In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established $100,000 Greater Together Community Funds for each of the 29 towns in the Foundation’s region, which includes the town of East Granby.

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
  • anchor the Hartford Foundation in East Granby and 28 other towns in the region


The East Granby Greater Together Community Fund is pleased to announce the availability of funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for projects directly benefiting the East Granby community. The purpose of East Granby’s Community Fund is to support residents in taking ownership around the needs in their towns and encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement.  


  • The minimum amount of a grant request is $250.  The maximum amount of a grant request is $25,000. Deadline to apply - April 5, 2024.
  • Upon completion of the project, a final report shall be provided.  Information about the final report (photos, write up, invitation to grant event, etc.) will be shared when the grant is awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The project/program proposed must directly benefit the residents of East Granby.
  • Any nonprofit registered as a 501c3 organization, the town itself, or state/federal municipalities that serve the residents of East Granby are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations must be classified as a 501c3 or have a fiscal sponsorship through a registered organization.  Our town may serve as a fiscal sponsor to an organization who is not a registered 501c3.  If you need help finding a fiscal sponsor, please contact the advisory committee at
  • 509a3 charities and private foundations are not eligible.
  • Grants need to be for future projects.  Money cannot be requested to refund past projects.

Applications can be completed as Google Docs, Word documents, or as a PDF. DEADLINE TO APPLY - April 5, 2024.

Click here for application

Please answer the application questions and submit a budget outline for this proposal. 

Please email completed applications to East Granby Greater Together at:
Applications can also be submitted via mail to:  Jennifer Kovaleski, East Granby Greater Together, 73 Old County Road, East Granby, CT 06026.

Grant Awards

Grants Awarded in 2023

East Granby Public Library  

To support the Doreen Jacius Story Trail project ($13,673.29)


East Granby Public Library Historical Room  

To support digitizing "Let's Talk Turkey" editions from 1996-2023 ($982)

Operation Fuel, Inc.  

To support Emergency Energy Assistance for East Granby residents ($5,000)

Friend-to-Friend Inc.  

To support East Granby Student Lunch Gift Card program ($3,900)

Grants Awarded in 2022

East Granby Boy Scouts Troop 70 

to support the purchase of a storage shed

East Granby Congregational Church  

to support the East Granby Community Garden's 2022 growing season

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Salmon Brook Service Unit and East Granby Cub Scout Pack 70 

to support updating the Pinewood Derby track, timing equipment and software

East Granby Public Library Historical Room  

to support creation of a digital archive of the Historical Room resources

Hartford Interval House, Inc.  

to support East Granby clients of the Victim to Survivor program

The East Granby Land Trust, Inc  

to support engineering design development for the Tom and Ginnie Howard Educational Preserve Trail

The East Granby Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants to three community organizations in 2021:

East Granby Public Library 

($9,300) to support bringing STEM technology and programming to the entire East Granby community.

Town of East Granby 

($8,500) to support the Senior Community Center rug replacement project.

UR Community Cares, Inc. 

($4,000) to support UR Community Cares in East Granby.

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:

Tanvi Bandikalu, Thomas Carroll, Joe Doering, Merry Kimberley, Jennifer Kovaleski, Hansika Lenkala, James Lindberg, Deborah  Ann Ludwig, Jennifer Russell, Amie Smith, and Kristen Strzegowski

For more information about the advisory committee, please review the Advisory Committee FAQ

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy.

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