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

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.

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:

Betty Asplund (Former Chair), Sai Chimbili (Former Chair), Anurag Joshi, Mihika Joshi (Secretary), Robin Lagasse (Marketing), Kathy Reed (Marketing), Carolyn Venne, Cliff Williams (Co-Chair), and Janelle Zahner (Co-Chair). 

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal at

South Windsor Greater Together Community Fund Grant Awards

View South Windsor's Second Round Grant Awards (2022) 

May 5th, 2022: The South Windsor Greater Together Community Fund (SWGTCF) is pleased to announce its second round of grant awards. All grantees are South Windsor based, and submitted projects that are expected to appeal to broad and diverse segments of the South Windsor community. The grantees, projects and grant amounts are: 

  • South Windsor Rotary - Support for the Town of South Windsor Parks and Recreation to help raise funding for a splash pad. This will be used by many and add to Nevers Park: $2,500
  • South Windsor High School Robotics - Support for the High School Robotics Club to be able to better afford the materials; field elements, robot parts like falcon motors, intake parts, shooter parts, tools, belts and pulleys. This also help pay for transportation fees and competition entrance fees: $6,000
  • Wood Memorial Library Association - Support for insulating the building’s attic after the HVAC install to help preserve array of resources; town records, oral histories, historic house and building files, and books: $4,000
  • Friends of South Windsor Library - Support for portable stage for events which will help ongoing concerts the need was for platform stage, risers, stairs, and stage skirting: $3,200
  • Power of Peace - Support for Middle & High Schoolers growing, harvesting and then donating produce to local community centers: $500
  • South Windsor Operation Graduation - Support for the 2022 Operation Graduation event offered to all graduating South Windsor High School seniors $2,500
  • South Windsor Senior and Adult Services - Support for purchasing musical instruments and supplies to offer music therapy classes for older adults (55+): $3,600
  • Friends of the Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s Nawashe Village - Support for continuing the Native American cultural center: $4,000
  • Recycled Rides - Support for providing bikes to underprivileged/disabled kids by distributing free, refurbished and used bikes to the community. This funding allows for the materials needed to refurbish donated bikes: $7,500
  • Special Olympics - Support for relieving aspects of the Special Olympics South Windsor local program:$2,500
  • UR Community Cares - Support to provide our proven technology platform to connect South Windsor’s older and physically disabled residents with local volunteers who provide home-based assistance securely and at no charge: $2,000
  • YMCA: Support for scholarship program for summer camp exclusively for South Windsor residents: $2,500
View South Windsor's Inaugural Grant Awards (2021) 

May 10, 2021: The South Windsor Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants to six community organizations to address pressing issues in their community.

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