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Fund Name   Description
Current Use Funds
Action Fund for Racial Justice Donate 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.
Action Fund for Arts and Culture Donate 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.
Action Fund for Basic Human Needs Donate 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).
Action Fund for Civic and Resident Engagement Donate 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.
Action Fund for Employment Opportunities Donate 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.
Action Fund for Higher Opportunity Neighborhoods Donate 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.
COVID-19 Response Fund Donate The Hartford Foundation created the COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020 to deploy resources to Greater Hartford residents who were most significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund continues to evolve along with the needs of our community and is focused on proactive investments in 2021, such as vaccine outreach and distribution, reducing inequities due to lost learning and more. Please note that the Hartford Foundation will reimburse the COVID-19 Response Fund for transaction and administrative fees so that 100% of your donation will support the community
Designated Endowment Fund
Ida L. Hartenberg Charitable Fund Donate 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.
Hall High School Fund for the Common Good Donate 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.
American School for the Deaf Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Bated Breath Theatre Fund Donate Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Bated Breath Theatre Company for their unrestricted use.
Bushnell Park Foundation Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Chrysalis Center, Inc. Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Chrysalis Center, Inc. for its unrestricted use to support its mission.
Connecticut Explored Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this Fund shall be awarded to Connecticut Explored, Inc. for its unrestricted use to support its mission.
Connecticut Foodshare Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund support the Connecticut Foodshare in its mission of serving those who are food insecure.
Connecticut Historical Society Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Connecticut Science Center Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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
Covenant Preparatory School Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Doug and Jane Cramphin Teaching Excellence Award at Renbrook School Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund will support the Renbrook School in its mission of supporting teachers and teaching excellence at the school.
Girls for Technology Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Grace Academy Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
HARC Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Hartford Promise Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Hartford Public Library Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Hartford Stage Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund shall be disbursed to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra to support its mission to enrich lives and community through great music.
Hartford Youth Scholars Endow Harford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Hispanic Health Council Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Interval House Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Jeff Digel Memorial Endowment Fund Donate Distributions from this fund shall be granted to Covenant Preparatory School for operating expenses
Oak Hill Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Real Art Ways Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Riverfront Recapture Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund will be disbursed to Riverfront Recapture to support its mission of connecting people with the Connecticut River.
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
TheaterWorks Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
The Children's Museum Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
The Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
The Mark Twain House & Museum Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Urban League Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund will support the Urban League of Hartford's mission of eliminating economic disparities rooted in racial injustice.
Designated Fund
Elizabeth Park Conservancy Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund support the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in its mission of caring for the gardens and grounds of Elizabeth Park.
Intensive Education Academy Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate 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.
Our Piece of the Pie Endow Hartford 21 Fund Donate Distributions from this fund support Our Piece of the Pie in its mission of empowering youth to succeed in education and employment.
Donor Advised Fund
Zayas Law Fund for Arts and Education Donate 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.
Brad and Don Noel Family Fund Donate This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
Connor Scott Zieky Fund Donate This donor-advised fund, established in memory of Connor Scott Zieky, will support a variety of non-profit youth-based programs and scholarships.
Gifts of Music Fund Donate This fund provides assistance in the development of musical arts to students in the West Hartford school system.
Nick Mayer Memorial Fund Donate 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.
Town and County Club Fund Donate 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.
Melissa Joy Molin Memorial Fund Donate 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.
Oz Griebel Fund Donate This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
Biagio “Billy” and Jeanne Ciotto Memorial Fund Donate This fund, created in memory of Billy Ciotto supports charitable causes and programs in the Greater Hartford area.
Ivan A. Backer Fund Donate This fund supports a variety of nonprofit programs, in partnership with a fund advisor.
Larry Alan Smith Honorary Fund Donate 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.
Sean Walter Niland Fund Donate Created in memory of Sean Niland, this fund supports a variety of non-profit programs in partnership with a fund advisor.
Donor Advised Fund - Buildup
Carla Williams Memorial Fund Donate Established in memory of Carla Williams, this fund supports organizations that help those who deal with Sickle Cell disease.
Field of Interest Endowed Fund
Latino Endowment Fund Donate 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
Black Giving Circle Fund Donate 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.
Catalyst Endowment Fund Donate 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).
Carroll Family Fund Donate Created in memory of James J. Carroll, Jr., this fund will support environmental education in Grades K-12 and conservation of the environment.
Individual Scholarships Endowed Fund
Seabury Employee Scholarship Fund Donate 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.
Precatory Endowed Fund
Gladys B. and Robert E. Dunn Fund for Youth Leadership Donate 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
Hartford Foundation General Endowment Fund Donate 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.
Other Funds