In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Suffield. The Hartford Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved additional funding for each town in 2022, contributing an additional $50,000 to the Suffield Greater Together Community Fund.

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
  • anchor the Hartford Foundation in Suffield and 28 other towns in the region

Open Call for Applications - DEADLINE: January 13, 2023

The Suffield Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee has announced an open call for applications. The goal is to award grants that will support programs addressing a need that improves the quality of life for the citizens of the Suffield community.


  • Improve the participation and impact of current programs.
  • Encourage the creation of innovative new initiatives
  • Develop enhancements to current programs.


  • Funding must benefit residents of Suffield.
  • Organizations must be exempt under 501(c)(3). (509(a)(3) charities and private foundations are not eligible.)
  • Organizations that are not classified as 501(c)(3) may use a fiscal sponsor.
  • Towns may serve as fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations not typically eligible: sectarian or religious programs.


  • The maximum grant award is $5,000 (minimum $250)
  • A final report will be required upon completion of the project
  • The deadline for submissions is 1/13/2023

HOW TO APPLY - DEADLINE: January 13, 2023

*Please note the application cannot be saved once started. 



  • Applications will be reviewed by the Suffield Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee.
  • Each applicant will be interviewed by the members of the Committee.
  • The Committee will evaluate the applications based on the Goals and Objectives.
  • Suffield Greater Together Community Fund 2022 Grant Award Announcements will be made in early March, 2023.

The Request for Applications [RFP] announcement can be downloaded here.

Questions? Please contact us at if you have any questions about eligibility, guidelines or the application process.

Suffield Greater Together Community Fund Announces Inaugural Grant Awards

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

  • Connecticut Landmarks ($4,750)- to support a collaborative exploration of residents' role in the displacement of Native Americans
  • Crossroads Food Pantry ($405) - to purchase carts for the food pantry
  • Operation Fuel ($3,000) - to support emergency energy distribution in Suffield
  • Suffield Garden Club, Inc. ($5,000) - to support developing a phased tree planting plan for Suffield's historic Main Street and greens

Advisory Committee Members

Suffield's inaugural advisory committee designed and led an inclusive process to identify the needs in your community. The committee then designed and led a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the Greater Together Community Funds have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents. Now, the Advisory Committee is filling vacancies of inaugural members who committed to a single year term. 

The current Advisory Committee members for Suffield are:

Alice Arden, Animesh Chandra, Kacy Colston, Richard Deenihan, Katie Doherty-Schmeck, Ann Franczyk, Gary Gudinkas, Maria Norman, Carol Sue Scott, Rowan Shanahan, Michael Welch, Sasha Zatyrka

Click here to read the Advisory Committee Conflict of Interest Policy. For more information about the advisory committee, please review the Advisory Committee FAQ.

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Senecal, Senior Public Policy and Media Relations Officer at or Advisory Committee co-chairs, Rick Deenihan and Michael Welch at