The Burlington Land Trust, Inc. Fund was established in 2007 to support the preservation of important natural resources that help define and distinguish Burlington.
The Burlington Library Association Inc. Fund was established in 1999 to support the ongoing charitable needs of the Burlington Library.
Established in 2000 by the Burlington Lions Club to provide scholarships for local residents.
Chester “Chet” Henry Ozga, a longtime resident of Wolcott who was born and raised in Terryville and graduated from Terryville High School, lived his life quietly. He was married to his wife Darlene for over 20 years before she passed away in 1999, and prior to his retirement he was employed by White Oak Corp as a truck driver. Chet had a giving heart, and one way he chose to give back to his community is one of the simplest yet one of the most important – he left a bequest in his will to Main Street Community Foundation.
Established in 2013 by Rob and Rebecca Caiaze of Burlington, this fund will support a variety of charitable causes of their choice.
Created in 2013 by the Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation, this fund is being established to honor the memory of the children and adults who lost their lives in Sandy Hook, CT due to a school shooting on December 14, 2012. The fund will provide support to adults and children residing in Southington who are in need of mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services.
This trust, transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2007, was originally established in 1936. Annual distributions provide for the maintenance and upkeep of the Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel so that no fees are requested for the use of the chapel for funeral purposes.
Transferred to the Community Foundation from Terryville High School in 2003, this fund provides assistance to a senior planning to attend college who is interested in pursuing a career in education.
Transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2006, this fund was originally established 30 years before in memory of community business leader Charles Kushlan to provide an annual award to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center Youth of the Year recipient.
This fund was established in 2007 by the Main Street Community Foundation Board of Directors to honor Cheryl for her eleven years of service to the Foundation. Cheryl served as the Foundation's first Executive Director from 1996 to 2004 and its founding President and CEO from 2004 to July 2007. This permanent fund will support a variety of community-based projects in the Foundation’s service area, with preference given to the ongoing administrative support of the Foundation.
Established in 2006 through a bequest from the estate of Christian Arndt to support scholarships for Terryville High School students who show academic promise, particularly in the area of science. Born in Germany in 1953, Christian and his family lived for many years in Terryville, where he pursued a wide variety of interests and went on to pursue a successful engineering career.
Established by local physicians Armann Ciccarelli and Valerie Vitale in 2001, this fund provides distributions in the fields of education, the environment and assistance to those in need in the City of Bristol.
This fund was established in 2010 by Bristol residents Tony and Sondra Clement together with their children Jeff, Kristie and Kimberly. The fund will provide support to worthy charitable organizations with preference given to human services, education and sports-related programs in the communities served by the Foundation.
Created in 1976 by teachers at Bristol Eastern High School to honor the memory of Clement J. Roy, this fund was transferred to the Community Foundation in 2012. This scholarship will provide assistance to a graduating high school senior from Bristol Eastern High School who has demonstrated high academic achievement as well as participation in the athletic/sports field and is pursing post-secondary education.
Established in early 2006 by Conn Acoustics President Peter LeBlanc to assist employees with post-secondary education costs for their dependents. Future funding for this award will be provided by both management and employees of Conn Acoustics, a private company that has provided interior design and construction work in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for over 50 years.
Established by the Connecticut Quilt Search Project in 2002 to provide maintenance and upkeep of the extensive documentation forms, database, slides and all other items donated to the Connecticut Historical Society as a result of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project.
This designated fund was established to honor Carol Corliss and all the families she served during her 17 years as a Lead Parent Educator for Bristol Family Resource Centers (FRCs). She wanted to ensure that there would always be funds available to support families. FRC services are available to parents beginning at the birth of their child through eighth grade with the mission to create strong school-family-community partnerships to ensure children thrive. Families come from all income levels including many families living at or below the poverty level.
The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to help our local communities mobilize the necessary resources to support the current emerging needs.
Established by the family of Dante Dominic Cistulli II (Dan) after his sudden passing in January 2004, this fund assists young people in Bristol with a love for music, who might need financial assistance with lessons and/or instruments.
This fund was established by long time Bristol residents John and Susan Scarritt in December 2004 to honor the memory of John’s parents, David and Edith Scarritt. Dave and Edith Scarritt were lifelong Bristol residents and owners of the Scarritt Lumber Company. Proceeds from the fund will be used primarily to support the work of the Main Street Community Foundation.