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.
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.
This fund was established by the friends and family of Dave Lepore to honor his life, work and community commitment after Dave’s passing in 2003. The scholarship will support a Bristol resident who wishes to pursue a career in journalism.
This scholarship fund was established in 2018 to honor the memory of Dave Mongillo, a lifelong Southington resident and member of the Southington Weed Wackers Golf League. Dave was often referred to as the King of Concrete, dedicating most of his life to his own foundation business. He was highly regarded in the industry as a master craftsman know for his work ethic, quality and attention to detail.
Established in September 2020 by longtime Bristol resident David Greenleaf. Through this advised fund, he will support charitable causes in the communities served by the Foundation at his recommendation.
Established in 2003 by Attorney and Mrs. Anthony Denorfia to assist families in need and to support educational institutions and other charitable causes which will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Southington and other geographic areas as recommended by the donor.
This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Donna Borysewicz by her family and friends upon her passing after a courageous fight with chronic illness. In remembrance of her passion and love for helping others, especially women and children, distributions from the fund will support those initiatives identified by the Women & Girls Immediate Response Fund.
This fund was established in 1961 through a bequest from Dora Schubert and was transferred to Main Street Community Foundation in 2017. Dora’s desire was to establish a named scholarship to defray the expenses of education for deserving students. She was a longtime Plymouth resident and member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Terryville.
Dorothy Dewey Picard was a graduate of The Julliard School and was a well-known area music instructor for 64 years. In addition, she played in many area orchestras and was a founding member of the Bristol Symphony Orchestra. Upon her death in 1999, her daughter, Marcia White, established this scholarship to honor her mother’s lifelong love of music.
Established in 1998 by area residents and business owners Doug and Noreen Schumann, this fund supports community programs focused on building self-esteem, confidence and strong values in young people.
This fund was established in 2009 with a gift from Ralph and Linda Roland of Vermont, formerly of Bristol, in memory of their late son. This scholarship fund will provide financial assistance to applicants entering career training programs to achieve specific occupational goals.
This fund was established in 2014 to recognize and promote excellence in all areas of the English language arts by Dr. Wallace, the first coordinator of English Language Arts in Southington Public Schools. A scholarship will be awarded annually to the graduating senior at Southington High School with the highest GPA in English/Language Arts who is pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university.
This fund was established in 2000 by local businessman Roland Dumont to support charitable causes in the area served by the Foundation, with special emphasis on programs that give opportunities to disadvantaged youth as well as to other charitable projects the family would like to support.
Friends and admirers of Mr. Barnes created this fund in 1980 to honor him for his lifetime achievements in the field of journalism. Mr. Barnes added substantially to this fund once it was transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 1997. The award is available to students from Bristol, Burlington or Plymouth with interest in pursuing a career in journalism, media-related communications, creative writing and/or related studies. E. Bartlett Barnes passed away in February 2004.
Early Learning - A PET Project Fund, a designated fund, was established in 2018 by Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek to honor the memory of her brother, John R. Petrucelli. Grants will be made to Bristol Child Development Center (formerly known as Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, Inc.) of Bristol, CT and Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center of Bristol, CT for the organizations’ general operating uses and program support purposes.
Local industrialist Edward Ingraham was a long-time supporter of the Boys Club of Bristol serving as its President twenty-two years. He was instrumental in establishing the former Camp Wangum, a popular camp for boys as well as the Forestville Boys’ Club. Established in 2011, this fund honors the memory of Edward Ingraham and will provide support to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center for summer camp expenses or to provide a summer camp experience for the youth of Bristol.
This fund was established in 2000 by the children of Audrey Mink to support charitable needs in the towns served by the Main Street Community Foundation.
Established in 2006 by a charitable roll-over gift from Elizabeth I. Matt of Wethersfield, this fund provides for the care and support of animals in need in the state of Connecticut, with some emphasis on the area served by the Main Street Community Foundation.
Established in 2007 by Elizabeth I. Matt, a retired nurse, to assist students who need financial assistance to pursue education in the medical field. Mrs. Matt is most interested in support to students who have shown academic commitment as well as a true interest and passion for some area of the clinical medical profession.