The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a $100,000 Community Fund for the Town of West Hartford.

The purpose of the 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 will form an advisory committee that is inclusive and reflective of all town residents, to manage a participatory process to identify your town's needs and allocate community funds.

Selection Committee Members

The role of the selection committee is to select the first Advisory Committee members and ensure that it is inclusive and reflective of all town residents.

The selection committee members for your town are:
Kate Bittinger Eikel, Julia Ekwall, Yukiyo Iida, Kerry Jones, Mickey Orkin, Mary Pelletier, Bill Pickens, Toral Sanghavi, Michelle Souza, Ann Thomas, Jim Venneman

The selection committee is now accepting applications and nominations of individuals to serve on the West Hartford Greater Together Community Fund Advisory Committee. If you are interested in applying to serve on the Advisory Committee, please complete the application here or download the application here. Applications will continue to be accepted through June 10.

For more information about the advisory committee, please review the Advisory Committee FAQ. For general questions, please contact the selection committee at:

Click here to read the Selection Committee Conflict of Interest Policy

Community Funds Toolkits

We have created toolkits for Community Funds participants and selection committee members. Click here to view or download the toolkits, and for frequently asked questions about funding