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for Programs that Benefit the Local Black Community

Black Giving Circle Grant Program

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - Black Giving Circle Fund (BGC)

Deadline Date:

09/29/22 11:59 PM


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Grant of up to $30,000 to a Connecticut nonprofit organization to support projects and programs that benefit the Black community in eligible locations. Funding is intended to respond to ongoing needs related to social disparities and to support transformative and creative strategies that build upon the Black community’s strengths and assets to address these needs. Requests can be for any program/project enhancement or strengthening, equipment/capital project, or capacity-building need within the Greater Hartford community.

Eligibility is restricted to organizations with a demonstrated record of service to the Black community and the funding requested should be for programs/projects that clearly and intentionally serve a majority of Black participants.

Eligible funding requests must focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Establishing a new or innovative program/service
  • Expanding access to an existing program/service
  • Enhancing current practices
  • Purchasing equipment and/or renovation improvements
  • Building agency infrastructure that advances the Black community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195910

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $30,000

Term of Contract:

One year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fund will consider proposals from organizations or collaborative proposals by multiple organizations that have a successful record of serving the Black community in the Greater Hartford region. All applicants must be federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or use a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3).

The applicant/co-applicants must demonstrate a track record of serving a majority of Blacks and detail how the proposed project builds upon that success.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline is September 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
BGCF Grantmaking Meeting: October 24, 2022

Applicants under consideration will be invited to present at the virtual grantmaking meeting on October 24, 2022 and give brief presentations of the proposed project to members of the Black Giving Circle Fund. The presentation will be up to 10 minutes and presenters should be prepared to answer questions about the proposal.

Applying for and/or being awarded the Black Giving Circle Fund grant will not preclude any agency from being eligible to apply or receive any other Hartford Foundation for Public Giving grant award.

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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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Please direct any questions or clarifications to Willona Amoakoh ( or Chari Chester Anderson (

Any technical questions should be directed to Grants Administration (

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

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USA: Connecticut: Greater Hartford

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