2018 GRANTS AWARDED

In 2018, Main Street Community Foundation distributed $1,711,651 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your communities.

Money in Motion Grants - $12,000

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $10,000
First year of a $50,000 grant for the Emergency Center Renovation and Expansion Project

DataHaven - $2,000
Support Community Wellbeing survey for Bristol

Grants from the General Grant Process - $126,473

American Clock & Watch Museum - $500
Installation of antique Seth Thomas street clock on museum property
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

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 - $2,280
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund - $1,030
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund - $940
James R. Parker Trust - $750

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $4,000
Job-readiness and career exploration program for Cambridge Park teens
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Boy Scouts of America Troop #55 - $500
Purchase cooking equipment for campouts
James R. Parker Trust

Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach - $2,000
Basic human needs for the homeless including tents, sleeping bags and shoes
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund - $1,390
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $610

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $1,000
Update signs at two Bristol locations in conjunction with marketing campaign
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Auto Club - $500
Enhance Saturday Cruise Night by providing family entertainment, music and games
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Bristol Board of Education/Gifted Program - $1,000
Annual Poetry Night for middle and high school students in the gifted program
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community

Bristol Board of Education/Bristol Eastern High School - $2,500
Collaborative concert with Bristol Eastern High School Choral department and the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $2,270
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music - $230

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $4,000
People Empowering People (PEP) program to teach parents to become community leaders
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $8,810
Purchase field maintenance equipment and storage sheds
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Bristol Historical Society - $1,000
Preservation Week community event to preserve personal and shared photos and other memorabilia
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund

Bristol Recovery Club - $1,920
Updated music equipment for club functions to provide a sober entertainment option
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,000
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund - $920

Bristol School Readiness Council - $3,002
Operation HALO (healthy alternatives for little ones) pilot program for preschoolers in conjunction with the Bristol Police department and the Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,002
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $1,000

City of Bristol - $500
Arts in the Park show in conjunction with Bristol Parks & Recreation’s Summer Concert series
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

Community Health Network of CT Foundation - $4,600
Cooking Matters for Families nutrition education program in collaboration with Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) Inc. - $2,500
Audio Accessibility via internet radio for adults who are blind or visually impaired
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Connecticut Rivers Council Boy Scouts - $2,400
STEM scouting after-school program for Bristol elementary school students
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,240
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund - $820
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund - $340

Connecticut Science Center - $1,250
Support the STEM program in the Bristol Public schools including student field trips, in-school activities and professional development for teachers
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Covenant to Care for Children - $4,000
Supply basic essential goods to DCF involved youth to preserve and reunify families
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund - $2,500
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,500

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,000
Developing Kindergarten Readiness in Southington’s young children
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $3,830
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $170

Environmental Learning Centers of CT - $3,000
Purchase of canoes and kayaks for Indian Rock summer camp
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,500
James R. Parker Trust - $500

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $2,670
Imagine Developing Life-Long Learners program in conjunction with Bristol Preschool Childcare Center
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,270
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts - $260
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts - $140

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England - $2,500
Job Shadowing program for Lewis S. Mills students
James R. Parker Trust

Kelly’s Kids Inc. - $4,000
Farm animal and nature based summer camp program for DCF involved youth
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Lewis S. Mills Crew Booster Club - $2,165
Support purchase oars for racing shell
James R. Parker Trust

Lock Museum of America - $1,500
Enhance exhibits through new LED lighting for display cases
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Memorial Military Museum - $600
Support purchase of acid-free boxes for protection and preservation of World War I uniforms
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

New Britain Museum of American Art - $3,000
Access to the Arts educational program for Wolcott students
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $1,730
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,270

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,500
Access to the Arts educational program for Burlington students
James R. Parker Trust

New England Carousel Museum - $5,000
Expansion of the Music-Art-Technology-History (MATH) program for Bristol second grade public school students
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $2,430
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts - $1,320
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,250

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters - $3,000
Community Based Mentoring program in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,210
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund -$790

Oak Hill/Connecticut Institute for the Blind - $4,500
Veteran transition and support programs at Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness center
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,470
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $430
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund - $380
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund - $220

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $4,000
Support the Healthy Food Initiative including farmer’s market vouchers and healthy pantry items
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,000
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund - $620
Terry and Marguerite Fletcher Family Fund - $380

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $4,000
Support purchase of pantry items for the Healthy Options food program
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,500
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,500

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $4,000
Teen violence prevention program at Alta at the Pyne alternative high school in Southington
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,358
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health - $1,262
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund - $380

Quota International of Bristol - $2,500
Provide new back-to-school clothing and shoes to youth in the after-school program at the Cambridge Park Boys & Girls Club
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $1,810
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $690

Regional School District 10/ Har-Bur Middle School - $3,696
Purchase 12 additional seats in the Fast ForWord reading software program for struggling readers
James R. Parker Trust

