The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Farmington.
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.
Announcing Call for Grant Applications
Farmington’s Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the availability of funding for projects directly benefiting the Farmington community.
Project proposals must demonstrate the opportunity for all town residents to benefit without discrimination based on race, religion, or any other protected class. The minimum request for any proposal is $500 and the maximum request shall not exceed $5,000. A final report will be requested upon completion of the project.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 30, 2022. Each applying organization may only submit one proposal.
- Organizations must be classified as a 501(c)(3) or use a fiscal agent/sponsor.
- 509(a)(3) charities and private foundations are not eligible.
- Non-profit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) must use a fiscal agent/sponsor.
- A fiscal agent/sponsor is an organization that receives, disburses and accounts for grant funds on behalf of another organization.
- Towns may serve as a fiscal agent/sponsor.
- Religious organizations can apply for projects that benefit the broader community, but not for projects that are religious in nature.
- For-profit businesses are not allowed to apply under any circumstances.
For more information, see the Farmington Greater Together Community Fund Request for Applications.
Please download and complete the budget form below and upload when completing the online application.
6/27/2022 Grant applications available
9/30/2022 Grant applications due
11/1/2022 - 11/15/2022 Grant applicants notified of decisions and funds distributed to
Questions? Please contact the Advisory Committee at FarmingtonCTCommunityFund@gmail.com.
In October, 2021, the Farmington Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants, totaling over $24,000, to seven community organizations to benefit the residents of Farmington.
- Connecticut Humane Society - $3,136 to support Fox Memorial Clinic, which provides low-fee veterinary services to Farmington residents who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets.
- Farmington Food Pantry - $5,000 to purchase fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables for pantry clients for 6 months starting in October 2021.
- Farmington Libraries - $1,250 to purchase items for "Library On the Go," an outreach program that will visit the Farmington community where people gather, at events, local schools, the Senior Center and assisted living facilities.
- Hill-Stead Museum - $2,500 to support the 2nd Annual Juneteenth at Hill-Stead, a day of celebration featuring regional Black artists, organizations and Black-owned businesses.
- Interval House - $5,000 to support “Victim to Survivor: Transformations at Interval House,” a program that helps Farmington clients with safety planning and counseling, court/legal advocacy, transportation to job interviews and work, finding affordable housing and establishing independence.
- Junior Achievement of Southwest New England - $2,500 to support financial responsibility and work ready programming for Farmington High School and West Woods Upper Elementary School students.
- New Horizons Village - $5,000 to help purchase a new wheelchair accessible vehicle for their medical transportation program called "Sunshine Wheels."
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 Community Funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents.
The Advisory Committee members for your town are:
Brian Beisel, Sarah Burns, A.M. Portia Corbett, Andrew Garza, Emily Kaliney, Meghan Naujoks, Maggie Petruzella, Samantha Rajotte, Sandra Rodriguez, Edmund Takata
Please contact the Advisory Committee at FarmingtonCTCommunityFund@gmail.com.
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