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Hartford Foundation’s Civic Engagement Campaign

The Hartford Foundation has awarded $448,400 in grants to area nonprofits dedicated to increasing voter engagement and census participation of underrepresented residents of Greater Hartford.

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.

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.


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.

Open RFP Opportunities

The Hartford Foundation is seeking research consultants for two new projects.

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


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.


New and noteworthy

Feb 19, 2020 The Hartford Foundation Submits Testimony in Support of Several Housing Bills

The Hartford Foundation’s new strategic plan supports efforts to ensure that all Greater Hartford residents have access to quality, affordable housing in high opportunity neighborhoods. We support efforts and partnerships to address housing needs in our region including plan[...]

Feb 12, 2020 Foundation Submits Testimony In Support of Proposals To Prevent and Address Housing Instability, Homelessness

On an annual basis, the Foundation provides approximately $1 million to local nonprofit organizations to provide access to emergency shelter, housing subsidies, case management, eviction prevention/landlord negotiation, employment services, and housing services to residents’[...]

Feb 11, 2020 Sestero Fund Supports Glastonbury Little League Field Lighting and Other Glastonbury Projects

Norma and Natale Sestero were longtime residents of Glastonbury who established the fund through their charitable remainder trusts. Their fund supports organizations that benefit people and institutions in Glastonbury in the areas of culture, health, education, social welfar[...]

Feb 4, 2020 Foundation Submits Testimony In Support of Proposals to Assist Families Receiving TANF

Over the past year, the Hartford Foundation has been working with its community foundation partners from throughout the state to develop inclusive growth policies and strategies that support the residents in our urban communities.

Jan 28, 2020 Nicholas Sheridan Named Chair of Professional Advisory Committee at Hartford Foundation

West Hartford resident and businessman Nicholas M. Sheridan has been named chair of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation serving the 29-town Greater Hartford region.

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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.


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.


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