Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin Makes First Round of 2022 Grants

July 7, 2022 (New Britain, Conn.) – The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin (CCNBB) has awarded $83,000 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 2022 grants to date:

  • $15,000 to Gilead Community Services for general operating support of the Farrell Treatment Center
  • $15,000 to Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention/Pathways to maintain and enhance the Career Readiness and Financial Literacy component of their programs
  • $8,000 to Middlebury College to support Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer
  • $15,000 to Salvation Army for the Pathways of Hope Initiative
  • $15,000 to UR Community Cares for development programming in New Britain
  • $15,000 to YWCA of New Britain for the STRIVE Youth Development Program

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, 2022.

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