COVID-19 Response Fund

The Hartford Foundation created the COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020 to deploy resources to Greater Hartford residents who were most significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund continues to evolve along with the needs of our community. 

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What does the fund do?

The COVID-19 Response Fund provides resources to organizations throughout the region that serve residents who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. In 2021, the Fund is focused on proactive investments such as vaccine outreach and distribution, reducing inequities due to lost learning and more. Our grantmaking through the Fund is focused on collaborative and systemic efforts.



*100% of the money donated to this fund will be used to address the emerging needs in the Hartford region.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Response

An Update on our COVID Response Work

Throughout 2021, the COVID-19 Response Fund will make proactive, targeted and deeper investments.

Grants Awarded

A total of $9.6 million in grants has been awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund to local organizations.


Representatives with frontline knowledge of the communities we serve share information and resources.

Information For Our Donors

Many generous individuals and corporations have helped support the COVID-19 Response Fund.

COVID-19 Resources

Resources for nonprofits and small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The ACT!ON FUND for Racial Justice

COVID-19 exposed health and economic disparities in our region. Help address these disparities and contribute to dismantling structural racism.