2018 Grants & Initiatives 2018-06-27T17:55:47+00:00

2018 Grants & Initiatives

Through June 2018 the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has awarded $851,195 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. “Discovery” memberships are available to first-time members (and their families) for a gift of $50 for the first year, and a “Business” membership offers local businesses the opportunity to engage their employees in local philanthropy. 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.

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.

  • $20,000 to the Consolidated School District of Greater New Britain to support the 2018 Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) to help students in grades 1 through 4 to avoid summer learning loss
  • $30,000 to the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington for operating support during FY 2018-19 as the ECCS fulfils its mission to ensure that all Southington children enter school ready to learn
  • $8,582 to the Plainville Family Resource Network to maintain summer “Play and Learn” playgroups for 40 families and 50+ young children and conduct Parents as Teachers home visits.

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.

Sub-Total, Community Initiatives Grants: $58,582

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.

  • Southington Community Cultural Arts, $18,500
    from the Alix W. Stanley Charitable Fund, Catharine McHenry Rogers Fund, and Georgia Knapp Thomson 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.

  • Connecticut Main Street Center, $12,500
    from the William H. Judd, Jr. Fund, Joseph A. Mlynarski, MD, Memorial Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support work to further transit-oriented development planning and implementation in Kensington Village
  • Rebuilding Together New Britain, $15,000
    from the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, Anna Thornton Fund, Walter H. Dickman Fund, and Elizabeth J. Berry Fund to replace equipment and upgrade technology

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.

  • Connecticut Science Center, $15,200
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund and Anna T. Deutsch Fund to provide professional development for Next Generation Science Standards educators in Plainivlle and Southington
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $40,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Louis G. and Ada C. Amodio Fund for Children, Anonymous Fund for Education, Justus S. and Lillian F. Beach Fund, and Charles L. Munford, Jr., Memorial Fund to support XTREME and CREATE, summer programs designed to help diminish the achievement and enrichment gap
  • First Tee Program of Connecticut, $15,000
    from the J. Edward and Justine B. Melson Family Fund, William T. Livingston Memorial Fund, Ted and Nancy Howe Fund, Jeannette Elizabeth Westlake Memorial Fund, Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support golf cirriculum in the Consolidated School District of New Britain
  • Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, $10,000
    from the William E. Attwood Jr. Fund, Marshall A. Pease Memorial Fund, Vic and Jane Darnell Fund, and Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis Fund for JA Pathways to Careers, a new program at Berlin High School

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.

  • Columbus House Inc., $7,500
    from the Ev and Ethel Herre Memorial Fund and Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to support case management for seniors at The Jefferson
  • Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, $5,000
    from the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund and Anonymous Fund to provide Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training to area police departments
  • Klingberg Family Centers, Inc., $17,600
    from the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, Ronald and Alice Gilrain Fund, and Georgia Knapp Thomson Fund to evaluate the gaps in services for those on the Autism spectrum and offer training for providers
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., $12,000
    from the Junior League of Greater New Britain Funds and Spencer P. Torell Fund, Robert A. and Phyllis T. Mugford Fund for security enhancements
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, $25,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Vicenta Alverio Memorial Fund, William and Bette Batchelor Fund, and Bernard McAvay Fund for Emergency Assistance Plan to aid Hurricane Survivors from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands facing potential homelessness in our four towns
  • YWCA of New Britain, $30,000
    from the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, and Helen M. Lynch Fund for Building Hope Together to support the Homelessness Prevention Program and Work Plan Coordinator position

Sub-total, Community Response Grants: $223,300

Donor Advised Grants

  • Conry Asset Management Charitable Fund:
    • $1,000.00 to the Mooreland Hill School for general operating support.
  • Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund
    • $300.00 to the New Britain Legacies youth basketball program
    • $500.00 to the Race CF Inc. Race Cystic Fibrosis Program
    • $1,000.00 to the New Britain Fagan Jr. Baseball League’s youth baseball program
    • $5,000.00 to New Britain High School Parents Music Association for new madrigal costumes
    • $300.00 to Grace C.M.E. Church in support of the Connie Wilson Collins Gala
    • $1,000.00 to Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    • $2,500.00 to Coram Deo in support of the annual banquet
  • Round Table Fund
    • $1,000.00 to New Britain-Berlin YMCA for general purposes in memory of Selden Kenneth Griffen, III
  • The Perra Family Fund
    • $1,000.00 to the Hill-Stead Museum for general operating support.

Sub-Total, Donor Advised Grants: $13,600

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: $199,812.70

Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of $219,400 in scholarships to students from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and other towns.

Sub-total, Scholarships:$219,400

Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin

Total CCNBB Grants Approved: $136,000

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

  • Arc of Southington, $500
    to support the Annual Variety Show

Total Community Sponsorship Awards Approved: $500