2014 GRANTS AWARDED

In 2014, the Main Street Community Foundation distributed $1,054,582 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in our communities.

Grants from General Grant Process - $86,660

American Legion Post 2 - $2,000
To support the purchase of new uniforms for the Bristol American Legion team
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund

American Red Cross - $1,000
To support emergency response assistance in our service area
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund

Animal Rescue Foundation - $5,000
To establish a spay/neuter program within the Animal Rescue Foundation
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund

Bristol Brass & Wind Ensemble - $2,470
To support the purchase of a tympani system
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $5,000
To support the addition of a bilingual outreach worker at West Bristol School
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $350
To support the purchase of a portable lime machine
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund

Bristol Housing Authority - $4,000
To support an eight week summer program for parents and preschool children to prepare the children for the elementary school experience
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Burlington Cub Scouts Pack 23 - $780
To support the purchase of a multi-media projector and screen to enhance community events
James R. Parker Trust

Burlington Lions Club - $9,695
To support roof repairs for the community storage shed
James R. Parker Trust

Canton/Burlington Youth Football - $1,000
To support the purchase of training and protective equipment
James R. Parker Trust

Community Counseling Center of Central CT - $3,165
To support Nurturing the Artist Within, a therapeutic art program in Wolcott
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund

CT Humane Society - $1,000
To support and expand the medical intervention program
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

DAR/Bristol Cemetery Commission - $500
To support a Lantern Tour to highlight the historical aspects of West Cemetery
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $5,000
To support a new turkey coop and viewing area for educational programming
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Ciccarelli-Vitale Fund for Community Advancement
Merriman Family Fund
Turkus Family Fund

Forestville Little League - $6,190
To support the renovations of the kitchen and concession stand and to support the purchase of portable fencing and a pitcher's mound
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund

Gaylord Hospital - $1,550
To support a “Paralympic Sport Club Day” at Wheeler YMCA in Plainville to introduce interested individuals to Paralympic Sports
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Girls Inc. of Southwestern CT - $1,300
To support Family Fun Events in Wolcott during the summer and school year for girls and their families
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $1,500
To support the Free Being Me program in Bristol schools
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Habitat for Humanity - $5,000
To support energy saving features for the 3 homes being built in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Wrinn Preschool Center at Hatton Elementary School - $3,775
To support the purchase of indoor/outdoor therapeutic equipment for use in the preschool wellness program
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Junior Achievement - $2,500
To support the purchase of materials to provide programming to the students at Hubbell School in Bristol
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness

McCabe Waters Little League - $700
To support the purchase of field safety netting and back stop padding for the field
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Memorial Military Museum - $1,000
To support the collection assessment and to establish appropriate preservation, storage and display guidelines
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,500
To support Access to the Arts for Wolcott Elementary Schools
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund
Jay and Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

New England Carousel Museum - $5,000
To support the purchase and implementation of PastPerfect Database Software
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Connecticut Institute for the Blind d/b/a Oak Hill - $2,500
To support the purchase of sports and start up equipment for the new adaptive recreational sports and fitness center in Bristol named Chapter 126
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $4,500
To support the upgrade of the organization's website
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund

Regional School District #10 - $185
To support an additional bus for students from Lewis Mills High School to attend the viewing of the American Made Movie documentary film
James R. Parker Trust

Veteran's Council of Bristol - $5,000
To erect a Revolutionary War monument on Memorial Boulevard
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Zion Lutheran/Meals for the Needy - $2,500
To support the purchase of new chairs for the soup kitchen
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust – $389,880

Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut, Inc - $75,000
To support Hope Full Lives which is a community and home based program designed to decrease caregiver burden and promote the positive mental health and well-being of dementia care partners in Southington

Hartford HealthCare - $100,000
To provide seed money for a study by a leading healthcare strategy firm to assess the options that will create a sustainable plan for the Bradley Memorial campus

Healthy Family Funfest - $5,880
To support the 2015 Healthy Family Funfest in Southington to promote "Healthy Minds"

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA - $130,000
To support the purchase and installation of an elevator to transport those with physical limitations, to the basement pool location

Wheeler Clinic - $79,000
To support the Southington Health Outreach Project with a full-time health outreach coordinator to enhance access to mental health and substance use services for Southington residents

Grants from the Burlington Bell Community Fund – $2,000

Town of Burlington – Community Services - $1,000
To support residents in need

Town of Burlington – Parks and Recreation - $1,000
To support financial assistance for youth participation in summer activities

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $4,311

Casey Feldman Foundation - $500
To support the End Distracted Driver Campaign program at Lewis S. Mills High School

Har-Bur Middle School - $1,840
To support Project Web an orientation and transition program for elementary students as they move into middle school

Lewis S. Mills High School - $1,000
To support the purchase of materials to promote Project Purple, a program that raises the awareness of the dangers of substance use

