Andover Greater Together Community Fund
In 2019, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Andover. In 2022, the Hartford Foundation added an additional $50,000.
The purpose of the Greater Together Community Funds program is to:
- support the community in taking ownership around the needs in their towns
- encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement and
- anchor the Hartford Foundation in each town.
The purpose of the Andover Greater Together Community Fund is to:
- learn about needs and opportunities in town;
- decide on priorities for funding to meet those needs;
- recommend grants to be made from the funds set aside by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving;
- provide awareness to Andover residents of community needs and opportunities; and
- inspire continuing growth in philanthropic giving and volunteer service in our town.
Call for Grant Applications
Organizations that support the Andover community are encouraged to apply for a grant. Requests can range from $250 to $10,000, with an average grant of $3,000. To be considered, the organization must be a registered nonprofit with a 501(c)3 designation as a public charity or must obtain a fiscal agent through the Town of Andover or through a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.
How to Submit
Grant requests of $250 to $2,999 can be directly submitted by clicking this link, or a copy of the application can be downloaded here and submitted to the Advisory Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant requests of $3,000 to $10,000 can be directly submitted through this link, or a copy of the application can be downloaded here and submitted to the Advisory Committee at email@example.com.
Applications are due by March 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified by mid-June of the committee’s decision.
A grant reporting form is available for awarded organizations to report on the use of their funds.
Note: While assessing applications, the Advisory Committee may decide that additional information not requested in the RFP is needed. This information can be gathered in a number of ways, including a phone/video conference; a brief presentation to the Advisory Committee; or a site visit.
The Andover Greater Together Community Fund awarded three grants in September 2022 to the following organizations:
$517 for backpacks that will be loaned out to library patrons
$1,000 towards events and activities celebrating the anniversary
$10,000 for a generator to protect food in the event of a power outage
The Andover Greater Together Community Fund awarded the following grants in September 2021:
$250 for the purchase of three brass plaques to identify the historical meeting house stone, case papermill dam, and the Baptist Church stepping stone
$411 to assist in the creation of a community garden. The initial phase will have 16 beds for residents to rent. In addition, the garden will function as an outdoor classroom to demonstrate sustainable food production and gardening
$1,082 for the creation of an outdoor space with a tent, portable PA System, stands, cables, and a microphone for outdoor programming and events
$3,000 to support the purchase of three flag poles for the Veterans Monument Park
$6,000 to support the construction of an outdoor learning/community space
Please contact Chris Senecal, Senior Public Policy and Media Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Advisory Committee co-chair Marianella Chalfant at email@example.com.
Advisory Committee Members
The role of the Advisory Committee is to design and lead an inclusive process to identify the needs in your community, and design a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the Greater Together Community Funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents.
The Advisory Committee members for your town are: Marianella Chalfant, Michele DeLuco, Kirsten Erlandsen, Suzanne Heise, Lori LaCroix, Amy March, Jody Gross, Stewart Ware and William Penn.
Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy