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

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.

Your town has formed an advisory committee to manage a participatory process to identify your town's needs and allocate community funds.


Call for Project Proposals

Starting August 2022, the East Windsor Greater Together Community Fund invites organizations to submit an application for grants of up to $10,000 max per project. Projects must directly benefit the East Windsor community. The Community Fund hopes to encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement through this grant program. All interested applicants must complete the application, which can be found on our webpage.

Applications are due by Thursday, September 15, 2022.

We will be awarding up to $40,000 for this second round of grantmaking in 2022.

East Windsor’s Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee approved grants to the following groups in 2021. 

  • Abby's Helping Hand received a $7,000 grant to provide music therapy to special education students at Broad Brook Elementary School. Music therapy has been proven to improve fine motor skills, communication skills, and overall confidence for autistic children.
  • The Town of East Windsor Social Services Division received a grant of $5,600 to work with ride share programs such as UBER and LYFT to provide transportation to residents lacking transport to critical appointments for healthcare, Section 8, and Social Security, among other services. The ride share project also noted transport to grocery stores for eligible residents, expanding these individuals’ access to nutritious foods.
  • Museums on the Green, East Windsor Historical Society received a $7,000 grant to retrofit a red metal barn to display large farm equipment and showcase different aspects of farming and industry in early East Windsor. It would include antique tools, tobacco farming, potato farming, dairy farming, and cider making.
  • East Windsor Housing Authority received a $700 grant to have a licensed nutritionist provide informational presentations on the benefits of eating healthy and nutritional foods/meals. This would enable East Windsor residents to learn more about the role of one’s diet in disease prevention and mitigation.
  • East Windsor Diversity Council received a $1,500 pilot grant to organize, coordinate, and convene a community forum to explore the implications of diversity and inclusion in the community. This program aims to encourage civic engagement and involvement to ensure all East Windsor residents are represented.
  • Shag Bark Hickory Farm received $5,250 to repair a fence used for the riding arena and pasture areas. Shag Bark Hickory Farms provides equine-assisted activities to local youth, regardless of their ability to pay.

To apply, please complete the below application and budget worksheet and email to ewcommunityfund@gmail.com or mail to EW Community Fund Advisory Committee, c/o First Selectman’s Office, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016.

Questions can be directed to ewcommunityfund@gmail.com at any time. 

Download our call for proposals

Download the application DOWNLOAD THE BUDGET WORKSHEET

Questions can be directed to ewcommunityfund@gmail.com at any time.


Call for Advisory Committee Members

The East Windsory Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking members that will help us maintain a diverse, inclusive membership reflective of East Windsor’s unique demographics. All East Windsor residents are eligible to apply including students or young adults ages 14+.

An advisory committee of East Windsor residents plays a lead role in deciding how East Windsor’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 below form and email to ewcommunityfund@gmail.com or mail to EW Community Fund Advisory Committee, c/o First Selectman’s Office, 10 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016.

Download the Application


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:

 

Lillian Bluestein, Willow Burt, Ceil Donahue, Kim Foscolos, Bob Maynard, Joan Nordell, Kathy Randall, and Debbie Talamini

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

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

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