For over 90 years, generous donors have created funds and built our endowment, guaranteeing the endurance of our resources and the progress it supports. The creation of 55 new funds in 2017 grew the total number of charitable funds at the Hartford Foundation to 1,208. 


The Hartford Foundation is proud to partner with the individuals, families and organizations who created new funds in 2017. Some of their inspiring stories have been highlighted in this annual report.

See the full list of new funds created in 2017 below.

Read their stories here

Anonymous No. 51 Fund
Anonymous No. 52 Fund
Aronson Family Fund
Lisa and John Behan Family Fund
Nancy Bernstein Fund for Arts and Culture
Iran Brugueras, Jr. SPLASH Fund
Timothy K. Chartier, MD Fund
Laurel M. Cohn Scholarship Fund
The Community Caring Fund
Donald K. Deitch Fund
John and Barbara Donahue Fund
Hartford Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund
Arman G. and Betty A. Hatsian Scholarship Fund
Herrman Family Foundation Fund
Jim and Marlene Ibsen Scholarship Fund
Warren E. Jackson and Jewell C. Jackson Fund
Janice F. and David M. Klein Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth M. Landon and Harriette M. Landon Fund
Ethel T. Larus Fund
Janet S. Legrow Fund
Edward B. Lewis, III and Anne H. Lewis Fund
Seymore and Ann Newman Memorial Fund
Sharon R. O’Meara Fund
Orr Family Fund
Richard Palmer Scholarship Fund
Neil H. Pfanstiel Fund
Playhouse Theatre Group Endowment Fund
Bruce and Dorothy B. Ralston Field of Interest Fund
Shyamala Raman Scholarship Fund
Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund
Harold L. and Marilyn Rothstein Fund
Stephen M. and Amy Lynn Silverman Family Fund
Carol Simpson and Bob Hewey Fund
Siskin Family Fund
Strategic Priority Fund — Children and Families
Strategic Priority Fund — Resident Engagement
Strategic Priority Fund — Workforce Development
Tom Tucker Memorial Fund
George G. Twitchell Fund
United Nations Association for Connecticut (for Greater Hartford) Scholarship Fund
Wendy F. Vance Trail Fund
David, Ellie and Jim Venneman Family Fund
Peter Wertheim Memorial Fund
Frazer B. and Barbara T. Wilde Fund
Jay Williams Honorary Fund
Zachs Family Fund for the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Zachs Family Fund for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Zachs Family Fund for the Connecticut Historical Society
Zachs Family Fund for Hartford Stage
Zachs Family Fund for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Zachs Family Fund for Oak Hill
Zachs Family Fund for Trinity College Hillel
Zachs Family Fund for UConn Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Zachs Family Fund for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


People who want to create or contribute to a fund at the Hartford Foundation have a range of options, including:

– Unrestricted Funds
– Field-of-Interest Funds
– Donor-Advised Funds
– Designated Funds
– Individual Scholarship Funds
– The General Scholarship Endowment Fund
– The Community College Scholarship Fund

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View all 1,208 funds and their balances, organized by type of fund. Funds marked in blue received additions during 2017.

In the Donate section of our website, you can also view funds by category (education, environment, etc.), alphabetically or by town, or search for a specific fund. Results include a brief description of the fund.

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The 1925 Society honors a special group of donors who have made a provision for a legacy gift to the Hartford Foundation as part of their will, estate and/or financial plan. We gratefully acknowledge these donors for their generosity, foresight and leadership in creating an enduring legacy for Greater Hartford.

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