2020 Grants

Through December 31, 2020 the Community Chest of New Britain & Berlin has awarded $242,754  in grants. Thank you for your support!

Arts for Learning, $12,500 to support the Consolidated School District of New Britain Summer Learning Experience (S.L.E)

Boys and Girls Club, $15,000 for operating funding for new teen center

CASA of Northern CT, $2,000 to recruit, screen and train 30 volunteers to serve as court-appointed advocates

CCARC, $18,500 to open a thrift shop in downtown New Britain to employ individuals with intellectual disabilities

Center for Children’s Advocacy, $10,000 for the Medical-Legal Partnership Program

Children’s Law Center CT, $7,500 to support the Legal Representation and Families in Transition (FIT) Programs

Columbus House, $5,000 to support a full-time residential administrator at The Jefferson

CT Storytelling Center, $5,000 to continue their literacy program, “Start with Stories” in New Britain’s first grade classrooms

Farmington High School, $10,354 for the Vance Elementary School Tutoring Program

Foodshare, $15,000 to support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in New Britain

Gifts of Love, $5,000 for the Weekend Food Backpack Program

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, $10,000 to support the Junior Achievement “Pathways to Careers” virtual programs at Berlin High School and New Britain High School

Klingberg Family Centers, $10,000 to support the Extended Day Treatment program

Literacy Volunteers Central CT, $10,000 to serve those who are are “low-literate” to achieve economic self-sufficiency and reduce generational poverty

New Britain ROOTS, $15,000 to support the New Britain Mobile Farmers Market

New Life II, $5,000 for Unshakeable Man

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, $10,000 to support the Community Based Mentoring Program

Prudence Crandall Center, $7,500 for Education and Prevention Services

Salvation Army, $10,000 for the Pathway of Hope Initiative

Senior Transportation Services, $10,000 for operating support

Sudanese American House, $10,000 for the Social Intervention for Health Action (SIHA) Program

YMCA New Britain, $15,000 to support the House of Teens – Youth Development Program

$1,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain for the Face Shield Project to benefit the Fire Departments in New Britain and Berlin

$250 to Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut for their “Love of Literacy” Annual Fundraiser

$650 to New Britain Little League to sponsor a team for the 2020 season