Created in December 2004 by longtime Bristol residents and community volunteers Ed and Mary Smith to support a variety of charitable causes.
The Southington Arts Council retired its operations in 2018 and established this fund as a legacy to the community of Southington. During its 36 years of operation, the Southington Arts Council worked diligently to build community awareness for and participation in the cultural opportunities in Southington. The Southington Arts Council was founded in 1982 by Carole S. Milano in order to make the cultural arts accessible to the residents of Southington.
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the management of this area newspaper to give annual awards to Southington residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
Southington PRIDE is a group of Southington community members that are committed to advocating for awareness / education on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ Community and their allies. They launched the first ever town-wide Pride Celebration in 2021. The Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor for the organization as it grows, strengthens and expands its operations.
This fund was established in 2009 by St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide ongoing support for the Bristol church.
In memory of Stanley P. Bitel, the founder of Rowley Spring and Stamping Corporation in Bristol, CT, this scholarship fund was established in 2015 by his family and friends. Stan personified entrepreneurial spirit, continual learning and self-achievement, and this fund is created for students who embody these characteristics. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a resident of Connecticut who is a graduating high school senior or adult learner seeking qualifying skilled training in the manufacturing trade.
This fund was established in 2015 to honor the request of Peter Saman, who passed away on November 21, 2012, to establish a fund in honor of his paternal grandparents, Stephen and Katherine Saman. This fund will support a variety of charitable organizations with preference for historical preservation including preservation of older buildings.
Michael Suchopar joined the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol (BBGC) as its Chief Professional Officer in 2007. During his fourteen-year tenure, he elevated the organization through the creation of many new programs and a new club facility, which ultimately earned BBGC national recognition. This fund was established by friends and family to honor Michael and his wife Mary in celebration of his retirement in 2021. Grants will be awarded from this fund, at the recommendation of the donors, to benefit BBGC.
The Swicklas Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2022 by lifelong Plymouth resident John Swicklas to honor his family while continuing his love of teaching. John is a former Plymouth teacher, having taught sixth grade and retiring in 2001; he was also a coach of basketball and baseball. This scholarship will give Plymouth residents the opportunity to pursue a career in the field of education.
This fund was established by the family and friends of Sylvia Bodak with assistance from the Women’s Cancer Care Foundation in 2001. The fund was set up to honor the life of this courageous woman by supporting students who are pursuing a career in cancer research, oncology or a related field.
Created in 2005 by former Bristol residents Bill and Jean Johnson to support projects which will enhance the quality and reputation of technical education in the greater Bristol Community and support students who wish to pursue a career in a technical field.
This fund was established in 2004 to honor the families of former Bristol residents and business owners Fred and Carol Tedesco by providing unrestricted funds to meet the changing needs of the Bristol community over time.
Established in 2007 by family, friends and employees to honor Terry Fletcher on the occasion of his 50th anniversary with The Fletcher-Terry Company which was founded in 1868. Annual distributions will support worthy charitable endeavors in the Foundation’s service area.
Established in 2016 by Bristol residents, Bob Alim, Bob Boudreau and Kevin Prior, collectively known as BBK, this advised fund will support charitable organizations at the recommendation of the donors. Of importance to the donors are opportunities to support emerging issues and social needs of the diverse cultures of Bristol residents.
Proceeds from BBK’s annual gathering Cocktails @ Eight, will be donated to the Fund and granted annually to benefit local initiatives in Bristol.
This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Craig Yarde, the co-founder of Yarde Metals, Inc., which started in Bristol, Connecticut in 1976. Craig personified entrepreneurial spirit, continual learning and self-achievement, and this scholarship is created for those who embody these characteristics. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a resident of Bristol, Connecticut who is a graduating high school senior, currently enrolled student or adult learner seeking financial assistance to further post-secondary education or career training goals.
Anthony and Judie Lodovico of Bristol established this fund in 2009 to honor the memories of Mike and Kate Formagioni, Carl and Laura Formagioni, and Carmen “Nucci” and Jennie Lodovico. Grants are awarded from this unrestricted fund to meet the changing needs of the Bristol community.
Established at the Main Street Community Foundation in 2000 to support the work of local 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Bristol area.
This fund was established by the Werner family in 2000 to provide immediate assistance for basic needs and opportunities for inclusion to families with children facing financial hardship.
This fund was established in 2005 by the family and friends of former Southington resident Thérèse MacCallum to honor her wish to support well-rounded Southington High School seniors who would like to pursue post-secondary education.
Established in 2011 by Tim and Mary Walsh to support a variety of charitable organizations for general charitable purposes primarily in the communities served by the Main Street Community Foundation.