About the East Hartford Greater Together Community Fund

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

The purpose of the Greater Together Community Funds 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.

Call for Advisory Committee Members

The East Hartford Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking members who will help us maintain a diverse, inclusive membership reflective of East Hartford’s demographics. East Hartford residents ages 14+ are eligible to apply.

An advisory committee of East Hartford residents plays a lead role in deciding how East Hartford’s Greater Together Community Funds will be used. This advisory committee will identify community needs and design a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the community funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents. Please consider joining this exciting committee!

To apply, please complete the online application here.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed in April, September, and January. Should you have any questions, Please contact the Advisory Committee at EHCommunityFund@gmail.com

Past Grant Awards

In August 2022, the East Hartford GTCF advisory committee awarded a total of $17,500 in grants to non-profit organizations to directly support the most pressing needs of the town and promote social change.

The non-profit organizations awarded were the following:

RiseUp ($2,500) - To support the East Hartfard Mural's Creative Leadership Program. 

Gentle Love Diaper Pantry ($2,500) - This project supports 75 children of all genders between the ages of 0 to 3, with an emphasis on reaching Black and Hispanic/Latino children.

Special Olympics CT ($2,500) - 98 male and female athletes hailing from East Hartford and provides unified sports training to children and adults with disabilities.

Friends of East Hartford Senior Center ($2,500) - For the Senior Technology Center where there are over 1,500 active Seniors (ages 55 and over) using the center daily that will benefit.

Operation Fuel ($5,000) - Support with energy assistance for about 222 households, 566 individuals, all from East Hartford. 

Remembering Rylan ($2,500) - A mobile food bank that delivers food to support our residents (a minimum of 4-6 families monthly) that cannot get to the mainstream food locations.

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:

Fabiana Aretusa Silva, Nasreen Al Omari, Mya Bynoe, Dana Chaffiote, Claude Mayo, Ashley Tierinni, Wendy Whitt

Click here to read the Selection Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at csenecal@hfpg.org.