Embracing the Strength in Our Diversity

Since 1985, we have awarded more than $3.8 million through 109 grants to nonprofits supporting immigrants and refugees

In 2017, we awarded a total of $109,835 to 6 nonprofits that support immigrants

We have long believed all residents should have the opportunity to live in and contribute to strong, safe and vibrant communities. And we recognize that in an increasingly global society and economy, Greater Hartford’s cultural and linguistic diversity is an asset to build upon.

In our second year as a member of the statewide Immigration Strategic Funders Collaborative, the Hartford Foundation awarded six grants totaling $109,835 to support the region’s organizations that support immigrants. These organizations conduct outreach, distribute information, offer legal clinics for pathway screening, provide educational support and deliver workshops for undocumented youth.


Our donors bring a wide range of interests, convictions and ambitions to the table. In response to questions about changes in federal immigration policy and what they mean for local residents, the Foundation held a donor education session in April 2017. Our donors were invited to learn about how immigration shapes our nation, state and region; how the Foundation and other funders have historically supported immigrants in our communities; and our plans for future efforts.

We continue to host educational sessions for our donors in 2018 on other timely topics. For more information, contact Development at 860-548-1888.