Hartford Area Community Foundation

Working Together, Making an Impact

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Enhancing Our Community

The Hartford Area Community Fund is a charitable endowment established to enhance the vibrancy of our community and improve the quality of life for those who call this special place home. Gifts to the fund grow over time thanks to the benefit of a pooled investment that generates long-term asset growth.

A board of local directors oversees the fund and works hand-in-hand with community members and civic leaders to understand needs and explore opportunities throughout the area. Each year, the board awards grants in support of local nonprofits and community-based projects and ideas. Organizations who serve our youth and senior citizens, as well as those dedicated to important causes such as education, the arts, cultural enrichment, health and safety, and more are all made stronger thanks to support from the Hartford Area Community Fund.

LOCAL GIVING, LOCAL IMPACT

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A grant from the Hartford Area Community Foundation is presented to Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons in support of Troop 40038's project to create a Dog Park in Hartford.

Thanks to the support of generous donors, and through the power of endowment, the Hartford Area Community Foundation has awarded meaningful grants to nonprofits and causes throughout the area since 2011.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Grants from the Hartford Area Community Foundation support projects and programs aimed at enhancing quality of life and addressing important needs throughout our area. Every day, these grants are touching the lives of people right here at home, strengthening our communities and building a brighter tomorrow for future generations.

Past Grants

A grant from the Hartford Area Community Foundation supported the community mural in downtown Hartford.

Past grants from the Hartford Area Community Foundation have supported projects such as the backstop at Tuttle Park, the Amphitheater, signage along the bike and recreation trail, the community mural, a master plan for Downtown Hartford, the Dog Park and more!

Apply for a Grant

The application period for grants from the Hartford Area Community Foundation will open in March 2023.

OUR BOARD

We're grateful to the following community members who volunteer their time to serve on our board:

  • Mark O’Hara, Chair
  • Melissa Caslin, Vice Chair
  • Merlin Goebel, Treasurer
  • Greg Boggs
  • Justin Eich
  • Jesse Fonkert
  • Bob Lutter
  • David Stearns
  • Dianna Tyler

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