NEW BRITAIN - Just in time for the holiday season, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britainâ€™s board of directors approved more than $250,000 in scholarships in its year-end meeting.
The CFGNB board of directors approved $258,204.83 in grant awards and scholarships to non-profit programs and initiatives in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington. The following is a listing of approved Community Foundation grants, sponsorships and scholarships:
nNew Britain Symphony Orchestra. A $10,000 grant for capacity building support and increased marketing.
nShakesperience Productions. A $10,000 grant for a Curricular Enhancement Program for students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain.
nYWCA of New Britain. A $30,000 grant for a new multi-partner teen center.
nThe Ana Grace Project. A $12,000 grant capacity building to retain a fund development consultant.
nConsolidated School District of New Britain. A $12,000 grant for a Family Intervention Specialist for Pulaski Middle School.
nGreater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Pathways Senderos). A $15,000 grant to support Pathways to Learning the Language of Math.
nJASON Learning. A $10,000 grant for Next Generation Science Standards professional development opportunities.
nLiteracy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. A $20,000 grant for capacity building support for community partnerships.
nThe Childrenâ€™s Museum. A $5,000 grant for the Science Achievement for All program.
Health and Human Services:
- Children in Placement. A $5,000 grant to expand the CIP volunteer program.
nChildrenâ€™s Law Canter. A $15,000 grant to support the Legal Representation and Families in Transition programs in New Britain.
nFriendship Service Center. A $20,000 grant for the Emergency Needs Program.
nPlainville Community Food Pantry. A $20,000 grant for general operating support and staff training.
nPlainville Senior Center. An $8,200 grant for a second year of funding of a part-time office assistant.
nSenior Transportation Services. A $7,500 grant for capacity building to expand STSâ€™s services and the transportation coordinatorâ€™s hours.
n Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs. A $7,500 grant for the LIVESTRONG Program.
nHurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund. A $5,000 grant to the newly established fund at the Community Foundation to match a $10,000 contribution from American Savings Foundation.
nConsolidated School District of New Britain. Up to $7,500 for needs such as uniforms, winter clothing, hygiene supplies and school supplies for children coming from Puerto Rico who identify as homeless.
nWarm the Children. A $250 grant to support the programâ€™s efforts to provide warm winter clothing for New Britain children in need.
Community Sponsorship Awards:
n Grace CME Church. A $750 sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Connie Wilson Collins Gala on February 24, 2018.
nLiteracy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. A $750 sponsorship of the 16th Annual Scrabble Challenge in 2018.
nNew Britain High School. A $713 sponsorship of the Fall for Success event which took place on October 28, 2017.
nPlainville Choral Society. A $750 sponsorship of performances of a Maritime Musical Review, May 4 and 5, 2018.
nPlainville Family Resource Network. A $750 sponsorship of the Plainville Family Fest, May 19, 2018.
nSouthington Education Foundation. A $500 sponsorship of the Spring for Education event, February 24, 2018.
Additional donor-advised grants:
nMayorâ€™s Trophy Charitable Fund. A total of $18,171.83 in grants to programs and causes including Bike New Britain, Inc., the New Britain Chamber of Commerceâ€™s 104th Annual Meeting, the New Britain High School Marching Band, the Greater New Britain Arts Allianceâ€™s Bees Across New Britain program, ParaDYM Academy, YWCA of New Britainâ€™s House of Teens, New Britain Little League, Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliary, Polish American Foundation of Connecticutâ€™s Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame Gala, Warm the Children of New Britain and New Britain Lady Junior Hurricanes.
nBenjamin A. Hawley New Britain Day Nursery Fund. A total of $2,000 in grants to support programs and causes including the New Britain Symphony Society, Inc. for the Young Peopleâ€™s Concert 2018, the Prudence Crandall Center and the Consolidated School District of New Britain to support school expenses of Hurricane Maria victims.
nRathgeber Family Fund. A total of $820 in grants to support Mooreland Hill School and Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
nSchaller Auto World Fund. A $5,000 grant to the Tunxis Community College Foundation for scholarship support of students under the age of 20.
nRaymond and Frances Wolski Family Fund. An $800 grant to the Consolidated School District of New Britain to implement and support the districtâ€™s Student Leadership Program.
nAlma Exley Scholarship. A $5,000 scholarship to Theodore Martinez of Windsor, a student at the University of Hartford.
-nDr. Lorraine G. Spranzo Scholarship Fund. A $2,250 scholarship to Leah Ward of Colebrook, a student at Western Connecticut State University.
Moving forward, the CFGNB has changed deadlines for community response grant applications. The new deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1.