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Current Use Funds
  Donate Action Fund for Racial Justice
The Hartford Foundation’s Action Fund for Racial Justice works to disrupt existing systemic racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility in Greater Hartford. Dollars raised through this fund will enhance our immediate ability to support nonprofits in our community through grantmaking as we sharpen our long-term commitment to racial justice.
  Donate Action Fund for Arts and Culture
Our Arts and Culture outcome area focuses on diversity, stability and resilience in the Greater Hartford arts sector. Our work concentrates on artists of color, who are underrepresented in the region’s arts workforce.
  Donate Action Fund for Basic Human Needs
Our Basic Human Needs outcome area seeks to address the basic human needs of our region’s residents. Focus areas of this work include: food security, homelessness diversion and access to vital human resources (i.e. food, healthcare, internet).
  Donate Action Fund for Civic and Resident Engagement
Our Civic and Resident Engagement outcome area prioritizes community voice and leadership among Greater Hartford residents. Focus areas of this work include: voter participation, resident engagement in civic processes, and residential organizing and advocacy.
  Donate Action Fund for Employment Opportunities
Our Employment Opportunities outcome area seeks to increase stable employment opportunities for adults and youth in the Hartford region facing barriers to employment. Focus areas of this work include: capital for Black and Latinx small business owners, employment for youth and low-income residents, and post-secondary degree and credential completion.
  Donate Action Fund for Higher Opportunity Neighborhoods
Our Higher Opportunity Neighborhoods outcome area seeks to increase the number of Hartford residents living in higher opportunity neighborhoods. Focus areas of this work include: affordable housing, housing stability, community safety and reentry from incarceration.
Designated Endowment Fund
  Donate Ida L. Hartenberg Charitable Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut; the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region, Inc.; American Cancer Society; and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
  Donate Hall High School Fund for the Common Good
Distributions from this Fund shall be granted to the William H. Hall High School, West Hartford, to be used to support the programs of the Hall High School Fund for the Common Good, which are directed at encouraging and supporting generations of student-led philanthropic activity in perpetuity.
  Donate American School for the Deaf Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the American School for the Deaf in its mission of educating deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students with unique communication needs.
  Donate Bated Breath Theatre Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Bated Breath Theatre Company for their unrestricted use.
  Donate Bushnell Park Foundation Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Bushnell Park Foundation in its mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Bushnell Park and supporting programming for all ages and walks of life.
  Donate Chrysalis Center, Inc. Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Chrysalis Center, Inc. for its unrestricted use to support its mission.
  Donate Connecticut Explored Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this Fund shall be awarded to Connecticut Explored, Inc. for its unrestricted use to support its mission.
  Donate Connecticut Foodshare Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Connecticut Foodshare in its mission of serving those who are food insecure.
  Donate Connecticut Historical Society Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Connecticut Historical Society to support its mission of cultivating a deep understanding of the history and culture of Connecticut and its role in America.
  Donate Connecticut Science Center Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Connecticut Science Center to support its mission of inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore the changing world through science
  Donate Covenant Preparatory School Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support Covenant Preparatory School in its mission of providing young men from underserved communities the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their community.
  Donate Doug and Jane Cramphin Teaching Excellence Award at Renbrook School Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support the Renbrook School in its mission of supporting teachers and teaching excellence at the school.
  Donate Elizabeth Park Conservancy Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in its mission of caring for the gardens and grounds of Elizabeth Park.
  Donate Girls for Technology Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to Girls for Technology to support its mission of empowering and advancing the next generation of STEM professionals career pathways.
  Donate Grace Academy Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support Grace Academy in its mission of educating low-income middle school girls from Hartford; to prepare them for college prep high schools.
  Donate HARC Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support the mission of HARC by helping people with intellectual disability and their families to enjoy lives of quality, inclusion and dignity by providing support, education and advocacy.
  Donate Hartford Kiwanis Endowment Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Kiwanis Club of Hartford for its unrestricted use.
  Donate Hartford Promise Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support Hartford Promise in its mission of providing scholarships and support services for Hartford students, leading to High levels of college success.
  Donate Hartford Promise Endowment Fund
The Hartford Promise Endowment Fund supports Hartford students in securing financial resources, support services, and opportunities that lead to college success and economic mobility.
  Donate Hartford Public Library Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Hartford Public Library to support its mission of providing free resources that inspire reading, guide learning and encourage individual exploration.
  Donate Hartford Stage Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from the fund will support the Hartford Stage Company in its mission to enlighten, entertain and educate by creating theatrical works of the highest caliber that have a transformative impact on the audience, community and in their field.
