2017 Grants & Initiatives 2018-01-25T14:31:37+00:00

2017 Grants & Initiatives

In 2017 the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of  $1,209,119.67  in grants and scholarships. Thank you for your support!

The Catalyst Program

Catalyst is a “giving circle” of local citizens who seek to learn about community issues in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. Anyone can become a part of this group by making a contribution of $250 to the Catalyst fund and completing a membership form. Members gather three times per year to learn about a member-chosen issue facing their community, and to consider funding requests from charitable organizations addressing the issue. The year concludes with a grant of up to $10,000. The topic chosen for 2017 was “Workforce of the Future.”

  • $10,000 to Plainville Community Schools to hire a part time job coach for the newly developed Plainville Alternative Learning Center to help students who are behind in credit achievement and/or who may not have a clear direction for their post-secondary life to receive job training, preparation and employment.

Community Initiatives

The CFGNB is proactive with a portion of its grant making in order to seek out, create and support projects and initiatives that focus on the broader community as well as the non-profits that serve the community. By being strategic and investing resources in this manner, the foundation fulfills its community leadership goal of defining challenges and investing in solutions.

  • 5,000 to the YWCA of Greater New Britain to bring Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a psychiatrist and researcher associated with Columbia University, to New Britain to support a day of learning and leadership training designed to increase city leader and resident understanding of how trauma is affecting New Britain, to offer solutions to move forward as a more “trauma-informed” city.

First Years First

We believe that preparing the children of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington for success in school and in life by enhancing their early childhood development education experience is fundamental to any meaningful expression of the Foundation’s mission.

  • $75,000 to the Coalition of New Britain’s Youth for for backbone support for the work of the Coalition ($55,000) plus an additional ($20,000) to support Parents and Voices Empowering New Britain (PAVE-NB), a parenting group dedicated to empowering parents for the benefit of their children.
  • $10,000 to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance to support a project in our four towns with two components: 1) to provide early childhood policy monitoring and mobilization and 2) infant/toddler data and stakeholder development.
  • $20,000 to the Consolidated School District of New Britain to support the 2017 Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) to help New Britain students in grades 1 through 4 to avoid summer learning loss.
  • $7,500 to the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative to continue the work of the Collaborative which aims to support the creation of a coordinated system of early care, education and child development in Connecticut.
  • $40,000 to Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut to support the Central Connecticut Family Literacy Center which combines ESL or GED classes with literacy playgroup for children under age 5 of adult education students.
  • $4,799 to the Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) to maintain summer “Play and Learn” playgroups for 40 families and 50+ young children.
  • $20,733 to Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) for staffing to enable the PFRN to maintain its level and quality of programming in the face of State budget cuts and to provide the Conscious Discipline series to Plainville parents and educators.
  • $35,000 to the Southington Public Schools, Family Resource Center of Southington to match funding from the Southington Public Schools to support 2017-18 programming, fall through summer.

Sub-Total, Community Initiatives Grants: $228,032

Arts, Culture and Heritage

We believe that when the Foundation supports arts, culture and heritage programs, we not only enhance the quality of life for all residents in those communities, but also invest in the long-term economic vitality and well-being of the Greater New Britain area.

  • Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $12,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Vic and Jane Darnell Fund, Frances P. Parker Fund, Justus S. and Lillian F. Beach Fund and Talcott Stanley Fund to hire a part-time Individual and Corporate Giving Manager.
  • New Britain Industrial Museum, $5,000
    from the Weld Fund for Capital Needs to offset expenses associated with relocation.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, $50,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Anonymous Fund and J. Edward and Justine B. Melson Family Fund for the Education and Outreach program.
  • New Britain Symphony Society, Inc., $10,000
    from the Walter H. Dickman Fund and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for capacity building support and increased marketing.
  • New Britain Youth Theater, $13,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Catharine McHenry Rogers Fund, William T. Livingston Memorial Fund, and Ted and Nancy Howe Fund for the start-up of an all-inclusive theater program.
  • Shakesperience Productions, Inc., $10,000
    from the J. Edward and Justine B. Melson Family Fund and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for a Curricular Enhancement Program in the Consolidated School District of New Britain.
  • Southington Community Cultural Arts, $25,000 from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Grove Hill Medical Center Fund, Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis Fund, Anna Thornton Fund, Spencer P. Torell Fund to expand All Access, an arts program that provides accessibility to all, but especially to people with disabilities.

