At A Glance >

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.
Learn More +

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.

Create a Donor-Advised Fund

Give almost anywhere, anytime to any charity of your choice.

Spark Funds

Have a more immediate impact in areas that matter to you.

Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund

A new way to support victims of disaster.

Learn More +

"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.

Learn More +

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
Learn More +

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

May 25, 2018 Listening Tour Recap: Manchester

Our Listening Tour stopped at Cheney Hall

May 23, 2018 Hartford Foundation Highlights Investments in Biking and Transit During National Bike Month

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has been a strong supporter of bike- and transit-focused initiatives

May 17, 2018 Hartford Foundation Launches 2018 Strategic Plan Stakeholder Survey

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is in the process of developing its strategic plan and we are very interested in your insights.

May 17, 2018 What Do Pets, Education and the Arts in Manchester All Have in Common?

The answer is H. Louise Ruddell, a lifelong resident of Pearl Street in Manchester.

May 14, 2018 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Invests in Economic and Community Development in the North End

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded UAMS a three-year $287,000 grant that will allow UAMS to bring on additional staff to oversee the administrative aspects of the project.

Learn More +

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.

Black Giving Circle Fund: $25,000 Matching Grants

The Hartford Foundation is currently matching donations to the Black Giving Circle Fund, up to $25,000. Now, you can multiply your generosity and impact.

The Hartford Foundation is currently matching donations to the Black Giving Circle Fund, up to $25,000. Now, you can multiply your generosity and impact. Learn more.
Latino Endowment Fund: $50,000 matching grants

The Knight Foundation is currently matching donations to the Latino Endowment Fund, up to $50,000. Together, we can multiply our generosity and impact. Learn more.
Learn More +

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.


Back to Top