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

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.

Open Call for Proposals

In June, 2021, the Somers Greater Together Community Fund announced a competitive grant opportunity available to nonprofits and municipalities for projects that benefit the residents of Somers. Applications were accepted until July 15, 2021.

Grant awards will be up to $10,000 and projects will be awarded by October 1, 2021. Read more about the Request for Proposals here.


Background Research

The Somers Community Fund advisory committee conducted a community needs assessment beginning January 2021. Residents who responded to the survey identified five priority areas that the Request for Proposals seeks to address:

  • Outdoor recreation projects
  • Mental health services
  • Establish a Farmers’ Market
  • Additional after school activities/Teen Center
  • Small business development

Any questions can be directed to members of the advisory committee at somerscommunityfund@gmail.com.


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 Community Funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents.

The Advisory Committee members for your town are:

Tom Davis, Edward DePeau, Danielle Hoague, Teresa Mancini, Allison Maynard​, ​Gail Tishler, Kathy Schiessl, Melanie Stevens, Jan Warnock

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

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