A Community of Support for Our Students and Our Schools

The New Haven Schools Foundation provides financial support in the school district in primarily two ways. First, we provide funding for innovative classroom programs and student activities through our teacher grant program. Second, we manage a community-based scholarship program for seniors graduating from all four of our secondary school programs. Our aim is to make significant contributions that serve the interest of the students of New Haven Unified School District. 

Classroom Grants

Innovations in Education

The New Haven Schools Foundation puts money directly into classrooms by providing grants to teachers with innovative ideas for learning that may not be covered by normal classroom and school budgets.

Scholarship Awards

Pathways to Success Program

$194,500 awarded in 2023, thanks to our super-generous sponsors.

The New Haven Schools Foundation administers the “Pathways to Success” community scholarship program that provides financial aid to graduating seniors

Enrichment Programs

Project: Enrichment

The New Haven Schools Foundation was originally formed for the main purpose of providing funds to extra-curricular activities in our schools. This has been an important part of our mission since 1981.

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Parents, community members, civic leaders and educators all come together to support our schools.
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The New Haven Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are generally tax deductible. Ask your tax advisor.


The New Haven Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to funding scholarships, supporting academic programs, and enriching the educational experience to help students succeed in life.


Within the annual budget and at the direction of the Board of Directors, the Foundation’s objectives are:

  • Act as an agent for the community to provide scholarships for  students of the New Haven Unified School District.
  • Provide funding for innovative classroom programs for which  public funding is inadequate or unavailable.
  • Support co-curricular and extra-curricular programs with grants  to help sustain enrichment programs.
  • Leverage partnerships within the local community to extend  support for the children and teachers of the New Haven  School District.

Key Initiatives

The New Haven Schools Foundation sponsors several ongoing grant programs that directly aid our students and teachers.

College Scholarships

Our community-based program helps students to afford higher education. Most scholarships are offered to students going on to college, but some can be used for trade school or another career preparation program.


$196,000 awarded in 2022

Program Grants

The New Haven Schools Foundation funds innovative classroom ideas, enrichment programs, and district initiatives like student health. We go out to the community for help to make great student programs possible.


$104,000 awarded in 2023

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Our children are our future, and education is critical to their success.

Anyone can help. Whether you are corporation or an individual, there are many ways to support the New Haven Schools Foundation.


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