2015 Grants and Initiatives

2015 Grants and Initiatives Total $1,515,240, as of January12th, 2016. This page is updated as grants are awarded. Please check back for additions.

2015 Grants and Initiatives

2015 Grants and Initiatives Total $1,515,240, as of January12th, 2016. This page is updated as grants are awarded. Please check back for additions.

First Years First

We believe that preparing the children of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington for success in school and in life by enhancing their early childhood development education experience is fundamental to any meaningful expression of the Foundation’s mission.

  • Coalition for New Britain’s Youth, $60,000
    from the First Years First Fund for 2015 support of the Coalition’s work in New Britain which focuses on improving the lives of children and youth, birth through age twenty-four.
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $38,000
    for second year funding to maintain three part-time educators to deliver the Parents as Teachers (PAT) programs to fifteen high-risk families.
  • Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, $30,000
    to support staffing, infrastructure, and expenses associated with the implementation of the Community Plan for Southington’s Young Children, aimed at fulfilling the ECCS mission that Southington children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  • Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, $7,500
    from the First Years First Fund to support it’s work with the Office of Early Childhood to create a coordinated system of early care, education, and child development in Connecticut.
  • Family Resource Center of Southington, up to $36,000
    from the First Years First Fund to support the Family Resource Center in Southington (FRCS), including an expansion of services to reach more children and families.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, $30,000
    from the First Years First Fund to support the Central Connecticut Family Literacy Center which provides high-quality literacy programming for low literate parents so they can support their children’s success in school, make progress towards their goals and improve self-sufficiency.
  • Plainville Community Schools (PCS), $2,929
    from the First Years First capacity-building curriculum enhancement grant to support the District’s expanded Pre-Kindergarten program for four year olds during the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Plainville Family Resource Center, $10,000
    as a bridge grant to full funding from the Plainville School District in order to maintain year round staffing and programming at the PFRC.
  • Tunxis Community College, Early Childhood Professional Educators’ Consortium, $10,000
    to continue to provide high quality professional development workshops to early childhood educators.
  • Words and Numbers, $1,650
    from the First Years First Fund to support technical support to the CFGNB for it’s work on the First Years First Initiative.
  • YWCA of New Britain, in partnership with Wheeler Clinic, up to $25,000
    from the First Years First Fund for one-time capital and equipment costs associated with a new Trauma Informed Childcare program that will provide therapeutic child care for high-risk, high-need children involved with the Department of Children and Families.

Sub-total, First Years First Grants, $251,079

Arts, Culture and Heritage

We believe that when the Foundation supports arts, culture and heritage programs, we not only enhance the quality of life for all residents in those communities, but also invest in the long-term economic vitality and well-being of the Greater New Britain area.

  • Berlin-Peck Memorial Library $985
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund an improvisational acting workshop taught by Sea Tea Improv.
  • Berlin-Peck Memorial Library $600
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund summer jewelry making classes for children.
  • Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra $10,000
    From the Andrews-Hicks Memorial, Frances P. Parker, and Georgia Knapp Thomson Funds to hire a part-time Operations Manager.
  • Farmington Valley Trails Council $3,000
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Robert A. and Phyllis T. Mugford, and Georgia Knapp Thomas Fund for a capacity building grant to the to hire a facilitator to lead their planning sessions and retreat to align Board Officers and Directors as they implement a new business plan into expand to nearby communities.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art $50,000
    From the William and Bette Batchelor, J. Edward and Justine B. Melson Family Fund, Talcott Stanley and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Funds to support Education and Outreach programming.
  • New Britain Public Library $2,025
    From the A.W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund classes to teach students how to draw comic books characters and create one page stories.
  • New Britain Symphony Orchestra $10,000
    From the William H. Judd, Jr. and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Funds to support the Executive Director position.
  • Plainville Public Library $1,478
    From the A.W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund photography classes taught by “The Snappy Seniors” Photography Club.
  • Southington Public Library $1,850
    From the A.W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund a summer program based on turning traditional artwork into 3D Printed Materials.
  • Southington Public Schools, $18,202
    From the Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis, William T. Livingston Memorial, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Funds  to support a second year partnership between the Southington Public Schools and the New Britain Museum of Art that will enrich instruction and exposure to the arts for all Southington 3rd graders.
  • Trinity-on-Main $45,000
    From the A.W.Stanley Discretionary Fund for a capacity building grant to hire Interim Executive Directors from Third Sector.

