Planning a Community Event? The Community Foundation Can Help

Friday, July 14, 2017

Applications for Next Round of Community Foundation Sponsorship Awards Due August 1

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- For the past four years, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has helped numerous community events and event organizers with more than $35,000 in funding provided through its Community Sponsorship Awards program. And more sponsorships are about to be awarded.

Applications are due August 1 from non-profit organizations and others planning community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and/or Southington to take place between October, 2017 and January, 2018.

The program provides critical financial support through sponsorship of local events that celebrate and promote children and families, arts, culture and heritage, education and civic engagement. Among the many events to be supported over the past four years are the Berlin High School Band Parents Association’s Jazz with Pizzazz, Community Mental Health Affiliates’ Annual Run for Recovery, New Britain High School Parent Teacher Organization’s All-Night Graduation Party, the Plainville Wings and Wheels Annual Fly-In and Car Show and the annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival.

Community Sponsorship Awards are made three times per year with applications due April 1 (for events June-September); August 1 (for events October-January); and December 1 (for events February-May).

A limited number of Community Sponsorship Awards are available to 501(c)(3) organizations conducting community special events in the Foundation’s four-town service area. Requests should not exceed $750; however, the Community Foundation may elect to consider awards larger than $750 at its discretion. Awards are limited to one award per organization or event per year.

An application form is available on the Community Foundation website at (click on Community Sponsorship Awards under the Receiving tab). For more information, contact Kimberly Duncan at, or call (860) 229-6018, ext. 300.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, manage permanent charitable assets effectively, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit



Bob Trojanowski
Vice President
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
860-229-6018 x314

Dennis Buden