  Donate Hartford Symphony Orchestra Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to support its mission to enrich lives and community through great music.
  Donate Hartford Youth Scholars Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will be made to Hartford Youth Scholars to support its mission of creating lifetime opportunities for underserved Hartford children through education by helping highly motivated Hartford students gain access to and graduate from college.
  Donate Hispanic Health Council Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Hispanic Health Council in their mission to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities.
  Donate Intensive Education Academy Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Intensive Education Academy to support its mission of educating students with disabilities.
IEA's mission is to help each student reach their full potential through a nurturing and individualized learning environment.
IEA provides programs for students diagnosed with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Dyslexia, Mild Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Visual or Hearing Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Disabilities, and/or OHI-ADD/ADHD.
Students are encouraged as unique individuals to accept and to value themselves in an academic environment that will motivate, challenge and satisfy each student. Through assessment and development of individualized education programs, students are encouraged to develop their inherent potential in order to prepare for their future. IEA stimulates enthusiasm for learning in a supportive and positive atmosphere.
  Donate Interval House Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will be disbursed to the Hartford Interval House to support its mission of preventing and breaking the cycle of domestic violence.
  Donate Jeff Digel Memorial Endowment Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be granted to Covenant Preparatory School for operating expenses
  Donate Katharine S. Winter Fund No. 2
Established through the Estate of Katharine S. Winter, this fund supports Camp Courant, the Elizabeth Park Conservancy, the Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Special Olympics of CT, the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, FoodShare, Inc., The CT Horticultural Society and the Old State House.
  Donate Marcia L. and John W. Hincks Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be granted to the Renbrook School and the Hartford Stage Company
  Donate Oak Hill Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund supports Oak Hill's mission of partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health and dignity.
  Donate Our Piece of the Pie Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support Our Piece of the Pie in its mission of empowering youth to succeed in education and employment.
  Donate Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund supports the Playhouse Theatre Group's mission of providing quality entertainment at an affordable cost to as broad an audience as possible, embrace and provide opportunity for professional, emerging and community artists, offer educational and outreach opportunities through visiting and/or resident artists and educators.
  Donate Real Art Ways Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support Real Art Ways in its unrestricted use to support its mission as an alternative, multidisciplinary arts organization that presents ands supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new work and creatively engages, builds and informs audiences and communities.
  Donate Riverfront Recapture Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will be disbursed to Riverfront Recapture to support its mission of connecting people with the Connecticut River.
  Donate The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Amistad Center for Art & Culture to support its mission of celebrating and educating on the art and culture of the African Diaspora.
  Donate TheaterWorks Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support TheaterWorks in its mission to produce high quality, contemporary theater that is relevant to our audiences, engages a diverse community and provides insight in to the human experience.
  Donate The Children's Museum Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support The Children's Museum's mission of inspiring life-long learning among children and their caregivers by providing experiential learning programs covering STEAM, health, nature, the environment and other topics.
  Donate The Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund support the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition in its mission of supporting rights and opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Connecticut.
  Donate The Mark Twain House & Museum Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Mark Twain House & Museum to support its mission of carrying on the legacy of Mark Twain to encourage critical thinking and foster literacy, humanity, humor and social justice, and inspiring a love of reading, writing and storytelling.
  Donate Urban League Endow Hartford 21 Fund
Distributions from this fund will support the Urban League of Hartford's mission of eliminating economic disparities rooted in racial injustice.
Donor Advised Endowed Fund
  Donate David and Dorothy Lund Family Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
Donor Advised Fund
  Donate Zayas Law Fund for Arts and Education
This Fund supports youth in their pursuit of art and music education, including but not limited to instrument purchase and/or rental, music, uniforms and music and art lessons.
  Donate Brad and Don Noel Family Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Connor Scott Zieky Fund
This donor-advised fund, established in memory of Connor Scott Zieky, will support a variety of non-profit youth-based programs and scholarships.
  Donate Gifts of Music Fund
This fund provides assistance in the development of musical arts to students in the West Hartford school system.
  Donate Nick Mayer Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Nick Mayer, this fund supports a variety of non-profit organizations, with priority given to youth and high school ice hockey programs and "skaterships" for players exhibiting a passion for the sport and a commitment to playing hockey in high school.
  Donate Town and County Club Fund
This fund was created by members of the Town and County Club in Hartford. It supports adult women in pursuit of higher education, in partnership with an advisory committee of Club members.
