Hartford, Connecticut grantees

Lincoln Financial Foundation supports organizations that have an enduring impact on their communities. Grants are awarded by Hartford office employees who determine the needs of their region.

Human Services

Our 2017 Hartford human services grantees are caring for their communities through these programs. 

  • Fidelco – Guide Dog Program 
  • Foodshare Program – Lincoln Financial Mobile Pantry and School Breakfast Project 
  • Hands on Hartford – MANNA Community Pantry for Families, Seniors & Students 
  • HARC – Independent Living Skills and Employment Services 
  • Hartford Interval House – New Beginning Shelter and Children’s Program  
  • House of Bread – Kids Café Program 
  • Loaves & Fishes – Daily Soup Kitchen 
  • Mercy Housing and Shelter – St. Elizabeth House
  • YWCA – Emergency Shelter for Homeless Women 

2017 Arts grantees

Our 2017 Hartford arts grantees are building greater lives in the community with these programs.

  • Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts – Belding Theater and PARTNERS  
  • Charter Oak Cultural Center – Youth Arts Institute 
  • Hartford Performs – Arts Integration Program 
  • Hartford Stage – Connections in Literacy 
  • Hartford Symphony – Link Up! Program 
  • Judy Dworin Performance Project – Bridging Boundaries Arts Intervention Program 
  • TheaterWorks – Impacting Education with Theater 
  • Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford School and Teacher Program 


2016 Education grantees

Our 2016 Hartford education grantees are creating pathways to high school graduation and post-graduation success. 

  • Achieve Hartford – All In! Partnership  
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford – Power Hour: Making Minutes Count 
  • Connecticut Forum – Connecticut Youth Forum
  • Connecticut Invention Convention – Hartford Schools Invention Showcase
  • Family Life Education – A Strong Start: Making Sure Inner-City Children are School Ready  
  • Greater Hartford Consortium for Higher Education – College and Career Readiness  
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – Inspiration to Action After-School Residency Program 
  • Hartford Promise – Data and Research Capacity
  • Hartford Youth Scholars – The Stepping Stone Academy 
  • Junior Achievement – Rawson School Financial Literacy and Career Academy
  • Leadership Greater Hartford – Common Ground Youth Leadership
  • Mark Twain House – Experiential Education 
  • Our Piece of the Pie – Academic Services 
  • Teach For America – Teach For America in the Hartford School District 
  • Village for Families & Children – Early Childhood Learning Center 
  • World Affairs Council – Model U.N. Program 
2016 Economic and workforce development grantees

Our 2016 Hartford economic and workforce development grantees are providing adult education, workforce development and programs aimed at improving the local economy.

  • Billings Forge – Culinary Job Training at The Kitchen 
  • Connecticut Public Broadcasting – Veterans Vocational Training Program
  • Knox Parks Foundation – Green & Healthy: Creating Urban Farming in the Capital City
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford – Career Pathways Program  


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