Community & Economic Development

We believe that supporting community and economic development efforts adds to the strength and stability of neighborhoods and the citizens that live within them.

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of N.B. Inc., $25,000
    from the Andrews-Hicks Memorial Fund, William and Bette Batchelor Fund, and Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to fund staff support for the Community Building and Engagement Program.
  • YWCA of New Britain, $30,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Vicenta Alverio Memorial Fund, and Junior League of Greater New Britain Funds to support the new East Side multi-partner teen center.

Education

We believe in the saying that “knowledge is power.” When the Foundation invests in education, it is helping to provide citizens with a key that can help open many doors.

  • The Ana Grace Project, $12,000
    from the Marshall A. Pease Memorial Fund and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to retain a fund development consultant.
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $36,000
    from the Alix W. Stanley Charitable Fund, Charles L. Munford, Jr., Memorial Fund, Jeannette Elizabeth Westlake Memorial Fund, Anonymous Fund, Georgia Knapp Thomson Fund to support the start-up of Excellence Through Real-World Experiences and Maximizing Energy (XTREME), an expansion of SEE for middle school youth.
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $12,000
    from the Alix W. Stanley Charitable Fund and Walter H. Dickman Fund for a Family Intervention Specialist to increase attendance at Pulaski Middle School.
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $7,500
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for Hurricane Maria Needs such as uniforms, winter clothing, hygiene supplies and school supplies for children coming from Puerto Rico.
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc., $15,000
    from the Howland Rogers Family Fund, Robert A. and Phyllis T. Mugford Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for Pathways to Learning the Language of Math to enhance math tutoring for Pathways participants.
  • JASON Learning, $10,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for Next Generation Science Standards professional development opportunities in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Inc., $20,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, William H. Judd, Jr. Fund, Ted and Nancy Johnson Fund, and Elizabeth J. Berry Fund to support growth for community partnerships.
  • Plainville Community Schools, $5,800
    from the Anna T. Deutsch Fund for Linden Street School to create a useable learning space including an outdoor classroom and reading courtyard.
  • The Children’s Museum, $5,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund and William E. Attwood Jr. Fund for Science Achievement for All programming in the Consolidated School District of New Britain.

Health and Human Services

We believe that having access to services that help maintain or improve health, or which help citizens gain access to basic human services, is fundamental to quality of life.

  • CCARC, Inc., $15,000
    from the William and Bette Batchelor Fund and Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to hire a development consultant for an upcoming capital campaign.
  • Central Connecticut State University, $500
    from the Margaret (Rau) and Rudolph Kloiber Memorial for Goal Ball equipment, a sport designed for individuals with visual impairments.
  • Children in Placement of Connecticut, Inc., $5,000
    from the Louis G. and Ada C. Amodio Fund for Children, and Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to expand the Children in Placement volunteer program.
  • Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, $15,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund and Con Fed Charitable Fund for the Legal Representation and Families in Transition programs in New Britain.
  • Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund, $10,000
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for relief efforts after the first responders leave Puerto Rico.
  • Friendship Service Center, $20,000
    from the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund and Helen M. Lynch Fund  for the Emergency Needs Program to keep up with growing number of individuals that need emergency assistance.
  • PARC-Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, $10,000
    from the Bernard McAvay Fund, Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, and Weld Fund for Capital Needs to renovate one bathroom at the facility so it is ADA approved.
  • Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., $20,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Marjorie Wright Tomlinson Fund, and Anna T. Deutsch Fund for operating support and staff training.
  • Plainville Senior Citizens Center, $8,200
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, and Ronald and Alice Gilrain Fund for a second year of funding of the part-time Office Assistant.
  • Senior Transportation Services, $7,500
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Joseph A. Mlynarski, MD, Memorial Fund, and Ev and Ethel Herre Memorial Fund to expand STS’s Services and the Transportation Coordinator’s hours.
  • Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, $7,500
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund and Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund for the LIVESTRONG Program.

