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.

Somers Greater Together Community Fund Announces Inaugural Grant Awards

The following organizations were recipients of inaugural grant awards during October 2021:

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

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

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