Kate Piotrowski

Community Impact Manager


Kate joined the Hartford Foundation’s Community Impact (previously Community Investments) team in 2018 and assists with processes to determine grant awards for local nonprofits and to convene grantees for shared learning opportunities. She also helps coordinate the Community Funds program, serves as a liaison for Community Funds resident committees, and facilitates grantmaking through the Brainard Fund.

Previously, Kate worked as an operations coordinator at Love146, an international nonprofit working to end child trafficking and exploitation. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a degree in psychology in 2013 and is currently earning her Master’s at the University of Hartford.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
The Greater Hartford region has been home for me all of my life. I’ve been inspired by people here who are deeply invested in their communities and in their neighbors.

Wherever I’ve lived in Hartford or West Hartford, I’ve lived within walking distance to a park – it’s been a gift to have someplace beautiful and open to walk my dog or to enjoy summer concerts or free outdoor yoga!

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ― Isaac Asimov