Men & Boys' Fund - MVP Breakfast

The Men & Boys' Fund will be hosting the MVP Breakfast on June 8, 2023, at 8am at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol. Seats are $35 per person. The guest speaker will be Freddie Coleman, a national radio host for ESPN who joined ESPN Radio in 2004. He now co-hosts the weeknight radio show Freddie and Fitzsimmons with Ian Fitzsimmons. Prior to that, he hosted the Freddie Coleman Show, a weeknight radio show. Coleman has also hosted NFL on ESPN Radio and makes appearances on ESPN’s First Take. It will be a morning of motivation and inspiration as the Men & Boys’ Fund and all MVPs (Men of Value and Purpose) aim to build an even greater future to ensure the Fund can continue to address unmet needs of local men and boys. Proceeds from the event support programs that improve the lives of men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.

For more information on the Men & Boys' Fund, visit the Men & Boys' Fund page.

Women & Girls Fund - Wonder of Women

The 22nd annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event was held on May 2, 2023 at 5:30pm at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. A record attendance of 450 individuals joined us for an uplifting evening that proved life is better when you're laughing. A grantee speaker from Prudence Crandall Center showcased the impact of the Fund before Christine O'Leary took the stage as guest speaker. Christine is a comedian and self-proclaimed ‘Joy Junkie’, and brings the ‘funny’ to companies, colleges, charitable events, clubs, and prides across the country. And did she ever! Proceeds from the event support programs and initiatives that improve the lives of women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.

Save the date for the 2024 event: May 1!

For more information on the WOW event and the Women & Girls Fund, visit the Women & Girls Fund page.

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, workshops have not been held for a couple of years. However, more information, including session descriptions and presentations, will be posted once we they are scheduled. 

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.