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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.

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We serve 29 towns in Greater Hartford.
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Annual Report 2016

A look at the everyday actions that shape our community and create a more vibrant Greater Hartford.

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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.

Spark Funds

Have a more immediate impact in areas that matter to you.

Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund

A new way to support victims of disaster.

Create a Donor-Advised Fund

Take an active role in grantmaking.

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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

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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.

UNDERSTANDING OUR ENDOWMENT

New and noteworthy

Apr 19, 2018 Healing Meals Community Project and Holcomb Farm, Inc. Receive Financial Support from Hartford Foundation Donor-Advised Funds

Simsbury resident Gayle Murphy has a stack of cards that she has been saving for the past three months.

Apr 13, 2018 Listening Tour Recap: Canton

On Tuesday, April 10, our GreaterTogether Listening Tour 2018 stopped at the picturesque Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton.

Mar 30, 2018 Testimony Regarding HB 5583 An Act Concerning A Tax Credit for Employers That Employ Individuals Convicted of a Felony and Allowing Access to the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit by Certain Businesses

The Hartford Foundation submitted testimony to the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Monday, March 2 in support of House Bill 5583, An Act Concerning A Tax Credit for Employers That Employ Individuals Convicted of a Felony and Allowing Access to the Nei[...]

Mar 29, 2018 March 22 Catalyst Endowment Fund Meeting Summary

Members begin discussion of 2018 theme: Fight Blight: One Neighborhood at a Time.

Mar 28, 2018 The Hartford Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from Travelers Foundation to Meet the Needs of Individuals and Families Relocating from Puerto Rico

The Hartford Foundation established the Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund in response to the growing needs faced by individuals and families relocating to Greater Hartford following natural disasters.

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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.

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This is the community’s vision of philanthropy.

Black Giving Circle Fund: $25,000 Matching Grants

The Hartford Foundation is currently matching donations to the Black Giving Circle Fund, up to $25,000. Now, you can multiply your generosity and impact.

The Hartford Foundation is currently matching donations to the Black Giving Circle Fund, up to $25,000. Now, you can multiply your generosity and impact. Learn more.
Latino Endowment Fund: $50,000 matching grants

The Knight Foundation is currently matching donations to the Latino Endowment Fund, up to $50,000. Together, we can multiply our generosity and impact. 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.

THE STORIES BEHIND OUR NEWEST FUNDS

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