Sub-total, Community Response Grants: $422,000

Donor Advised Grants

  • Bombaci Family Fund
    New Britain Youth Football and Cheer
    YPI, Inc.
  • Kevin and Christine (Malachowski) Bruemmer Fund
    Arbor Rose, in memory of Jean Malachowski
    First Congregation Church of Southington
    Farrell Treatment Center
    Southington Community Cultural Arts
    Connecticut Breast Health Initiative
    YWCA of New Britain, STRIVE Program
  • Conry Asset Management Charitable Fund
    Mooreland Hill School
  • Karen A. Ellsworth Fund
    Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
  • Frank and Ernestine Fraprie Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    CCARC, Inc.
  • Susie and Charles Gustin Memorial Fund
    Warm the Children Fund of New Britain
    Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Inc.
    New Britain Public Library
    Human Resources Agency of New Britain, for the Osgood Food Pantry
  • Kindelan Family Fund
    Hoops for the Homeless
  • Lasher Fund in Memory of Douglas S. Lasher
    First Years First Initiative, CFGNB
  • Joan and Charles Leach Fund
    New Britain Family Resource Center, for the Early Childhood Program
  • Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund
    New Britain High School, Judith K. Greco Scholarship Fund
    New Britain High School Parents Music Association, for the 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser
    New Britain Parks and Recreation

    New Britain Youth Football and Cheer, for the 11u Team competing in the Regional Championships
    Race CF, Inc., in support of the New Britain based Race
    Grace C.M.E. Church, for the 2nd Annual CWC Scholarship Gala
    Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, for the 2017 Race in the Park
    New Britain Legacies, for the Youth Development and Basketball Program
    Polish American Foundation of CT, for the 6th Annual Little Poland Festival
    New Britain High School Boys Tennis, to purchase new equipment and instructors
    Coram Deo, in support of their 10th Anniversary
    Polish Language School, for the 2017 trip to Poland
    New Britain Latino Coalition, for the 2nd Annual Latin Festival
    New Britain High School, for the All Night Graduation
    Klingberg Family Centers, in support of the 25th Annual Vintage Motorcar Festival
    New Britain High School, Mark Carr Memorial Scholarship
    Petit Family Foundation, for the golf tournament
    Foundation of Special Care, for the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic
    CCARC, Inc., for the 47th Annual Golf Open
    The Cystic Fybrosis Foundation CT for Will’s Fundraising Goal
    New Britian-Berlin YMCA, for Endless Summer VIII
    Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, for the Tee Sponsorship
    Friends of NBHS Football, for a program book donation
    Bike New Britain, Inc.
    New Britain Chamber of Commerce, in support of the 104th Annual Meeting
    New Britain High School Marching Band
    Greater New Britain Arts Alliance
    ParaDYM Academy, for the after school programs
    YWCA of New Britain, for the House of Teens
    New Britain Little League
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliary
    Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, for the Immigrant Hall of Fame
    Warm the Children Fund of New Britain
    New Britain Lady Junior Hurricanes, for the Hartford CYO League
  • Benjamin A. Hawley New Britain Day Nursery Fund
    New Britain Symphony Society, Inc. for the Young People’s Concert 2018
    Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. to benefit the children
    Consolidated School District of New Britain, to support school expenses of Hurricane Maria victims
  • Maria Pietrantuono Fund
    New Britain Academy for Health Professions
  • Rathgeber Family Fund
    Mooreland Hill School
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin, Inc. Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, for the Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp
  • Schaller Auto World Fund
    Miracle League of Connecticut, in support of the Annual Golf Tournament
    Girls on the Run Greater Hartford, Girl Power Sponsorship for the 2017 Event
    Tunxis Community College Foundation, for scholarship support for students under the age of 20
  • Spirit of Beth Telfer Memorial Fund
    Southington Community Cultural Arts
  • Leonard W. and Jeannette C. Varkal Fund
    New Britain Public Library, for books related to contemporary history
  • Raymond and Frances Wolski Family Fund
    Consolidated School District of New Britain, to implement and support the Student Leadership Program

