In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established $100,000 Greater Together Community Funds for each of the 29 towns in the Foundation’s region, which includes the City of Hartford.

The purpose of the Greater Together Community Funds is to support residents in taking ownership of the needs in their towns, encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement, and anchor the Hartford Foundation in each town. In 2020, Hartford’s Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee was created.

Open Call for Project Proposals

The Hartford Greater Together Fund Advisory Committee accepted applications until April 30, 2021 for the first of two rounds of funding. Awards for this first round will be announced by June 1 and grant funds will be issued by June 30. The Committee will award grants of $500 to $5,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) Hartford organizations who operate in the areas of Housing, Education, or Food Insecurity. In each cycle, up to $25,000 will be awarded in total. All projects must benefit the residents of Hartford.

The second round of applications is due October 1, 2021. Awards for this round will be announced by November 15 with grant funds issued by December 15. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions, contact the 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 your town are:

David Barrett, Talia Clarke, Andrea Comer, Lucius Couloute, Yahaira Escribano, Hasion Gaston, Merlyn Herrera Duran, Lara Langer, Renato Muguerza Calle, Tyree McMillan, Devonn Smith

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

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