Community Foundation Seeking Grant and Scholarship Applicants

Main Street Community Foundation invites area nonprofit organizations to apply for grants through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund. Local students are also invited to submit scholarship applications for 75 scholarship opportunities. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online applications are available on the Foundation’s website.

Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or Wolcott may be eligible to apply for grants through the Foundation’s competitive General Grant Cycle. Funding consideration will be given to, but not limited to, proposals requesting support for charitable projects in the areas of education, health, human services, sports field maintenance, animal welfare, environment and arts and culture. All proposals for the General Grant Cycle are due March 29, 2019.

In addition, the Plainville Community Fund is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations. Either the organization or the program for which funding is requested must be located in Plainville and be of benefit to Plainville residents. Proposals for the Plainville Community Fund are due March 15, 2019.

Eligibility criteria and the link to the online applications for the General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund are posted on Apply for a Grant page. Interested organizations are required to contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants & Programs, at 860.583.6363 to discuss the proposal before submitting an application.

The Foundation is also awarding scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarship applications are now available to area students for 75 scholarship opportunities. These scholarship funds target many diverse areas of study and are available to students at various points in their educational careers. The 2019 Scholarship Directory, which lists all scholarships and eligibility criteria, and the link to the Foundation’s online application are available on the Apply for a Scholarship page. The deadline for scholarships is March 15, 2019.