Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin Makes First Round of 2021 Grants

June 15, 2021 (New Britain, Conn.) – The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin (CCNBB) has awarded $157,000 in grants to local nonprofits.

In 1981, the local Community Chest merged with the Community Council to form United Community Services, later renamed the United Way of New Britain and Berlin. In 1986, the organization affiliated with the United Way of the Capital Area, Hartford.

The proud Community Chest name was reclaimed in 2009, when it joined with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain as a Supporting Organization. This affiliation preserves the Chest’s independence, protects its endowment and assures that its work supporting important health and human services in New Britain and Berlin will continue for generations to come.

Following is a list of the Community Chest’s 2021 grants to date:

  • $15,000.00 to the Boys and Girls Club of New Britain for operating support for the Teen Center
  • $5,000.00 to the Center for Children’s Advocacy for the New Britain Medical-Legal Partnership Project
  • $15,000.00 Chrysalis Center for Case management services to individuals in the Community Supportive Housing program
  • $12,000.00 to CMHA for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training for Clinicians
  • $10,000 to Columbus House to support case management services at the Jefferson, a supportive housing facility in New Britain
  • $3,000.00 to Gilead Community Services for General operating support for the Farrell Treatment Center, a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center in NB
  • $7,500.00 to Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc. to maintain and enhance the Education component of the long-term, comprehensive, result-based teen pregnancy prevention program
  • $10,000.00 to Literacy Volunteers of Central CT to support their mission to help adults and families improve their lives through English literacy
  • $15,000.00 to New Britain ROOTS for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market
  • $7,000.00 to New Britain Youth Museum to develop and install a children’s interactive learning exhibit, “Eating Healthy is Fun”
  • $7,500.00 Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters to support the Community-Based Mentoring Program
  • $15,000.00 to Prudence Crandall Center to support their Emergency Shelter
  • $10,000.00 Salvation Army for the Pathways of Hopes Initiative
  • $7,500.00 to Senior Transportation Services to support transportation options to elderly residents of our community who cannot transport themselves
  • $2,500.00 to Special Olympics CT for Special Olympics Mid-State, serving New Britain, Berlin and Plainville
  • $15,000.00 to Veterans Inc. to support increased hours for the Residential Counselor at their transitional housing program on Arch Street

The CCNBB supports programs in the health and human services area and will consider requests for program grants, general operating support and seed grants for new programs. Generally, requests for capital equipment are not funded but may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Proposals will be evaluated with respect to available funding and the potential benefit of the project to the community. The next grant application deadline is October 15, 2021.

Questions regarding proposals and the application process should be directed to Candice Tabone, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Program Manager, at 860-229-6018, ext. 300 or via email

Since 1919, the Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has played a vital role in meeting local health and human service needs. A local and independent Board of Directors identifies and invests resources twice yearly in programs and initiatives benefitting the New Britain and Berlin communities. For more information, visit