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

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.

Call for Advisory Committee Members

The Newington Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking members who will help us maintain a diverse, inclusive membership reflective of Newington's demographics. All Newington residents are eligible to apply including students or young adults ages 14+.

An advisory committee of Newington residents plays a lead role in deciding how Newington’s Greater Together Community Funds will be used. The meetings are on the second Wednesdays of each month. This advisory committee will identify community needs and design a grant making process aimed to ensure that the community funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents. Please consider joining this exciting committee.

To apply, please complete this online application. Applications will be accepted and will be reviewed in February 2024.

Should you have any questions, please email
newingtoncommunityfund@gmail.com.


Grant Awards

In June, 2021, the Newington Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants to five community organizations to benefit the residents of Newington.


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:

Jayne Boulay, Nancy Eschenbrenner, Fredric Googel, Carol Grem, Aliana Leon, LeeAnn Manke                   

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at: csenecal@hfpg.org