About The Fund

The Fund for Greater Hartford, a private, independent foundation, believes in the power of stakeholders working together to ensure children in our region are academically and socially proficient. The Fund provides thought leadership and financial support to nonprofit organizations and collaborations that apply best practices to their work and demonstrate measurable outcomes.

Specifically, The Fund for Greater Hartford believes that every child deserves a strong foundation in which to grow and develop. We know from research that children who reach age-appropriate developmental milestones enter kindergarten with the skills needed to learn and grow socially. We understand the importance of children reading on grade level through grade 3 and how this empowers a child to use reading to learn academically. We also understand that students in fourth grade through graduation need different kinds of support that allow them to develop their own sense of independence and self-esteem; two traits of success that will carry them through and beyond their high school years.

The Fund for Greater Hartford believes that every child deserves a strong foundation in which to grow and develop.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

The Board of Trustees of the Fund for Greater Hartford is made up of thirteen diverse individuals from our region. The Board exercises strict fiduciary responsibility, as well as all governance oversight.

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A Long, Storied History

The Fund for Greater Hartford, then known as The Hartford Courant Foundation, was started in 1950, with its incorporation as public foundation. Under the leadership of the Courant’s publisher and president, John R. Reitemeier.

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Grant Information

The Fund provides thought leadership and financial support to nonprofit organizations and collaborations that apply best practices to their work and demonstrate measurable outcomes.

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Important Dates

We have provided a listing of the important dates for our three grants: The Trauma-Informed Practice Fund, Letter of Intent and Transition Grant Cycle. Click on the button below to learn more.

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Key Partnerships

The Fund for Greater Hartford, a private, independent foundation, believes in the power of stakeholders working together to ensure children in our region are academically and socially proficient.

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