Open Call for Applications

Applications are due by May 3, 2024. Amounts from $500 to $10,000 will be awarded in grant funds to selected proposals. All projects must benefit the residents of Bloomfield. Grant Awards will be announced in June 2024.

download request for proposals 

download application

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

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.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Questions about the Bloomfield Greater Together Community Fund? Email us at:

Bloomfield Greater Together Community Fund Grant Awards

View Bloomfield’s Third Round Grant Awards (2023) 


TOTAL $20,100

View Bloomfield’s Second Round Grant Awards (2022) 

Harris Agriscience and Technology Center -  To support the Seeds for Needs project ($10,000)

Ironwood Community Partners, Inc. - To partially support trail repairs at La Salette Park ($2,500)

Old St. Andrew’s Church - To partially support OSA Bike Ministry for All – Community Bike Share Program ($10,000)

Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc - To support the West Hartford/Bloomfield program  ($2,500)


TOTAL $25,000

View Bloomfield’s Inaugural Grant Awards (2021) 

TOTAL $18,000

The below template is available for awarded organizations to report on the use of their funds.

Download the grant reporting template

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:

Cory Bowie, Stephen Dombrowski, Robert Firger, Hayden Shields, Shelby Young, Lynn Weisel and Kimberly Upshaw.

Committee chair: Meredith Johnson; Committee Secretary: Kelly Trainor

Recruiting of new Advisory Committee members is underway. If you are interested in joining this exciting work, please request an application at Previous experience in community organizations or grantmaking is not required.

Please email Bloomfield's Advisory Committee with any questions at

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at

Information Session Recording

The Advisory Committee hosted an information session for those interested to learn more about the Bloomfield Greater Together Community Fund, previous grants made as well as their recent call for applications A recording is available to view, here