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.
Call for New Committee Members
The Advisory Committee is seeking new committee members. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Hartford community by granting funds to non-profits addressing pressing needs in Hartford.
The role of the Advisory Committee is to identify funding priorities and create a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the Fund can have a lasting impact for the benefit of Hartford residents.
So far, the Committee has awarded 22 grants totaling $62,450 to address a wide variety of issues in Hartford.
To apply, please complete and submit an application.
The deadline to submit an application is February 22, 2023. For additional questions, contact the Advisory Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Grant Awards
In December 2022, the Hartford Greater Together Communtiy Fund made grants to nine community organizations. Eligible organizations had to be based in Hartford.
- Active City, Inc.
To expand its annual basketball showcase
- ActUp Theater, Inc.
To support youth and their families attending a community theater production in Hartford
- Catholic Charities, Inc.
To support the Bundle Up program supplying warm clothing to McDonough School's families
- Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum & Dance Corp.
To purchase equipment for a new studio/practice space
- Keney Park Sustainability Project, Inc.
To support Wellness Pop-Ups
- Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
To support the Career Pathways program
- The Police Athletic and Activities League of Hartford, Inc.
To support PAL activities
- Theta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
To support community baby showers geared to improving pregnancy outcomes in high-risk communities
- West Indian Independence Celebrations
To support the Youth Caribbean Costume Workshop
In 2021, the Fund made its inaugural grants in two cycles.
Read the press release to learn more about the second cyle of grants.
Advisory Committee Members
The role of the Advisory Committee is to design and lead an inclusive process to identify the needs in Hartford and manage a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the Greater Together Community Fund can have the greatest impact for the benefit of Hartford residents.
The current Advisory Committee members are:
David Barrett, Tamar Birckhead, Merlyn Herrera Duran, Shannon Kula, Lara Langer, Tyree McMillan, Samantha Rajotte, and Greg Secord
Questions? Contact the advisory committee at email@example.com.
For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at firstname.lastname@example.org