Education

We believe in the saying that “knowledge is power.” When the Foundation invests in education, it is helping to provide citizens with a key that can help open many doors.

  • Consolidated School District of New Britain, $20,000
    From the Spencer P. Torell, Louis G. and Ada C. Amodio Fund for Children, Charles L. Munford, Jr., Memorial, Jeannette Elizabeth Westlake Memorial and Marshall A. Pease Memorial Funds to support the Summer Enrichment Experience to help students avoid summer learning loss.
  •  Consolidated School District of New Britain, $15,000
    From the Anonymous Fund for Education, Elizabeth J. Berry, Con Fed Charitable, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Funds to the to hire a Family Intervention Specialist for the middle schools.
  • Junior Achievement $2,421
    From the Howland Rogers Family Fund to support programming at the New Britain High School Satellite Careers Academy.
  • Southington Public Schools, $4,500
    From the A.W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to provide additional staffing needed to development and implement the Adult Daily Living (ADL) social skills program for highly-functioning students with autism (HFA) at Southington High School.

Health and Human Services

We believe that having access to services that help maintain or improve health, or which help citizens gain access to basic human services, is fundamental to quality of life.

  • Coram Deo Recovery, $15,000
    From the Marjorie Wright Tomlinson and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Funds to hire a part-time Development Director.
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $20,000
    From the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to support case management services for New Britain’s Transitional Winter Shelter.
  • Danosky & Associates $10,000
    From the Catalyst Fund to provide capacity workshops for area non-profit organizations.
  • DataHaven $30,000
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to conduct additional telephone interviews in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville, and Southington for DataHaven’s Statewide Wellbeing Survey.
  • Farrell Treatment Center $5,000
    From the Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to support Dialectical Behavior Therapy training for their staff to treat adults with borderline personality disorders.
  • Friendship Service Center, $15,000
    From the William and Bette Batchelor and Helen M. Lynch Funds to help keep up with the growing number of individuals that need emergency assistance.
  • Friendship Service Center $30,000
    From the Ted and Nancy Johnson, A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Walter H. Dickman, and Johnstone Vance Memorial Funds capital grant to the to match the funds from American Savings Foundation and provide local support required for approval of State funding for an additional 11 units of permanent supportive housing on North Street in New Britain.
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (GNBTPP)/Pathways Senderos, $2,000
    From the Ted and Nancy Howe and Howland Rogers Family Funds to support a new program aimed at increasing college support, matriculation and success.
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut, $150,000
    From the Weld Fund for Capital Needs and A. W. Stanley  Discretionary Fund to support the construction of the new 65,000 square foot outpatient Cancer Center.
  • Plainville Community Food Pantry, $20,000
    From the Anna T. Deutsch, Anna Thornton, Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis and Anonymous Funds for general operating support that will help the Pantry keep up with increased demand for services.
  • Plainville Senior Center, $8,351
    From the Ev and Ethel Herre Memorial and Johnstone Vance Memorial Funds to maintain a part-time staff person to recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • Rebuilding Together New Britain $10,000
    From the Vic and Jane Darnell, Grove Hill Medical Center, A. W. Stanley Discretionary, and William and Bette Batchelor Funds to support the Construction Coordinator position.
  • Sienna Learning Center, $2,500
    From the A. W. Stnaley Discretionary Fund to help accommodate 14 adult learners currently on the waiting list to improve their English speaking and literacy skills.
  • Southington-Chesire Community YMCAs, $50,000
    From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support the YMCA’s Extend the Legacy Capital Campaign, specifically renovation of the YMCA pool.
  • YWCA $10,000
    From the Johnstone Vance memorial Fund to support the Sexual Assault Crisis Service Volunteer Training Program

Sub-total, Community Response Grants: $562,912

Donor Advised Grants

  • Kevin and Christine (Malachowski) Bruemmer Fund
    Farrell Treatment Center
    First Congregational Church of Southington
    Foundation of Special Care for the Autism Center at HSC

