Responsible financial stewardship for the change you believe in

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the oldest and largest community foundation in Connecticut. Aided by a substantial endowment of $1.06B* that has grown steadily over time, we supported the Greater Hartford region with $38.3 million dollars of grant funding in 2019 for a total of more than $796 million since 1925.

We are your philanthropic partner and are committed to transparency in all aspects of our work. Our expert staff and investment consultants run a balanced portfolio and aim to achieve long-term investment results that preserve the future spending power of the endowment.

We have earned our leadership position both regionally and nationally by upholding our commitment to aligning Greater Hartford’s community needs with the impact our donors demand.

*as of December 31, 2019

Our Financial Policies, Practices and Performance

The Foundation's spending policy and investment strategy are designed to work together to provide the financial stability required to fulfill our mission. They are intended to avoid significant fluctuations in the level of funding available for current grantmaking and provide for investment growth to offset the impact of inflation on future grantmaking.  

We are committed to transparency and invite you to explore our financial policies, practices and performance.

INVESTMENT AND SPENDING POLICIES

An explanation of the Hartford Foundation’s investment policy  and our spending policy, designed to preserve the inflation-adjusted value of the portfolio over time.

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE

Details about our endowment portfolios, investment philosophy and managers, and asset allocation, with a review of the investment performance of the Hartford Foundation’s endowment portfolio, along with our audited financial statements.