The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) has approved their first round of grants and awarded more than $260,000 to a wide variety of community programs serving Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington.
The foundation’s Board of Directors approved $177,900 in Community Response grant awards to local nonprofits. These are discretionary grants selected by the board to meet a variety of community needs. Grants were made to 11 programs and organizations serving the foundation’s four-town service area.Arts, Culture& Heritage
Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $7,500 to support the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator and Grants & Development Coordinator.
New Britain Museum of American Art, $50,000 to support the Education and Outreach program.
Queen Ann Nzinga Center for Cultural Education & Social Change, $10,000 to support the development of after-school programming.Education
Boys & Girls Club of New Britain, Inc., $10,000 to support Youth Development programs.
Connecticut Students for a Dream, $10,000 to support the UndocuPwer program in New Britain.
Consolidated School District of New Britain, $40,000 to support the SEE, XTREME, and CREATE programs.Community& EconomicDevelopment
Sustainable Connecticut, $5,400 to support the Fellowship Program in Greater New Britain. Health &Human Services
Bread for Life, $5,000 for Development Enhancement Efforts.
Children's Law Center of Connecticut, $10,000 for Legal Representation and Families in Transition programs in Greater New Britain.
Chrysalis Center, $10,000 to support the Community Supportive Housing services in Greater New Britain.
Salvation Army, $20,000 to support the Pathway of Hope program in New Britain.
The Board of Directors also approved three grants from the First Years First Initiative.
$7,500 to CT Council for Philanthropy, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.
$7,500 to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.
$25,000 to Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut.
Also, the community foundation made a $10,000 Capacity Building grant to Bread for Life, Southington.
In addition to these grants, CFGNB has awarded more than $5,000 in sponsorships to local nonprofits for community events that celebrate and promote children and families; arts, culture and heritage; education; and civic engagement.