Grant Opportunities

We periodically issue a call for proposals from organizations serving Greater Hartford to contribute to advancing our strategic priorities in specific ways.

Join us for an information session to learn more about our 2023 grant opportunities.

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Latino Endowment Fund RFP

Now Open

This competitive grant opportunity is for eligible nonprofits that can demonstrate specific benefits for the Latino/a community within the Hartford Foundation's 29-town region. The Latino Endowment Fund welcomes requests of up to $20,000. Approximately $40,000 in total will be awarded through the RFP.

The Latino Endowment Fund seeks proposals that create or advance more equitable opportunities for Latino/a residents in Greater Hartford by addressing the racial and ethnic disparities of one or more of the following five equity indicators, as identified by the Hispanic Federation's data review:

• Educational Equity
• Economic Equity
• Digital Literacy Equity
• Health Equity
• Housing Equity

Eligible organizations must be led by a Latino/a executive director (or equivalent) or be seeking funding for a program led by a Latino/a program director (or equivalent).

Please review the Request for Proposals to learn more.

Applications will be reviewed using the rubric available here.

An optional information session was held via Zoom on Tuesday, January 31, 2023; click here to view the recording.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

RFP to Support the Town of Granby

Now Open

Note: This is a donor driven RFP. The Pomeroy-Brace Fund supports organizations that benefit people and institutions from the Town of Granby. Grants awarded through this RFP may support a wide range of needs for organizations serving the residents of Granby, including: capital/equipment projects, capacity building, enhancing or strengthen existing activities, General Operating Support, and new activities or services.

Seth Pomeroy Holcombe and Lucy Eaton Holcombe lived in North Granby for over 30 years. Both were active in their community, enthusiastically supporting the culture and history of the town they loved. To continue their life of giving back, they established a fund that to support organizations that benefit people and institutions from the Town of Granby.

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $28,000 will be awarded, depending upon the size and maturation of the agency and the scope of work to be performed through the proposed project.

Please review the Request for Proposals to learn more.

Application Deadline:
Monday, March 6, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.

Civic Engagement and Get Out the Vote RFP

Now Open

This competitive grant opportunity seeks to support civic engagement and voter participation surrounding the 2023 Hartford mayoral election. The Hartford Foundation welcomes requests of up to $25,000 for Get Out the Vote activities implemented during the summer and fall of 2023 and expects to award up to $200,000 in total across all grantees.  

These grants seek to support organizations reaching people whose voices are underrepresented, connecting them to the upcoming Hartford mayoral election via nonpartisan voter engagement activities and providing information about additional opportunities to engage civically within their community. 

Please review the Request for Proposals to learn more. 

The Foundation will hold an optional information session via Zoom on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; please register here to attend.

Application Deadline:
Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Civic And Resident Engagement

Love Your Block Call for Ideas

Open: February 14, 2023

In partnership with the City of Hartford, this opportunity is an open “call for ideas” from organizations and residents engaged in, or well positioned to undertake, efforts that contribute to the beautification of Hartford neighborhoods and are grounded in community need and resident interests and engagement.

Note: This is a two-step process. Idea submissions from organizations or resident groups will be selected and invited to submit a full application in March 2023.

The City of Hartford is hosting an information session for Love Your Block on Tuesday, January 31. View flyer for more details and Zoom info.

Deadline:
TBD
Related outcome area(s): High Opportunity Neighborhoods

Community Organizing RFP

Open: February 15, 2023

This opportunity is for nonprofits or community groups conducting community organizing efforts led by people of color and/or people representing communities traditionally marginalized as they engage and activate residents locally for the purpose of more inclusive civic and social change.

Successful proposals could support 1) community organizing efforts, broadly or around specific issue campaigns, 2) increasing community organizing group or organizational capacity, and/or 3) community organizing infrastructure to benefit the field in Greater Hartford. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Tiana Starks before applying at tstarks@hfpg.org.

Deadline:
Rolling through September 26, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Civic And Resident Engagement

Resident Engagement RFP

Open: February 15, 2023

This opportunity is for nonprofits or community groups engaged in or planning efforts in support of local allyship activities and civic participation.

Resident engagement efforts might include activities such as: hosting community meetings, forums, conducting workshops, or retreats, informational outreach campaigns and volunteerism projects. 

Interested applicants must contact Tiana Starks before applying at tstarks@hfpg.org.

Deadline:
Rolling through September 26, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Civic And Resident Engagement

Access Grants

Open: March 1, 2023

Access Grants support nonprofits and community organizations with ideas to help dismantle structural racism in Greater Hartford. Click here to learn more

Deadline:
May 17, 2023
Related outcome area(s): Dismantling Structural Racism

Emergency Assistance Grants - Round 1

Open: April 4, 2023

This opportunity is for organizations addressing food insecurity and other basic human needs in Greater Hartford. 

Deadline:
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Basic Human Needs

Norma and Natale Sestero Fund RFP

Open: May 2023

Note: This is a donor driven RFP. This opportunity supports organizations that benefit people and institutions from the Town of Glastonbury.

Deadline:
June 2023

Catalyst Endowment Fund RFP

Open: June 26, 2023

Note: This is a donor driven RFP. The Foundation’s Catalyst Endowment Fund is a Giving Circle which selects a topic of focus based on a pressing issue in the community each year. Members of the Giving Circle will vote to fund programs based on the topic to be chosen in early 2023.

Deadline:
July 2023

Black Giving Circle Fund RFP

Open: July 12, 2023

Note: This is a donor driven RFP. The Foundation’s Black Giving Circle seeks to address pressing issues in the Black community. This opportunity supports organizations with projects that benefit Greater Hartford’s Black community. 

Deadline:
August 2023

Emergency Assistance Grants - Round 2

Open: August 1, 2023

This opportunity is for organizations addressing food insecurity and other basic human needs in Greater Hartford.

This is the final round of Emergency Assistance Grants in 2023. 

Deadline:
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Basic Human Needs

Housing Policy and Advocacy RFP

Open: August 2023

This opportunity supports policy and advocacy activities (such as administrative advocacy, state legislative advocacy and municipal advocacy) aimed at preventing/addressing homelessness and creating pathways to more accessible, affordable, stable and higher quality housing for residents of color, low-income residents, and/or residents experiencing unique housing barriers (such as returning citizens).

Deadline:
September 2023
Related outcome area(s): High Opportunity Neighborhoods

Small Agency Grants

Open: TBD

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

Deadline:
TBD

Information Sessions

  • 2023 Grant Opportunities
    Join us on Thursday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about our 2023 grant opportunities, our new inquiry process as well as grant portal and application updates.
    Register for this info session
     
  • Civic Engagement and Get Out the Vote
    Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. to learn about our Civic Engagement and Get Out the Vote RFP for Hartford's upcoming mayoral election.
    Register for this info session

  • Access Grants
    Join us on Wednesday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about our 2023 Access Grants, opening for application on March 1.
    Register for this info session

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