GRANTS AWARDED

In 2016, Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $1,455,028 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your communities.

Money in Motion Grants - $21,000

Bristol American Legion Post 2 - $1,000
Vietnam Wall that Heals in Bristol

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy - $5,000
Connecticut Working Cities Challenge, a statewide program that is designed to support cross-sector, collaborative leadership and ambitious economic development strategies to improve the lives of low-income people in small and mid-size cities in Connecticut

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $5,000
Overflow shelter support

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $10,000
Continued support for the part-time housing coordinator for the Ending Family Homelessness Initiative

Grants from General Grant Process - $96,140

American Clock & Watch Museum - $1,195
Two traveling historical programs in the Bristol schools
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Animal Rescue Foundation - $2,000
Spay and neuter program for dogs and cats surrendered to the Animal Rescue Foundation
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Boy Scouts of America, CT Rivers Council - $2,000
An after school mobile STEMScouting lab for middle school aged students in Bristol
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,500
An on-line membership system to effectively track participants, attendance and outcome measures
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Adult Resource Center-$5,000
An Aquaponics system that would employ individuals with developmental disabilities and grow vegetables for their restaurant and the local community
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Merriman Family Fund
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund

Bristol Brass & Wind Ensemble - $2,800
Purchase of new and updated sound equipment for concerts
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
Magaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music
Jay and Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

Bristol Central High School - $1,650
RAMbassadors, a peer mentoring program for students transitioning to high school
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Bristol Community Organization - $3,175
Increase the hours of the Volunteer Coordinator to strengthen the volunteer program and establish a Veteran’s coffee house
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Bristol Historical Society - $1,000
Trolley Tour of Historic Federal Hill neighborhood
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund

Bristol American Legion Baseball Post 2 - $4,400
A national tournament at Muzzy Field in the summer of 2016
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Bristol Preparatory Academy - $1,500
Enable the Academy to integrate physical education into their weekly lessons
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Ronald F. and Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center - $3,100
Purchase of cribs and high chairs for the new Center
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
James R. Parker Trust

Bristol School Readiness Council – $5,700
For the Grandparents as Parents program
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Community Health Network of CT Foundation, Inc. - $4,000
Cooking Matters, a program to equip low income families with information on how to shop smarter, make healthier choices and cook affordable meals
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Connecticut Humane Society - $1,210
Medical Support Program for pets impounded by municipal animal control agencies
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Connecticut Radio Information System - $1,500
Installation of internet radios in two assisted living/retirement facilities in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Covenant to Care for Children - $2,500
Critical Goods program to purchase beds, cribs and car seats for children at risk
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

For Goodness Sake - $3,000
New mattress supplies for families in need
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Hillside Community Church - $2,000
Necessities Cupboard, a program that provides food and personal care items for families in need
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund

Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England, Inc. - $3,000
Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills education in Southington elementary schools
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Lewis S. Mills Band Boosters, Inc. - $2,000
Secured rack system for the band's trailer to properly hold instruments and other equipment during transportation to community events
James R. Parker Trust

Lewis S. Mills High School - $800
Two pitching machines and accessories to support the baseball and softball programs
James R. Parker Trust

Nutmeg Symphony - $2,500
Children’s concert at Lewis S. Mills High School for third grade students
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
James R. Parker Trust

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $5,340
Family Life Works program, which provides comprehensive education and referral services to at-risk families
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Plymouth Beautification Committee - $930
Create a mural depicting important events, places and people in Plymouth’s history on a wall outside at the Terryville Library
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $4,000
Low-sodium and low sugar food for those with dietary restrictions
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Plymouth Early Childhood Council - $3,000
Early care educators work to increase the number of children who are ready for kindergarten
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance - $3,000
Support for an Emergency Medical Responder class for youth in Terryville and surrounding communities
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Reach Out and Read - $4,000
Encourage early literacy in partnership with pediatricians who work with parents to read to their children
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund

Salvation Army - $2,500
A creative arts and music program for Bristol youth in kindergarten through 12th grade
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Southington–Cheshire Community YMCAs - $2,500
Scholarships for those with financial need to attend summer camp
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Tabernacle Christian Church - $2,000
Giving Back, a program that provides food for individuals in need
Bristol Savings Bank Fund
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund
James R. Parker Trust

The Children’s Museum-$2,500
Science Achievement for All, a program for students in Bristol schools with field trips or in-school presentations
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc. - $3,840
Attendance at a summer STEM program for underserved Bristol students
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

United Way of West Central CT - $1,500
Computers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund
James R. Parker Trust

West Bristol School - $2,500
Provide kindergarten through second grade students an opportunity to participate in a social emotional learning curriculum
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $537,900

Alzheimer’s Resource Center - $75,000
Hope Full Lives Program

Hartford HealthCare at Home - $100,000
Integrated Care Approach for Southington Seniors

Hartford Healthcare Senior Services - $10,000
2017 Healthy Family Fun Fest

Hartford Healthcare Senior Services - $35,000
Comprehensive and interactive dementia education and training for caregivers and their families

Health Assistance Intervention Education Network (HAVEN)- $100,000
Enhance case management services for healthcare providers

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $62,500
Improve trail and create fitness stations

Southington Community Cultural Arts, Inc. - $75,400
Expand and continue the Uarts program

Wheeler Clinic - $80,000
Southington Health Outreach Project

Grants from the Burlington Community Fund - $4,350

Boy Scouts of America Troop 23 Burlington – $1,000
Tents

Bristol Symphony Orchestra dba Nutmeg Symphony - $1,000
Educational Children’s Concerts

Burlington Library Association - $1,000
Website redesign

Regional School District #10 - $1,000
Music Department, to refurbish used musical instruments

