GRANTS AWARDED

From January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $1,771,832 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your community.

Money in Motion Grants - $12,500

Connecticut Public - $2,500
Patron Sponsor of the Election 2022 Debate Series

The RiseUP Group - $5,000
Lead Sponsor of the MLK39 Mural in Bristol

United Way of West Central CT - $5,000
2022 Summer Youth Work Experience for Bristol Youth

General Cycle Grants - $163,535

American Clock & Watch Museum - $2,400
Restoration of 3 stained glass windows from the E. Ingraham Clock Company to be displayed in the Ingraham Memorial wing of the museum located in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ARF) - $3,000
Spay and neuter surgeries and emergent medical care for cats and dogs living in the shelter located in Plymouth
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue - $1,000
Spay and neuter surgeries for homeless dogs in foster care in the Foundation’s service area
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $6,000
Be A Star: Mental Health Awareness and Bullying Intervention program
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $4,250
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $1,750

Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach - $2,000
Assist homeless clients in Bristol to secure state issued identification cards
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $3,650
Commercial freezer for the Hidden Café
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Charitable Fund

Bristol Child Development Center - $4,963
Operating support for summer day camp provided to children ages 5-10 years old
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,633
Turkus Family Fund - $1,330

Bristol Choral Society - $1,700
Replacement of concert attire for members
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund

Bristol CT Little League - $3,470
Installation of irrigation system for Field 2 in Forestville
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Bristol Girls Little League Softball - $6,000
Installation of safety netting along fencing to protect spectators
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Bristol Historical Society - $2,500
Archival boxes and shelving to ensure proper preservation of collection items
Stephen and Katherine Saman Memorial Fund

Bristol Police Department - $2,460
Care and maintenance of the Bristol Police emotional support dog and sensory kits to assist people in crisis
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,060
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund - $400

Bristol School Readiness Council - $2,052
Mini voice amplifiers to improve student’s language and speech development
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Burlington Volunteer Fire Department - $1,600
Two portable battery-powered light towers to illuminate an active scene and improve safety conditions
James R. Parker Trust

Community Counseling Centers of Central CT - $2,050
Therapeutic Arts Group for teen girls living in the Foundation’s service area
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $6,000
Conscious Discipline trauma-informed, social emotional program offered to families and childcare providers in Southington
KAWFY Memorial Fund

Family Resource Center of Southington - $5,000
Full STEAM Ahead school readiness program
KAWFY Memorial Fund

Grace Baptist Church - $3,420
Grace Pantry program to provide fresh food items including meat and produce to residents of Bristol and surrounding towns
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund - $3,000
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund - $420

Healing Meals Foundation - $3,440
Healthy Meals program providing nutritious, organic meals to low-income residents living with a serious health condition in the Foundation’s service area
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community

Human Resources Agency of New Britain - $4,438
Operating support for the addition of a Bristol-based coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $5,000
Imagine Nation Inspires Life-Time Learners program including in-person workshops and community outreach programs in the Foundation’s service area
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $4,300
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts - $700

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc. - $3,500
Financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship programming at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School in Southington
KAWFY Memorial Fund

Junior Women’s Club of Wolcott - $2,000
Essential household items for women and children from Wolcott transitioning from a domestic violence emergency shelter to permanent housing
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Literacy Volunteers of Central CT - $5,000
Greater Bristol Literacy Project serving low to moderate income residents in Bristol, Plainville and Burlington
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Lewis S. Mills High School Crew Booster Club - $4,000
Oars for the Kailey Prenoveau Memorial Boat
James R. Parker Trust

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,500
Access to the Arts program for Wolcott upper elementary public-school students
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Operation Fuel, Inc. - $5,000
Emergency energy assistance for low-income residents in the Foundation’s service area
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,239
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,761

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $2,940
Operating support for the intervention, outreach and referral program
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $5,000
Healthy Options Program Plus program to provide non-perishable dairy and produce to program clients
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,980
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund - $1,020

Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps - $2,377
Replacement of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,867
Karen and Kim Murphy Family Charitable Fund - $510

Productions for Change - $1,870
Creation of a promotional video for St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Bristol
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund - $1,390
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund - $480

Reach Out and Read - $4,000
Bristol Rx for Success! –Literacy Initiative for children ages 0-5 in collaboration with pediatric clinics in Bristol
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $2,548
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,452

Shepard Meadows Equestrian Center - $4,500
Scholarships for military veterans living in the Foundation’s service area to participate in horsemanship programs
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $4,030
Terry and Marguerite Fletcher Family Fund - $470

Southington Community Cultural Arts - $2,798
Two potter wheels for the pottery program
KAWFY Memorial Fund

Southington Girls Softball League - $2,000
Upgrades to Field 1 including drainage and grading
KAWFY Memorial Fund - $1,620
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund - $380

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $5,175
Technology and related supplies for new Resource Room for use by clients
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Tabernacle Christian Church - $4,000
Giving Back Food Pantry program to provide groceries and fresh foods to food-insecure residents of Southington and surrounding areas
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,000
KAWFY Memorial Fund - $2,000

