2015 Women & Girls' Fund Grants
Since 2001, The Women & Girls' Fund has awarded nearly $350,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. In 2015, $35,350 in program grants were awarded to the following causes, programs and projects:
Arts for Learning Connecticut - $1,000
The Beautiful Girl Project, a pilot program at Burlington Public Library and Southington Public Library that gives girls in sixth to eighth grade an opportunity to express themselves through creative writing.
Bristol Family Resource Centers - $4,500
Providers Responsive Early Care & Education Preparation program for women who are licensed home day care providers. Up to 25 licensed home day care providers will have the opportunity to increase their ability to provide a nurturing environment for optimal development and learning for the 140+ children in their care.
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $1,800
Venture Crew, a pilot program that gives teen girls ages 14-18 a chance to experience activities that are fun and challenging in areas that are foreign to them.
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women ($950)
Women & Girls’ Fund ($850)
Charter Oak State College Foundation - $2,050
Women in Transition, in which underserved and low-income single mothers enrich their lives by completing their college degree through Charter Oak State College.
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women ($400)
Women & Girls Fund ($1,650)
Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,500
Assistance for five Southington women operating Family Child Care (FCC) businesses in achieving the National Association of Family Child Care Accreditation.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $3,000
2016 Campership Program for girls from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.
Chapter 126 - Oak Hill - $2,200
Beautiful U Project for girls with and without disabilities in grades five through eight from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.
Plymouth Human Services - $2,432
Two eight-week sessions of the Senior Nutrition Class, a program for Plymouth senior citizens that teaches them about cooking and nutrition.
Prudence Crandall Center - $4,645
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Prevention services for youth and teens in Plainville.
Women & Girls’ Fund Endowment - $6,000
Annual grants support programs to improve the conditions and opportunities for females of all ages in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund - $3,223
Small, one-time grants assist women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott who may be in need of immediate assistance due to a particular life situation or unexpected financial hardship.