Periodically, the Hartford Foundation issues a call for proposals from nonprofits serving Greater Hartford to contribute to advancing our strategic priorities in specific ways.

Below is a list of currently available RFPs and grant opportunities.

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Black Giving Circle Grant Program - Application Available 8/2

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Black Giving Circle Fund is pleased to announce a competitive grant opportunity offering resources of up to $30,000 for one year to an eligible nonprofit whose projects demonstrate benefit for the Greater Hartford Black community. Recognizing the ongoing need to address persistent disparities affecting the Black community, the Black Giving Circle Fund seeks to support innovative and transformative strategies that build upon the Black community’s strengths and assets to address these needs.

Read the Request for Proposals to learn more.

A virtual grant opportunity briefing will be held on August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm to answer any questions regarding the application and/or the application process. To register for the virtual meeting, please click here.

A link to apply for this opportunity will be made available on August 2. 

Access Grants (Second Round)

Application Deadline:
Monday, August 16, 2021

As part of our mission, the Hartford Foundation is taking significant steps to dismantle structural and systemic racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility in Greater Hartford's Black and Latinx communities. 

To advance this overarching vision, we created Access Grants. Nonprofits and community organizations with ideas to advance this vision are encouraged to learn more and submit a proposal.

This opportunity includes two rounds of Access Grants in 2021, with applications accepted on a rolling basis. The first round of Access Grants closed May 15, with awards to be announced shortly, and the second round will close on August 16.

Addressing Housing Inequities - Call for Letters of Intent

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 30, 2021

In 2021, The Hartford Foundation’s Catalyst Endowment Fund members decided to focus their efforts on learning about the historical impact of housing inequities fueled by systemic racism and how these inequities have shaped the Greater Hartford region. 

This is a competitive funding opportunity offering a one-year grant ranging from approximately $10,000 to $15,000 for individual organizations, and grants up to $60,000 to support collaborative projects of two or more partnering organizations.

Learn more about this opportunity in the Call for Letter of Intent.

Applicants are requested to complete and submit a one to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to Michael Wotorson (

Community Education on Housing Segregation

Application Deadline:
Friday, December 31, 2021 (rolling deadline)

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to announce a competitive grant opportunity designed to engage, educate and organize Greater Hartford residents on issues of housing segregation and pathways to more inclusive housing development in both urban and suburban communities. 

More detailed information on the opportunity can be found in the Request for Proposals.

Grants will be announced on a rolling basis within six weeks of submission.

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