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Smart Seed accelerates the transition to a clean and sustainable future. We joined a funding collaborative with two other Connecticut funders, The Common Sense Fund & the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and  together we promote this goal in the state of Connecticut.   

Sustainable CT


Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. An independently funded, grassroots municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides a wide-ranging menu of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward certification. Sustainable CT also provides opportunities for grant funding to help communities promote economic well-being and enhance equity, all while respecting the finite capacity of the natural environment. 


Clean Water Fund

Empowering and Supporting over 50 local Clean Energy Task Forces to develop increasingly more ambitious local clean energy strategies. Helping towns navigate state and utility assistance programs. 

The Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank is the nation’s first green bank. Their goal is to accelerate green energy adoption in Connecticut by making green energy financing accessible and affordable for homeowners, businesses and institutions. Hampshire Foundation supported the Connecticut Green Bank in the development of a sustainable, replicable, and scalable model for financing clean energy investment in low-to-moderate income communities.

Power of Change Award 

An award designed to encourage energy efficiency in government buildings.