Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., is a public charity committed to partnering with individuals, families and businesses who wish to build permanent charitable connections, now and for generations to come, to support and better the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut, USA.
The foundation addresses a broad range of community goals. We support meaningful dialogue on issues affecting the towns we serve. We convene community members, monitor and assess changing needs, locally and beyond and propose action on critical concerns. In this way, we are able to meet changing needs and provide support to what matters most to the people who live and work in the cities and towns of this region.
As a community foundation we are committed to connecting donors with the community and to causes they care about through charitable giving. We talk with donors about their charitable interests and find ways to help them achieve their goals - often by setting up permanent endowments. An endowment is a permanent fund where the income is used in perpetuity to serve the cause or group the donor requests.
Our Vision of Impact for the Community
Vibrant communities where people have equitable and inclusive opportunities to prosper, participate, and be inspired to give.
Inspiring donors and community partners to foster a sustainable legacy of impactful giving by encouraging and promoting:
- Gift Planning
- Prudent Stewardship of Assets
- Effective Grantmaking
- Community Leadership
Our Core Values
Excellence, Integrity, Inclusiveness and Transparency in all we do.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is committed as a leader in the communities we serve to raise awareness around racial and social justice issues and strengthen our practices through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) lens. MSCF defines equity as the fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as the distribution of resources throughout our six communities. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.