2017 Grants Awarded

In 2017, Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $1,696,293 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your communities.

Money in Motion Grants - $9,867

Bristol Board of Education - $2,367
Movia Robotics pilot program

Bristol Family Resource Center - $7,500
Capacity building funds for two part-time child and family advocates

Grants from the General Grant Process - $124,060

Ability Beyond Disability - $3,000
Printing equipment for the Printability program for young adults with autism
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund

American Red Cross - $5,000
Disaster Response and Relief Services including the Home Fire Campaign in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund 

Bristol Family Resource Centers- $5,000
People Empowering People (PEP) program to teach parents to become community leaders
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Bristol Recovery Club- $3,800
New website including a calendar of all ongoing events
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund 

Burlington Historical Society - $2,300
Town History program for second graders attending Regional School District 10 elementary schools
James R. Parker Trust

Connecticut Humane Society - $2,900
Medical Support Program for pets impounded by municipal animal control agencies
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Connecticut Science Center - $2,500
Expand the Bristol Public Schools STEM program to include student programming as well as professional development for teachers
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

CW Resources - $2,250
Online work-readiness program to train adults with disabilities
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund 

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,000
Kindergarten Readiness for Southington’s young children
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education 

Ferret Association of Connecticut - $500
Veterinary care for senior ferrets
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

For Goodness Sake - $5,760
Feels Like Home project to provide families with basic household and hygiene supplies
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund 
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 

GetUp Stage Company - $2,500
Tuition support for summer musical theater program for teens and young adults
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund 
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts 

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England - $2,500
Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship program in Bristol schools
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness

Kellys Kids Inc. - $4,000
Farm animal and nature based summer camp program for school age youth
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund 
Merriman Family Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 

Lewis Mills High School - $5,000
Dugouts for the Varsity Baseball and Softball fields
James R. Parker Trust

McCabe Waters Little League - $8,560
Materials to re-sod Frazier and Greenleaf fields
Malerbo Children's Field Maintenance Fund

Meals for the Needy/Zion Lutheran Church - $3,300
Grease Removal System for the soup kitchen
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund 

Memorial Military Museum - $500
Educational materials for the “Bristol in World War I” Exhibit
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Middle School of Plainville - $1,790
Colorsource spot light for use in the auditorium
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,000
Access to the Arts educational program for Wolcott students
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

New England Carousel Museum - $3,400
Music-Art-Technology-History (MATH) pilot program for Bristol elementary school students
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund 
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters - $2,000
Community Based Mentoring program in the Foundation’s service area
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund 
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund 

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra - $1,250
2018 Educational Children’s Concert for 3rd grade students in Regional School District 10
James R. Parker Trust

Oak Hill/Chapter 126 - $1,500
Mindfulness Group Classes and Workshops at Chapter 126
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health 

Operation Fuel - $2,000
Emergency Energy Assistance for residents in communities served by the Foundation
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $6,000
The Family Life Works Program which provides comprehensive education and referral services to at-risk families
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $3,000
Domestic and Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Outreach program in Southington
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 

Reach Out and Read - $4,000
Expand Early Literacy Partnership with local pediatricians to encourage parental involvement in reading
Bristol Savings Bank Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Turkus Family Fund 

Safe Harbor - $5,000
Coordinator position for Safe Harbor Youth Services which provides substance-free activities for students in Burlington
James R. Parker Trust

St. Philip House - $5,000
Grant writing consulting support
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Bristol Savings Bank Fund 

St. Vincent DePaul - $10,000
Capacity building funds for an Outreach Case Manager
Money in Motion Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Tabernacle Christian Church - $2,000
Food for those in need in the communities served by the Foundation
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Terryville Plymouth Little League - $1,500
Fence repairs at Janser and Worhunsky fields
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

The Agape House - $750
Pantry items and supplies for the Agape Day Center for the homeless
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

The Salvation Army - $2,500
Creative Arts and Music (CAM) program for Bristol youth in K-12th grade
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music 

Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse - $2,000
Social marketing campaign on the dangers of underage drinking
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Wolcott Crossroads - $5,000
Projection system for the STAR prevention program to strengthen decision making and leadership skills in middle-school youth
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $725,011

Alzheimers’ Resource Center of Connecticut - $35,000
Hope Full Lives, a community-based program for caregivers of people with dementia

Alzheimers’ Resource Center of Connecticut - $115,500
Establish the Dementia Friendly Southington Initiative

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $23,150
Educational initiatives for Southington’s young children

Hartford HealthCare at Home - $80,000
Expand integrated care for Southington Seniors

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services - $58,682
Expansion of dementia education and training program for caregivers and families

Health Assistance InterVention Education Network - $35,000
Educational symposium on addiction and prescribing practices including non-opioid alternatives

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services - $10,000
2018 Healthy Family Fun Fest

Living In Safe Alternatives, Inc. - $25,600
1-2-3 Prevention, Intervention & Recovery program

Mulberry Gardens of Southington - $67,079
Improve Good Life Fitness program through gym renovations and new exercise equipment

Neighbor Brigade - $1,000
Background checks on volunteers and start-up supplies

Southington Community Cultural Arts Center - $100,000
Expansion of the All Access program for adults with disabilities

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - $54,000
Repurpose medical office space in Southington to establish a behavioral health clinic

United Way of Southington - $40,000
Expanded transportation program for seniors in Southington

Wheeler Clinic - $80,000
Southington Health Outreach Project

Grants from the Burlington Community Fund - $6,300

Boy Scouts of America Troop 23 - $500
Shelving and camping gear

Burlington Fire Department - $2,300
Two refurbished AEDs

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $1,000
Imagine Nation Loves Burlington Day

Lewis S. Mills Football Boosters - $500
Safe and updated tackling equipment

Lewis Mills High School - $1,000
Mirrors for the weight room

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra - $1,000
2018 concert for young children

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $7,765

Regional School District 10 – $1,000
Odyssey of the Mind Teams at Lewis Mills High School and HarBur Middle School

Regional School District 10 - $800
Developing Appreciation of World Cuisine at Lewis S. Mills High School

Regional School District 10 - $900
Empowerment Group project at Lewis S. Mills High School

Regional School District 10 - $698
Boomerang Project WEB at Har-Bur Middle School

Regional School District 10 - $580
Unified Learning Activity at Har-Bur Middle School

Regional School District 10 - $660
The Gift of Reading at Lake Garda Elementary School

Regional School District 10 - $608
Promoting STEM and Social Skills through Purposeful Play at Lake Garda Elementary School and Harwinton Consolidated School

Regional School District 10 - $519
National Archery in the Schools program at Lewis S. Mills High School

Regional School District 10 - $600
STEM Connections at Lewis S. Mills High School

Regional School District 10 - $900
Flexible Seating for All at Harwinton Consolidated School

Regional School District 10 - $500
Husky Club at Har-Bur Middle School

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $9,000

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England - $750
Economic empowerment program for students at Toffolon School

New Britain Museum of American Art - $500
Student Art Show and reception

New Britain Symphony Orchestra - $750
2017 Young People’s concert

PARC - $1,275
Financial assistance for Camp Trumbull participants

PCS Youth Theater - $500
Camperships for summer youth theater

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education - $1,525
Customer service and sales certificate program

Plainville Early Learning Center - $1,000
Four-seat stroller to transport pre-schoolers safely

Plainville High School - $500
Mindful Intention program

Plainville Wind Ensemble - $1,200
Concert series

St. Phillip House - $1,000
Basic needs for supportive housing clients

Women & Girls’ Fund - $53,111

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,500
SMART Girls, a health, fitness, education and self-esteem program
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,160
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women - $1,340

