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How To Get Involved With the Hartford Foundation


Join us!

Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of your age, income level or background. At the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving we offer a range of ways to get involved, from simple tasks to long-lasting commitments. Join us, and let's work together to improve the quality of life for all Greater Hartford residents.

Follow us on social media

Follow our social media accounts for updates on our work, events and other important information.

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Subscribe to our newsletter

The Hartford Foundation's monthly newsletter offers highlights of our recent work and other things you should know about.

Subscribe using the form at the bottom of the page. 

Read our latest updates and press releases

The Updates section of our website will keep you up-to-date on what we're doing, including press releases about recent grants, recaps of events and blog posts about our other initiatives.

Learn about our latest grants and other updates

Read our publications

The Hartford Foundation produces several annual publications including our Annual Report to the community, a Scholarship Recipient Report, a Summer Programs Directory and more. We also release periodic data and research studies, and we have a number of brochures about our services.

View and download all of our publications

Come to a Listening Tour event

We are in the middle of a 29-town Listening Tour to speak to residents of the communities we serve. We want to know what you love about your communities and how we can work together to make your town even better. These conversations will help guide our future work. Join us for a conversation in the community where you live or work.

Listening Tour 2018: Schedule and information

Join a Giving Circle

Giving Circles allow groups of people with the same goal of supporting the community to work together, study a topic, and decide how to direct funds to support important solutions. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving offers three Giving Circles. Anyone is welcome to become a member.

Donate to a fund

For more than 90 years, generous donors have created funds and built our endowment, guaranteeing the endurance of our resources and the progress it supports. We welcome you to be a part of this shared legacy with an online donation. We have more than 1,200 funds supporting a wide variety of causes and organizations throughout the 29-town Greater Hartford region. Search our list of funds to find one that aligns with your charitable values.

Create a Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Program awards more than $1 million annually to hundreds of Greater Hartford students, thanks to generous individuals and organizations who have created funds and made donations.

Create your own Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving offer you the flexibility to support the charities and causes that matter to you, in our community and around the globe. Give almost anywhere, anytime to any charity of your choice. We will manage it all for you.

Learn more about Donor-Advised Funds

Join the 1925 Society

The 1925 Society is a group made up of local residents who have planned to leave a legacy gift that will benefit our community for years to come. The Hartford Foundation will work with you and your professional advisors to fulfill your deepest intentions for charitable giving. Whether you want to include a simple provision in your will, create a charitable trust using complex assets, or anything in between, we can help.

Leave a lasting legacy

Give us feedback

We're always interested in your thoughts and ideas on how we can better serve the residents of Greater Hartford. 

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