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Community Education and Organizing Around Housing Segregation Grant

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Programs Related to Inclusive Housing Opportunities

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for educational programs related to housing equity and inclusiveness. Funding is intended to support projects and activities that educate and engage local residents about issues related to housing segregation, housing choice and quality, and pathways to more inclusive housing development in both urban and suburban communities. Eligible programs benefit the Greater Hartford area.

Activities to be conducted in the proposal may target any one of the following populations:

  • Residents of towns within the Hartford Foundation’s funding region with less than 10% affordable housing including: Andover, Avon, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hebron, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, West Hartford,  Wethersfield, Windsor, or Windsor Locks. 
  • Residents of Hartford. 
  • Residents who are persons of color throughout the region. The proposal should outline activities to support educating and/or organizing residents around issues of housing affordability, quality, and choice.

All proposals will be asked to describe to what extent activities are resident-led and/or informed. Priority will be given to proposals that promote the leadership of Hartford residents and residents who are persons of color. 

Funded proposals will be asked to track and report on the following outputs: 1) educational content created (if applicable), 2) number of residents engaged, 3) frequency and type of engagement, 4) qualitative reporting on feedback and/or action items identified by residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192533

Number of Grants:

5 - 8 grants of varying sizes.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Resident-led efforts in individual towns: $2,500 – $5,000
- Nonprofits that support resident-led efforts in multiple towns: up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Activities should be implemented over one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All nonprofits with a 501c3 designation engaged in eligible activities that are located in or provide significant services in the Greater Hartford region are eligible to apply. Community groups, including faith-based groups that do not have a 501c3 tax status, are encouraged to apply through a fiscal agent.

The Foundation does not fund legislative lobbying and does not support or oppose candidates for public office or make expenditures related to election ballots.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 23, 2020.

Grants will be announced on or before November 20.

Funded organizations may be asked to participate in up to two remote learning opportunities focused on sharing local resources and best practices.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions can be directed to Erika Frank at

Technical questions about the online application should be directed to Grants Administration at

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

Grant Coverage Areas:

Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks

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