Strategy & Grants

Our Strategy & Grants

Under a strategic plan adopted in 2012, the Hartford Foundation will make grants and initiate programs that will put geriatrics expertise to work in all health care settings by: advancing practice change and innovation; supporting team-based care through interdisciplinary education of all health care providers; supporting policies, regulations, and a health care infrastructure that promote better care; and developing and disseminating new evidence-based models that deliver better, more cost-effective health care.

The Foundation will organize its grantmaking under five strategy areas:

Criteria for each strategy area are still under development. For more information about the rationale for these strategies, our potential grantmaking priorities, and documents related to the strategic plan, please visit our Strategic Plan page.

Overall criteria for funding include:

  • Focus on the older adult population and inclusion of geriatrics expertise;
  • Potential for national scale and impact; and
  • Potential for leveraging other initiatives and funding sources.

Due to its narrow funding focus, the Foundation makes grants by invitation only.  See our Funding Guidelines for more information.

Information about grants operating under the Foundation’s previous strategic plan can be found under our Legacy Strategies page.