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Greater Together Community Funds

The Hartford Foundation has created 29 new funds, one for each of the towns in our region.


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 2017

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.

HFPG Impact! Greater Hartford

Impact investing.

Planned Giving Website

A comprehensive resource for professional advisors.

Scholarship Funds

Help a student achieve their dreams.

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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

Nov 15, 2019 Hartford Foundation Awards $750,000 Grant to Our Piece of the Pie in Support of the Hartford Youth Service Corps

The Hartford Youth Service Corps (HYSC) was created by Mayor Luke Bronin in 2016 to reengage at-risk or disconnected youth in paid service learning and academic and workforce development support to help them get back in school or on the path to a job.

Nov 5, 2019 Breaking the Cycle of Juvenile Justice Involvement: COMPASS Youth Collaborative and the Peace Center of Connecticut Receive Grants from the Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation

An estimated 3,000 children enter Connecticut’s juvenile justice system each year. Once released from custody, about 75 percent of those youthful offenders are rearrested, with the majority being recommitted.

Nov 4, 2019 Hartford Foundation Launches Podcast Series Highlighting the Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Greater Hartford Region

“Disinvested: Building a Stronger Community from the Ground Up” is a seven-part series that includes discussions on Economic and Community Development, Community Safety, Workforce Development, Basic Human Needs and Education

Oct 17, 2019 Hartford Foundation Grant to Support Construction of Universally Accessible Playground for East Hartford’s Pitkin Elementary School

Parent-led nonprofit with community support collaborates with anonymous donor to raise more than $400,000 to create playground

Sep 23, 2019 Hartford Foundation Launches Get Out the Vote/Get Out the Count Initiative

Hartford Foundation Awards $448,400 In Grants to 20 Organizations to support Voter Registration and Census Campaign

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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.

Scholarships at the Hartford Foundation

Change a life. Help students from the Greater Hartford community afford a college education.. Learn more.
RESPOND-REBUILD-RENEW FUND at the Hartford Foundation for Public

Support the immediate and longer-term recovery, rebuilding, and renewal efforts that face residents in Greater Hartford communities affected by unforeseen crises. 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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