The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a $100,000 Greater Together Community Fund for the Town of Vernon.
The purpose of the Greater Together Community Funds 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.
Your town has formed an advisory committee to manage a participatory process to identify your town's needs and allocate community funds.
Call for Advisory Committee Members
The Vernon Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for new members. For more details about the position and a hard copy of the application, please click here.
The completed application can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped in the mail to PO Box 3067, Vernon CT 06066. Applications will be accepted through August 16.
The application is also available for electronic submission via a Google Form by clicking here.
Submissions will be accepted through August 16, and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter.
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Inaugural Grant Awards
In 2021, the Vernon Greater Together Community Fund made inaugural grants to the following organizations:
- Hartford Interval House, Inc. received $5,000 to support the Victim to Survivor program.
- Junior Achievement of Southwest New England received $2,5000 to support the Economic Empowerment for Vernon Students program.
- RHS Graduation Project received $500 to support RHS Project Grad
- The Bridge Family Center, Inc. received $3,000 to support the purchase of furniture and toys for the Rockville Counselling Center.
- UR Community Cares, Inc. received $2,000 to support UR Community Cares in Vernon.
- Arts Center East received $3,000 to support programming on the life and work of African American artist Charles Ethan Porter.
- Vernon Historical Society, Inc. received $2,500 to support the Community Map to promote awareness of Vernon's walking trails and historical markers.
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:
Zozan Antar, Nicholas Bartos, Ann Bonney, Samantha Charette, McKena Clemons, Hannah Fontenot, Eric Hutchinson, Danielle Nardone, Shanta Negron, Sheila Reveron, Melissa Trantolo, Susan Ward, Dustin Yager
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