Megan Burke

Director, Community Impact Grantmaking

Megan oversees the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking efforts.  Previously, she served as a senior community investments officer at the Foundation. In her role, Megan partners with area nonprofits to address community need and find ways to reduce disparities based on race, place and income in Greater Hartford. She is an enthusiastic supporter of community engagement, which she works to promote through 29 resident-led community funds, giving circles and civic engagement grants.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Megan led an international network of nonprofits engaged in advancing a ban on antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions worldwide, and in mitigating the humanitarian impact of these weapons through research and advocacy. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit organizational development, strategic planning and philanthropy, that includes serving as a program officer at the Ford Foundation. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her master’s degree in international relations from Yale University.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I am continually inspired by the hardworking individuals represented in the nonprofit sector and the number of residents committed to making Greater Hartford a better place.