Sub-Total, Donor Advised Grants: $76,106.83

Designated Grants

  • Anonymous Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, Pulmonary Support Group/Special Care Breath-Takers
  • The Bialkowski Family Fund
    Sacred Heart School, financial aid for students
  • The Bialkowski Family Religious Fund
    Divine Word Missionaries, for training of young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Salesian Missions, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    The Marist Brothers, Inc., for training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Saint Lawrence Seminary, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Oblate Missions of Mary Immaculate, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Scared Heart Church, for its general purposes
  • Carlson Family Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin, Inc. Fund
    Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin
  • CFGNB Administrative Endowment Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • Greta Rogers Cook Fund
    Klingberg Family Centers New Britain
    New Britain Public Library
  • Fred A. Damiani and Jeannette C. Varkal Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • John Noxon “Nox” and Cherry Howard Fund
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, Inc.
    Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
  • Iaia Fund in Memory of Antonio, Ignazia, Joseph and Paul
    St. Ann Church
  • Curtis and Degi Jennings Fund
    Jefferson Elementary School, for enrichment and extracurricular activities
  • Edith Johnson Fund
    First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, advance the causes of music and young people
    New Britain Area Interfaith Conference, Inc., public education efforts
  • Henry and Christa Juengst Fund
    American Cancer Society, Inc.
    American Diabetes Association, Inc.
    American Heart Association, Inc.
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
    Kensington Congregational Church
    Salvation Army
  • Stanley and Anelia Kustra Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, pediatric programs
    Hartford Hospital, cardiac programs
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, George Bray Cancer Center
    Salvation Army of New Britain
  • Robert J. Loughery Fund
    Sisters of Mercy, Northeast Community
  • Stanley J. Markiewicz Fund
    Archdiocese of Hartford, Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
  • New Britain High School Foundation Fund
    New Britain High School Foundation
  • Myrna M. Pauloz Senior Center Fund
    Berlin Senior Center, to support the physical needs and activities of the organization
  • Myrna M. Pauloz Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain Campus Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, to support medical research relating to inpatient care and to directly benefit inpatient in  other ways
  • Hugh and Lois Penney Fund
    CCARC
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Administrative Endowment
    Connecticut Conference of United Church of Christ
    Friendship Service Center
    Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain
    Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut
    New Britain Museum of American Art
    South Congregational-First Baptist Church
    YMCA of New Britain-Berlin
  • Penneys for the Foundation Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Administrative Endowment
  • Herbert M. and Edyth Woodruff Peterson Fund
    Friendship Service Center
    Salvation Army of New Britain
    South Congregational-First Baptist Church, New Britain
    YMCA of New Britain-Berlin
    YWCA of New Britain
  • Joanne Michelini Pigott Fund
    Berlin Peck Memorial Library, for book acquisition
  • Father John J. Reilley Fund
    Archdiocese of Hartford, Educational Fund
  • Sacred Heart School Fund
    Sacred Heart School, New Britain
  • Joseph and Christine J. Schribert Designated Fund
    American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter
    Arthritis Foundation- Connecticut
    Church of St. Mary
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
    Foundation for Special Care
    Hartford Hospital, to add to the Endowment for Cardiac Programs and research
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, to benefit the George Bray Cancer Center
    VNA Healthcare, Inc., to provide hospice care to the people of New Britain
  • Southington Library Endowment Fund
    Southington Library Endowment
  • Southington Library Donor Endowment Fund
    Southington Library Endowment Donor Fund
  • Stanley Memorial Church Fund
    Stanley Memorial-Fountain of Life Church
  • The Tanner Family Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Helen P.G. and John C. Vibberts Fund
    New Britain Museum of American Art, for conservation and maintenance of the Sanford B.D. Low Collection
  • John C. and Helen P.G. Vibberts Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, to support Hospital for Special Care
  • The Weld Fund
    American Legion Eddy Glover Post #6
    Art League of New Britain
    Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut River Council, to benefit New Britain Scouts
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
    CONCORA
    Connecticut Theatre Company
    Foundation of Special Care
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain
    ount Holyoke College
    New Britain Garden Club
    New Britain Industrial Museum
    New Britain Museum of American Art
    New Britain Public Library
    New Britain Symphony Society
    New Britain Youth Museum
    Repertory Theater of New Britain
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Britain
    United Way of New Britain & Berlin, Inc.
    YWCA of New Britain
  • SUB-TOTAL, DESIGNATED GRANTS: $273,747.84

Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of $196,720 in scholarships to students from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and other towns.

