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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.

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.


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.

1925 Society

Leave a legacy.

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


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

Apr 18, 2019 Suffield Projects Awarded $68,375 by the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund at the Hartford Foundation

Suffield will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding in 2020.

Apr 9, 2019 Sestero Fund Supports Community Conversations, Mobile Medical Clinic and Other Glastonbury Projects

Funds to support the operation of Malta House’s mobile medical clinic and the Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative’s Community Conversations are among nearly $271,000 in grants awarded to nonprofits serving Glastonbury residents by the Norma and Natale Sestero Fund at the Ha[...]

Apr 2, 2019 Catalyst Endowment Fund Begins Exploration on “Breaking the Cycle: Juvenile Justice”

Approximately 80 members and guests attended the first meeting of the 2019 Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Chrysalis Center in Hartford on March 21 to begin exploring this year’s theme, “Breaking the Cycle: Juvenile Justice.”

Mar 27, 2019 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving 2019 Session Legislative Update #1

As the General Assembly has reached the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session, here is an update on the testimony the Hartford Foundation has submitted to the legislature so far this year.

Mar 27, 2019 Hartford Foundation Awards $300,000 Grant for New East Hartford Senior Center Kitchen and Fitness Center Equipment

25 percent of East Hartford’s residents are age 55 or older

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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.

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.


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