Barnes Memorial Trust Accepting Letters of Intent Through June 1

May 15, 2015 - 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, and there is an opportunity to receive additional funds for up to three years if the initial grant is approved.

The deadline for submission is June 1, 2015. Interested organizations are required to contact Jarre Betts, Vice President of Programs, or Alecia Andrews, Program Officer, at 860.583.6363 before submitting a letter of intent. Full guidelines, including additional eligibility criteria, are available here.

Once all letters of intent are received, the Main Street Community Foundation will notify selected organizations by June 22 to complete a full application.

A second grant cycle for the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust will commence in the early fall.