In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Ellington. The Hartford Foundation’s Board of Directors approved additional funding for 2022, contributing an additional $50,000 to the Ellington Greater Together Community Fund.

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.

Grant Awards

In May, 2021, the Ellington Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants to seven community organizations, $25,000 in total, to address pressing issues in their community. 

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:
Ava Andrews, Sandra Andrews, Karen Fader, Megan Johnson, Cheryl Jones,  Aaron Foster, Kesava Reddy Kapu, Sridhar Subramani. 

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For questions about the Ellington Community Fund, please contact the Ellington Advisory Committee at

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at