Hannah Elias

Grants Associate


Hannah joined the Hartford Foundation in May 2022. In her role as Grants Associate, she maintains our grants database by monitoring status of in process and awarded grants, in addition to offering grantee assistance. She previously worked in financial aid administration, focusing on grant, scholarship, and loan administration at state run colleges and universities. Hannah earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Sciences with a minor in Public Policy at the University of Connecticut.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
The Hartford area has a culturally rich, diverse, and tightknit community. The city offers a wide range of activities and cuisines with a unique sense of warmth and community in every corner.

What quote best represents your personal philosophy? “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; it’s choosing what’s right over what’s fun, fast, or easy; and it’s practicing your values, not just professing them.” – Brene Brown