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Enfield Community Fund Seeks Advisory Committee Nominees
April 1, 2022 (ENFIELD) -- In 2019, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving established $100,000 community funds for each of the 29 towns in the Foundation’s region, which includes the town of Enfield. The purpose of the community funds is to support residents in taking ownership around the needs in their towns, encourage broad and inclusive civic engagement and anchor the Hartford Foundation in each town.
Town residents will play a lead role in deciding how their community funds will be used. Each town’s community fund will be handled by an advisory committee of town residents that must be inclusive, representative and reflective of all the residents of the community. The Advisory Committee will identify community needs and design a grantmaking process aimed to ensure that the community funds can have the greatest impact for the benefit of town residents. Hartford Foundation staff will provide guidance on topics such as inclusion, participatory decision making, grantmaking and fund development, as needed.
In order to establish the initial Advisory Committee, a Selection Committee has been formed to conduct broad outreach to town residents informing them of the opportunity to be a part of this advisory committee and accepting nominations. To request an application for the Enfield Community Fund Advisory Committee, please email SelectionECF@gmail.com; visit the Hartford Foundation website at www.hfpg.org/Enfield; or pick up a paper copy at the Enfield Public Library or Senior Center. Deadline for application submission is April 30, 2022. Completed applications may be submitted by mail, email or dropped off at either Enfield Public Library or the Enfield Senior Center.
The community funds also create an opportunity for organizations and individuals to make tax- deductible contributions to any of the 29 Community Funds to support their towns. There have been a number of contributions to other Greater Together Community Funds and all donations are welcome both large and small.
To learn more about the Greater Together Community Fund, or to make a contribution to the Enfield Community Fund, log onto www.hfpg.org/communityfunds, and click on the Enfield tab.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $750 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit https://www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.