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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Summer Programming 2023 Grants

Now Open

This competitive grant opportunity is designed to provide summer programming opportunities to Hartford children and people with disabilities in our 29-town region.

The Hartford Foundation welcomes requests of up to $50,000 for activities implemented during the summer of 2023 and expects to award up to $850,000 in total across all grantees.

The Foundation’s goals in supporting summer programming are to 1) provide children in Hartford, as well as people of all ages with disabilities across the region, a place to go during the traditional workday in support of working families while school is out of session, and 2) provide Hartford youth with career exposure through counselor-in-training (CIT) programs.

Grants will be considered for programs that can contribute to one or both of the Foundation’s goals as outlined above. Applicants should demonstrate cultural humility. Preference will be given to organizations that are Black or Latinx led.

Please review the Request for Proposals to learn more about eligibility requirements.

Foundation staff will utilize a rubric to aid in the review and evaluation of submitted applications. To view the rubric, please click here.

On Thursday, December 1, an optional information session was held for those interested to learn more about this opportunity; check back here to view the recording. Q&A from the session has been shared in a document, here

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.
Related outcome area(s): Employment Opportunities

Information Session Recordings

2022 Access Grants Information Session 

On Thursday, May 26, 2022 we held an information session for those interested to learn more about our 2022 Access Grants. A recording of the session is available below. 

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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