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2021 Grant Awardees
New Haven County
AHOM Community Engagement
AHOM Community Engagement

Focus: Education AHOM Community Engagement program objectives are based on prevention in minimizing the risk of inner-city youth opportunities for them reaching their full potential.

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All Access Training and Student-Athlete Development, Inc.
All Access Training and Student-Athlete Development, Inc.

Focus: Education All Access Training and Student-Athlete Development, Inc. guides middle and high school student-athletes to optimize their full potential personally, academically, and athletically. Our purpose is for student-athletes to optimize their experiences and future opportunities to the fullest through establishing a foundation of personal skills, knowledge, and self-awareness.

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Arts in CT
Arts in CT

Focus: Education Arts in CT provides in-school arts integration programming at underserved schools across 8 counties in Connecticut, with a concentration in New Haven County.

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Christian Community Action, Inc. (CCA)
Christian Community Action, Inc. (CCA)

Focus: Economics The longstanding mission and commitment of Christian Community Action (CCA) have been to offer help, housing and hope to people who are poor, homeless, and/or without food and family support through the provision of emergency services.

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CT HBCU Alumni Network, Incorporated
CT HBCU Alumni Network, Incorporated

Focus: Education Serving the entire state of Connecticut, "The Network" aims to support the mission and vision of HBCU's by developing a community of its students and alumni living in CT, that are committed to stand as ONE in friendship and service.

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Culturally Correct Creative, Inc.
Culturally Correct Creative, Inc.

Focus: Education The goal of the program is that Black students learn their legal rights and responsibilities and trial procedure, improve their public speaking skills, and improve their writing skills.

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D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc.
D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc.

Focus: Education The overall goal of the program is to empower our youth and families with the tools needed to become successful members of society with positive and healthy morals. D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc. offers an experience to participants that will improve positive self-esteem and work with each individual's strengths and weaknesses.

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Divine Daughters of Destiny Academy, Inc.
Divine Daughters of Destiny Academy, Inc.

Focus: Economics The mission of Daughters of Divine Destiny (D3) Academy, Inc. is to educate, empower and inspire BIPOC girls and women for personal, educational, and social-emotional greatness.

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Elm City LIT Fest
Elm City LIT Fest

Focus: Education Elm City LIT Festival serves the vulnerable and under-served Black community in the Greater New Haven area by providing a yearly book festival and bi-weekly podcast highlighting Books, Literature and Literacy Artists with the purpose of enhancing literacy while promoting awareness of local, regional and global artists of the Diaspora.

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Global Youth Media Initiative
Global Youth Media Initiative

Focus: Education Global Youth Media Initiative mentors young artists to find their voice and to dare to speak and honor their truthful insights on the world we live in. We cultivate a safe space for musicians to share their inner beats, rhymes, and wisdom for recording and broadcasting to the masses.

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H.O.P.E., Inc.
H.O.P.E., Inc.

Focus: Health The purpose of H.O.P.E. Inc. is to help combat supply shortage caused by increased demand due to COVID, and make sure that this population is equipped to protect themselves against transmission of the disease, especially as restrictions are lifted.

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Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.

Focus: Education Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. is a mission-driven, non-profit organization founded on the principle of changing the lives of under-served college-bound youth and young adults, empowering, encouraging, and equipping them with resources required to obtain a post-secondary education.

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Ice The Beef
Ice The Beef

Focus: Education Ice The Beef works as a family to Curb/End Gun Violence in the inner cities of America. We focus on gun violence prevention by teaching youth that their voice and decisions matter. Ice The Beef's, Five R's program offers middle and high school students core concepts needed to understand why their life, decisions and education is important.

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Innovative Wellness Incorporated
Innovative Wellness Incorporated

Focus: Education Innovative Wellness Incorporated is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing educational and environmentally sustainable resources to our community.

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Interruptions: Disrupting the Silence, LLC.
Interruptions: Disrupting the Silence, LLC.

Focus: Health The Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Advocate Training Program called, "Let's Talk" uses the Interruptions Production as a case model for discussion. The program is designed to train facilitators to return to their community, place of employment or worship and teach the Let's Talk Program. The goal is to provoke awareness of the behaviors of Mental Health and Trauma that appear in our daily lives and develop a plan to heal.

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Life, Health and Wellness Center
Life, Health and Wellness Center

Focus: Education Life, Health and Wellness Incorporated promotes educational programs for youth and adults through collaboration and partnerships in the community around education and academic success, health and well being, including prevention of illness and chronic diseases.

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Nappe Soul Incorporated
Nappe Soul Incorporated

Focus: Health Nappe Soul Incorporated addresses food insecurity by providing increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables to promote better health for the low income families in Connecticut's Black community is the primary purpose of the Indoor Greenhouse Project.

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New Haven Pearls of Excellence, Inc.
New Haven Pearls of Excellence, Inc.

Focus: Health The purpose of this program encompasses health and education. New Haven Pearls of Excellence, Inc. would like to continue supporting the Dixwell/Newhallville neighborhoods by addressing food insecurities, providing education and mental health support.

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New Haven Venom
New Haven Venom

Focus: Economics The New Haven Venom Football Club program is led by dedicated volunteers, but it differs from most other football programs because it's run entirely by volunteers.

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Nuts About Health, Inc
Nuts About Health, Inc

Focus: Health Nuts About Health, Inc.'s health awareness program is designed to combat rising childhood obesity among Connecticut's Black Community. The purpose of this program is to provide black children with nutrition information so they can understand the importance of making informed food choices and understand the critical role that food plats in good health.

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Phenomenal I Am, Inc.
Phenomenal I Am, Inc.

Focus: Education Phenomenal I Am, Inc. aims to assist in increasing youth academic performance, college readiness and access by providing mentors, knowledge, tools and strategies.

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Tha Bridge Corp.
Tha Bridge Corp.

Focus: Education This corporation is established to provide Olympic style Boxing Training and mentorship to at-risk youth in the New Haven, CT area; offering them opportunities to compete nationally.

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The Kiyama Movement
The Kiyama Movement

Focus: Education The Kiyama Mentoring Project is geared towards assisting young black males between the ages of 11-30 in developing sustainable peer based social circles and advisor/adult based "cabinets."

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Traveler On A Mission
Traveler On A Mission

Focus: Education Traveler On A Mission engages in conversations with teachers and leaders in the community that work with children. Traveler On A Mission's purpose is to provide essential hygiene products to support and improve the health and self-esteem of adults and children in need.

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Urban Community Alliance
Urban Community Alliance

Focus: Education The goal of UCA's Project Catalyst is to provide youth with the support, tools, and pathways to reconciliation that they need to form and maintain healthy and productive lives while contributing to their community.

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URU: The Right To Be, Inc
URU: The Right To Be, Inc

Focus: Education The mission of URU is to foster communication and understanding among diverse people by utilizing, discovering and applying tangible multimedia solutions at the intersection of the arts, humanities, science and technology.

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Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership
Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership

Focus: Education Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) is a cross-sector partnership committed to dismantling the policies, practices and beliefs that have historically disenfranchised all stakeholders with the intent to co-create sustainable equitable systems that support BIPOC youth, families and communities from cradle to career.

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Women of the Village Community Food Pantry
Women of the Village Community Food Pantry

Focus: Health The mission of the Women of the Village Community Food Pantry is to provide nutritious options to those individuals/families suffering from food insecurities.

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Youth Entrepreneurs CT Logo
Youth Entrepreneurs CT Logo

Focus: Education Youth Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing educational, entrepreneurial, and vocational training to disadvantaged minority youth in New Haven, CT.

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Hartford County
Fairfield County