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.
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:
Rafeena Bacchus Lee, Brian Beisel, Noora Brown, Sarah Burns, A.M. Portia Corbett, Andrew Garza, Samantha Rajotte, Sandra Rodriguez, Edmund Takata
Please contact the Advisory Committee at FarmingtonCTCommunityFund@gmail.com.
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