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

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:

Kevin Beal, Joe Buda, Lisa Gray, Ferg Jansen, Fay Lenz, Liz Peterson, Ryan Schorr, Tobore Wolske 

The selection committee is now accepting applications and nominations of individuals to serve on the Simsbury Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee.  If you are interested in applying or nominating someone, please complete an application here or download a copy here

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2020.

For more information about the advisory committee, please review the Advisory Committee FAQ. For general questions, please contact the selection committee at:

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