Barnes Memorial Trust Accepting Letters of Intent from Organizations Serving Southington

The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southington residents.

The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one or more of the following identified community health and health care focus areas:

  • Access and affordability to health care;
  • Mental health and substance use;
  • Supports to meet the health and health needs of an aging population;
  • Better integrated health care (especially the integration of primary and behavioral health, including initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle).

The minimum grant request for a capital item must be $50,000 and it must be used to enhance a current health related program that is available to the residents of Southington. Grant requests to support an initiative or program must be for a minimum of $25,000.

The deadline for submission is September 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. Interested 501(c)(3) organizations are required to contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants and Programs, at 860.583.6363 before submitting a letter of intent. Full guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online application are available on the Foundation’s website.

In addition, the Women & Girls’ Fund at the Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls in Southington, as well as Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or Wolcott; proposals are due by September 13. Organizations serving men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott are also invited to apply for a grant from the Men & Boys’ Fund at the Foundation; those proposals are due September 6.

All information is available on the Foundation’s website.