    Southington Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Conry Asset Management Charitable Fund
    Foodshare
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program to support the Backpack Program
    New Britain High School, for the Becoming Coach Shaw book project
    YWCA of New Britain for the Homelessness Prevention Program and the Fresh Start Program

    Warm the Children
  • Karen A. Ellsworth Fund
    Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
  • Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, P.C. Fund
    New Britain High School PTO for the All Night Graduation party
    New Britain High School to support NBHS students attending the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Chicago
  • Frank and Ernestine Fraprie Fund
    CCARC, Inc.
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Ronald and Alice Gilrain Fund
    North Central Area Agency on Aging for their Statewide Respite Care Program
    The Cove Center for Grieving Children for family or school-based support of grieving children
  • Susie and Charles Gustin Memorial Fund
    Arbor Rose for resident and staff education on nutrition
  • Benjamin A. Hawley New Britain Day Nursery Fund
    Consolidated School District of New Britain to support the Road to Recovery Program
    New Britain Symphony Society, Inc. to support the Spring 2016 Young People’s Concert
  • Howey Family Fund
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    Klingberg Family Center, Inc.
    Operation Fuel, Inc.

    Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
  • Kindelan Family Fund
    Hoops for Homeless
  • Joan and Charles Leach Fund
    New Britain Family Resource Centers
  • Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain for general support in memory of Angelo Tomasso, Jr.
    Capital Workforce Partners to support the Youth Build Physical Fitness & Nutrition Program
    CCARC, Inc. in support of the 45th Annual Golf Open
    Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, for program funding and breast cancer research
    First Tee of CT
    Foundation of Special Care in support of the 36th annual Children Charities Tournament
    Friends of New Britain High School Football to purchase three new helmets for athletes
    Grace Economic Development Corporation to support the GEDC Block Party
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, for the College Stipend Program
    KinderVision Foundation to support the 3rd annual Greatest Save Celebrity Benefit
    Klingberg Family Centers, Inc. for support of the annual Vintage Motorcar Festival
    New Britain Academy for Health Professions
    New Britain Arts Commission to support the Arts Commission High Voltage Art Project
    New Britain-Berlin YMCA to support the Endless Summer Program
    New Britain High School for NBHS Girls Softball and NBHS Parent’s Music Association for their fundraiser event support
    New Britain High School PTO, for the substance Free All Night Graduation
    New Britain Little League for uniforms, equipment, and registration costs, etc.
    New Britain Youth Football in support of the Junior Hurricanes
    Polish American Foundation of Connecticut for the Annual Little Poland Festival and New Britain’s 35th Dozynki
    Prudence Crandall Center to support the Domestic and Teen Dating Violence Education and Outreach Program
    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, New Britain Family Resource Center
    YWCA of New Britain, for the House of Teens Program

  • New Britain Saturday Night Club Fund
    Mooreland Hill School, Inc.
  • Rathgeber Family Fund
    Mooreland Hill School
  • Roundtable Fund
    YWCA of New Britain for the Fresh Start Program to help fund four awards towards the purchase of household essentials.
  • Schaller Auto World Fund
    Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA) Run for Recovery to support the 2015 Run for Recovery
    Literacy Volunteers of Central CT
    Miracle League of CT to support the Annual Golf Tournament

    Miracle League of Connecticut, for apparel sponsorship of annual golf tournament
    Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. for Scholarship support to students under the age of 20
  • Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain
    Connecticut Hospice Inc.
    Covenant House
    Mary Wade Home, Inc.
    New Britain-Berlin YMCA
    New Britain Museum of American Art, for youth programs
    Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
    Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
    United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, for support of agencies and programs in the area
  • Leonard & Jeannette C. Varkal Fund
    New Britain Public Library, for the acquisition of books on contemporary history
  • The Spirit of Beth Telfer Fund
    Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington
    Southington YMCA for the addition of a newly renovated section in the lobby, “Katie’s Place,” in memory of Katie Dobroczynski.

Sub-total, Donor Advised Grants: $63,930

Designated Grants

  • Anonymous Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, Pulmonary Support Group/Special Care Breath-Takers
  • The Bialkowski Family Fund
    Sacred Heart School, financial aid for students
  • The Bialkowski Family Religious Fund
    Divine Word Missionaries, for training of young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Salesian Missions, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    The Marist Brothers, Inc., for training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Saint Lawrence Seminary, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Oblate Missions of Mary Immaculate, training young persons for priesthood or as missionaries
    Scared Heart Church, for its general purposes
  • Carlson Family Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin, Inc. Fund
    Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin
  • CFGNB Administrative Endowment Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • Greta Rogers Cook Fund
    Klingberg Family Centers New Britain
    New Britain Public Library
  • Fred A. Damiani and Jeannette C. Varkal Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • John Noxon “Nox” and Cherry Howard Fund
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, Inc.
    Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
  • Iaia Fund in Memory of Antonio, Ignazia, Joseph and Paul
    St. Ann Church
  • Curtis and Degi Jennings Fund
    Jefferson Elementary School, for enrichment and extracurricular activities
  • Edith Johnson Fund
    First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, advance the causes of music and young people
    New Britain Area Interfaith Conference, Inc., public education efforts
  • Henry and Christa Juengst Fund
    American Cancer Society, Inc.
    American Diabetes Association, Inc.
    American Heart Association, Inc.
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
    Kensington Congregational Church
    Salvation Army
  • Stanley and Anelia Kustra Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, pediatric programs
    Hartford Hospital, cardiac programs
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, George Bray Cancer Center
    Salvation Army of New Britain
  • Robert J. Loughery Fund
    Sisters of Mercy, Northeast Community
  • Stanley J. Markiewicz Fund
    Archdiocese of Hartford, Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
  • New Britain High School Foundation Fund
    New Britain High School Foundation
  • Myrna M. Pauloz Senior Center Fund
    Berlin Senior Center, to support the physical needs and activities of the organization
  • Myrna M. Pauloz Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain Campus Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, to support medical research relating to inpatient care and to directly benefit inpatient in  other ways
  • Hugh and Lois Penney Fund
    CCARC
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Administrative Endowment
    Connecticut Conference of United Church of Christ
    Friendship Service Center
    Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain
    Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut
    New Britain Museum of American Art
    South Congregational-First Baptist Church
    YMCA of New Britain-Berlin
  • Penneys for the Foundation Fund
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Administrative Endowment
  • Herbert M. and Edyth Woodruff Peterson Fund
    Friendship Service Center
    Salvation Army of New Britain
    South Congregational-First Baptist Church, New Britain
    YMCA of New Britain-Berlin
    YWCA of New Britain
  • Joanne Michelini Pigott Fund
    Berlin Peck Memorial Library, for book acquisition
  • Father John J. Reilley Fund
    Archdiocese of Hartford, Educational Fund
  • Sacred Heart School Fund
    Sacred Heart School, New Britain
  • Joseph and Christine J. Schribert Designated Fund
    American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter
    Arthritis Foundation- Connecticut
    Church of St. Mary
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
    Foundation for Special Care
    Hartford Hospital, to add to the Endowment for Cardiac Programs and research
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut, to benefit the George Bray Cancer Center
    VNA Healthcare, Inc., to provide hospice care to the people of New Britain
  • Southington Library Endowment Fund
    Southington Library Endowment
  • Southington Library Donor Endowment Fund
    Southington Library Endowment Donor Fund
  • Stanley Memorial Church Fund
    Stanley Memorial-Fountain of Life Church
  • The Tanner Family Fund
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Helen P.G. and John C. Vibberts Fund
    New Britain Museum of American Art, for conservation and maintenance of the Sanford B.D. Low Collection
  • John C. and Helen P.G. Vibberts Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, to support Hospital for Special Care
  • The Weld Fund
    American Legion Eddy Glover Post #6
    Art League of New Britain
    Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut River Council, to benefit New Britain Scouts
    Boys and Girls Club of New Britain
    Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
    CONCORA
    Connecticut Theatre Company
    Foundation of Special Care
    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain
    ount Holyoke College
    New Britain Garden Club
    New Britain Industrial Museum
    New Britain Museum of American Art
    New Britain Public Library
    New Britain Symphony Society
    New Britain Youth Museum
    Repertory Theater of New Britain
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Britain
    United Way of New Britain & Berlin, Inc.
    YWCA of New Britain

Sub-Total, Designated Grants: $196,603

Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of $203,210 in scholarships to students from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and other towns.

Sub-total, Scholarships: $203,210

Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin

  • Autism Families CONNECTicut $11,006
    to support Playing on the Spectrum and Friday Night Teen Socials.
  • Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, $11,000
    to fund the Performance Leadership & Unified Service (PLUS) Initiative, a new baton twirling and drill team program for girls.
  • CCARC $20,000
    to support the PEERS program.
  • Children’s Law Center of Connecticut $15,000
    to support the Legal Representation program at the New Britain Court for impoverished children.
  • Coram Deo $20,000
    for its Client Care Program.
  • Foodshare $15,000
    for its Mobile Foodshare program.
  • Friendship Service Center of New Britain $18,000
    to support their Emergency Shelter and Community Kitchen.
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention $20,000
    to maintain and enhance their Violence Prevention and Family Outreach Components.
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut $20,000
    to support the Medical-Legal Partnership Project to improve the health outcomes of low-income and other at-risk children.
  • Klingberg Family Centers, $10,000
    to support the Positive Parenting Program, an evidence based home visiting program for parents and families.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut $10,000
    to support their mission to help adults and families improve their lives through English literacy.
  • Mayor’s Workplan to End Homelessness (c/o YWCA of New Britain) $15,000
    for the Work Plan Coordinator position, Buss Pass Project and Fresh Start Project.
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, $10,000
    to support NBBBS’s Community Based Mentoring Program for children in New Britain and Berlin.
  • Prudence Crandall Center, $20,000
    to support the domestic violence Community Education, Prevention and Outreach Services program.
  • YWCA of New Britain $10,000
    to support the STRIVE program, an after school youth development program dedicated to the healthy development of girls.

Total CCNBB Grants Approved: $225,006

2015 Community Sponsorship Awards From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund

  • Apple Harvest Festival of Southington $1,000
    to support the 47th year of the community festival held October 2-4 & October 9-11, 2015.
  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association $750
    to support “Jazz with Pizzazz”, an evening of music and entertainment featuring the Berlin High School Jazz Band on May 21, 2016.
  • CCARC $500
    to support the 11th Annual “Spring into Fashion” event on April 8, 2016.
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. $500
    to support the 2015 5K Run for Recovery on July 11, 2015.
  • Greater New Britain Arts Alliance $500
    to fund an autumn tour of historical homes in New Britain on October 16, 2015.
  • Good Cause Gifts, A Division of Futures, Inc. $500
    to support the 2015 Fashion Extravaganza, held on November 5, 2015.
  • Hoops for the Homeless $500
    to support the 4th Annual Tournament to end homelessness of children and families in New Britain on April 30, 2016.
  • Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation $250
    to fund the Annual Open House held June 25, 2016.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut $750
    to fund the 14th Annual Scrabble Challenge held May 4, 2016.
  • NBHS Marching Band $500
    to fund the 2015 BENefit, bringing the community together in memory of NBHS graduate, Ben Cheney, on September 12, 2015.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art $1,000
    to fund the 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States held on June 18, 2016.
  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park $750
    to fund the Pumpkin Palooza Trail Walk on October 17, 2015.
  • Plainville Choral Society $750
    to fund a performance of “Pirates of Penzance” showing on May 5, 13, and 14, 2016.
  • Plainville Family Resource Center $500
    to fund the Plainville Family Fest, an admission-free day for families with activities and entertainment, on May 21, 2016.
  • Plainville Wind Ensemble $750
    to support the Spring Concert held on May 15, 2016.
  • Polish American Foundation of CT, Inc. $500
    to support the Dozynki harvest festival August 22-23, 2015.
  • Raising Berlin $250
    to support the annual tree lighting on November 28, 2015.
  • Southington Education Foundation $750
    to support the Fan of the Foundation community event celebrating education in Southington on September 25, 2015.
  • Trinity-On-Main $500
    to fund a Christmas Party with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on December 19, 2015.
  • Welcome to My World Autism $500
    to fund the 1st Annual Autism Awareness Walk held October 3, 2015.
  • Wheeler Regional Family Clinic $500
    to support the 5th Annual Nevratri Dance on November 16, 2015.

Total Community Sponsorship Awards Approved: $12,500