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.
Established by area philanthropist and businessman Tom Barnes and his wife Melanie in June 2004 to support a variety of charitable causes, primarily in the Main Street service area.
This fund was established by Tunxis Community College in 2000 to support the ongoing programs of the Community College.
This fund was established in July 2004 to provide permanent support for Tunxis Community College.
Dr. Hal and Lynne Turkus established this fund in 2000 to support charitable causes in our area.
Family and friends established this designated fund in 2009 to honor the memory of Tyler James Gingery who died at age five from a heart disease known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. An annual grant will be made to support the work of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.
The United Way of West Central CT, Inc. Fund was established in 1999 to provide ongoing support for United Way programs.
This permanent scholarship fund, established by the Fletcher-Terry Company in 2010, will award one scholarship annually to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in the field of engineering. The scholarship was named after Vincent “Vin” T. Kozyrski a long-time employee whose expertise in mechanical engineering has led to the awarding of more than thirty patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
This fund was established in 2013 to honor longtime Bristol resident and community leader Wallace Barnes. It will provide support for leadership initiatives identified by the Foundation, in the six communities served, to promote collaborative solutions in an effort to build stronger communities. Such efforts may include but are not limited to: facilitation of community conversations/focus groups, community needs assessments, development of cross sector partnerships, and/or capacity building efforts.