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

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.

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


Announcing Call For Grant Applications

The Hartford Foundation’s Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee for Ellington (Ellington Community Fund) is currently accepting applications for grants. The Ellington Community Fund supports the community in taking ownership around the needs of the towns and encourages broad and inclusive civic engagement.

Organizations that support the Ellington community are encouraged to apply for a grant. Requests can range from $250 to $15,000. To be considered, the organization must be a registered nonprofit with a 501(c)3 designation as a public charity or must obtain a fiscal agent registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

How to Submit: The grant application can be directly submitted through this Google Form, or a copy of the application can be downloaded here and submitted to ellingtonfunds@gmail.com once completed. Physical applications can be picked up at the Hall Memorial Library.

The deadline for the grant application submission is January 15, 2021.


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:
Sandra Andrews, Karen Fader, Megan Johnson, Cheryl Jones,  Aaron Foster, Kesava Reddy Kapu

Announcing Call for New Advisory Members

The Ellington Community Fund is also actively accepting applications for new Advisory Committee members.

Applicants must be Ellington residents, ages 14 or older. Students are encouraged to apply. Members ought to be able to commit to two-year terms, though customized term lengths can be considered for students.

How to Submit: The membership application can be directly submitted through this Google Form, or a copy of the application can be downloaded here and submitted to ellingtonfunds@gmail.com once completed. Physical applications can be picked up at the Hall Memorial Library.

The deadline for the membership application submission is January 15, 2021.

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For any questions about the Ellington Community Fund, grant eligibility, or the membership application, please contact the Ellington Advisory Committee at ellingtonfunds@gmail.com

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