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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.

We serve 29 towns in Greater Hartford.
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Metro Hartford Progress Points

Developed by a group of key regional stakeholders, Metro Hartford Progress Points looks at progress in our region and asks the question, "what can we do differently?"


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.

Scholarship Program

Browse our directory of scholarships for Greater Hartford students.

Join a Giving Circle

Collectively examine issues, support solutions.

Explore Your Options for Philanthropy

Funds that reflect your interests and intentions.

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"The core definition of philanthropy is 'love of humankind' and there are stories about everyday philanthropy all around us. We want to raise them up and shine a light on them."


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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"No one can do this work alone. Now, more than ever, relationships and partnerships drive every strategy, process and effort to advance our 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.


New and noteworthy

Apr 27, 2017 Move UP! A Partnership for Adult Learning Receives $420,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The grant will allow Move UP! to continue its work in adult literacy, workforce development, and post-secondary education

Apr 26, 2017 Hartford Foundation Submits Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue

The Foundation voiced its opposition to a specific provision within the bill that seeks to repeal the sales tax exemption for nonprofits.

Apr 11, 2017 Asylum Hill Family Center Members Share Concerns, Get Informed About Current Immigration Enforcement Activity

Community members met at the Asylum Hill Family Center in Hartford to discuss recent events related to immigration

Apr 11, 2017 Judy Dworin Performance Project Bridges Boundaries for Connecticut’s Incarcerated Dads and Their Families

Having a parent in prison can have negative consequences for a child. A new program aims to help.

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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.


This is the community’s vision of philanthropy.

Sharon R. O'Meara Fund

This fund was created in memory of our Hartford Foundation co-worker. Sharon was committed to her work with nonprofits. She cared deeply about many issues, including family economic security.

Sharon was a beloved member of our staff who dedicated herself to working with nonprofits, especially on issues of family economic security. Learn more.
Black Giving Circle Fund

The Black Giving Circle Fund's mission is to create sustainable change in the Black community by leveraging the philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating Black philanthropy.

Celebrating community, understanding the issues and supporting lasting solutions, together. Join the conversation and become a charter member of our new giving circle.
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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.


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