is a community-wide online giving event that occurs once each year over a 36-hr period. The event is supported by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, its partner in philanthropy the Valley Community Foundation and other community sponsors to promote giving to nonprofits that serve the Greater New Haven region. Visit for prizes and details about The Great Give.
Approximately $5 million has been distributed in new and matching funds through the following® giving campaigns, including The Great Give®:
The Great Give 2016
The Great Give 2015
  view Prize Party photos 
The Great Give 2014
The Great Give 2013

The Great Give 2012
I Give It Forward 2011 2010 Challenge


Give Forever

One of the most lasting ways to support the nonprofits and causes that matter most to you is establishing a permanent endowed fund to benefit your favorite nonprofit or cause ... it takes just three steps.