NEW BRITAIN – The American Savings Foundation’s Board of Directors recently announced its newest wave of grants supporting New Britain area programs and services.
The ASF announced 18 grants totaling almost $430,000
- $20,000 for Building Hope Together to support a city-wide effort to coordinate housing, employment, and homelessness prevention strategies and services for individuals and families in New Britain.
- $7,500 to Capital Workforce Partners for the Secure Jobs project serving families in New Britain and surrounding towns.
- $50,000 to the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth, a citywide collaborative committed to improving the lives of New Britain’s youth.
- $10,000 for CONCORA’s 2017-18 season of performances, including A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, which will be performed at South Church in New Britain at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 15.
- $16,000 to the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for their 2017-18 season of performances, including the Annual Polish Christmas Concert, which will take place at Welte Hall at Central Connecticut State University at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 18
- $30,000 to Coram Deo to provide case management for women in recovery in a transitional residential treatment program.
- $40,000 to FoodShare to support the mobile food delivery program in New Britain and surrounding towns.
- $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity to build two single-family homes on Armistice Street in New Britain, part of an ongoing effort to invest in stable, affordable housing in the North Oak neighborhood.
- $5,000 to The Main Street Children’s Choir for their 2018 season of performances.
- $20,000 to Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain to support the Osgood Resource Center, which provides food and other services in New Britain’s northwest region.
- $20,000 to the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain to help the organization build its capacity to manage affordable housing projects in New Britain.
- $6,500 to the New Britain Public Library Homework Center which provides one-to-one tutoring and homework help at the library during the school-year.
- $37,500 to Operation Fuel for an energy assistance program for New Britain residents.
- $40,000 to the ParaDYM Academy, a youth development program that focus on multimedia productions and developing career and college readiness skills.
- $32,000 to the Prudence Crandall Center to support their emergency shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence and their children.
- $10,000 to Reach Out and Read for their early literacy program, which trains medical providers to give reading advice and books to parents during well-child exams in New Britain.
- $5,000 to Senior Transportation Services, a program that provides transportation for seniors to medical appointments.
- $27,995 to the Truancy Intervention Program, a mentoring program that matches attorney volunteers with New Britain middle school students who have high absenteeism rates.
- Skyler Frazer, Staff Writer