Our Mission

To inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership.

Leader. Partner. Resource. Grantmaker.

Since 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has been the area’s signature resource for those who, like us, aspire to make our community a better place.

The Foundation has been at the forefront of positive community change and charitable impact since The Stanley Works and New Britain Machine pooled $30,000 in gifts before World War II to begin what was then called the New Britain Foundation for Public Giving. Primarily a grant maker for many years, providing funding to support New Britain non-profits and their programs, our Foundation today is leading and collaborating to shape the Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington of tomorrow.

Our more than 200 charitable funds, $45 million endowment and nationally recognized asset management expertise give us the financial wherewithal to continue funding important programs and services. But it is our vision and leadership – be it in early childhood education, the arts, or health and human services – that truly define who we are.

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is a 501(c)(3) public charity and one of the oldest community foundations in the nation. We are one of the first community foundations in the country to comply with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and the only Community Foundation In Connecticut to have attained Platinum Level Participation Status from Guidestar, the Internet’s premier source of nonprofit financial and program accountability information.