LISC extends our gratitude to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for its partnership of 35 years supporting the revitalization of Hartford, CT. Since 1984, the foundation has provided $9.8 million in grants to LISC to help improve the quality of life for residents across the city. Its support has spanned across several program areas including capacity building, housing, health and public policy.
Augmenting their financial support is the knowledge and guidance we receive from Erika Frank and Judy Rozie-Battle, who serve on LISC’s local advisory committee in Hartford. Their input is critical to our strategic advancement.
In addition to core support for LISC and the Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative, the foundation’s most recent grants support two important efforts – the Hartford Land Bank and our Building for Health initiative. The Hartford Land Bank will transform vacant and abandoned properties into assets for community revitalization, representing a critical need in the area. Building for Health is a cross-sector effort that seeks to align housing, energy and health investments to maximize health outcomes for Hartford residents. We’re excited to solidify these programs to generate greater impact across the city.
Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, notes that “The Hartford Foundation is proud to continue to build upon our partnership with LISC, especially as we embark upon a new strategic focus on inclusive economic and community development and revitalization of Hartford’s most challenged neighborhoods.”
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving works to advance equity and opportunity in the Greater Hartford region by building understanding of local problems, sharing information and putting resources behind effective solutions.