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Beginning January 30th, nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for funding from the Vernon Greater Together Community Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A minimum of $250 and maximum of $10,000 will be awarded in grant funds to one or more proposals. All projects must benefit and serve the residents of Vernon. Preference will be given to projects that focus on underserved populations or sections in Vernon. For further details on project guidelines and how to apply, please visit: www.hfpg.org/vernoncf. Applications will be accepted until March 1. Apply now!
In 2019, the Hartford Foundation established a community fund of $100,000 in each of the 29 towns in the Foundation’s region, including Vernon. In 2022, the Foundation provided an additional $50,000 to each community fund, with $30,000 immediately available for grant making and $20,000 being invested in the funds’ endowments. The purpose of the Greater Together Community Funds is to support residents in taking ownership around the needs in their towns; to encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement; and to anchor the Hartford Foundation in each town. Since then, Vernon Greater Together Community Fund has granted $62,000 for 16 community projects.
In addition to giving grants, the Greater Together Community Funds through the Hartford Foundation allows organizations and individuals to make tax-deductible contributions to any of the 29 Community Funds to support activities in those communities. You can give in honor of a loved one or in memory of someone. All donations to the Vernon Greater Together Community Fund are welcome! For more information, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888, or see:
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding towns. Through partnerships, the Foundation seeks to strengthen communities in Greater Hartford by putting philanthropy in action to dismantle structural racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $948 million since its founding in 1925. For more information, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.