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The Betty Knox Foundation makes grants to programs where a small amount will have a big impact.

How to Apply

Since 1966, this foundation has honored Betty Knox’s vision for the City of Hartford by investing in its neighborhoods, its people and its rich racial, ethnic and cultural traditions. Today, The Betty Knox Foundation continues this work by responding quickly to community organizations in need.

The Betty Knox Foundation funds innovative projects that enhance our city and improve the lives of people in it. We also serve as a funder of last resort and as a source of emergency funding to help non-profits address unexpected budget shortfalls.

We invite you to learn more about our small grants program, our current funding priorities and our grant application process.


Thank you Betty Knox Foundation for helping RiseUP bridge the transportation gap that many students in Hartford face. The Betty Knox Foundation has awarded RiseUP a grant to pay for our Scholars’ bus passes to get to RiseUP University and other events.

The RiseUP Group

Thank you to the Betty Knox Foundation for supporting CRIS Radio and our CRISKids for Schools program in Hartford. The support allowed Kennelly School teacher Lauren Lieberman to have classroom print materials custom recorded for her students with special needs.

CRIS Radio

Betty Knox Foundation support this year allowed Hartford Performs to provide 346 Hartford Public School students with memorable, meaningful arts education experiences that spark their creativity, keep them engaged in their learning and inspire their academic success.

Hartford Performs

Congratulations to the whole Hartford City Ballet team who worked so hard and diligently to receive support from the The Betty Knox Foundation! The growth of ballet training and performances in Greater Hartford and throughout Connecticut will continue and grow. And thank you to The Betty Knox Foundation for this inaugural support!

Hartford City Ballet