South Side School PTA - $2,700
Purchase 12 additional chrome books to be used by students in grades K-2 during independent learning centers
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,700
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,000

The Agape House - $1,660
Purchase computer equipment, phone system, and other supplies/costs related to the Life Skills Ministry for the Homeless
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund -$1,310
Karen and Kim Murphy Family Charitable Fund - $350

The Children’s Museum - $2,500
Science Achievement for All program for grades K-8 in the Bristol schools
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $2,500
Community outreach and engagement for Bristol Early Childhood Alliance
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,650
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund - $460
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund - $390

Town of Burlington Animal Control - $500
Support the direct medical care of animals
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Town of Plainville Animal Control - $1,000
Support feral cat spay & neuter fund and medical care of animals
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Town of Plymouth Animal Control - $500
Support the direct medical care of animals
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Town of Southington - $1,500
Create an open space pollinator habitat on a town-owned parcel to raise awareness about the benefits of land preservation
Merriman Family Fund - $850
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $650

Town of Southington Animal Control - $3,870
Support the construction of an outdoor dog run
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Veterans Strong Community Center - $5,000
Improve services, assistance and communications by hiring a new part-time outreach person who will conduct outreach hours directly in the towns served
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,970
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund - $1,150
James R. Parker Trust - $750
Becker Family Fund - $130

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA - $3,000
First Wave Swim Lesson free program for low-income first grade students in Plainville
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,360
Turkus Family Fund - $640

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $696,948

Arc of Southington - $75,000
Renovations to office space in Southington for expansion and ADA compliance

Bread for Life - $21,300
Expansion of weekly meal program and purchase of new appliances and medical equipment

Easterseals of Greater Waterbury - $25,000
Audiological Services for Southington residents

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $25,000
Well-being initiative for young children and caregivers

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services - $75,000
Commitment of $150,000 payable over two years to renovate Southington Care Center to make it more inviting and less institutional for dementia patients.

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services - $10,000
2019 Health Family Fun Fest

Living in Safe Alternatives (LISA) - $45,900
Continuation of 1-2-3 Prevention, Intervention & Recovery program

LiveWell Alliance, Inc. - $115,000
Dementia Friendly Southington Initiative

Prudence Crandall Center - $37,500
Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Services

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $29,500
Diabetes Prevention program and purchase of related equipment

Southington Community Cultural Arts - $2,750
Apple & Arts Sponsorship to benefit Southington nonprofit organizations

Southington Community Cultural Arts - $105,900
Continuation of the All Access program for adults with disabilities

United Way of Southington - $48,098
Senior Transportation program

United Way of Southington - $1,000
Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Southington

Wheeler Clinic - $80,000
Southington Health Outreach Project

Grants from the Burlington Community Fund - $4,850

Burlington Food Pantry - $500
Purchase containers and food cart

Burlington Land Trust - $1,000
Installation of well at Whigville Grange

Burlington Senior Citizens Commission - $1,850
Senior Center Technology Initiative
Burlington Community Fund - $1,500
James R. Parker Trust - $350

Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $500
Johnny Cake Music Festival sponsorship

Veterans Strong Community Center - $1,000
Mission Outreach - Burlington

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $6,235

Regional School District 10
Lewis S. Mills High School - $250

Adam Ezra group concert and discussion

Har-Bur Middle School - $250
World Finals CT Odyssey of the Mind

Harwinton Consolidated School - $250
National Invention Convention

Lewis S. Mills High School - $600
Developing Appreciation of World Cuisine

Lewis S. Mills High School - $850
Empowerment Group project

Har-Bur Middle School - $453
Active Classroom Equipment

Harwinton Consolidated School - $360
Coding with Ozobot Robots

Lewis S. Mills High School - $250
Humanitarian Club and Leo Club meal packing

Harwinton Consolidated/Lake Garda Elementary - $582
El Mundo Hispano

Lewis S. Mills High School - $500
Drama Club

Harwinton Consolidated - $600
Improving Executive Functioning through Imagineering

Lewis S. Mills High School - $490
Soiree Francophone: An evening of French Immersion

Har-Bur Middle School - $500
Shine your light on reading

Har-Bur Middle School - $300
Har-Bur Book Club

Grants from the Men & Boys’ Fund - $6,000

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $1,500
Passport to Manhood program

Bristol Youth Services - $2,000
Skills to Pay the Bills program for teenage boys

Environmental Learning Centers of CT - $500
Summer camperships for low-income boys

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $2,000
Full Circle program for fathers

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $10,000

Imagine Nation, a Museum Early Learning Center - $1,000
Plainville Day – free admission

New Britain Museum of American Art - $1,000
Student Art Show and Reception

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $1,000
Holiday basket program

Plainville Community Schools - $2,500
Go Kid Go program

Plainville Wind Ensemble - $1,500
Veteran's Day Concert

Prudence Crandall Center - $1,000
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Prevention in Plainville schools

