Sustaining what works

In 2014, the Hartford Foundation and its Board of Directors announced its decision to engage in a broad range of public policy activity. These efforts are grounded and guided by our mission and values, and support our strategic goals by making full use of the philanthropic tools that we have at our disposal.

By being more intentional in the public policy arena, we believe our investments can become more far-reaching, sustainable and responsive to the root causes of critical community issues.

As a community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to provide leadership and serve as a bridge between our many partners and our state agency and legislative policymakers. We can share the learning from our investments and our collaborations, and bring the local and regional perspective on early childhood and K-12 education issues to our state government.

The Foundation’s public policy activities range from convening diverse voices around a particular issue, to forming strategic relationships, to lobbying.

Our staff has deep knowledge and experience and is often invited to participate in statewide policymaking workgroups, coalitions and collaborations that affect our region. 

Below, you will find our latest policy updates and work. We encourage you to check back regularly. Together, we can ensure that Connecticut sustains well-informed policies and best practices that support thriving children, families and communities in our region.

Demonstrating our community leadership through advocacy, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is a registered lobbyist with the Connecticut Office of State Ethics and is subject to federal and state rules relevant to lobbying. 

Public Policy Update: June 11, 2015

JUN 11, 2015 2015 Legislative Session ends, but lawmakers head into overtime [...]

Public Policy Update: May 28, 2015

MAY 28, 2015 An update on our public policy work [...]

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