The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a $100,000 Community Fund for the Town of Hartford.

The purpose of the 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.

Your town will form an advisory committee that is inclusive and reflective of all town residents, to manage a participatory process to identify your town's needs and allocate community funds.


Selection Committee Members

The role of the selection committee is to select the first Advisory Committee members and ensure that it is inclusive and reflective of all town residents.

The selection committee members for your town are:

Richard Sugarman, Patricia Williams, Robin Zaleski, Hyacinth Yennie, Bongi Magubane, Vijayalakshmi Siva Sankar, Denise Best, Gladys Rivera, T'Challa Williams, Jeffrey Stewart, Michael Vidal

The selection committee is now accepting applications to serve on the Hartford Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee.  If you are interested in applying or nominating someone, please download the application here or complete it here.  

Please submit to the Hartford Community Fund Selection Committee at: hartfordgreatertogether@gmail.com by or before July 15, 2020.

Click here to read the Selection Committee Conflict of Interest Policy


Community Funds Toolkits

We have created toolkits for Community Funds participants and selection committee members. Click here to view or download the toolkits, and for frequently asked questions about funding