The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has a long, proud history of serving our community. We welcome your interest in applying for a grant and ask that you closely review the below criteria before doing so.

All grant applications must go through the Online Grant Portal. When you go on the portal, you will need to create a profile. If you think you have a profile but do not receive a link to reset your password, that means you do not have an existing profile and should create one. *If you have received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain since moving over to the new system, you will be able to use the same account.*

Areas of Interest and Priorities

The Community Chest supports programs in the health and human service 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.

What We Do Not Fund

We do not make grants for:

• Sectarian or religious activities
• Political or lobbying activities
• Capital campaigns
• Deficits
• Direct support of individuals
• Annual or endowment campaigns
• Camperships or scholarships for academic and/or enrichment programs
• Public/independent schools


The Community Chest will make grants to non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code or that are a qualified entity eligible to receive grants from community foundations under the IRS Code. We will consider funding a grassroots group, if it has a governing body and a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status. Organizations are required to take a one-year hiatus following three-years of consecutive funding.

Grant Deadlines

The Community Chest Board meets twice per year to review proposals. Deadlines for grant applications are April 15 (for the June meeting) and October 15 (for the December meeting).


Questions regarding proposals and the application process should be directed to Candice Tabone, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Program Officer at 860-229-6018, ext. 302 or via email

The information provided above is a general overview; if you would like more information please review our Grant Guidelines.

*If your organization for some reason cannot use the online system to apply please contact Candice to have a conversation*