2014 Women & Girls' Fund Grants
Since 2001, the Women & Girls' Fund has awarded program grants to organizations in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott to improve the lives of women and girls. In 2014, $36,650 in grants were awarded to the following causes, programs and projects:
Bristol Early Childhood Alliance - $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 program in which low-income elderly women receive individualized exercise interventions.
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women ($1,260)
Women & Girls’ Fund ($2,740)
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 which fosters the knowledge of STEM careers.
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women ($390)
Women & Girls Fund ($4,460)
Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $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 - $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.