Nonprofit &
Public Sector Consultants

About Us

Farnam Associates, LLC is a New Haven-based consulting firm that works primarily with non-profit organizations, public agencies, and community initiatives designed to have significant social impact.

With over 33 years of consulting experience across numerous New Haven and Connecticut community initiatives, Farnam Associates can help your organization or initiative progress towards goals and advance projects.

We specialize in strategic planning, program development and grant writing, community data systems, and project management. We help you figure out what you need to do to achieve your goals and then undertake the planning, research, documentation, and proposal preparation to get you there.

Our areas of expertise include:

Recent Clients


Farnam Associates has been assisting the CT NAACP in implementing their One Million Jobs Campaign which helps individuals with criminal justice backgrounds in overcoming this as a barrier to employment in living wage jobs with a career pathway. See their campaign website here.

Community Placemaking and Engagement Network (CPEN)

Farnam Associates has supported the innovative, community-based work of Doreen Abubakar and CPEN, the organization she founded. We helped her get a City grant to support training of a cohort of urban farmers and produce a farmer’s market on the Learning Corridor at which they and others can sell their crops. Under the CT Department of Agriculture Kids Grow grant program, we helped her get a grant in partnership with Booker T. Washington Academy Charter School to purchase and operate a Freight Farms Container Farm to grow fresh food hydroponically year round to serve at the school and to use in educational programming. Find out more about them here.

Lost in New Haven

Lost in New Haven, Inc. (LOST) is a new museum, cultural center and event space at 80 Hamilton Street in New Haven that fosters community learning and engagement by providing a space at the intersection of art, history and culture to educate, inspire and enrich our understanding of history and ourselves. Farnam Associates is working on a business plan for this exciting start up museum. Read more about the museum here.


Farnam Associates provides grant writing services to CitySeed in futherance of their mission. Learn more about CitySeed here. Keri Humphries is the Project Lead on this work.

GreenStage Guilford Live Arts

Farnam Associates has worked with the board of directors of this all-volunteer arts production organization to explore new directions in a strategic planing exercise. Learn more about Greenstage Guilford here.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven

Farnam Associates conducted a strategic planning process with Literacy Volunteers, organizing focus groups with key stakeholders, helping to identify opportunities for growth, and researching best practices to support the organization’s future success. Find out more about them here.

‘r kids Family Center

Farnam Associates provides grant writing services to CitySeed in futherance of their mission of supporting families and children involved in the child welfare system. The ‘r kids Family Center provides specialized, quality services to children and families in transition. The objective is to promote permanency, safety and stability for children by providing nurturing services to biological, foster, adoptive and relative care families.‘r kids recently completed a major capital expansion of their building at 33 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven. Learn more about ‘r kids here. Keri Humphries is the Project Lead on this work.

Workforce Alliance

Farnam Associates served the Workforce Allinace, the Workforce Investment Board for the South Central Connecticut region, as the One Stop Operator from 2017-2022. The role is multi-faceted, involving coordination of collaborative initiatives and partner networks, strengthening the customer satisfaction system and identifying opportunities for growth. Find out more about the Workforce Alliance here.

Boston Federal Reserve Bank

As the technical assistance provider for the Connecticut Working Cities Challenge (now part of the larger Working Places initiative) from 2017-2022, Farnam Associates was responsible for cultivating and providing ongoing support to a learning community comprised of the five city collaboratives awarded Working Cities implementation grants by the Boston Fed. We also supported their effort to secure a $2 million grant from the State of Connecticut to continue their work for two years after the federal support ended. Learn more about this initiative here.

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