Competitive Grant to Engage, Educate & Organize Greater Hartford Residents
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to announce a competitive grant opportunity designed to engage, educate and organize Greater Hartford residents on issues of housing segregation and pathways to more inclusive housing development in both urban and suburban communities.
High opportunity neighborhoods are defined by a variety of factors including low unemployment, better performing schools, lower crime, and greater availability of quality, affordable housing stock. Children growing up in high opportunity neighborhoods generally have better opportunities for upward economic mobility, as well as better health outcomes and higher educational attainment.
Through its strategic plan focused on reducing racial, geographic, and income disparities, the Hartford Foundation seeks to increase the numbers of current Hartford residents living in higher opportunity neighborhoods. The Foundation believes this must be achieved both by increasing the opportunity level of Hartford neighborhoods through increased investment and by increasing the agency of Hartford residents to choose to move to other higher opportunity areas throughout the Greater Hartford region.
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. The proposal should outline activities to support educating and/or organizing residents around issues of housing segregation and pathways to more inclusive housing development in their local communities.
Residents of Hartford. The proposal should outline activities to support educating and/or organizing residents around issues of housing quality and neighborhood investment in the City 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.
Form of Support: The Hartford Foundation is open to requests for support of resident-led efforts in individual towns ($2,500 – $5,000) that may include, but are not limited to, stipends for volunteers, contracting professional speakers or other professional services, materials, marketing, or costs for virtual or in-person convenings (as long as they are in compliance with all federal and state public health regulations).
The Hartford Foundation is also open to requests from nonprofits for projects that support resident-led efforts in multiple towns (up to $25,000) that may include, but are not limited to, staffing, contracting for services, materials, marketing, or costs for virtual or in-person convenings (as long as they are in compliance with all federal and state public health regulations).
Funded proposals will be asked to track and report on the following outputs:
educational content created (if applicable);
number of residents engaged;
frequency and type of engagement;
qualitative reporting on feedback and/or action items identified by residents.
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.
Funded organizations may be asked to participate in up to two remote learning opportunities focused on sharing local resources and best practices.
They encourage applicants to consider any adaptations or costs that might be required to comply with state and federal COVID-19 safety regulations and to incorporate flexibility in requests.
Any technical questions regarding completing the online application should be directed to Grants Administration at the email provided on their official page.
Applicants should complete all required questions on the online application. Each agency is invited to submit one proposal.
For more information, visit https://www.hfpg.org/nonprofits/opportunities/grants