The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Andover.

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.

An advisory committee has been formed to manage a participatory process to identify Andover's needs and allocate community funds.

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.

First Round of Grants Awarded in September 2021

The Andover Greater Together Community Fund is pleased to have awarded the following grants:

  • Andover Historical Society ~ $250 for the purchase of three brass plaques to identify the historical meeting house stone, case papermill dam, and the Baptist Church stepping stone.
  • Andover SustainableCT Committee, Town of Andover~ $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.
  • Andover Friends of the Library~ $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.
  • Town of Andover, Veterans Affairs ~ $3,000 to support the purchase of three flag poles for the Veterans Monument Park.
  • Andover PTA ~ $6,000 to support the construction of an outdoor learning/community space.

Call for Grant Applications

The Hartford Foundation’s Greater Together Community Fund in Andover will begin accepting applications in the beginning of 2022. Please check back in December to find out the deadline.

Seeking New Committee Members

If you live in Andover and are interested in joining the Andover Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee, please complete the application by clicking this link to be considered for a position on the committee and e-mail it to by December 1, 2021. Please note any elected official is not eligible to serve on this committee.

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:

Roger Bristol, Marianella Chalfant, Kirsten Erlandsen, Dianne Grenier, Suzanne Heise, Amy March, Selena Martin, Ariel Miner, William Penn

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy