2012 Grants Awarded

In 2012, the Main Street Community Foundation distributed $957,533 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes in our communities.

Distributions from General Grant Process - $61,427

Bristol Board of Education – West Bristol School - $2,500
To support a peer-to-peer mentoring program at the new West Bristol School
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Bristol Historical Society & Museum - $500
To support the printing of marketing material for the Young Artist Series
Turkus Family Fund

Burlington Library Association, Inc. - $6,225
To support the purchase of two Early Learning Stations
James R. Parker Trust

Burlington Little League - $4,182
To support the purchase of fence covers and a storage shed
James R. Parker Trust
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund

Children in Placement – CT, Inc. - $5,000
To support a new program training and utilizing volunteers in the Bristol Probate Court to work on behalf of children
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Gnazzo-Reidy Charitable Fund

Christian Fellowship Center, Inc. - $2,500
To support the purchase of food for the soup kitchen and food pantry
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund
Edward and Audrey Mink Memorial Fund
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund

Connecticut Community Care, Inc. - $2,000
To support the Independent Living Fund for clients in our service area
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund
Jaspersohn Family Fund
Edward and Audrey Mink Memorial Fund

Covenant to Care for Children - $3,600
To support the Critical Goods special project which supplies beds, cribs and bedding in our areaBristol Brass General Grant Fund
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund

DAR Katharine Gaylord Chapter - $750
To support the restoration and repairs of the Samuel Newell gravesite
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Family Resource Center of Southington-$3,655
To support the purchase of furniture and materials for the new permanent center at Hatton Elementary School
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Forestville Little League - $2,400
To support the reinstallation of batting cages and repairs to the bathrooms
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance

New England Auto Museum - $975
To support the purchase of brochures and a hanging banner to market the Museum
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters - $1,000
To support the mentoring of a student from Southington
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Nutmeg Symphony - $2,500
To support educational children’s concerts for third grade students from schools in our service area
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
James R. Parker Trust

Nutmeg Public Access Television, Inc. - $4,500
To support the purchase of a new field shoot system
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Parent & Child Center at the Bristol Hospital - $5,000
To support the Family Life Works Program, which provides education and referral services to at-risk families
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $1,100
To support the purchase of a laptop, projector and screen for marketing and dissemination of information to and for clients
Paige Laferriere Wartonick Memorial Fund
Jaspersohn Family Fund

Office of the Fire Marshall, Town of Plymouth - $2,000
To support the purchase of two mobile date information technology devises
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth Land Trust, Inc. - $750
To support the printing of the new “Walking Guide to Historic Plymouth Center
Merriman Family Fund
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth School to Career/Plymouth Board of Education - $1,250
To support the purchase of 3 iPads to enhance instruction for technology classes
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Southington Community YMCA - $2,500
To support the Strong Kids Campaign which provides financial assistance to families and children in the YMCA programs
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Talcott Mountain Science Center - $3,540
To support twelve camperships at the summer program for students from our service area
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

YWCA of New Britain - $3,000
To support the “tough guise” program at Lewis Mills High School
James R. Parker Trust

Grants From The Plainville Community Fund - $6,000
New Britain Symphony Orchestra - $1,655

To support family concerts in Plainville and a concert for fifth graders from Plainville

PARC - $345
To support the Healthy Living Program with a Wii Fit console and games

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $1,500
To provide holiday baskets to clients in 2012-2013

2012 PHS/YMCA Project Graduation - $1,000
To support an event for the benefit of graduating seniors from Plainville High School

YWCA of New Britain - $1,500
To support prevention education programs at Plainville High School

Grants From Women & Girls’ Fund - $25,000

Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol - $2,000
To support the Smart Girls Program

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $4,000
To provide professional development and support to self employed women providing licensed day care and early educational services for children in their home

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $4,000
To support skills and confidence building pre-season clinics

Bristol Technical Education Center - $1,620
To support a group of female students with education in two sessions of ten classes on safe and healthy life choices put on by Prudence Crandall Center

Bristol Youth Services - $1,600
To support 12 high school females with life education through the Skills to Pay the Bills program

Charter Oak State College Foundation - $3,600
To support the Women in Transition Program, which provides low income single mothers an opportunity to complete their college degrees on line.

Living in Safe Alternatives - $5,900
To support the Girls on the Rise Project, this provides young girls, living at the group homes in Bristol and Wolcott, with academic support and the tools to negotiate life’s decisions.

YWCA of New Britain - $2,280
To support a teen empowerment group at Plainville High School

Grants From the Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $1,435

HarBur Middle School - $300
To support the Cultural Caravan project by providing funds to be used for the materials and supplies needed to build the puppet(s)

Lake Garda Elementary School - $500
To support reading through the Sky’s the Limit summer program

Lewis Mills, HarBur, Harwinton Consolidated and Lake Garda - $635
To support the Physically Active Classrooms project

Grants From the Burlington Bell Community Fund - $2,000

Town of Burlington/Fuel Bank - $500
To support Burlington residents in need of fuel assistance

Town of Burlington/Food Bank - $500
To match a collection for the Food Bank from students at Lewis Mills

Town of Burlington - $1,000
To support the Safe Harbor program

Grants From Designated Funds/Agency Endowment - $683,440

Bradley Memorial Campus of the Hospital of Central CT - $602,534
Bradley H. Barnes and Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust

Burlington Land Trust, Inc. - $1,220
Burlington Land Trust Fund

City of Bristol - $33,205
Hap Barnes Fire Safety Trailer Fund

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $2,455
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety & Prevention

Plymouth Board of Education - $400
Plymouth Century Club Fund

Bristol Boys & Girls Club - $1,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Bristol Business Education Foundation - $505
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Connecticut Historical Society - $285
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $360
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. - $7,171
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. Endowment Fund

Southington Community YMCA - $4,305
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

Bristol Career Center - $13,280
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund II

Tunxis Community College - $4,450
Tunxis Community College Fund
Tunxis Community College II Fund

West Cemetery Association - $12,270
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Grants From Donor Advised Funds Supported The Following Organizations And Charitable Interests - $51,291

Bristol Boys & Girls Club and Family Center
Bristol Community Organization
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
The Bushnell
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.
Connecticut Science Center
Environmental Learning Centers of CT
First Congregational Church of Bristol
Living in Safe Alternatives
Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community & Justice
Renbrook School
St. Ann Church
Southington YMCA
Trustees of Deerfield Academy
University of Hartford
United Way of West Central CT
Women & Girls’ Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation

Scholarship Funds - $96,993

Immediate Response Funds - $8,588

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Karen DuCotey Fund for Kids
Main Street Children’s Fund
Elizabeth I & Lewis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund
Werner Family Fund
Winter ’09
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Community Initiatives and Other Grants - $3,414

Connecticut Voices for Children
McCabe Waters Little League
Bristol Eastern Closet

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants

Main Street Community Foundation - $17,945
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Yarde Metals Community Fund

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2015 Grants Awarded

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2013 Grants Awarded