Community Chest Grants

Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin Awards Grants

$109,000 in Funds Awarded to Seven Area Non-Profit Programs

New Britain, Conn., July 15, 2015 – The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, recently awarded a total of $109,000 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations and programs.

At its June meeting, the Community Chest Board of Directors awarded grants to the following programs:

Boys and Girls Club of New Britain:
An $11,000 grant to fund the Performance Leadership & Unified Service (PLUS) Initiative.

Friendship Service Center of New Britain: An $18,000 grant to support the Center’s Emergency Shelter and Community Kitchen.

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention: A $20,000 grant to maintain and enhance the program’s Violence Prevention and Family Outreach components.

Hospital of Central Connecticut: A $20,000 grant to support the Medical-Legal Partnership Project to improve health outcomes for low-income and other at-risk children.

Klingberg Family Centers: A $10,000 grant to support the Positive Parenting Program.

Nutmeg Big Brother Big Sisters: A $10,000 grant to support NBBBS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program in New Britain and Berlin.

Prudence Crandall Center: A $20,000 grant to support the Center’s Community Education and Prevention Services.

Known as the Community Chest since its founding in 1919 and more recently as the United Way of New Britain and Berlin, today’s Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. A local and independent Board of Directors identifies and invests resources in programs and initiatives that benefit the New Britain and Berlin communities.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.