Your gift can make a difference in our community today and for years to come.

As Greater Hartford’s community foundation, we serve more than 750,000 residents through the work of thousands of nonprofits in all 29 towns in our region.

We invest in our community’s future by bringing together the people, businesses and organizations creating a more equitable and positive place to live, work and raise a family.

Our grantmaking supports nonprofits delivering effective services now, while our investment strategy ensures your commitment to meaningful change is sustained through long-term planning and financial growth.

So much more than transactional agents, The Hartford Foundation has the experience and heart to increase the impact of your charitable giving. Our experienced staff will work closely with you to champion your vision and customize a powerful giving plan that suits your objectives.


The advantages of your Hartford Foundation investment:

Impact

You have a vision for our community. We have the experience to bring it to life.

Whether your aspirations center on creating economic opportunities, opening a scholarship fund, providing for basic human needs such as ending homelessness, supporting the arts, or other charitable causes in Greater Hartford or around the globe, the Hartford Foundation has the experience to develop a customized giving plan that supports and sustains your vision for change where it means the most.

Flexibility 

Our funds are as unique as our donors.

The Hartford Foundation is here to support your philanthropic goals, whatever they may be. Whether you are starting a scholarship or looking to build an endowment, the Hartford Foundation is here to support you. You can establish a fund with as little as $1,000 and build it up over time—with interest earned—until you reach the threshold where grants can be awarded. Turn your values and passions into lasting impact.

Types of Funds:

  • Unrestricted Funds
  • Field of Interest Funds
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Designated Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Organizational Endowment Funds

Expertise

The Hartford Foundation. More than fund administration—we are a philanthropic partner.

When you choose the Hartford Foundation for your philanthropic giving, you get more than a person to process paperwork. You establish a one-on-one connection with our charitable gift planning experts, working on your behalf to design a plan that best meets your giving goals. You have secure digital access to your fund information, whenever and wherever you want it.

One-Stop Giving, The Hartford Foundation Way.

Community

Help us build a path to inclusion.

The Hartford Foundation’s strategic approach focuses on the persistent disparities affected by Race/ethnicity, Place and Income that create barriers to equity and limit our region’s ability to thrive. We have a plan to change that—and it includes you. There are many ways to be involved in this important work. Our team is ready to collaborate with you to align our approach with your vision.

The Facts:

  • 22% of Hartford Public School third graders read at or above grade level. (Source)
  • A family of four needs full-time work at $38.92/hour just to afford the basics. (Source)
  • 53% of Connecticut residents leaving prison returned within three years. (Source)
  • There were 686 shootings in Hartford between 2015 and 2019. (Source)