Louis Toffolon Elementary School PTO - $1,000
Science Day with CT Science Center

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA - $1,000
Senior Water Fitness Class

Grants from the Women & Girls’ Fund - $55,227

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $3,300
Best SELF: Self Image & Esteem, Leadership and preparing for the Future
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,630
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women - $1,670

Bristol Youth Services - $2,495
Skills to Pay the Bills program for teenage girls
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,988
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness - $507

Community Counseling Centers of Central Connecticut - $2,400
Self: A Workshop to Improve Esteem for young women

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $2,500
Reducing the Stress of Childcare Providers program

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut - $2,500
Camperships for girls

For Goodness Sake - $4,052
Sweet Dreams program which provides new mattress and bedding sets

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $3,000
2019 summer camperships

Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut - $2,630
Changing the Conversation after school program at Tyrrell Middle School in Wolcott

Jane Doe No More - $2,000
Safe Student Initiative and Escape Alive Survival Skills Self-Defense programs at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency - $5,000
Building Pathways CT, individual supports for women training for a career in the Building Trades
Women & Girls’ Fund - $3,450
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives - $1,040
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls - $510

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut - $3,700
Family Sustainability through Literacy Plus, a program to increase reading, writing, math and financial literacy for women and their children
Women & Girls’ Fund - $2,200
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness - $1,500

Oak Hill – Chapter 126 - $4,050
One-on-one fitness training for women with disabilities or health challenges

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $1,250
Purchase supplies for Diaper Bank

Rushford Center - $4,500
Building Resiliency through Alternative Therapies program, which provides women in outpatient treatment programs with therapies such as yoga and meditation

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,800
Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies for women and girls

Southington Middle School Athletic Association - $2,000
Support a middle school girls’ sports program

St. Casimir Rosary Society - $800
Replacement mixers for the preparation of food for fundraisers

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $5,000
Housing support for women and girls

The Children's Law Center, Inc. - $2,250
Legal representation for female children in family court

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments/Field of Interest - $ 215,678

American Clock & Watch Museum - $7,980
American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Fund

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

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $4,340
Sky Bight Foundation Fund for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $1,210
Edward Ingraham Fund

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

Bristol Education Foundation - $720
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $310
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $7,950
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $460
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Burlington Library - $820
Burlington Library Association Fund

City of Bristol/Fire Department - $1,220
Hap Barnes Fire Safety Trailer Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $4,130
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $27,731
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/Manross Memorial Library- $19,532
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation- $23,670
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation, Summer Concert Series - $250
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music

Connecticut Historical Society - $400
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT., Inc. - $8,330
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT., Inc. - $310
Estela Wilderness Education Fund

Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health, Healthy Family FunFest - $650
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $760
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Immanuel Lutheran School - $740
Immanuel Lutheran Alumni Tuition Assistance Fund

Men & Boys’ Field of Interest Fund - $1,000
Women & Girls’ Field of Interest Fund

Men & Boys’ Immediate Response Fund - $2,000
Men & Boys’ Field of Interest Fund

Music Lessons for Bristol Students in Need - $1,235
Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $4,070
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Plymouth Board of Education, materials for vocational training and robotics - $640
Plymouth Century Club Fund

Plymouth Library Association - $830
Plymouth Library Association Fund

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $5,420
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church - $11,490
St. Andrew Mission Endowment Fund

Town of Plymouth Parks & Recreation - $1,009
Oasis Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $29,090
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 - $7,900
United Way of West Central Connecticut Fund

West Cemetery Association - $17,120
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $7,970
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund - $5,770
Women & Girls’ Field of Interest Fund

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $321,290

Boys & Girls’ Club of Bristol Family Center
Bristol Adult Resource Center
Bristol Board of Education/Bristol Early Childhood Center
Bristol Board of Education/field trips
Bristol Historical Society
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Bristol Technical Education Center PFO
Burlington Community Fund
The Bushnell
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding
Connecticut Forum`
Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Dean College
John & Gloria DiFranceso Fund for Women and Girls at Main Street Community Foundation
Environmental Learning Centers of CT
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Haiti Medical Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Hill-Stead Museum
Hotchkiss School
Imagine Nation, a Museum Early Learning Center
Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
The Masters School
Men & Boys’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
St. Francis de Sales Church
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
World Affairs Council of CT
Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Valley Community Baptist Church

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $17,565

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
The Werner Family Fund
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $32,280

Main Street Community Foundation - $32,280
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

Scholarship Grants - $200,515

Grants from the Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship - $6,590

Bristol Technical Education Center - $3,295
Scholarships for post graduates in certificate trade program of less than 2 years

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $3,295
Scholarships for post graduates in Allied Health program of less than 2 years

2019 Grants Awarded

2017 Grants Awarded

2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded