Community Sponsorship Awards 2019-11-20T16:53:36+00:00

Community Sponsorship Awards

The Community Foundation Sponsorship Awards program supports community special events that make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.

Supporting Vibrant, Engaged Communities

Fairs, festivals and similar community celebrations bring people together, build pride and inject life into our town squares and neighborhoods. They are often at the top of the list of things that distinguish our communities and our quality of life.

Recognizing the unique role that such celebrations play in making Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington special, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Community Sponsorship Awards Program offers financial support to nonprofit organizations conducting community special events that are consistent with the Foundation’s goal to make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has adjusted our Community Sponsorship Awards program for 2020. During 2019 we experimented with a trial-run of accepting applications on a rolling-basis. However, some organizations were unable to submit their applications early enough and by the later part of the year our funds became limited.  With that said, we are readjusting our process for 2020 and we will have quarterly deadlines.  Please see the 2020 Community Sponsorship application schedule below. Understanding that some organizations may hold their event outside of our four-town service area to take advantage of a certain venue or discounts we’ve also adjusted our guidelines to allow for consideration of events held outside of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. You will be notified of our decision on your application no later than one week following the deadline.

 2020 Event Sponsorship Application Schedule

Event Period                                          Deadline

01/01/20 – 03/31/20                           Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

04/01/20 – 06/30/20                         Monday, March 2, 2020

07/01/20 – 09/30/20                         Monday, June 1, 2020

10/01/20 – 12/31/20                           Monday, August 31, 2020

Fairs, festivals and similar community celebrations bring people together, build pride and inject life into our town squares and neighborhoods. They are often at the top of the list of things that distinguish our communities and our quality of life.

Recognizing the unique role that such celebrations play in making Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington special, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Community Sponsorship Awards Program offers financial support to nonprofit organizations conducting community special events that are consistent with the Foundation’s goal to make our communities better places to live, work and raise a family.

♦ Preference will be given to community events that celebrate and promote children and families; arts, culture and heritage; education; and civic engagement.

♦ Events should take place in our four-town service area or the organization applying must provide rationale for why the event is taking place elsewhere.

♦ Events must recognize the support of the Community Foundation in the form of publicity, advertising or other visibility to as wide an audience as possible.

♦ Community Sponsorship Award requests should not exceed $500.

♦ Community Sponsorship Awards are limited to one award per organization/event per year.

For more information, please e-mail Office Manager and Scholarship Associate Candice Tabone. For a complete list of past years’ Community Sponsorship Awards, please visit our Grants & Initiatives pages.