Bristol Family Resource Center - $2,500
To educate, support and prepare Licensed Day Care Providers to care for children
Women & Girls’ Fund
Furey Family Charitable Fund

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center - $2,456
Provide three early learning workshops for parents and children

Bristol Youth Services - $2,100
Skills to Pay the Bills, a program which provides social, educational and independent living skills
Women & Girls Fund
Dumont Family Charitable Fund

Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund - $4,000
Free legal assistance, bilingual advocacy and referrals for low-income women

Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund - $2,000
To support the Connecticut Women’s Collaborative

For Goodness Sake - $4,255
Provide families with either a basic needs basket or appliance package
Women & Girls’ Fund
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $2,500
Provide 2018 financial assistance for summer camperships

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $4,000
A Healthy Imagine Nation –Creating a Happy Healthy Start

Jane Doe No More - $3,000
Support the Safe Student Initiative at Lewis Mills High School to educate students on the prevention of sexual violence

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency - $5,000
Support services for females in the Building Pathways CT program in the Building Trades

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut - $2,500
Family Sustainability through Literacy Plus 
Women & Girls’ Fund
Dumont Family Charitable Fund

Prudence Crandall Center - $4,000
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships in the Plainville schools

Rushford Center - $8,000
Provide alternative therapies such as yoga and meditation to women in behavioral health outpatient treatment programs

The Children’s Museum - $4,300
Girls & Science, a summer camp program for female students enrolled at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Women & Girls’ Fund
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls

 

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments/Field of Interest - $245,070

American Clock & Watch Museum - $7,700
American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Fund

Bristol Navigator Program - $500
Kalt Moreau Family Fund – “Ready Set Go!”

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $3,520
Sky Bight Foundation Fund for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $1,180
Edward Ingraham Fund

Bristol Business Education Foundation - $700
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $220
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $7,720
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Bristol Youth Services - $2,000
Men & Boys’ Fund

Burlington Library - $800
Burlington Library Association Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $450
Burlington Historical Society Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation- $23,330
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $300
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $4,080
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $27,370
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/F. N. Manross Memorial Library- $76,620
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol - $990
Hap Barnes Fire Safety Trailer Fund

Connecticut Historical Society - $390
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Connecticut Humane Society - $1,100
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Connecticut Mirror - $1,000
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $8,110
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Exchange Club of Bristol - $500
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $680
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Imagine Nation, a Museum Early Learning Center - $350
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $3,450
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Music Lessons for Bristol Students in Need - $1,250
Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $3,450
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $1,200
Men & Boys’ Fund

Plymouth Board of Education - $460
Plymouth Century Club Fund

Plymouth Library Association - $810
Plymouth Library Association Fund

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA - $5,310
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $28,490
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund II

Tunxis Community College Fund
Tunxis Community College II Fund

Turn the Towns Teal - $250
Bristol Talks Teal Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc. - $7,640
United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc. Fund

West Cemetery Association - $16,860
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Fund

Wheeler Clinic - $7,740
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Grants from Donor Advised Funds and Special Initiatives Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $290,973

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Bristol Technical Education Center
Bristol Veterans Council
The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Connecticut Forum Inc.
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Dean College
Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
For Goodness Sake
Franklin Land Trust
Goodspeed Opera House Foundation
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Main Street Community Foundation
The Masters School
Men & Boys’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
New England Carousel Museum
Plymouth Community Food Pantry
Renbrook School
Salvation Army
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
St. Paul Catholic High School
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol
Trustees of Deerfield Academy
United Way of West Central Connecticut
UCONN School of Business
University of Hartford
Valley Community Baptist Church
Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation

Scholarship Grants - $180,695

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $13,681

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Karen DuCotey Fund for Kids
Leading Ladies Immediate Response Fund
Main Street Children’s Fund
Men & Boys' Immediate Response Fund
Jean Sorey Fund for Single Parent Families
Werner Family Fund
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $30,760

Main Street Community Foundation - $30,760
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

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