Grant Opportunities

We periodically issue a call for proposals from organizations serving Greater Hartford to contribute to advancing our strategic priorities in specific ways. Below is a list of currently available and upcoming opportunities. We recently held an information session about 2022 opportunities for nonprofits; view the recording.

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Emergency Assistance Grants

Now Open

We are now accepting applications to support organizations increasing access to emergency services and immediate assistance of basic human needs for residents in Greater Hartford.

The Foundation welcomes requests of $1,000 - $15,000 for individual projects and up to $20,000 for collaborative projects for items and/or services to be provided during a one-year time-period.

Items and services may include food, personal care items, emergency financial aid, one-time medical device or medical aid assistance, immediate or informal case management services, or other critical basic needs you see in the community you serve.

A second round of funding will open in August. Applicants may submit one application each round but may only receive one grant a year.

Please review the Request for Proposals to learn more. Requests will be reviewed using the rubric available here.

Questions? Please take a moment to review our fact sheet. For Technical Assistance, please contact Susan Hills, Senior Community Impact Associate at

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Related outcome area(s): Basic Human Needs

2022 Access Grants - Round 2

Now Open

Nonprofits and community organizations with ideas to dismantle structural and systemic racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility in Greater Hartford's Black and Latinx communities are encouraged to learn more and submit a proposal.

A virtual informational session will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. for those who would like to learn more about applying for the second round of 2022 Access Grants. Click here to register! 

Application Deadline:
August 5, 2022
Related outcome area(s): Dismantling Structural Racism

Emergency Assistance - Round 2

Open: August 2022

This opportunity for funding addresses food insecurity and other basic human needs.

September 2022
Related outcome area(s): Basic Human Needs

Norma and Natale Sestero Fund

Open: August 2022

This opportunity for funding supports organizations that benefit people and institutions from the Town of Glastonbury in the areas of culture, health, education, social welfare and the environment.

October 2022

Small Agency Grants

Open: TBD

The Foundation’s Small Agency Grant program (SAG) offers capacity building supports tailored to meet the needs of 501(c)(3) nonprofits with annual revenues under $300,000.


Information Session Recordings

Faith-Based Organizations Information Session 

In March 2022, the Hartford Foundation held two special information sessions as opportunities for faith-based organizations to learn more about how the Foundation can support these organizations making essential contributions in our community. This is the full recording of the information session hosted on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Nonprofit Opportunities Information Session 

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 the Hartford Foundation held an information session for those interested to ask questions and learn more about grant opportunities at the Foundation.


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