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.

Call for Grant Applications

The Hartford Foundation’s Greater Together Community Fund in Andover is currently accepting applications for grants.

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 andoveradvisorycommittee@gmail.com or mailed to Dianne Grenier, 400 Lake Rd., Andover, CT 06232.

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 andoveradvisorycommittee@gmail.com or mailed to Dianne Grenier, 400 Lake Rd., Andover, CT 06232.

Grant applications due Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

Media Inquiries
Please contact Chris Senecal, Senior Public Policy and Media Relations Officer, Hartford Foundation at csenecal@hfpg.org or contact Andover Advisory Committee co-chair Dianne Grenier at deardianne@comcast.net.


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