2016 Grants and Initiatives

2016 Grants and Initiatives Total $1,387,521.90 as of December 31, 2016. This page is updated as grants are awarded. Please check back for additions.

2016 Grants and Initiatives

2016 Grants and Initiatives Total $1,387,521.90 as of December 31, 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.

  • Up to $5,000 to the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth to match funds provided by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading to integrate Vroom materials, tools and resources into the community in order to support parent success and improve school readiness.  Vroom materials and resources make it easy for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 to have a positive impact on their child’s brain development by turning everyday moments into “brain building” moments.
  • $50,000 to the Coalition of New Britain’s Youth for support of the Coalition’s work in New Britain which focuses on improving the lives of children and youth, birth through age twenty-four.
  • $10,000 to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for enhanced outreach, education and advocacy to improve and better coordinate early childhood services for children and families.
  • $17,556 to the Consolidated School District of New Britain to fund 2,960 hours of parent educator services to provide Parents as Teachers personal visits and supports to enhance parent capacity and promote health childhood development and school eradiness for 15 families.
  • $20,000 to the Consolidated School District of New Britain to support the 2016 Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) to help New Britain students in grades 1 through 4 to avoid summer learning loss.
  • Up to $30,000 to the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington to support staffing, infrastructure, and expenses associated with the implementation of the Community Plan for Southington’s Young Children, aimed a fulfilling the ECCS mission that Southington children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  • Up to $20,000 to the Family Resource Center of Southington for general operating support.
  • $7,500 to the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative to continue the work of the Collaborative which aims to support the creation of a coordinated system of early care, education and child development in Connecticut.
  • $40,000 to Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut 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.
  • $23,261 to Plainville Community Schools to enhance early learning opportunities for preschool students during their literacy rotation by adding five iPads to seven classrooms and purchase non-fiction, culturally diverse literature, dress up clothes, and related pretend-play items.
  • $2,934 to the Plainville Family Resource Center to provide the Conscious Discipline series to Plainville parents and educators.
  • $35,000 matching grant to Southington Public Schools to support 2016-2017 school year programming at the Family Resource Center of Southington.
  • $5,000 to the Tunxis Early Childhood Professional Educators Consortium to support professional development programming for members of the early care and education work force.

Sub-total, First Years First Grants, $266,251

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, $4,620
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, to fund family dance mob classes.
  • Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $7,500
    from the Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis Fund to provide second year support of the part-time Operations Manager and to fund marketing for the 20th anniversary season.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, $60,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Justus S. and Lillian F. Beach, and Talcott Stanley Funds to support the Outreach and Education Program.
  • New Britain Public Library, $1,550
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, to fund hip-hop dance classes for children and young adults.
  • Plainville Public Library, $1,500
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, to fund classes to help maintain childhood stress with yoga, meditation, art, and gardening.
  • Plainville Public Library, $3,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Walter H. Dickman, and Marjorie Wright Tomlinson Funds, to purchase materials for a puppet theater and take home kits for families.
  • Shakesperience Productions, Inc., $10,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Ted and Nancy Johnson, and Robert A. and Phyllis T. Mugford Funds, to provide a Curricular Enhancement Program for students in the New Britain Public School System.
  • Southington Public Schools, $7,200
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Ronald and Alice Gilrain, and Andrews-Hicks Memorial Funds, for the third year support of a partnership between the Southington Public Schools and the New Britain Museum of American Art that will enrich instruction in and exposure to the arts for all Southington 3rd graders.

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.

  • New Britain Academy for Health Professions, $15,000
    from the Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund, Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund, Vic and Jane Darnell Fund, Ronald and Alice Gilrain Fund for general operating support.
  • New Britain High School Academy of Finance, $17,000
    from the Jeannette Elizabeth Westlake Memorial, Georgia Knapp Thomson, and Anonymous funds for a capital grant to create financial skills labs.
  • New Britain ROOTS, $10,000
    from the William T. Livingston Memorial Fund, Spencer P. Torell Fund, and Spencer P. Torell FundCon Fed Charitable Fund to hire an AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) member for the 2016-2017 year to aid in its organizational development.
  • New Britain Satellite Careers Academy, $2,800
    from the Vincenta Alverio Memorial Fund to fund programs and projects for young Latina Women in the Youth & Leadership Empowerment Group.
  • ParaDYM Academy, $15,000
    from the J. Edward and Justine B. Melson Family, Ted and Nancy Howe, Charles L. Munford, Jr., Memorial, Frances P. Parker, and Howland Rogers Family Fund for ParaDYM Academy to expand their afterschool program to include music and coding modules.
  • Siena Learning Center, $9,000
    from the Ted and Nancy Johnson Fund, A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to accommodate SLC’s waiting list and extend Wi-Fi throughout the classroom spaces.

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.

  • The Ana Grace Project, $15,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Grove Hill Medical Center, and Howland Rogers Family Funds, for Capacity Building to hire a capacity building grant to hire a fund development consultant.
  • Bread for Life, $50,000
    from the Weld Fund for Capital Needs, and Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund for a 1:1 matching grant towards BFL’s new building.
  • Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, $15,000
    from the Louis G. and Ada C. Amodio Fund for Children, Junior League of Greater New Britain Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support the Legal Representation and Families in Transition programs in New Britain.
  • Coalition for New Britain’s Youth, up to $10,000
    from the William E. Attwood Jr., Elizabeth J. Berry, Con Fed Charitable, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary funds to support the cost of having New Britain represented as a finalist in Denver for the All-America City Award, an award given annually by the National Civic League to ten communities in the United States and recognizing cities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.
  • Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, $5,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support the Working Cities Challenge.
  • Danosky & Associates, $1,800
    from the Development Consortium Fund of Greater New Britain for additional capacity building training for non-profit organizations who participated in a spring 2016 session funded by the Catalyst Fund.
  • Friendship Service Center, $10,000
    from the William and Bette Batchelor Fund and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for the Emergency Needs Program.
  • Jerome Home, $7,500
    from the William and Bette Batchelor Fund to increase the Good Life Fitness Program’s community outreach and evaluation efforts.
  • Family Promise, $10,000
    from the Catalyst Fund to help establish this program in central Connecticut and alleviate the issue of child and family homelessness.
  • Living in Safe Alternatives, Inc. (L.I.S.A.), $10,000
    from the Anonymous Fund, A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, and A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to hire a consultant and create a strategic plan.
  • Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., $15,000
    from the Helen M. Lynch Fund, Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund, and Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund for general operating support.
  • Plainville Senior Citizens Center, $15,808
    from the Ev and Ethel Herre Memorial, Anna T. Deutsch, Georgia Knapp Thomson, and Robert A. and Phyllis T. Mugford Funds to maintain a part-time office assistant.
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., $5,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Elizabeth J. Berry, and William H. Judd, Jr. Funds, to replace PCC’s outdated phone system.
  • Senior Transportation Services, $10,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary, Donald W. And Virginia C. Davis, and Anna Thornton Funds,
    for Capacity Building to expand STS’s Services and the Transportation Coordinator’s hours.
  • YWCA of New Britain, $20,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Con Fed Charitable Fund, and Joseph Mlynarski, MD, Memorial Fund, to support the Homelessness Prevention Program and Work Plan Coordinator position.

Sub-total, Community Response Grants: $364,273

Donor Advised Grants

  • The Andrews and Woznis Families Fund
    Friendship Service Center
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    New Britain Academy for Health Professions
    Human Resource Agency of New Britain, Inc.
  • The Bombaci Family Fund
    YPI, Inc.
  • Kevin and Christine (Malachowski) Bruemmer Fund
    Foundation of Special Care, to support Manes and Motions and the Autism Center
    New Britain Public Library
    Farrell Treatment Center
    Southington Congregational Church
    Southington Public Library
    Friendship Service Center
  • Conry Asset Management Charitable Fund
    New Britain Symphony Society, Inc.
  • Friendship Service Center for the Adopt a Family Program
  • Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, P.C. Fund
    New Britain High School PTO for the All Night Graduation party
  • Gilrain Family Fund
    North Central Area Agency on Aging
    The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc.
  • Howey Family Fund
    Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
    Operation Fuel, Inc.
    Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    Klingberg Family Centers, Inc.
  • Kindelan Family Fund
    Hoops for the Homeless
  • Lasher Fund in Memory of Douglas S. Lasher
    Early Childhood Initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund
    New Britain High School Parents Music Association, for the 2nd Annual “Gala Night of Great Music and Food”
    Grace C.M.E. Church, for the CWC Scholarship Fund Gala
    Capital Workforce Partners, for the New Britain Youth Build Program and the two week Mental Toughness Program
    Boys & Girls Club of New Britain, Inc.
    YWCA of New Britain, for the House of Teens Program
    Cover With Love, Inc, in support of the Community Block Party
    Polonia Business Association, in support of the Little Poland Festival
    New Britain High School PTO, for the Substance Free All Night Graduation
    New Britain Police Athletic League, to fund a single-sided digital print banner
    Klingberg Family Centers, in support of the Annual Car Show
    New Britain High School Athletic Department, in support of purchase of equipment for the boys’ Tennis and the Softball programs
    The Foundation of Special Care, in support of the Pediatric Unit of the Hospital for Special Care

    City of New Britain, in supoprt of the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Scholarship Fund
    New Britain High School, in support of the Tebucky Jones Golf Classic, which will support the NBHS Football Program
    Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (KOHOE) Centers, in support of the 2016 Latin Festival
    New Britain Roots, Inc., to support the Mobile Farmer’s Market
    CCARC, in support of the 46th Annual Charity Golf Open
    Polish American Foundation, to support the 36th Annual Dozynki Festival
    Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, to support their one-to-one mentoring program
    New Britain Downtown District, in support of the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of William Riemer
    Chrysalis Center
  • Benjamin A. Hawley New Britain Day Nursery Fund
    New Britain Symphony, for the 2017 Young People’s Concert
    Consolidated School District of New Britain, for the Road to Recovery Program
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, for the St. Mark’s Food Pantry
    Warm the Children Fund, for warm winter clothing for city children in need
  • New Britain Saturday Night Club Fund
    New Britain Industrial Museum
  • Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin, Inc. Fund
    Coram Deo, to help support program expansion
    New Britain Industrial Museum
    Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut 
    Foundation of Special Care/Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp
    Warm the Children Fund, to buy winter coats for needy children in New Britain, CT
  • Round Table Fund
    New Britain Industrial Museum, in memory of Horace Van Dorn
    New Britain High School Parent’s Music Association, for the band uniform drive
  • Schaller Auto World Fund
    Boys & Girls Club of New Britain, Inc., in memory of Angelo Tomasso
    Miracle League of Connecticut, for the Annual Golf Tournament
    New Britain High School, to fund uniform shirts for students
    Center for Children’s Advocacy
    CFGNB, in memory of John Pescosolido

    Boy Scouts of America, CT Rivers Council, to support the Mark Twain Hall of fame Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
    Tunxis Community College Economic Foundation, for scholarship support for students under the age of 20
  • Stanley and Bernice Shepard Fund
    The Connecticut Hospice, for the Tree of Life Fund for the Palliative Care Teaching Hospital
  • Spirit of Beth Telfer Memorial Fund
    Southington Family Resource Center

Sub-total, Donor Advised Grants: $103,517.26

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: $189,318.64

Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of $198,100 in scholarships to students from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and other towns.

Sub-total, Scholarships: $198,100

Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin

  • Arts for Learning $10,000 to provide afternoon experiential arts integration programming for the Summer Enrichment Experience Program in New Britain
  • Boys and Girls Club $17,700 to launch an initiative called Peer-to-Peer: Game Room Socialization.
  • CCARC $20,000 in support of the Personal Education and Enrichment through Respite Services (PEERS) Program
  • Center for Children’s Advocacy $15,000 for the Medical Legal Partnership Program
  • Coalition for New Britain’s Youth $12,500 for the Coalition Collective Impact Project
  • Connecticut Mental Health Affiliates $5,500 to support staff training in the Marschak Interaction Method at CMHA’s New Britain Child and Family Services.
  • Coram Deo $20,000 for the Client Care Program
  • Foodshare $15,000 in support of their work to address hunger in the New Britain community, through the Mobile Foodshare Program
  • Friendship Service Center $20,000 for the Emergency Shelter and Community Kitchen.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central CT $10,000 for general operating support to maintain and enhance their long-term, comprehensive, results-cased teen pregnancy prevention program.
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention $10,000 of general operating support to maintain and enhance their long-term, comprehensive, results-cased teen pregnancy prevention program.
  • Mayor’s Workplan to End Homelessness $15,000 for a new Work Plan Coordinator Position
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters $10,000 for their Community-Based Mentoring Program.
  • Prudence Crandall $20,000 for Community Education and Prevention Services.
  • Queen Ann Nzinga $10,000 to support their Nzinga’s Watoto community education program.
  • ROOTS $10,000 for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market to provide residents with low access to healthy food.
  • Trinity-On-Main $7,500 to replace unsafe theater carpeting.
  • Veteran’s Inc. $13,412 for a new Resident Advisor position.
  • YWCA Strive $10,000 to support their youth development program.

Total CCNBB Grants Approved: $251,612

2016 Community Sponsorship Awards From the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund

  • The Arc of Southington, $750
    to support the 5th Annual Variety Show
  • Autism Families CONNECTicut, $500
    to support the Sparkling Celebration Gala
  • CCARC, $500
    to fund the 12th Annual “Spring into Fashion” event
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $500
    to fund the 2nd Annual Run for Recovery
  • Good Cause Gifts, $500
    to fund the Fashion Extravaganza
  • Hospital for Special Care, $1,000
    to support the 75th Anniversary Gala
  • Light of Hope Ministries, $500
    to fund the 2nd Annual Women of Hope Conference
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, $750
    to fund the Annual Scrabble Challenge
  • New Britain High School Band Parent Music Association, $500
    to support the Marching Band Fundraiser Gala
  • New Britain High School Marching Band, $250
    to support the 5th Annual BENefit
  • New Britain Latino Coalition, $1,000
    to fund the 2016 Latin Festival
  • New Britain Youth Theater, $500
    to support “Elf the Musical”
  • PARC, $250
    to support the Annual Thanksgiving Bowling Classic
  • PARC, $350
    to fund the Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk
  • Plainville Choral Society, $750
    to fund A Motown Musical Review performance
  • Plainville Wings and Wheels, $500
    to support the 5th Annual Fly-In and Car Show
  • Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, $1,000
    to fund the 5th Annual Little Poland Festival
  • Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, $1,000
    to fund the Dozynki Polish Festival
  • Southington Apple Harvest Festival, $1,000
    for the 37th Annual Festival
  • Town of Southington, $500
    in support of the White Christmas event
  • Village of Plantsville, $500
    to fund Halloween in the Village
  • YMCA Southington, $450
    to support the 2016 Apple Harvest Road Race
  • YWCA of New Britain, $900
    to fund their Yule Boutique

Total Community Sponsorship Awards Approved: $14,450