  Donate Melissa Joy Molin Memorial Fund
Allen and Laura Molin established this fund in memory of their beloved daughter Melissa Joy who passed away unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident during a winter snowstorm. A graduate of Hall High School, she was a senior at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Melissa had a unique gift with children and had almost completed her BS in Psychology to pursue a career helping children with special needs. In her memory this fund will continue Melissa’s legacy of helping the most vulnerable. A legacy of love and friendship, of reaching out to others, of being a friend to all she met.
  Donate Oz Griebel Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Biagio “Billy” and Jeanne Ciotto Memorial Fund
This fund, created in memory of Billy Ciotto supports charitable causes and programs in the Greater Hartford area.
  Donate Heiner Tostmann Family Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Ivan A. Backer Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Larry Alan Smith Honorary Fund
This fund was established by members of the Julius Hartt Foundation Board of Trustees to honor the many years of Dean Larry Alan Smith’s service and dedication to The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
  Donate Phillips Schreck Family Fund
This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Sean Walter Niland Fund
Created in memory of Sean Niland, this fund supports a variety of non-profit programs in partnership with a fund advisor.
  Donate Summer Arts Festival Endowment Fund
The West Hartford Summer Arts Festival (WHSAF) began in 1977 as a venue for West Hartford high school and college students to perform in high caliber productions of some of Broadway’s most famous musicals and plays. Since its inception, the program has expanded to include participants outside of West Hartford and found its focus centering on musicals. WHSAF prides itself on being a learning experience for those who are interested in various aspects of musical theater including acting, singing, dancing, orchestra, and technical theater.
Field of Interest Endowed Fund
  Donate Latino Endowment Fund
The Latino Endowment Fund is a giving circle examining topics of interest to the Latino community and recommending grants to benefit Latinos in the Greater Hartford region.

While any size gift is important and greatly appreciated, membership to the fund requires a minimum $365 contribution. If you are 30 years of age or younger, there is a reduced membership fee of $150 for the year.
  Donate Black Giving Circle Fund
The Black Giving Circle Fund's mission is to create sustainable change in the Black community by leveraging the philanthropic efforts of donors and celebrating Black philanthropy. Become a member of the Black Giving Circle by making an annual donation of $365.
  Donate Catalyst Endowment Fund
The Catalyst Endowment Fund is a giving circle that brings people together to learn about issues affecting Greater Hartford, and awards annual grants to address those issues. A gift of $500 includes a voting membership (or $250 for a first-time member).
  Donate Carroll Family Fund
Created in memory of James J. Carroll, Jr., this fund will support environmental education in Grades K-12 and conservation of the environment.
  Donate Gladys B. and Robert E. Dunn Fund
Established through the Estates and Trusts of Gladys B. and Robert E. Dunn, this fund supports programs offered for after school activities and tutorial instruction for high school and middle school students, programs that offer assistance to the disabled and elderly, food pantries and scholarships for college study and study abroad programs.
  Donate Joyce C. Willis Fund
This fund supports organizations that encourage a love of learning by engaging children in the arts, such as music, theater, dance and visual arts.
Individual Scholarships Endowed Fund
  Donate Seabury Employee Scholarship Fund
Scholarships from this fund are for employees of Church Home of Hartford, Inc. (Seabury Retirement Community) or their children, graduating high school seniors or adult learners who reside in the 29-town Greater Hartford region and show merit in academics, athletics or artistic endeavors.
  Donate Ernest C. and Laura B. Saeger Wignall Scholarship Fund
This fund provides support to graduating high school seniors or those currently enrolled in four-year institutions who are members of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford and are attending two or four-year colleges or universities.
  Donate Ted and Evelyn Bothur Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from East Hartford High School, who are pursuing a major in aviation or the legal field (including but not limited to a professional as a paralegal, legal assistant, mediator, court reporter and lawyer). Students who are or come from military families will have preference.
Precatory Endowed Fund
  Donate Gladys B. and Robert E. Dunn Fund for Youth Leadership
This fund supports youth-serving organizations that provide local, national and international education and leadership experiences for deserving young people with financial need.
Unrestricted Endowed Fund
  Donate Hartford Foundation General Endowment Fund
Support the Hartford Foundation in its mission to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Greater Hartford region, and to meet the needs of the community as they change over time.
  Donate Margaret Travis Atwood and William I. Atwood Fund
Established through the Estate of Margaret Travis Atwood, this fund supports the mission of the Hartford Foundation by putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.
  Donate William Zola Memorial Fund
Established through the Estate of William Zola, this fund supports the mission of the Hartford Foundation by putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region.
Other Funds