Foundation Offers Mini Grants to Support Organizations During Pandemic

New Britain, Conn., August 31, 2020 – The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on operations and programming for non-profit organizations is significant. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) is offering mini grants of up to $2,000 to help organizations make modifications, purchases, changes or improvements that support operations or program delivery because of the pandemic. These grants are not for operational support.

The Foundation will consider grant requests for technology costs, technical support or training to help re-design your program for online delivery or remote work, marketing, communications, or fundraising support, professional services to help with financial planning, social media assistance or funding to produce a video for fundraising or marketing. Grants will also be considered for modifications to physical space or PPE needed to provide services safely, equipment supports need to shift to an online platform or virtual venue, or other ideas as they relate to your organization and its ability to manage operations or programing during this difficult time.

“The pandemic has challenged non-profit organizations in unprecedented ways,” CFGNB President Dave Obedzinski says, “CFGNB has worked hard to respond and support them during this difficult time. This mini grant RFP round is a direct result of feedback we have received on what organizations want and need at this time.”

Eligible applicants must provide a significant level of their services in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, or Southington. Applications are due by September 30, 2020 and can be found at Grant decisions will be made by mid-October.

For questions regarding the grant application or eligibility, please contact Joeline Wruck at or 860.229.6018 ex. 307.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets effectively, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit