Community organizations receive grant money

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:42
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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

Tuesday morning:

- $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

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:42. Updated: Friday, 29 September 2017 18:44.