COVID-19 Response Partnerships


YNHH Partnership

Collaboration is happening through coordination with YNHH Community resources coordinator Lisa L. Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS.

DIY Shields Delivered: 750+

Mask pattern for hospital is more speciallized than the design used for community nonprofits, requirements can be found at: Yale New Haven Hospital's PPE donation page or at People interested in donating may send a note to

United Way Partnership

United Way is taking and distributing DIY masks and face shields to community nonprofits and community service groups. 

DIY Masks Delivered: 152+

DIY Shields Delivered: 260+


Beneficiary Organizations: New Reach, Columbus House, CCA, Spooner House, Beth-El, Liberty, The Connection, CMHC, Cornell Scott, Vox Church,Sunrise Cafe, Cathedral for Higher Praise, Vertical Church, Youth Continuum, Fellowship Place, Shelter Plus Care, ESMS, Bhcare


Learn more about United Way's Covid 19 Response.


Yale University Partnership

MakeHaven is working in collaboration with Yale's Coalition for Health Innovation in Medical Emergencies (CHIME) initiative. In particular, Yale School of Architecture and Neurotechnology Core at the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience are collaborators in design and fabrication with MakeHaven. They have used laser cutters to cut raw stock for the face shields and are assisting with other advanced fabrication technology.

New Haven Collaborations

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop - donated many elastic bands, 3d printing

Creative Arts Workshop Community - Fabric Mask Making Group

Medtronic - Independent team working n95 reuse, shields and sharing learning.

New Haven Free Public Library - 3d printing capacity

Regional Collaborative Covid-19 Response Initiatives

Danbury Hackerspace - face shields

Makerspace CT - Making 3d printed face shields

Spark Makerspace - Making 3d masks

Fairfield County Makers' Guild - face shields

Sacred Heart University IDEA Lab- Collaborative Fabrication Facilities and Testing