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Greater Together Community Funds

The Hartford Foundation has created 29 new funds, one for each of the towns in our 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.

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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

Nov 16, 2018 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Announces $2.9 Million “Greater Together Community Funds”

In response to these community conversations, the Hartford Foundation has made an initial investment of $2.9 million to create the Greater Together Community Funds, which was announced at the Foundation’s Greater Together 2018 annual event.

Nov 15, 2018 In an Effort to Fight Blight: Christian Activities Council and Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance Receive Grants from the Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation

Imagine that every community was free of vacant lots littered with garbage, abandoned vehicles and furniture.

Nov 5, 2018 Hartford Foundation Awards $560,000 in Grants to Support Food Programs, Other Basic Services

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is awarding grants totaling $560,000 to 69 nonprofit agencies that provide food and other basic human needs to residents throughout Greater Hartford.

Oct 25, 2018 In Celebration of Its 15th Anniversary, the Latino Endowment Fund Presents, Una Conversacion Entre Familia: Collective Giving and the Power of Latino Philanthropy

The event commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Oct 24, 2018 Career Pathways Initiative Partners Reflect on First Three Years of Collaboration and Chart a Path for the Future

While Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, Hartford and some of its inner suburbs are among our nation’s poorest, having experienced much higher unemployment rates than the regional and state averages.

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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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