2013 Grants Awarded

In 2013, Main Street Community Foundation distributed over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in our communities.

Grants from General Grant Process - $69,415

American Clock & Watch Museum - $3,000
To support a strategic planning consultant to work on the research and development of a 3-5 year plan for the museum
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $1,500
To support an exercise and nutrition program for the clients
Smith Family Charitable Fund

West Bristol School - $1,200
To support the peer leadership academy mentoring program at West Bristol School
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Bristol Central High School - $5,000
To support the refurbishing of the auditorium in the area of seats and lighting/sound systems
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Historical Society - $2,070
To support the purchase of a laptop, scanner to archive and catalog items and an LCD projector to be used for presentations to schools and other public venues
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $400
To support the purchase of a nail drag to maintain the field
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Parent & Child Center of Bristol Hospital - $5,000
To support the Family Life Works program at the Center
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Bristol Housing Authority - $3,000
To support computer access for the GED programs at Cambridge Park as well as for basic computer classes and training in job readiness skills
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Burlington Library Association - $4,150
To support the purchase of an Early Literacy Station
James R. Parker Trust

Town of Burlington - $2,325
To support the purchase of 5 hand held Ham radios and 15 uniform jackets for the Community Emergency Response Team in Burlington.
James R. Parker Trust

Canton/Burlington Youth Football - $3,800
To support the purchase of helmets for the youth in the program that live in Burlington
James R. Parker Trust

Children in Placement - $5,000
To support the volunteer advocate program for children in the Probate Court
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund
Dumont Family Charitable Fund

Christian Fellowship Center - $6,295
To support the purchase of a walk in refrigerator for the soup kitchen
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund

Community Counseling of Central CT- $2,000
To support a therapeutic art program in Wolcott called Nurturing the Artist Within
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Turkus Family Fund

Covenant to Care for Children - $4,000
To support the Critical Goods Program which provides bedding and basic items for children in need
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity - $7,500
To support the building of housing units in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund

McCabe Waters Little League - $600
To support the purchase of two pro baseball turf home plates
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Nutmeg Symphony - $1,500
To support educational concerts for third graders from towns in the Foundation's service area
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music
James R. Parker Trust

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $4,100
To support the Bread van program
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $2,200
To support the purchasing of nutritional foods for the food pantry
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Town of Plymouth - $1,000
To support construction of the concrete mat for the new skate park project
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Wolcott Grange - $3,775
To support an educational garden project at the Grange
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education
Edward W. & Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund
Merriman Family Fund

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $635,000

Central CT Senior Health Services - $185,000
To support capital costs to implement a new medical record system to support health care needs of Southington residents

Hospital of Central CT/Bradley Memorial Campus - $150,000
To support the purchase of a portable echocardiograph machine with vascular probe for the Bradley Memorial Cardiology Department

Southington- Cheshire Community YMCA - $300,000
To support the purchase and installation of an elevator to transport members, especially those with physical limitations, to the basement pool location

Grants from the Burlington Bell II Fund - $2,500

Burlington Library Association - $500
To support a book back pack program with the Burlington Library

Town of Burlington - $1,000
To support the food and fuel banks

Town of Burlington - $1,000
To support the purchase of furniture and equipment for the Safe Harbor program

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund II - $2,400

Har-Bur Middle School - $500
To support the purchase of costumes for the Just Dance program – an after school program for 20 students in 5-8th grade

Harwinton Consolidated School - $1,000
To support the Super Reader Book Club with e-readers

Harwinton Consolidated School - $150
To support the purchase of musical instruments for a kindergarten classroom

Lewis S. Mills High School - $500
To support the purchase of books for the Lewis Mills Book Club

Lewis S. Mills High School - $250
To support the purchase of software and supplies for the VEX Robotics Club

Grants from Plainville Community Fund - $7,000

Linden Street School - $700
To support and expand the Go Green Project, an enrichment program for the students using earth boxes and supplies to grow vegetables

New Britain Symphony - $800
To support the Annual Young Peoples Concert for fifth graders from Plainville

Plainville Choral Society Youth Theater - $1,000
To support summer programs for youth in need

2013 Plainville High School/YMCA Project Graduation - $1,000
To support the project graduation event at the YMCA

Plainville Historical Society - $600
To support the purchase of archival storage boxes for the preservation of artifacts

Plainville Schools - $1,200
To support the purchase of materials for Family Math Night at the 3 Plainville elementary schools

Town of Plainville - $1,700
To support the resurfacing of the walking track at Norton Park

Grants From Women & Girls’ Fund - $30,760

John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center- $2,100
To support the purchase of supplies for the Smart Girls program

Bristol Community Organization - $3,000
To support a pilot program called "Rx for Success" in which mothers of children in Head Start receive educational supports to gain employment

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $3,500
To support pre-season skills and confidence building clinics for those involved in softball

Bristol Technical Education Center - $3,643
To support the BTEC Girls’ Healthy Choices Program, which explores life choices for women pursuing technical careers
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls
Women & Girls Fund

Bristol Youth Services - $1,670
To support the Skills to Pay the Bills program which provides social/family life education and independent living skills

Central CT Senior Health Services - $4,800
To support the Good Life Fitness for Women program in which low income elderly women receive individualized exercise interventions
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women
Women & Girls’ Fund

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $2,000
To support camperships for girls in our service area to attend Girl Scout camps in 2014

Plymouth Family Resource Center/Education Connection - $525
To support the professional development of women in licensed home based child care

United Way of West Central CT/Bristol Early Childhood Alliance- $3,655
To support the Maternal Depression Screening Initiative which connects expectant and new mothers with the resources needed to address mental health issues

Wheeler Clinic - $2,500
To support the Giving Girls Power through Gender-Based Education initiative by proving gender-specific reading and video resources to students

YWCA of New Britain - $2,000
To support a teen empowerment group at Plainville High School

Women & Girls Immediate Response Fund - $1,367

Grants From Designated Funds/Agency Endowments - $145,492

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $1,015
Edward Ingraham Fund

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

Bristol Business Education Foundation - $600
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Bristol Career Center - $18,415
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund II

Bristol Eastern High School/Suffolk Construction - $50,000
Bristol Eastern High School Athletic Fund

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $5,500
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Land Trust, Inc. - $1,730
Burlington Land Trust Fund

Burlington Library - $570
Burlington Library Association Fund

City of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department - $20,352
Samuel Goodsell Park and Playground Fund

Connecticut Historical Society - $345
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT., Inc. - $5,790
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $430
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $2,600
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety & Prevention

Southington Community YMCA - $4,530
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

Tunxis Community College - $6,190
Tunxis Community College Fund
Tunxis Community College II Fund

Turn the Towns Teal - $750
Bristol Talks Teal Fund

United Way of West Central CT. - $5,400
United Way of West Central CT Fund

West Cemetery Association - $14,760
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $5,515
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $151,310

Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Bristol Adult Resource Center
Bristol Historical Society
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Parks & Recreation
Bristol Police Department
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Bristol Technical Education Center
The Bushnell
Children In Placement
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Connecticut Forum
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.
Connecticut Science Center
Environmental Learning Centers of CT
First Congregational Church of Bristol
Ron Foley Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship at Main Street Community Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community & Justice
New England Carousel Museum
Renbrook School
St. Ann Church
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
Southington Community YMCA
Trustees of Deerfield Academy
United Way of West Central Connecticut

Scholarship Funds - $112,009

Immediate Response Funds Grants - $10,039

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
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Community Initiatives and Other Grants - $16,294

Har-Bur Middle School $1,900
To support Rachel’s Challenge at Har-Bur Middle School
James R. Parker Trust
Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund II

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology $2,300
Money in Motion Fund

New England Spring and Metalstamping Association $110
To educate guidance counselors about manufacturing opportunities
Money in Motion Fund

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut $500
To support education and information about health care
Money in Motion Fund

Burlington Bell Community Fund $5,000
To support and promote fundraising efforts
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Police Department $6,484
To support the purchase of a forensic recovery evidence device
In collaboration with the Farmington Bank Community Foundation and the Smith Family Charitable Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants

Main Street Community Foundation - $25,280
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Dave and Edith Scarritt Fund
Yarde Metals Community Fund

2019 Grants Awarded

2018 Grants Awarded

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2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded