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The Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund

The Hartford Foundation has created a new fund in an effort to be more responsive to unforeseen natural disasters, violence and other incidents that impact residents in the Greater Hartford region.

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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Annual Report 2016

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


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.

Join a Giving Circle

Collectively examine issues, support solutions.

Create a Donor-Advised Fund

Take an active role in grantmaking.

Explore Your Options for Philanthropy

Funds that reflect your interests and intentions.

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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


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.


New and noteworthy

Dec 4, 2017 Hartford Foundation’s 2017 Online Scholarship Directory Available for Area Students

The directory includes listings for more than 100 scholarships

Nov 30, 2017 YMCA of Greater Hartford Receives Grant from Black Giving Circle at Hartford Foundation to Support Youth Financial Literacy

The Wilson-Gray YMCA's financial literacy program will be incorporated into existing youth development programs.

Nov 14, 2017 Connecticut Fair Housing Center Receives $235,000 Hartford Foundation Grant for New Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Project

Despite having a lower than average unemployment rate, Connecticut has the fourth highest number of foreclosures in the nation.

Nov 9, 2017 Hartford Foundation Awards $550,000 in Grants to Support Food Programs, Other Basic Services

This grant will support 68 nonprofit agencies that provide food and other basic human needs to residents throughout Greater Hartford.

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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.

Latino Endowment Fund: $50,000 Matching Grants

The Knight Foundation has offered up to $50,000 in matching grants to the Hartford Foundation's Latino Endowment Fund. Together, we can multiply our generosity and impact.

The Knight Foundation is currently matching donations to the Latino Endowment Fund dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Learn more.
Introducing the Spark Funds

The Spark Funds allow Greater Hartford residents to have a more immediate impact in key areas, including Resident Engagement, Children & Families, and Workforce Development.

A new way to have an impact in key areas and affect change in Greater Hartford. Learn more about the new Spark Funds.
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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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