Second Round of 2020 Grants Announced
New Britain, Conn., June 24, 2020 – After a virtual board meeting, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved their second round of grants and awarded more than $260,000 to date in grants to a wide variety of community programs serving Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington.
The Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved $63,500 in Community Response grant awards to local nonprofits. These grants are discretionary grants selected by the board to meet a variety of community needs. Grants were made to 8 programs and organizations serving the Foundation’s four-town service area.
Following is a listing of recently approved Community Foundation grants:
ARTS & EDUCATION
Shakesperience Productions, Inc., $5,000.00
from the Talcott Stanley Fund for Curricular Enhancement Program for students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain
Berlin Upbeat Program, $4,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for two development-training programs in 2020
Girl Scouts of Connecticut, $2,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for Leadership Experience for youth in CFGNB’s catchment area
Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Inc., $5,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for Strategic Planning
ParaDYM Academy, $15,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for the New Britain Cares website project
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Hospital of Central Connecticut, $10,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for the Breast Cancer Early Detection program
Kensington Garden Club, Inc., $2,500.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund for their Volunteer Park project
Lewis Educational Agriculture Farm, $20,000.00
from the A. W. Stanley Discretionary Fund to support the LEAF’s winterization project
In addition to these grants, the Foundation has also made over $207,000 in emergency grants to support local organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the impact of COVID-19, CFGNB will have an additional round of grants this year. Letters of Intent are due August 31. If your organization is invited to submit a full application, the deadline for the full application is September 30. Final funding decisions from will be made on December 9.
For questions on COVID-19 emergency funding, please contact Joeline Wruck at email@example.com or Kaylah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a gift to the COVID-19 Initiatives Fund, visit www.cfgnb.org/donate-now or mail your check, made payable to CFGNB, to CFGNB, 74 Vine Street, New Britain, CT 06052 and write COVID-19 Fund in the memo portion.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.