Lewis S. Mills High School - $300
To support the purchase of books for the Lewis Mill Book Club, which includes students, faculty and staff

Regional School District #10 - $671
To support the purchase of equipment for the Trestle Tree/Educational Gymnastics Program

Grants from Plainville Community Fund - $7,000

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $2,000
To provide a Schoolyard Habitat Assessment and teacher workshop for Frank T. Wheeler School to use outdoor areas around the school to meet curriculum needs

Living in Safe Alternatives - $1,000
To support the attendance of youth from the Plainville Group Home at a conference for foster care youth from all over the country

Middle School of Plainville - $2,000
To support the “Read, Right, Run” program for all students, teachers and staff, which promotes reading, good deeds and physical fitness.

New Britain Museum of American Art - $500
To support a program which will exhibit student art from the Plainville Community Schools at the Museum.

PARC - $500
To support the purchase of tables at the PARC facility to make it more useable for individual and smaller group activities

Plainville Choral Society - $1,000
To provide financial assistance to youth in need from Plainville that are participating in the Youth Theater

Grants from Women & Girls’ Fund - $39,650

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

Bristol Early Childhood Alliance/United Way of West Central CT – $3,200
To support the Maternal Depression Screening Initiative which connects expectant and new mothers with the resources needed to address mental health issues

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $3,500
To support the Providers Responsive Early Care & Education Preparation program; training and education for women who are licensed home day care providers

Bristol Youth Services - $2,500
To support the Skills to Pay the Bills program which provides social/family life education and develops independent living skills for teenage girls

Burlington Library Association - $1,000
To update and enhance the collection of books on all aspects of parenting

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services - $4,000
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

Charter Oak State College Foundation - $3,600
To support the Women in Transition program in which underserved and low-income single mothers enrich their lives by completing their college degree through Charter Oak State College

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) - $4,850
To support girls enrolled in the Afterschool STEM Design Challenge at Northeast Middle School in Bristol to foster the knowledge of STEM careers
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington/Community Foundation of Greater New Britain - $4,500
To support the training of Southington women operating Family Child Care (FCC) businesses to achieve National Association of Family Child Care Accreditation

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $2,000
To support the 2015 campership program for girls from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Southington and Wolcott

Living in Safe Alternatives (LISA) - $4,000
To support My Life My Choice, an exploitation prevention program

Chapter 126 - Oak Hill - $2,000
To support the Beautiful U Project for twenty girls with and without disabilities in grades six through eight from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $1,500
To support cooking classes for the Food Pantry’s female clients to help them develop skills that are instrumental in restoring them back to self-sufficiency

Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund - $3,000

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments - $228,991

American Clock & Watch Museum - $4,550
American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Fund

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

Bristol Boys & Girls Club - $1,010
Edward Ingraham Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation- $20,490
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $1,750
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $11,640
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/F.N. Manross Memorial Library- $31,186
Manross Memorial Library Fund

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

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $4,600
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Land Trust, Inc. - $1,740
Burlington Land Trust Fund

Burlington Library - $470
Burlington Library Association Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $400
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Connecticut Historical Society - $330
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT., Inc. - $4,830
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $640
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

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

Plymouth Library Association - $710
Plymouth Library Association Fund

Southington Community YMCA - $4,520
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

Bristol Eastern High School Lights Project - $86,825
Bristol Eastern High School Athletic Fund

Bristol Career Center - $18,500
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund II

Turn the Towns Teal $500
Bristol Talks Teal Fund

Tunxis Community College - $6,220
Tunxis Community College Fund
Tunxis Community College II Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc.- $4,520
United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc. Fund

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

Wheeler Clinic - $4,600
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests – $117,461

Bristol Adult Education Center
Bristol Boys & Girls Club and Family Center
Bristol Business Education Foundation
Bristol Community Organization
Bristol Historical Society
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Bristol Technical Education Center
Bristol Veterans Council
Burlington Bell Community Fund
The Bushnell
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
Greater Hartford Community Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
The Masters School
National Conference for Community and Justice
New England Carousel Museum
New England Theological Seminary
Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital
Renbrook School
St. Francis Hospital
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
Southington Community YMCA
Trustees of Deerfield Academy
United Way of West Central Connecticut
University of Hartford
Valley Community Baptist Church

Scholarship Grants – $139,744

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $9,695

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Karen DuCotey Fund for Kids
Leading Ladies Immediate Response Fund
Main Street Children’s Fund
Werner Family Fund
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Money in Motion Grants - $3,700

Bristol Adult Education Center - $2,500
To support the AEDAC program

Bristol Board of Education - $1,000
To support the purchase of books for the new book mobile

Bristol Community Organization - $200
To support a homelessness data collection project

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $25,490

Main Street Community Foundation - $25,490
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

2018 Grants Awarded

2017 Grants Awarded

2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded