The Bristol Yale Club presents a Yale Book Award annually to a student in their junior year at each high school located in the City of Bristol and the Towns of Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth. The Award recognizes outstanding students for their character, leadership, scholarship, and intellectual promise. This fund was established at Main Street Community Foundation in 2021 to continue that tradition.
Started in 1999 by the Bristol Yale Club to provide scholarships to high school students in the towns served by Main Street Community Foundation. The scholarship is available to students who need help with post-secondary education expenses including college, university, community and technical college, trade school, adult education courses and other similar educational experiences.
The Miles Peck Jennings Memorial Fund was transferred to Main Street Community Foundation by the Bristol Yale Club in December 2021 and renamed the Bristol Yale/Miles Peck Jennings Memorial Scholarship Fund. Historically this fund has provided many thousands of dollars to Yale University for undergraduate students and thousands more for graduate students. Now, this scholarship will be awarded annually to graduating seniors or graduates of public, private or parochial secondary schools located in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville or Plymouth.
In 2011, a group of committed community leaders in Burlington came together to create an endowment fund to support charitable projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Burlington, Connecticut.
The Burlington Historical Society Fund, an agency endowment established in early 2008, will provide ongoing support for the Burlington Historical Society and its programs to preserve the history of Burlington, Connecticut.
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.
Gayle Kall established this designated fund in 2022 in honor of her sister Charlotte Kall. This fund will provide support to Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc. (BARC) of Bristol, CT, an organization that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Grants will be distributed to BARC in support of the organization’s residential services with preference for social and recreational programs including music enrichment activities.
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. Clement was a former teacher and coach at Bristol Eastern High School, and this scholarship will provide assistance to a graduating high school senior from Bristol Eastern who has demonstrated high academic achievement as well as participation in the athletic/sports field and is pursing post-secondary education.