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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.

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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.

VISIT OUR ANNUAL REPORT 2016 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.

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.

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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

Jun 18, 2018 Listening Tour Recap: Bloomfield

On Wednesday, June 13, our Greater Together Listening Tour 2018 stopped at Auerfarm in Bloomfield.

Jun 18, 2018 What Does Summer Mean for Your Children?

A directory of the summer learning programs, produced by the Hartford Foundation and Hartford Public Schools, can be found at Hartford schools, local libraries and community centers.

Jun 14, 2018 Latino Endowment Fund Hosts Event on Puerto Rico Hurricanes and Impact on Greater Hartford

More than 70 local residents gathered at the Lyceum to hear about the impact of the hurricanes and what needs to be done in our region

Jun 13, 2018 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s 2018 Legislative Session Wrap Up

The 2018 Legislative Session of the Connecticut Legislative Session adjourned on May 9.

Jun 13, 2018 Simsbury Historical Society Prepares to Celebrate Town’s 350th Anniversary

May 12, 2020 will mark the 350th anniversary of the incorporation and naming of the Town of Simsbury.

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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.

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.
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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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