The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain wants to share a unique and affordable opportunity for local residents to come together and make an impact in their community. Now entering its 18th year, membership for Catalyst 2021 is now open.
Catalyst members meet three times a year to enjoy a light meal and learn about a member-chosen issue facing their community. Members consider funding requests from charitable organizations addressing that issue and choose a grant recipient to receive up to $12,500.
First time “Discovery” members are able to join with a gift of $50 for their first year of membership; this membership increases to $250 following the first year. A “Business” membership, one that is sponsored by an employer, is $250 and offers local businesses the opportunity to engage their employees in local philanthropy.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership.
In its 18 years of existence, Catalyst Fund members have awarded over $184,000 to a variety of programs meeting important needs and addressing difficult challenges in the community.
A downloadable brochure and application form are available at cfgnb.org/catalyst-fund. Membership donations can be paid by check or through the foundation’s website, cfgnb.org. For more information, contact Joeline Wruck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-229-6018, ext. 307.