Passionate People | Community Priorities

The Spark Funds

You could be the spark that ignites a lifetime of possibilities. Your contribution has the power to have an immediate impact on key areas that empower residents to affect change in communities throughout the Greater Hartford region.

Focus Areas

Spark Fund Resident Engagement Initiative

The purpose of this fund is to encourage and support residents to become active participants affecting meaningful change in their neighborhoods. This fund provides small grants for specific resident-led projects, leadership trainings and meetings that bring residents together to achieve their community goals.


Spark Fund Families and Children Initiative

This fund supports services that promote the success of Greater Hartford families and their children, in school and beyond. We have identified specific impactful programs including early literacy initiatives, training for home-based child care providers, and workshops that promote early learning and parent/child engagement.


Spark Fund Work Force Development Initiative

We recognize the need to help workers acquire the skills to launch successful, family-sustaining careers and to help businesses attract and retain the workforce they need to remain competitive. This fund supports programs that provide new skills training, placement and retention services to those with low literacy and limited employment opportunities.

We connect passionate people with community priorities.
We are the community foundation for the Capitol Region of Connecticut—your community foundation—committed to bringing together resources, both human and financial, to improve the lives of all residents. Our work is only possible through the dedication of our partners: donors, nonprofit agencies, professional advisors, and community and business leaders.
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