Investing in our community

We partner with nonprofits to build a stronger and more equitable Greater Hartford. Our grantmaking addresses systemic issues and responds to evolving needs in our community.


Our grantmaking is guided by our mission and our commitment to dismantling structural racism and advancing equity in social and economic mobility in Greater Hartford's Black and Latine communities. Understanding our grantmaking practices and strategic priorities will put your organization in a stronger position when you apply for a grant.

Our Grantmaking

An overview of our policies, strategies and other considerations that drive our grantmaking decisions.

Grant Opportunity Calendar

We periodically call for proposals for specific, timely community needs. View current and upcoming opportunities.

Organizational Capacity Building

We offer programs, workshops and grants to strengthen your nonprofit's capacity.

2024 Grant Opportunities Info Session

We held an information session to share an overview of our 2024 grantmaking plans and answer questions from nonprofits. 

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Is my organization eligible for a grant?

The Hartford Foundation typically awards grants to nonprofits working in Greater Hartford whose mission or programs align with our strategic priorities and/or outcome areas. Find out if your organization is eligible for a grant from the Hartford Foundation

Learn whether your work aligns with our priorities and outcome areas:

Our Strategic Priorities

Our Foundation-directed grantmaking is designed to support our strategic priorities.

Our Outcome Areas

We have identified five outcome areas for our work that focus on reducing the greatest disparities in our region.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

Find out if your organization meets our basic criteria for funding.

Organizations that currently have an open grant from the Foundation should contact their Community Impact Officer before applying to other opportunities.

How to Apply for a Grant

Our application process begins with an inquiry and a conversation. 

Our dedicated Community Impact team will work with your organization to determine whether your proposed program aligns with our grantmaking strategy, and guide you through the application process. 

Learn how to apply for a grant from the Hartford Foundation.

Our Application Process

From inquiry to application to grant approval, here's what to expect when you apply for a grant.

How to manage your grant

We recently made changes to our grant application process. Learn how this may affect your grant

Other resources for nonprofits

Contact Us

Questions? Not sure where to begin? Let's have a conversation. Email to get in touch with our Community Impact staff.