Sub-total, Scholarships: $196,720

Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin

  • Arts for Learning Connecticut, $15,000 to provide afternoon experiential arts integration programming for the Summer Enrichment Experience program in New Britain
  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association, $750 to support Jazz with Pizzazz
  • Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, Inc., $5,000 for the Peer-to-Peer: Game Room Socialization initiative
  • CCARC, Inc., $20,000 to fund the PEERS Program
  • Children’s Law Center of Conneceticut, $7,500 for an expansion of the Legal Representation and Families in Transition (FIT) Programs
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $500 to fund the Annual Run for Recovery
  • Coram Deo, $20,000 to support the Client Care Program
  • Conneceticut Breast Health Initiative, $250 to support the 14th Annual Race in the Park
  • Farmington High School, $10,000 to support the Vance Village Elementary School Tutoring Program
  • Foodshare, $20,000 to support the Mobile Foodshare Program
  • Friendship Service Center, $20,000 to support the emergency shelter and community kitchen
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, $10,000 of general operating support to maintain and enhance their long-term, comprehensive, results-cased teen pregnancy prevention program
  • Hoops for the Homeless, $500 to support the 5th Annual Basketball Game
  • Klingberg Family Centers, Inc., $10,000 to support the Positive Parenting Program
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc., $10,000 for general operating support
  • New Britain Downtown District, $500 to support the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone
  • New Britain High School Marching Band, $250 to support the 6th Annual BENefit
  • New Britain Latino Coalition, $750 to sponsor the 2nd Annual Latin Festival
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, $500 to fund the 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
  • New Britain ROOTS, $13,500 for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market to provide residents with low access to healthy food
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, $10,000 for their Community-Based Mentoring Program
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., $20,000 for Community Education and Prevention Services
  • Queen Ann Nzinga Center, $500 to fund the Constance (Connie) Renee Wilson-Collins Exceptional Women Concert
  • Senior Transportation Services, $15,000 to expand transportation services in New Britain and Berlin
  • Veteran’s Inc., $16,765 for a Resident Advisor position at the housing facility in New Britain
  • Welcome to My World Autism, $500 to fund the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Day Walk
  • YWCA New Britain, $750 to fund the Women in Leadership Luncheon
  • YWCA New Britain, $15,000 to support the STRIVE Program

Total CCNBB Grants Approved: $243,265

Community Sponsorship Awards From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund

  • Arc of Southington, $500
    to support the Annual Variety Show
  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association, $500
    to fund Jazz with Pizzazz
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $500
    to sponsor the Annual Run for Recovery
  • Good Cause Gifts, $750
    to sponsor the Fashion Extravaganza
  • Grace C.M.E. Church, $750
    for the 3rd Annual Connie Wilson Collins Gala
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, $350
    to support the 19th Annual Pathways Walkathon
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, $750
    to fund the annual fundraising event
  • New Britain High School, $713
    to fund the t-shirts for Fall for Success
  • New Britain High School Parent Teacher Organization, $500
    to support the All Night Graduation Party
  • New Britain Museum of American Art,  $500
    to fund the December Holiday Party
  • New Britain Youth Museum, $500
    to support the Great Pumpkin Festival
  • New Britain-Berlin YMCA, $500
    to sponsor the Endless Summer honoring Betty Fumiatti
  • Plainville Choral Society, $750
    the fund performances of “Maritime Musical Review”
  • Plainville Family Resource Network, $750
    to sponsor Plainville Family Fest
  • Polish American Foundation, $1,000
    to fund the Annual Little Poland Festival
  • Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, $450
    to sponsor the Apple Harvest Festival Road Race
  • Southington Education Foundation, $500
    to sponsor the Spring for Education event
  • Town of Southington, $1,000
    to fund the White Christmas Apple Ornament
  • Village of Planstville Associate, $750
    to support Halloween in the Village
  • YWCA of New Britain, $500
    to fund Winter Wonderland

Total Community Sponsorship Awards Approved: $12,513