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GreaterTogether Listening Tour 2018

Tolland & Ellington residents: Join us for the last stop of the year at Hall Memorial Library on October 1.


We work with donors, nonprofits and community leaders to put resources into action for Greater Hartford.

For 90 years, we have advanced equity and opportunity in our 29-town region. The map below illustrates the reach of our grants over the past five years, supporting over 650 nonprofits and those they serve.

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We serve 29 towns in Greater Hartford.
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Annual Report 2017

A look at the everyday actions that shape our community and create a more vibrant Greater Hartford.

VISIT OUR ANNUAL REPORT 2017 WEBSITE

Partnering with people invested in our community

Our donors bring a wide range of interests, convictions and ambitions to the table. We listen to and work closely with them to determine the type of fund that best suits their circumstances and philanthropic goals.

Spark Funds

Have an immediate impact in Greater Hartford.

Planned Giving Website

A comprehensive resource for professional advisors.

Scholarship Funds

Help a student achieve their dreams.

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"I give to improve life now and in the future for people in my community."

-Nelly Rojas Schwan, member of the Latino Endowment Fund, and part of our I Am A Philanthropist campaign

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Always learning from others

Every meaningful process starts with listening. We are committed to encouraging new ideas and new ways of collaborating as we respond to the highest, most pressing needs in the communities we serve.

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Our Mission: Putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.

Supporting those who do good work in the region

A diverse community calls for diversified investments. From building the capacity of nonprofits, to supporting the next generation of leaders, we are proud to put resources behind meaningful efforts.

Nonprofit Support Program Building effective and strong nonprofits
Scholarship Directory Achieve your goal of a college education
Start the Grant Seeking Process Nonprofits: Learn about requirements and steps
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Building a thriving community is a long term endeavor. 

Our carefully managed endowment guarantees the endurance of our resources and the progress it supports. Its strength allows us to protect tomorrow's assets while steadfastly addressing today's needs.

UNDERSTANDING OUR ENDOWMENT

New and noteworthy

Sep 24, 2018 The Black Giving Circle Fund Announces Successful Fundraising Campaign

Black Giving Circle Fund Raises $25,000 Making It Eligible for Matching $25,000 Contribution from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Sep 21, 2018 With a Long-Term Commitment to Supporting Young Children and Their Families, Wethersfield Names Kimberly Bobin Full-Time Family & Early Childhood Coordinator

Over the past several years, Wethersfield has made significant strides in ensuring that the town’s youngest residents are healthy, ready for school, and making the most of their community.

Sep 20, 2018 Hartford Foundation President Jay Williams to Serve on Panel on “Climate Game Changers”

President Jay Williams along with two environmental advocates and experts will tackle these issues at the Nature Conservancy in Connecticut’s Nature Talks “Climate Game Changers” symposium.

Sep 17, 2018 Listening Tour Recap: West Hartford

On Thursday, September 13, our Greater Together Listening Tour 2018 made its fifteenth stop at The West Hartford Conference Center

Sep 12, 2018 City of Hartford Opens Reentry Welcome Center

The Reentry Welcome Center will provide a one-stop-shop where formerly incarcerated individuals can get connected to services and supports as they work to successfully reintegrate into their communities.

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Stay informed—and involved.

The Hartford Foundation is pleased to fund a variety of resources, that can help you stay informed about important community news, access local services you need, and find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

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This is the community’s vision of philanthropy.

Scholarships at the Hartford Foundation

Change a life. Help students from the Greater Hartford community afford a college education.. Learn more.
RESPOND-REBUILD-RENEW FUND at the Hartford Foundation for Public

Support the immediate and longer-term recovery, rebuilding, and renewal efforts that face residents in Greater Hartford communities affected by unforeseen crises. Learn more.
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New Funds and Planned Gifts

Each year, the Hartford Foundation partners with generous individuals, families, and organizations to improve the quality of life across the region.

THE STORIES BEHIND OUR NEWEST FUNDS

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