Town of Burlington – Community Services – $350
Two wheelchairs

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund – $6,940

Regional School District #10 - $1,000
Odyssey of the Mind team at Lewis Mills High School and HarBur Middle School

Regional School District #10 - $1,500
Hartford Stage Connection: Number the Stars at Lake Garda Elementary School

Regional School District #10 - $1,450
Maker Space Club at Har-Bur Middle School

Regional School District #10 - $2,000
Stratostar project at Lewis S. Mills High School and Har-Bur Middle School

Regional School District #10 - $790
Picture Writing – Fostering Literacy Through Art project at Harwinton Consolidated School

Regional School District #10 - $200
World Language and Culture in Action program at Har-Bur Middle School

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $9,000

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England - $500
Financial Literacy program for third graders

Linden Street School - $525
Four square and dolphin stencils for Linden Street School

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education - $2,618
For students with financial need to attend the ServSafe Manager Food Protection Certification program

Plainville Community Schools - $1,200
STEM night for families

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $1,500
Holiday Food Basket program

Plainville High School - $557
Interact Club Senior Citizen Prom

Plainville Historical Society - $600
Archival storage boxes

St. Philip House - $1,500
Basic Needs for Supportive Housing program

Grants from the Women & Girls' Fund - $45,465

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,134
Entrepreneurial Program for girls to master simple home repair

Bristol Youth Lacrosse - $2,695
Scholarships and field equipment for the girl’s lacrosse program
Women & Girls’ Fund
John & Gloria DiFrancesco Fund for Women & Girls
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund
JoAnn and David Mills Family Fund

Bristol Youth Services - $1,236
Skills to Pay the Bills program to teach independent living skills to teenage girls

Chippens Hill Middle School - $3,400
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $4,500
Music and Movement training and supplies for family child care providers

Environmental Learning Centers of CT - $3,000
Camperships for the summer program

For Goodness Sake - $1,200
Purchase items for women transitioning to independent living

Imagine Nation–A Museum, Early Learning Center - $5,000
Building Blocks for Empowering Teachers program

Literacy Volunteers of Central CT - $4,000
Family Sustainability through Literacy Plus program
Women & Girls’ Fund
City of Bristol Treasurer’s Fund for Financial Awareness

Oak Hill/Chapter 126 - $1,600
Beautiful U Project for girls in grades five through eight

Plymouth Family Resource Center - $750
Girl Power program, a curriculum from Girl Scouts of America

Prudence Crandall Center - $4,000
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships in the Plainville schools

Southington Valley Midget Football - $3,250
Safety head gear for girls in the Powder Puff football program

The Children’s Museum - $4,300
Girls & Science program
Women & Girls’ Fund
Barbara Hackman Fund for Women

Wheeler Clinic - $4,400
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in School

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments/Field of Interest- $287,136

American Clock & Watch Museum - $5,620
American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $2,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $3,140
Sky Bight Foundation Fund for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $1,130
Edward Ingraham Fund

Bristol Business Education Foundation - $690
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $5,620
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Land Trust, Inc. - $1,960
Burlington Land Trust, Inc. Fund

Burlington Library - $580
Burlington Library Association Fund

Burlington Library - $4,000
James R. Parker Trust

Burlington Historical Society - $440
Burlington Historical Society Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation- $23,020
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $500
Jay and Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $4,030
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $27,050
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/F.N. Manross Memorial Library- $74,670
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol - $890
Hap Barnes Fire Safety Trailer Fund

Congregational Church of Burlington - $1,810
James R. Parker Trust

Connecticut Historical Society - $390
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT., Inc. - $7,880
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $610
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Imagine Nation – A Museum Early Learning Center - $310
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

Lewis S. Mills Band Boosters - $2,000
James R. Parker Trust

McCabe Waters Little League - $6,695
Malerbo Childrens Field Maintenance Fund

Music Lessons for Bristol students in Need - $1,750
Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund

New England Carousel Museum (Fire Museum) - $3,000
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Plymouth Board of Education - $550
Plymouth Century Club Fund

Plymouth Library Association - $780
Plymouth Library Association Fund

Rushford Center, Inc. - $1,377
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health

Southington Community YMCA - $5,260
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

The Trust for Public Land - $40,000
Burlington Land Trust, Inc. Fund

Town of Burlington - $2,884
Malerbo Volleyball Court Fund

Turn the Towns Teal - $500
Bristol Talks Teal Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $28,030
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund
Bristol Career Center of Tunxis Community College Endowment Fund II

Tunxis Community College Fund
Tunxis Community College II Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc.- $5,540
United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc. Fund

West Cemetery Association - $16,830
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $5,600
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations And Charitable Interests - $237,329

Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol
Bristol Adult Education Center
Bristol Community Organization
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Bristol Technical Education
Bristol Veterans Council
Burlington Lions Charities Scholarship at the Main Street Community Foundation
The Bushnell
Central CT Chambers of Commerce
Citizens Restoring Congamond
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Forum
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.
Connecticut Science Center
Environmental Learning Centers of CT
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
First Congregational Church of Bristol
For Goodness Sake
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.
Karen and Kim Murphy Family Charitable Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation
Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund II at the Main Street Community Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
Men & Boys' Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
Renbrook School
Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center
St. Ann Church
St. Joseph School
St. Paul Catholic High School
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
Trustees of Deerfield Academy
United Way of West Central Connecticut
University of Hartford
Valley Community Baptist Church
Women & Girls' Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation

Scholarship Grants - $170,375

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $10,293

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Karen DuCotey Fund for Kids
Leading Ladies Immediate Response Fund
Main Street Children’s Fund
Werner Family Fund
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $29,060

Main Street Community Foundation
Barnes Group Inc. 150th Anniversary Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Dave and Edith Scarritt Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded