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 or in-person events on topics of interest to enhance the development and knowledge of nonprofit Board members, professionals and volunteers. Typically, all sessions are offered at no charge to local nonprofits.

There are currently no sessions scheduled; when they are, they will be posted here.

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.

Men & Boys' Fund - MVP Breakfast

The Men & Boys' Fund hosted the MVP Breakfast on June 8, 2023, at 8am at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol. Over 100 people joined guest speaker Freddie Coleman, a national radio host for ESPN, for a morning of motivation and inspiration. Thank you to all who attended and all MVPs (Men of Value and Purpose) as we 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.

Save the date for the 2024 event: June 6!

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

Women & Girls Fund - Wonder of Women

The 23rd annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event will be held on May 1, 2024 at 5:30pm at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Seats are $65 per person. In addition to several grantee organizations, the guest speaker this year will be Robin Reiser. Robin is a comedian, writer, storyteller and speaker. She has appeared on NBC, E! and the Oxygen network; has written for stage and screen; and her storytelling can be heard on many podcasts, including RISK and THE ONLY ONE IN THE ROOM. Robin wrote and plays all the roles in the web series PINK EYE, and was an audience favorite on Last Comic Standing and at the Sundance Film Festival. After twenty years in Los Angeles, Robin has returned to the northeast to be closer to her parents and raise her son with seasons.

Proceeds from the event support programs and initiatives that improve the lives of women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.

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