Our Initiatives

The Community Foundation continually monitors the communities we serve, responding with new initiatives as needs and opportunities arise.

Aligned with our mission of addressing key community issues through strategic leadership, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is proactive with a portion of its grantmaking funds in order to seek out, create and support projects and initiatives that focus on the broader community as well as 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.

Young Philanthropy Programs

Aligned with our mission of inspiring philanthropy we recognize the need to educate younger generations about the value of contributing one’s time, talent and treasure to support charitable organizations in their community. One way we accomplish this is through innovative social networking opportunities, including social events centered around “GivingTuesday” activities each November in several of the communities we serve.

Capacity Building Programs for Non-Profits

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and American Savings Foundation are working together to offer a series of in-depth capacity building workshops for local non-profit organizations. The workshops are designed to help organizations address the increasingly difficult challenge of sustaining programs and services during lean fiscal times. As part of the Capacity Building Initiative, we will be developing a new lending library for area non-profits to use in our office. The library will provide access to print and online resources to help reduce costs for organizations and the Foundation will provide guidance and instruction in a variety of professional areas.

A Community Foundation’s Role in Disaster Preparedness

An ongoing examination of the role our community foundation should adopt in helping the community prepare for future natural disasters that impact the communities we serve. This examination will include determining the role our foundation would play during and immediately after such an event so that those in need can secure assistance and those who wish to contribute will know how to do so.

For information on any of these initiatives please contact Joeline Wruck, Director of Community Initiatives and Program Services at jwruck@cfgnb.org or at 860-229-6018, ext 307.