Resources and Links
With a $20,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, a $5,000 grant from its partner the Valley Community Foundation and other sources, the Valley Council for Health & Human Services released the first Valley CARES Quality of Life Report
. The Council monitored community conditions over time identifying current strengths and areas within the community that need improvement. Click here
to download a copy of the report.
An online knowledge and giving resource
that contains comprehensive information about the important work nonprofits do in the Greater New Haven community.
According to this report
issued in October 2010 by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Connecticut's government has a moral and economic imperative to provide increased assistance to Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury. These large cities are regional hubs for jobs, healthcare and culture. They are also among the poorest in the nation. They face enormous challenges in social services, education, public safety, and revenues. These cities are also the hubs of major population areas. They provide everything from employment to health care to arts and culture.The health of Connecticut's central cities, their surrounding suburbs, and the state are linked. Strong cities will yield statewide benefits for years to come. As go these cities, so goes Connecticut.
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center
is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.
The Foundation Center
, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. GrantSpace
provides free access to the most comprehensive set of information and resources available to anyone seeking grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Resources featured on Grantspace.org
are organized under the 13 most common subject areas of funding research — including health, education, and the arts — so visitors can easily access the most relevant content. Visitors are also offered the option of approaching the content by focusing on a particular skill they want to hone, including proposal writing, corporate fundraising, and collaboration. Video and audio recordings of onsite Foundation Center presentations, along with links to the most relevant FAQs in the extensive Knowledge Base, accompany each topic. The "Ask Us" link on each page connects visitors to expert assistance from Foundation Center staff via live chat or e-mail. GrantSpace also provides a comprehensive calendar listing of all upcoming Foundation Center training opportunities in classrooms around the country and online.
Each year Connecticut spends nearly $1 billion on chronic illnesses, including obesity. Health Matters! is an ambitious movement to improve the health status of the City of New Haven and make New Haven one of the healthiest cities in the nation. Health Matters! aims to create the vision for a healthy New Haven, partner with businesses and community organizations to affect change, and elevate health by encouraging residents to make healthier choices. Click here
to learn more.
- An information and networking resource for nonprofit and service organizations in Greater New Haven.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
™ provides a new national daily pulse of individual and collective health and well-being, as well as solutions for a healthier America.
We wanted to let you know about www.MetroTrends.org
, the Urban Institute’s new report card on how metropolitan America is faring. The site provides up-to-date indicators of social and economic conditions and trends in metro areas nationwide, along with thoughtful commentary on what they mean for workers, families, businesses, and neighborhoods. The goal of MetroTrends
is to fuel evidence-based debate about the nationwide impacts of recession and recovery, critical differences among metropolitan regions, and persistent or emerging disparities among population groups.
A local interactive web-based service that tracks community conditions and issues such as: early childhood, economic health, education, health, safety, and housing.
A source for housing and demographic data about your community, your region and the nation.
Community Health Data Scan for Connecticut
A web site consisting of charts, maps, data and notes on the social characteristics, health and well-being of Connecticut's residents (commissioned by the CT Health Foundation).
A source for news and information about policies and decisions impacting the State of Connecticut. Keeps a comprehensive guide to state elected officials and an evolving library of source documents from a variety of state agencies and outside organizations. Facilitates debate and discussion on key issues affecting the State.
Foundation reports and other publications
: these reports and publications serve as references to non-profits about issues impacting the communities they serve as well as the broader community.