THE MAIN EVENT: A Quarter Century Celebration. Meet Us On Main Street. EVENT CANCELED

Main Street Community Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel The Main Event, a 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for September 12, 2020. Upon much thought and consideration of the current events and the enormous impact of COVID-19 on all communities – both nonprofits and businesses – MSCF’s focus is on the best way to provide assistance during the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery that will follow.

We are very grateful to the local businesses, organizations and individuals who generously committed sponsorships to the Main Event and have redirected their support to the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.

To see a list of COVID-19 response and recovery grants click here.

Nonprofit Education

Main Street Community Foundation partners with local organizations and businesses to offer its Nonprofit Education Series. As part of this series, MSCF will offer web/audioconferences on topics of interest to enhance the development and knowledge of nonprofit Board members, professionals and volunteers in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter (AFP)

All sessions are offered at no charge to local nonprofits.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not expecting to hold any workshops in 2020. More information, including session descriptions and presentations, will be posted once we are able to safetly hold workshops. 

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our distribution list please contact Samantha Rajotte, Scholarship & Program Officer, at or by telephone at 860.583.6363.

Wonder of Women

The 19th annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event scheduled for April 21, 2020 was cancelled. This is an unprecedented time. As disappointing as this is, personal safety for all is at the forefront of the decision. Thank you for your understanding. Next year the Fund will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and we look forward to celebrating with you - mark your calendars for September 8, 2021!

For more information on the WOW event, the Women & Girls' Fund and to see the list of sponsors who generously donated, visit the Women & Girls' Fund page.