2016 Women & Girls' Fund Grants
Since 2001, The Women & Girls' Fund has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. In 2016, $42,570 in program grants were awarded to 15 organizations. In addition, three additional named funds at Main Street Community Foundation supported proposals submitted to the Women & Girls' Fund. The total amount awarded to the 15 organizations was $45,465 and the grants supported the following causes, programs and projects:
Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol - $2,134
Entrepreneurial Program (E-Program), a pilot program for eight girls from Bristol to master simple home repair and develop skills to build projects for their home or to sell.
Bristol Youth Lacrosse - $2,695
Scholarships for girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott and field equipment, including goal sets and replacement nets, for the girls lacrosse program.
Women & Girls’ Fund - $370
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women & Girls - $430
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund - $1,625
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund - $270
Bristol Youth Services - $1,236
Skills to Pay the Bills program, which provides social/family life education and independent living skills to teenage girls in Bristol.
Chippens Hill Middle School - $3,400
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships, a program run by Prudence Crandall Center that provides domestic and teen dating violence prevention services for students at CHMS.
Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,500
To enhance the development of young children in music and movement by providing training and supplies to Southington Family Child Care Providers.
Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. - $3,000
Camperships for girls from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott to enable them to attend the summer programs.
For Goodness Sake -$1,200
To support women from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott making the transition to independent living and needing additional assistance to purchase items not provided by the warehouse.
Imagine Nation – A Museum, Early Learning Center - $5,000
Building Blocks for Empowering Teachers, a program to empower teachers to build the skills to be emotionally balanced, mindful and able to juggle the multitude of daily tasks that they deal with.
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut - $4,000
Family Sustainability through Literacy Plus, a program to increase reading, writing and math literacy, giving women from Bristol, Plainville and Southington the tools to gain financial literacy and work with their children.
Women & Girls’ Fund - $3,000
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness - $1,000
Oak Hill/Chapter 126 - $1,600
Continuation of the Beautiful U Project for girls from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott with and without disabilities in grades five through eight.
Plymouth Family Resource Center - $750
Girl Power, a program for 4th and 5th grade girls at Plymouth Center School. The program focuses on helping girls acquire social emotional skills using the curriculum from Girls Scouts of America.
Prudence Crandall Center - $4,000
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships, a program that provides domestic and teen dating violence prevention services for youth and teens in Plainville Community Schools.
Southington Valley Midget Football - $3,250
Safety head gear for Southington girls in the Powder Puff football program.
The Children’s Museum - $4,300
Girls & Science, a program that provides 15 female students in grades 1-6 from the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol to participate in a one-week, hands-on STEM summer camp program at The Children’s Museum.
Women & Girls’ Fund - $3,160
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women - $1,140
Wheeler Clinic - $4,400
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in School, a program to expand access to mental health services for students at Greene-Hills School and West Bristol School in Bristol.