2022 Women & Girls Fund Grants

Since 2001, the Women & Girls Fund has awarded grants to organizations and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. In 2022, $43,400 in program grants were awarded to 13 organizations. In addition, two additional named funds at Main Street Community Foundation supported proposals submitted to the Women & Girls Fund.

The grants supported the following causes, programs and projects:

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

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $4,600
Girl Up! program, a targeted small-group initiative to build leadership skills in girls ages 6-12 in three Bristol public schools
Barbara Hackman Franklin Fund for Women
Women & Girls Field of Interest Fund 

Bristol Historical Society - $600
Celebrating Local Firsts event, an intergenerational program for Women’s History Month in collaboration with the Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Connecticut - $3,000
Girl Scout Starter Troop pilot program to establish three new Girl Scout troops in the Foundation’s service area

Kelly’s Kids - $1,000
Wolcott Youth Services Bureau pilot program featuring activities to increase girls’ confidence, self-esteem, social skills and positive development

PARC - $5,000
Aging with Disabilities program for senior women with developmental disabilities in Plainville

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $2,400
Supplies for the Community Diaper Bank, including diapers, wipes, food and formula

Prudence Crandall Center - $5,000
Emergency Shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children in the Foundation’s service area

Shepard Meadows Equestrian Center - $5,400
Mothers and Daughters Equine-Assisted Workshop series aimed at strengthening the mother/daughter bond while also increasing self-esteem and well-being

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $1,900
The Lunch Table program featuring inspirational speakers and group activities to foster dignity, independence and friendship for women and girls who are either in the shelter or homeless
Women & Girls Fund
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women and Girls 

Southington Valley Midget Football League - $4,000
Scholarships and safety head gear for the Powder Puff League serving girls ages 8-17

The Agape House - $2,000
Food for prepared meals provided to women and girls experiencing homelessness

Tunxis Community College - $7,500
Launch Your Leadership Journey program to develop leadership skills in women who are students enrolled in Tunxis Community College from the Foundation’s service area

2023 Women & Girls Fund Grants

2021 Women & Girls Fund Grants

2020 Women & Girls Fund Grants

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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