The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc.



The Legacy Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization is a venture philanthropy focused on addressing disparities in health and education with a specific emphasis on the most challenged demographic areas of Hartford, Connecticut. We focus our energies on creating opportunities. Talent is Universal, Opportunities are Not! We develop and execute ‘owned’ programs that primarily create opportunities to help advance the education pursuits of youth and encourage a proactive approach to health responsibility. Additionally, we invest in and partner with organizations to expand our reach in fulfilling our mission.


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We believe every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. We are doing the ‘heavy lifting’ of helping our youth build a solid foundation for future success. Our academic enrichment program for students annually incorporates a daily after-school curriculum with teachers focused on supplementing the core subjects of Math, Language Arts, and Science with a variety of purposeful and experiential learning opportunities.

Our program highlights include

  • Helping develop the top middle school students at our partner schools, identified by class rank at 8th-grade graduation
  • Producing high school students who enroll in Advanced Placement courses
  • Legacy scholars are provided “camperships” to experience overnight summer camps at regional traditional summer camps
  • We take annual trips to Boston to visit the Freedom Trail, to NYC to visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Museum of Natural History
  • Our scholars participate in golf, yoga, skiing, among other activities and life skills offerings to develop the whole child

Through our dedicated staff and deep connections in greater Hartford and beyond, we have been able to provide enriching opportunities to our Scholars, many who live below the poverty line and many of whom have parents who did not pursue a college education, and some who did not complete high school. We believe college matriculation and completion offers significant advantages for our youth. We are aggressive in building the foundation for future college success for our kids.

Our scholars meet periodically with our in-house college counselor beginning in middle school to engage in our “college-going culture.”

We “Treat Education as if their lives depend on it because the quality of their lives does”!



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