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.

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

Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation works to address the community’s critical issues, funds programs benefiting local residents, supports efforts to improve systems to foster more equitable outcomes for residents, strengthens local organizations through learning and outreach, and works with individuals, families and corporations to steward charitable and scholarship funds.

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is Greater New Haven’s only endowment dedicated to promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls.

The American Rescue Plan is delivering direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy, and starting to beat the virus.

Nest helps build strong neighborhoods and communities of choice through affordable and comprehensive housing development, financial education, and furthering home and community ownership. 

Ion Financial, MHC is an independent financial services company committed to building lifetime relationships by partnering with our customers to help them identify and achieve their financial goals. They seek profitable growth while delivering superior customer service and offering a comprehensive package of progressive financial products through multiple delivery channels, ultimately benefiting our customers, employees and communities.

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.

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.

Community Partners in Action is a non-profit agency building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system.

CSI’s mission is to positively impact the lives of their clients and their communities by providing services that facilitate skill development, enhance responsible citizenship, and increase overall well-being.

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 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 University of New Haven is a student-centered comprehensive university with an emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. Their mission is to prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning.

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.

M&T Bank’s purpose is to understand the individuals and the businesses in the neighborhood, so they can create the right opportunities for the people we serve.

OIC’s mission is to provide employment training, basic skills, supportive counseling, and job creation services to primarily low income persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

South Park Inn’s mission is to improve our community by providing equal access to shelter and solutions for all people to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), a division of Advancing CT Together (ACT), changes the lives of low-income children and families across Connecticut by pioneering pathways from poverty to opportunity and from financial insecurity to capability and success.

Columbus House serves people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk by providing life-saving outreach, shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. They advocate for and create affordable housing to end homelessness in our communities.

CCPG provides Connecticut’s only 24-hour Problem Gambling Helpline, offering support via phone, chat, and text. CCPG also implements advocacy, prevention, outreach, and education programs serving students, veterans, and other at-risk populations.

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those they serve. 

The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in patient care, research, and education. Their department prides itself on its diverse and talented faculty, including a cadre of compassionate clinicians, inter-disciplinary teams of talented investigators, and numerous committed and dedicated teachers, as well as a network of able alumni that remain vital to their missions.

Founded by undergraduates in 1886, Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent, social-profit organization whose mission is to nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in New Haven and around the world. As the Center for Public Service and Social Justice, Dwight Hall’s values include a commitment to the common good, compassion, diversity, growth and learning, partnership, critical reflection, and student initiative.

Marrakech assist individuals who face barriers to securing employment, connecting to necessary supportive services, accessing housing, and participating fully as contributing members of the community. The individuals they serve are encouraged to strive for long-term goals such as a higher level of self-sufficiency and greater acceptance by the community in which they live.

The Connecticut Women’s Consortium is a pioneer in the behavioral health field; effectively adapting & responding to the gender & trauma needs of our local community. Their mission is to ensure that the behavioral health system responds to the needs of women and the people and organizations that affect them.

The Tow Youth Justice Institute is a university, state and private partnership established to lead the way for juvenile justice reform through the engagement of policy makers, practitioners, service providers, students, communities, youth and their families.

Prosperity House Inc. remains a mission-driven, 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing high-quality sober living care for people in recovery from addictions and other life challenges.

Quality Counseling are a private Group Practice providing Affordable and Accessible Mental Health Therapy to Black Communities in Connecticut. Their mission is Reduce Mental Health Disparities in Black Communities and to help Black People move Past traumatic experiences such as; Racism, Sexual Abuse, Incarceration, and Child Abuse.

Our Kind Sponsors

Stop&Shop has been around for more than 100 years and today they proudly operate more than 400 stores throughout New York, New England and New Jersey with the help of 60,000 dedicated associates. They let you shop your way — in-store, online, for pickup, or home or business delivery.

“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.

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. Their menu will feature favorites from Creole/Cajun, Southern Style Soul Food, Caribbean favorites, & hard to find African inspired dishes. In addition, Jazzy’s you will 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.

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