Dawn Grant

Senior Community Investments Officer


As a Senior Community Investments Officer, Dawn is responsible for implementing responsive and strategic grantmaking approaches at the Foundation. She is also responsible for managing the Basic Human Needs and Homelessness funding portfolios, as well as supporting the Black Giving Circle Fund.

Dawn earned her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Hartford and has extensive knowledge and experience working with nonprofits.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
As an immigrant, I love the cultural diversity and rich assets that the Greater Hartford has to offer.

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“We make a living by what we get, but we make life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill