2017 Grants and Initiatives

2017 Grants and Initiatives Total $746,066.84 as of October 1, 2017. This page is updated as grants are awarded. Please check back for additions.

2017 Grants and Initiatives

2017 Grants and Initiatives Total $746,066.84 as of October 1, 2017. 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.

  • $20,000 to the Consolidated School District of New Britain to support the 2017 Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) to help New Britain students in grades 1 through 4 to avoid summer learning loss.
  • $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.
  • $4,799 to the Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) to maintain summer “Play and Learn” playgroups for 40 families and 50+ young children.
  • $35,000 to the Southington Public Schools, Family Resource Center of Southington to match funding from the Southington Public Schools to support 2017-18 programming, fall through summer.

Sub-total, First Years First Grants, $67,299

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.

  • Southington Community Cultural Arts, $25,000
    from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, Grove Hill Medical Center Fund, Donald W. and Virginia C. Davis Fund, Anna Thornton Fund, Spencer P. Torell Fund to expand All Access, an arts program that provides accessibility to all, but especially to people with disabilities.

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, School Readiness Council, $36,000
    from the Alix W. Stanley Charitable Fund, Charles L. Munford, Jr., Memorial Fund, Jeannette Elizabeth Westlake Memorial Fund, Anonymous Fund, Georgia Knapp Thomson Fund to support the start-up of Excellence Through Real-World Experiences and Maximizing Energy (XTREME), an expansion of SEE for middle school youth.
  • Plainville Community Schools, $5,800
    from the Anna T. Deutsch Fund for Linden Street School to create a useable learning space including an outdoor classroom and reading courtyard.

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.

Sub-total, Community Response Grants: $66,800

Donor Advised Grants

  • Bombaci Family Fund
    New Britain Youth Football and Cheer
    YPI, Inc.
  • Kevin and Christine (Malachowski) Bruemmer Fund
    Arbor Rose, in memory of Jean Malachowski
  • Kindelan Family Fund
    Hoops for the Homeless
  • Lasher Fund in Memory of Douglas S. Lasher
    First Years First Initiative, CFGNB
  • Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund
    New Britain High School, Judith K. Greco Scholarship Fund
    New Britain High School Parents Music Association, for the 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser
    New Britain Parks and Recreation

    New Britain Youth Football and Cheer, for the 11u Team competing in the Regional Championships
    Race CF, Inc., in support of the New Britain based Race
    Grace C.M.E. Church, for the 2nd Annual CWC Scholarship Gala
    Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, for the 2017 Race in the Park
    New Britain Legacies, for the Youth Development and Basketball Program
    Polish American Foundation of CT, for the 6th Annual Little Poland Festival
    New Britain High School Boys Tennis, to purchase new equipment and instructors
    Coram Deo, in support of their 10th Anniversary
    Polish Language School, for the 2017 trip to Poland
    New Britain Latino Coalition, for the 2nd Annual Latin Festival
    New Britain High School, for the All Night Graduation
    Klingberg Family Centers, in support of the 25th Annual Vintage Motorcar Festival
    New Britain High School, Mark Carr Memorial Scholarship
  • Schaller Auto World Fund
    Miracle League of Connecticut, in support of the Annual Golf Tournament
    Girls on the Run Greater Hartford, Girl Power Sponsorship for the 2017 Event

Sub-total, Donor Advised Grants: $26,000

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: $273,747.84

Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain awarded a total of $187,470 in scholarships to students from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington and other towns.

Sub-total, Scholarships: $187,470

Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin

  • Arts for Learning Connecticut, $15,000 to provide afternoon experiential arts integration programming for the Summer Enrichment Experience program in New Britain
  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association, $750 to support Jazz with Pizzazz
  • Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, Inc, $5,000 for the Peer-to-Peer: Game Room Socialization initiative
  • Children’s Law Center of CT, $7,500 for an expansion of the Legal Representation and Families in Transition (FIT) Programs
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $500 to fund the Annual Run for Recovery
  • CT Breast Health Initiative, $250 to support the 14th Annual Race in the Park
  • Farmington High School, $10,000 to support the Vance Village Elementary School Tutoring 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
  • Hoops for the Homeless, $500 to support the 5th Annual Basketball Game
  • Klingberg Family Centers, Inc., $10,000 to support the Positive Parenting Program
  • New Britain High School Marching Band, $250 to support the 6th Annual BENefit
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, $500 to fund the 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
  • New Britain ROOTS, $13,500 for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market to provide residents with low access to healthy food
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, $10,000 for their Community-Based Mentoring Program
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., $20,000 for Community Education and Prevention Services
  • Queen Ann Nzinga Center, $500 to fund the Constance (Connie) Renee Wilson-Collins Exceptional Women Concert
  • Senior Transportation Services, $15,000 to expand transportation services in New Britain and Berlin
  • Welcome to My World Autism, $500 to fund the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Day Walk
  • YWCA New Britain, $750 to fund the Women in Leadership Luncheon

Total CCNBB Grants Approved: $121,500

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

  • Arc of Southington, $500
    to support the Annual Variety Show
  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association, $500
    to fund Jazz with Pizzazz
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, $500
    to sponsor the Annual Run for Recovery
  • Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, $250
    to support the 19th Annual Pathways Walkathon
  • New Britain High School Parent Teacher Organization, $500
    to support the All Night Graduation Party
  • Polish American Foundation, $1,000
    to fund the Annual Little Poland Festival

Total Community Sponsorship Awards Approved: $3,250