In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Glastonbury. In 2022, the Foundation added $50,000 to the Fund to continue to support community needs. 

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.

Grantmaking 2024

Request for Proposals Now Open!

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2024.

How to Submit

Applicants are requested to observe the following procedures for submission.  Please note that this year there is no need to submit a Letter of Interest prior to submission of your proposal:

1. Please read the Application Instructions to ensure you qualify for a grant.

application instructions 

2. Submit an electronic cover letter to introduce your organization and your proposal.

Cover letter (google form)

3. Download the Glastonbury Greater Together Community Fund Application and the common budget worksheet.  Submit your completed proposal and all requested attachments to

glastonbury Application

BUDGET worksheet

Key Dates

Feb 1 2024: Grant applications available
April 15 2024: Grant applications due
June 4 : Grant applicants notified of decisions and funds distributed to recipients.

Questions? Please contact the Advisory Committee at

Glastonbury Greater Together Community Fund Grant Awards

In 2023, the Glastonbury Greater Together Community Fund made a third round of grant awards totaling $21,150 to eight organizations to fund programs or projects that will “improve or enhance the quality of life in Glastonbury or otherwise contribute to address a direct need” of the Glastonbury community.

  • Amplify, Inc., $4,400 for an evidence-based suicide prevention program geared towards K-6th grade Glastonbury children and for primary mental health/suicide prevention messaging for the Glastonbury community.
  • Glastonbury Chorus, Inc., $1,500 to provide the resources necessary to allow this four-part community chorus to perform at senior residences and the Glastonbury senior.
  • Glastonbury Friends of Robotics (GFOR), $3,500 to leverage a partnership between GFOR and the Welles Turner Memorial Library.  Funding will purchase LEGO robotic kits so that Glastonbury High School Robotic Club students can offer coding lessons for younger children through the library’s programming.
  • Glastonbury Farmers Market, $3,000 to support the Glastonbury’s weekly public market for farmers and artisans selling their produce and/or products directly to consumers at the Hubbard Green.
  • Glastonbury River Runners, $1,750 to support the “Rising Stars” youth running program promoting health, wellness and activity. This program, hosted at Smith School track field, provides youth between the ages of 4 and 12 with guidance and a safe, encouraging environment as coaches and volunteers prepare youth for competing in their first 5K.
  • Operation Fuel, Inc., $2,500 to expand emergency energy assistance for low- and moderate- income families living in Glastonbury.
  • UR Community Cares, Inc., $2,500 to support connecting Glastonbury’s older and physically disabled residents with local volunteers who provide home-based assistance securely and at no-charge.
  • Wind Hill Community Farm & Learning Center, Inc., $2,000 to support restoration and renovation of the community garden as well as the creation of new ethnic presenter beds. 
View Glastonbury’s Second Round Grant Awards (2022)  

The Glastonbury Community Fund awarded $28,000 in grants to 11 nonprofits serving Glastonbury residents.

o   Community Health Resources, $4,500 to support Project Zero Suicide, an evidence-based suicide prevention training to support over three hundred Glastonbury residents at-risk of suicide annually.

o   Glastonbury Arts, Inc., $2,500 to support six symposiums (lectures/demonstrations/hand-on) of their Got Art Series.

o   Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative, $1,000 to support efforts to promote social justice and civil rights at the town-wide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday in 2023.

o    Glastonbury Partners in Planting, Inc., $1,000 to support two projects: 1) The planting of pollinators at the Welles Turner Public Library to replace plantings destroyed from recent construction. 2) Building a Kiosk to provide community information/education at the Glastonbury Community Gardens.

o   Glastonbury River Runners,  $1,250 to support the Rising Stars Youth Running Program which promotes health, wellness, and activity for nearly two hundred Glastonbury children, 4-12 years of age.

o   Hartford Interval House, Inc., $4,000 to provide life-saving services to Glastonbury residents who are victims of domestic violence through the Interval House’s Victim to Survivor program.

