Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an equal opportunity employer relying on a diverse group of individuals to achieve our mission.


Community Impact Associate

If you are committed to our mission – putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford Region – and to contributing to Foundation efforts to advance community-centric grantmaking strategies designed to dismantle structural racism, achieve equity and improve social and economic mobility in our region, including by promoting equity and inclusion throughout all responsibilities, please consider this opportunity to join the Foundation as a Community Impact Associate. This is an exciting introductory program position in philanthropic grantmaking with opportunities for future professional growth.

Reporting to the Director of Community Impact (CI) Grantmaking and with the guidance of Community Impact Officers, the Community Impact Associate works collaboratively with CI staff, other internal colleagues and external community partners to ensure that the Foundation's grantmaking resources are effectively invested and monitored to advance the Foundation’s strategic objectives and produce positive, sustainable programming in the Greater Hartford Region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Initial review, including assessing completeness and compliance with basic eligibility requirements, and processing of grant proposals from nonprofit organizations in one or more of the Foundation’s five outcome areas, field of interest and/or other special funds.
  • Conduct targeted outreach to solicit relevant applications to field of interest and/or other special funds.
  • Support the tracking of grant-reporting for individual grants and sets of grants.
  • Serve as a resource to nonprofit organizations (by phone, email and in person) in navigating grant opportunities, training resources and completing application and reporting requirements, connecting grantees to additional Foundation resources as needed.
  • Provide grant processing support for participatory grantmaking and community-advised grantmaking such as the Community Funds program, Giving Circles and other grantmaking advisory groups.
  • Assist with research, writing, and/or presentation of information, including through the preparation of memos, reports, charts, tables, graphs, visual presentations, etc.
  • Coordinate project schedules to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Proofread and edit copy for spelling, grammar, accuracy, clarity and layout.
  • Support the organizing of programs, events, and meetings by arranging facilities and caterers, “hosting” virtual meetings, issuing information and invitations, tracking responses, coordinating speakers and preparing and distributing related materials, including agendas, and managing event budgets.

Competencies and attributes:

  • Deep commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and the ability to embed those values in all aspects of work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, each with differing perspectives and backgrounds, respectfully, clearly and in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrated communications skills in writing, speaking, listening for understanding, including editing and proofreading.
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Interest and curiosity to learn new skills and content areas.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate with colleagues to accurately prioritize completion of activities.
  • Strong computer and software skills with the ability to work with a range of applications and databases. Comfort with learning new software and platforms.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree requirement can be substituted with equivalent practical experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public administration, public policy or other relevant area or equivalent relevant experience combined with educational training.
  • One or more years of experience in nonprofit or public sector.


  • Knowledge of Greater Hartford and its nonprofit community, especially Hartford, or a similar metropolitan area, and the disparities in opportunity faced by its residents.
  • Lived experience with overcoming barriers to education, employment, or housing.
  • Advanced Spanish speaking skills.

Location: Hartford, CT; Work assignment includes in-office work, remote work and occasional travel to community partners throughout the Greater Hartford Region.

Application instructions:
To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter describing your match to our requirements to: HumanResources@hfpg.org

For best consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022, 5:00 pm EST.


Any and all offers to applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a comprehensive background, credit and reference check to the satisfaction of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.