NEW BRITAIN â€“ During the first board meeting of The American Savings Foundationâ€™s 25th year, the Board of Directors announced they will be awarding 22 Community Grants totaling $77,000.
Programs serving several area towns, including New Britain and Plainville, will receive these grants to further help the community. In keeping with the foundationâ€™s mission, Community Grants will support programs and organizations that strengthen the community through education, human services and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth and families.
The first Community Grants announced by the American Savings Foundation include:
The Judy Dworin Performance Project for ColorFields in partnership with New Britain Museum of American Art was awarded $2,500. ColorFields will feature dance performances inspired by the paintings of Helen Frankenthaler and take place in Walnut Hill Park.
Rebuilding Together New Britain will be granted $5,000 for no-cost home repairs to low-income homeowners in New Britain.
The Plainville Community Food Pantry was awarded $7,500 to assist less-fortunate individuals in Plainville and surrounding towns on their way back to financial independence.
The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra will be granted $1,500 for a program where high school musicians practice along-side and perform with professional musicians.
Community Grant requests range from $250 to $5,000. The next deadline for requests is Oct. 14, in which decisions will be made in December. Online applications are available at asfdn.org.