2017 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

Since 2001, The Women & Girls' Fund has awarded over $450,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. In 2017, $47,151 in program grants were awarded to 14 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 14 organizations was $51,111 and the grants supported the following causes, programs and projects:

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,500
SMART Girls, a health, fitness, education and self-esteem program to meet the developmental needs of girls 13-18
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,160
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women - $1,340

Bristol Family Resource Center - $2,500
Education and support for Licensed Day Care Providers
Women & Girls’ Fund - $2,250
Furey Family Charitable Fund - $250

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center - $2,456
Three early learning workshops for parents and children which will focus on early literacy and language and physical development

Bristol Youth Services -$2,100
Skills to Pay the Bills, a program that provides social/family life education and independent living skills
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,185
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $915

Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund - $4,000
Increase access of low income women to free legal information, bilingual advocacy and referrals to low cost attorneys

For Goodness Sake - $4,255
Provide families with either a Basic needs basket or an Appliances/Linens package as they make the transition to independent living
Women & Girls’ Fund - $2,375
Smith Family Charitable Fund - $1,880

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $2,500
2018 summer camperships

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $4,000
A Healthy Imagine Nation – Creating a Happy Healthy Start, a program to promote a healthy lifestyle to children and their families

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

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency - $5,000
Building Pathways CT, a program which gives women the opportunity to have a career in the trades

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut - $2,500
Family Sustainability through Literacy Plus, a program to increase reading, writing, math and financial literacy for women and their children
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,585
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $915

Prudence Crandall Center - $4,000
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships, a program that provides domestic and teen dating violence prevention services for youth in Plainville Community Schools

Rushford Center - $8,000
Support to provide women in the behavioral health outpatient treatment programs with alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation and fitness training

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
Women & Girls’ Fund - $3,830
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls - $470

2018 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2016 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2015 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2014 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2013 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2012 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2011 Women & Girls' Fund Grants