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 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.