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

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.

Grantees were: 

  • 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

2021 Awards

In 2021, the Fund made its inaugural grants in two cycles.

Read the press release to learn more about the second cyle of grants. 

Click here to see further details about the inaugural 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

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at