Join a powerful and positive force for good in our region.

As a result of the many passionate discussions on the power of Black philanthropy, and the desire to harness that power into positive impact for our region, the Black Giving Circle Fund was established at the Hartford Foundation on June 1, 2015. Through this giving circle, members are able to pool their financial contributions, learn together about a topic of interest or concern, and then collectively decide on a grantmaking recommendation to support meaningful and lasting solutions.

As an endowed fund, the building of the fund’s assets are critical to achieving its mission:

To create sustainable change in the Black community by leveraging philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating Black philanthropy.


While any size gift is important and will be used to further the mission of the Black Giving Circle Fund, a minimum donation amount of $365 is necessary to become a member of the giving circle. To join, sign up online or print this form to mail in with your check. 

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Celebrating Our 1-Year Anniversary

The Black Giving Circle Fund recently marked its one-year anniversary.

Black Giving Circle Fund member Carolyn Harris-Burney participated in our "The Road to Giving" series and shared how she became involved with philanthropy, and what she hopes to see from the Black Giving Circle Fund going forward.




Facebook Gallery from our "Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Stories of Inspiration" Event.


See more videos on our YouTube page.


Interview: Author Valaida Fullwood

Our October 2014 issue of Conversations features an interview with Valaida Fullwood, philanthropist and author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists.

Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Makes Inaugural Grant to Support Early Literacy

The mission of Black Giving Circle Fund is “to create sustainable change in the Black community by leveraging the philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating Black philanthropy.” [...]

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