2019 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

Since 2001, The Women & Girls' Fund has awarded over $550,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. In 2019, $52,540 in program grants were awarded to 19 organizations. In addition, two additional named funds at Main Street Community Foundation supported proposals submitted to the Women & Girls' Fund. The total amount awarded to the 19 organizations was $55,030 and the grants supported the following causes, programs and projects:

Arts for Learning CT - $4,500
Afterschool theater residency program for girls at Plymouth’s Eli Terry Middle School

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $3,000
SMART Girls program for girls ages 6-12
Women & Girls’ Fund - $2,450
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls - $550

Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach - $1,000
Warm winter outerwear and boots for women and girls

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $3,580
Best SELF: Self Image & Esteem, Leadership and preparing for the Future program for girls in preparation for transition to middle school and high school
Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,640
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women - $1,940

Connecticut Womens’ Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) - $2,000
CT Collective for Women & Girls and the CT Data Portal Project

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,000
Training and Materials for Southington’s Early Childhood Educators to implement the RULER Approach to Emotional Intelligence program in daycares and classrooms

EdAdvance/Plymouth Family Resource Center - $1,685
Support group programs in the Plymouth schools for mothers of children with special needs and 5th grade girls transitioning to middle school

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $3,000
Summer camperships for girls from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $3,000
Summer camperships for girls from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $1,500
Supplies for the Diaper Bank

Prudence Crandall Center - $4,500
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Prevention Services for youth in Bristol, Plainville and Southington

Rushford Center - $4,000
Building Resiliency through Alternative Therapies program for women from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. - $1,600
Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies for women and girls

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $2,500
Housing emergency funds for women and girls

The Agape House - $1,680
Peer Support and Empowerment Group for homeless women

The Children’s Law Center, Inc. - $6,000
Legal representation for female children in family court from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

The New England Carousel Museum - $1,225
Free admission for Bristol WIC cardholders to the New England Carousel Museum and the American Clock & Watch Museum

The United Way of West Central Connecticut - $1,260
Women’s Career Development program for graduates of parent leadership training

Tunxis Community College - $5,000
Launch your Leadership Journey program for female students enrolled in Tunxis Community College from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

2020 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2018 Women & Girls' Fund Grants

2017 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