“Spark Funds” Targeted to Support Children and Families, Workforce Development, and Resident Engagement
In May 2017, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving launched “Spark Funds,” three new current-use funds developed to ignite and more closely engage the community in its strategic work of supporting education, family economic security and vibrant communities.
Thirty donors raised $100,000 – funds for immediate distribution and impact in the Greater Hartford community around three areas: increasing the success of families and their children, helping people obtain livable wages, and engaging residents in local neighborhoods to become advocates for creating lasting solutions to existing problems.
Three grants were awarded to support the following efforts:
According to Liana Garcia Fresher, Senior Development Officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, “These funds are important because they allow the Foundation to make grants in a new, more agile manner addressing present-day issues while offering donors of all giving capacities the opportunity to make a difference in the Greater Hartford region.”
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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $720 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.