Yale University announced an initial round of donations through its Yale Community for New Haven Fund. The fund, recently announced by Yale University President Peter Salovey in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will support the delivery of healthcare, assistance to local businesses, community educational needs, and area not-for-profits focused on such pressing issues as the well-being of children and families, homelessness, and food insecurity.
- Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology: $50,000 to provide rapid emergency financial support for families in the Newhallville and Dixwell neighborhoods.
- Coordinated Food Assistance Network (CFAN): $150,000 to support a delivery system created in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), Loaves and Fishes, and others to deliver food to those stricken by COVID-19, are immunocompromised, or unable to leave their homes.
- Gateway Community College Foundation: $26,000 for laptops needed by students to attend online classes and complete coursework.
- Grace Chapel Church: $7,400 to support its shelter for women.
- Highville Charter School: $15,000 for Chromebooks to enable its students to access online educational resources and complete school work.
- New Haven Public Schools: $250,000 to support the purchase of Chromebooks for New Haven Public School students.
Organizations seeking funding can apply from the link under the Yale Community for New Haven Fund section.
The fund is one part of the University’s response to support the City of New Haven during the crisis. Learn more.