o   Hawkwing, Inc., $4,500 to launch the Youth Leadership and Giveback Experience – an innovative new program to develop Glastonbury youth leaders who are then tasked with making a positive and meaningful impact on Glastonbury’s community needs.  

o   Operation Fuel, Inc., $4,000 to provide emergency energy assistance for low- and moderate- income families living in Glastonbury, a growing need due to the current rising energy costs. 

o   Special Olympics of Connecticut, $2,000 to support Glastonbury athletes with intellectual disabilities at the 2022 Glastonbury Special Olympics.

o   Town of Glastonbury (Fiduciary for Poetry in Public), $1,000 to support an innovative new effort to bring poetry alive in outdoor settings for people of all ages.  This effort directly links to the Town of Glastonbury’s Age Friendly Plan.

o   UR Community Cares, Inc., $2,250 to continue to support connecting Glastonbury’s older and physically disabled residents with local volunteers who provide home-based assistance securely and at no-charge.

View Glastonbury’s Inaugural Grant Awards (2021)  

In our inaugural round of need-inspired grants, The Glastonbury Community Fund awarded $27,200 to local nonprofits that are addressing issues in Glastonbury ranging from food insecurity, mental/behavioral health, social welfare, preservation of heritage, music education, and the environment.

  • Glastonbury Links Together: $15,000 to address food insecurity in Glastonbury which has risen exponentially during the pandemic. Glastonbury Links Together operates a zero-overhead community-based program serving over 100 families per month. The grant award will support the creation of a self-select food pantry in Glastonbury, which will include perishable food items.
  • Community Health Resources (CHR): $6,000 to address the mental/behavioral health crises during the pandemic.  Funds will support purchase of Real Hope Kits (a collection of evidence-based, play-therapy tools) for children and teens receiving behavioral health services.  The kits are intended to replace those discarded due to pandemic cleaning protocols.
  • Historical Society of Glastonbury: $1,700 to support a project to modernize an exhibit on the history and lifestyle of the Wangunk tribe (pre-colonial residents of Glastonbury), and to make it more accessible to all visitors.​​​​​​​
  • Resonate Music: $500 to provide a small scholarship towards continued music education for a Glastonbury High School volunteer of Resonate. Founded by Glastonbury High School student Leena Alam, Resonate’s entirely volunteer staff (comprised of Connecticut high school students) provide private, high-quality, free music lessons to young students with financial hardship.​​​​​​​
  • TALK – Truth in Action with Love and Kindness: $1,000 to support development of a Glastonbury Pollinator Pathway.  Pollinator Pathways are designed to connect pollinator species, like hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies in developed areas, with the resources they rely on to survive. By utilizing native plants in even the smallest of available green spaces, such as flower boxes and curb strips, communities are creating ‘stepping stones’ for these species between larger habitat areas.​​​​​​​
  • UR Community Cares: $3,000 to support Glastonbury's older adults and residents with physical disabilities, for up to one year of home-based services using the secure digital platform of  A variety of standard and customized household tasks, yard work, companionship and local transportation will be provided by volunteers at no cost.



Grant Reporting

Awarded organizations are requested to submit an accounting of the use of funds and a narrative evaluation of results achieved. Should your organization decide to apply again to the Glastonbury Community Fund in the future, you would be eligible after we receive a final report for the grant.

Awarded organizations can use the optional form (below) at the end of their grant period to report on the use of their funds.


Please send the completed form, or any questions to the Glastonbury Advisory Committee at

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 Glastonbury for 2024 are:

Beatrice Maslowski, Donald Kray, Elias Morera, Ellen Saunig, Emmelia King, Ira Yellen, James Hagen, James Estrada (Secretary), Jon Brink, Kelly Gray, Kennedy Hudner, Laura Amenta (Co-chair), Laura Hecker (Co-chair), Linda Cimino, Margaret LaCroix.

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy.