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Our New Strategic Commitment:

Growing Opportunity Through Inclusion

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In 2019, the Hartford Foundation began the process of creating a new strategic plan that will guide our work in the coming years.

We have spent the past several years actively listening and learning with residents, donors, and grantees while examining an array of information about the region.

Our engagement and assessment makes clear that the Greater Hartford region must achieve greater racial, geographic and economic inclusion to reach its full potential as a vibrant, thriving and contributing force for regional and state prosperity.

We envision a future where all residents have equitable opportunity to thrive and contribute to the wellbeing of our region.

Our 2016-2018 strategic plan focused our resources and relationships on advancing:

Furthermore, because significant disparities exist in Greater Hartford by race, ethnicity and income, we must prioritize the people and places with the greatest need, providing them better access to high-quality opportunities.

In order to achieve enduring social change, our community’s efforts and investments must be well informed, integrated and collaborative.

The Foundation is intensifying efforts to build, join and support strong collaborations, and to forge creative, cross-cutting approaches.

Collaborating with our communities, we will employ the following key strategies:

  • Build, Sustain and Share Knowledge
  • Engage in Public Policy
  • Inspire Philanthropy and Steward Resources
  • Invest in the Region

Our progress is tied to our shared commitment.

Paving the way for equitable opportunity is a complex endeavor that will require many years of ongoing investment and collaboration by a range of community partners.

No one can do this work alone. We need your insight and input. We welcome new ideas and approaches. We want to hear from you.



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