Our Community of partners

Our Funders and Sponsors

United Way of Greater Waterbury mobilizes our ten-town region, amplifies its resources, and invests in approaches that advance equity and measurable outcomes.

The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant provides support to arts and cultural programming and services within the city of New Haven. Under-served populations, mental health programs & facilities; youth & senior programs and centers; hospitals and mixed or lower income housing are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should also consider use of New Haven’s public parks and spaces.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 as the community’s permanent charitable endowment. For more than three generations, thousands of donors have built our community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.

The NewAlliance Foundation provides support to the not-for-profit community in four key areas: the arts, community development, health & human services, and youth & education

Our Partnering Organizations

Huneebee Project envisions a world in which our youth, the community, and our environment are in mutual and collaborative relationship. Through a social enterprise that promotes transferable job-skill-building for youth, community engagement, and shared appreciation for our natural environment, we hope to see!

Project M.O.R.E., Inc. addresses the needs of ex-offenders through various programming and services that cater to the complexities each individual faces while transitioning back into the community.

The EMERGE model uses transitional employment and engages participants in wrap-around services to break the cycle of recidivism, build community, and inspire hope.

The mission of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Albertus Magnus College, faithful to its Catholic heritage and the Judeo-Christian tradition, remains dedicated to providing an opportunity for learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and society.

Over its nearly 130-year history, Southern has created an environment where you can be more yourself. By choosing Southern, you can discover your strengths, seize new career-focused opportunities, and establish strong bonds within the Southern community. Expect degree programs that prepare you for a career and for life. Close working relationships with faculty, and a staff that strives to support and promote student success. Expect to be more connected. More inspired. Expect more from a Southern education – it will help you be more than you ever imagined.

Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

The Urban Philanthropic Fund fosters collaboration between the finance and nonprofit sectors by training the next generation of investment managers, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists.

At KeyBank, we value diversity, are committed to equity and foster inclusion throughout our business, from the teammates we hire and the clients we serve, to the suppliers we use and the communities that welcome us. Every employee is engaged with and committed to our goals.

Our purpose is to understand the individuals and the businesses in our neighborhood, so we can create the right opportunities for the people we serve.

Our neighbors and local businesses have relied on Thomaston Savings Bank since 1874. Through eras of tumultuous bank mergers, conversions and takeovers happening all around us, Thomaston has remained —  and thrived as — an independent mutual savings bank by being financially responsible and steadfast in our commitment to help this area grow.

The Urban Professionals Network is America’s Premier Multimedia Marketing & Event Production Company, hosting events in major cities along the East Coast from Atlanta to Boston. Booking acts such

We strive to advance Greater New Haven by providing leadership and support to our diverse arts community. We envision a thriving arts community at the heart of Greater New Haven. We believe that art, culture, and creativity are fundamental human rights.

Our In Kind Sponsors

We’ve been around for more than 100 years. A lot has changed in all that time, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to making our stores better every day for our associates, customers and the community. Today we proudly operate more than 400 stores throughout New York, New England and New Jersey with the help of 60,000 dedicated associates. We let you shop your way — in-store, online, for pickup, or home or business delivery.

We are proud to offer the highest quality and a unique restaurant in the market today. From our kitchen to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each plate, drink & desert. Making our customers go “WOW” is what we live for every single day. “MY WIFE DIDN’T COOK” is not just a place you stop & eat! Its a place you come to when you meet up with family an friends for a night out, need a good laugh, listen to good music or want to be inspired, but most importantly if nobody cooked lol….

Vans is an American manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and related apparel, established in Anaheim, California, and owned by VF Corporation. The company also sponsors surf, snowboarding, BMX, and motocross teams. From 1996 to 2019, the company was the primary sponsor of the annual Warped Tour music festival.

Jazzy’s Cabaret is New Haven’s Premier Supper Club & Lounge Experience. Our 6,000 Sq. Ft venue features 3 private dining areas including our lush VIP Garden Room. Home to Executive Chef Stephen J. Ross, Jazzy’s will feature a variety of African-American comfort food spanning the globe. Our menu will feature favorites from Creole/Cajun, Southern Style Soul Food, Caribbean favorites, & hard to find African inspired dishes. In addition to our one of a kind menu, Jazzy’s will cater to your senses with unmatched decor & our musically inspired front entrance. With music as a major theme you will be dine to the sounds of classic & contemporary jazz along with some of today’s Top 40, Soul & R&B. Jazzy’s is the perfect venue for your next corporate meeting, holiday party, or special dining occasion. Owner & New Haven native Jason V. Watts has made a name for himself in the events & marketing space with The Urban Professionals Network (UPN) & now he welcomes you into his latest business venture.

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