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Hamden Student Creates Scholarship Fund for Classmates at The Community Foundation Thanks to AT&T Grant

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07/23/2020

HAMDEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has been awarded a $15,000 contribution from AT&T to support a scholarship fund for Hamden High School students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholarships will be given to 150 graduating seniors to assist in their pursuit of college and career goals.

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The Partnership Loan Program for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses in New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley

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07/07/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- A new public-private partnership is offering low-interest and partially forgivable loans to local minority-owned and women-owned small businesses. The initial loan pool of $1.5 million will offer loans of up to $25,000 for small businesses located in New Haven and the lower Naugatuck Valley cities of Derby and Ansonia. The Partnership Loan Program for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses in New Haven and the Lower Naugatuck Valley was created through a partnership among The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, HEDCO, Inc., the Amour Propre Fund and The City of New Haven.

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Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Distributes $1.4 Million in 3rd and 4th Rounds of Grants $2.7 Million in Total Granted Since Inception

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06/18/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) and United Way of Greater New Haven (United Way) are pleased to announce that more than $1.4 million has been awarded to 80 organizations from the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund (The Fund).

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The Great Give 2020 Nearly Doubles Previous Record

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05/12/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Surpassing expectations, The Great Give® 2020 was a spectacular success in bringing Greater New Haven’s community together in difficult times to raise $3.57 million online for nearly 400 nonprofits. The Great Give® is Greater New Haven’s 36-hour online giving event, created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and conducted annually since 2010 to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut.

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The Great Give 2020 raises $3.57 Million for Greater New Haven nonprofits, shattering previous record.

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05/08/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Surpassing expectations, The Great Give® 2020 was a spectacular success in bringing Greater New Haven’s community together in difficult times to raise $3.57 million online for nearly 400 nonprofits. The Great Give® is Greater New Haven’s 36-hour online giving event, created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and conducted annually since 2010 to increase philanthropy in the Greater New Haven region of South Central Connecticut. Not only was the amount raised nearly double that of the prior year, but the number of total donors was up by 43 percent - a sign of the commitment and generosity of the region to rally for its continued well-being.

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New Haven Census 2020 Party On Wheels To Roll Through Undercounted Neighborhoods On May 8th

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05/07/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.

“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”

$1.3 million distributed to Greater New Haven nonprofits helping vulnerable communities

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05/05/2020

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Approximately $2.6 million has been raised for nonprofits helping vulnerable communities amid the coronavirus pandemic, half of which already has been awarded. The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund recently distributed a second round of grants totaling $677,000 to 36 organizations after giving out almost $700,000 in the first ground. The fund launched in late March as a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven to raise money and get resources quickly to area nonprofits helping vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Hartford Foundation, service organizations respond to crisis with new funds, new approaches

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03/17/2020

HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced Monday that it had created a fund to tackle community needs which grow out of the crisis. Working with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Hartford Foundation is “bringing to bear every resource at our disposal," Williams says, to provide both short-term and long-term support to those in need. Will Ginsberg, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, says that organization is set to announce its own rapid response fund “within days.

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