Terryville Plymouth Little League - $5,000
Concession Stand renovation and repair
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Terryville Public Library - $500
1,000 Books before Kindergarten literacy program
Hamzy Family Charitable Fund

The Children’s Museum, Inc. - $2,500
Science Achievement for All program for K-8th grade students in Bristol public schools
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

The Palace Theater Group - $2,500
School performance of My Fair Lady at the Palace Theater for high school students from Bristol, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,710
Southington Arts Council Legacy Fund - $790

The Salvation Army - $5,000
Creative Arts and Music (CAM) Academy for Bristol youth
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $4,410
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music - $590

Town of Burlington - Animal Control - $752
Dog beds for the shelter
James R. Parker Trust

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $3,000
Six new laptops for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered to residents of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,620
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $380

Veterans Strong Community Center - $5,000
Operating support for direct outreach services for veterans in the communities served by the Foundation
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $3,370
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund - $1,300
Becker Family Fund - $330

West Cemetery Association of Bristol CT - $1,000
Operating support for technical assistance with application for the State Register of Historic Places
Stephen and Katherine Saman Memorial Fund

Wheeler Clinic - $5,000
Operating support for a Peer Specialist in the Walk With Me program, a behavioral health treatment program for LGBTQ+ adolescents residing in the Foundation’s service area
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) - $1,500
CASA Family Togetherness Night program
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $970
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $530

Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church - $2,980
Shelving and equipment for the Meals for Neighbors food pantry and soup kitchen serving Bristol and surrounding towns
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund

Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust Grants - $702,243

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $50,000
Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Services available to Southington residents

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs, Inc. - $100,000
Unrestricted operating support to maintain and expand programs encouraging healthy lifestyles

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $3,720
Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings for YMCA staff and Southington community members

Southington Rotary Trust - $50,750
Replacement of 25 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for the Southington Police Department

The Arc of Southington - $80,000
Construction of a Pavilion to accommodate outdoor programming for clients and the community

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - $70,000
Renovations, equipment, furniture, and signage for a new Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic in downtown Southington

The LEAF (Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm) - $60,000
Operating support for school and community programs focusing on agricultural education and providing a healthy and sustainable food supply in Southington

United Way of Southington - $84,445
Continuation of Senior Transportation Services program providing free transportation to Southington residents ages 55 and over or disabled individuals to help maintain independence

University of Connecticut Foundation - $150,000
Establish a Child and Family Development program to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services and educational resources for families and school personnel in Southington

UR Community Cares, Inc. - $5,000
Establish pilot UR Community Cares Program in Southington to provide community-based, volunteer support to the elderly and people with disabilities

Wheeler Clinic - $45,578
Southington Community Health Outreach Project

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $2,750

Plainville Community Fund Grants - $12,000

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $1,500
Imagine Nation Loves Plainville outreach programs for children at the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Parks & Recreation department

Louis Toffolon Elementary School - $1,500
Construction of a cold frame/greenhouse to extend growing season and provide additional learning opportunities for students and families at Louis Toffolon Elementary School

New Britain Museum of American Art - $1,500
Access to the Arts program for Plainville kindergarten students

PARC, Inc. - $2,300
PARC Adult Life Skills program for Plainville adults with developmental disabilities

Pequabuck River Watershed Association - $1,700
Civil Engineering Tour for Plainville High School students enrolled in the UConn Environmental Science Early College Experience

Plainville Wind Ensemble - $1,500
Free Veteran’s Day Concert at CCSU

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $2,000
Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Services available to Plainville residents

Women & Girls Fund Grants - $5,153

Polish American Foundation of Connecticut - $5,153
Humanitarian support for women and children affected by the war in Ukraine
Women & Girls Immediate Response Fund

Grants to Support Community Initiatives - $1,000

Main Street Community Foundation - $1,000
Community support grant for leadership initiatives/sponsorships in six-town service area
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Field of Interest Fund Grants - $13,824

Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue and Sanctuary - $1,560
Medical Care for animals rescued from or currently sheltered in the Foundation’s service area
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund

Bread for Life - $1,600
Southington Community Memory Café program offered in collaboration with the Southington Public Library for people living with dementia and their caregivers
KAWFY Memorial Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $1,000
Arts in the Park event for children in collaboration with the Bristol Parks & Recreation’s Summer Concert Series
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

Environmental Learning Centers of CT – $960
Creation and maintenance of animal and plant habitats on the Pigeon Hill property
Merriman Family Fund

New England Carousel Museum – $760
Summer art program for youth at the museum
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children's Fund for the Visual Arts

Region 10 Make A Mark, Inc. - $2,424
Educational enrichment opportunities in Region 10 schools
Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund

Rental Assistance for low-income residents of Plainville – $2,000
Plainville Housing Assistance Fund

Southington Community Cultural Arts - $1,000
Financial assistance for youth attending summer art classes
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

Southington Public Library - $1,500
The Literacy of Laughter: A Community Gets Schooled in the Art of Comedy program educating community members in creative ways to improve communication and process collective traumas
KAWFY Memorial Fund - $840
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health - $660

Summer Music Lessons for Bristol Public School Students with Financial Need - $1,020
Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund

Designated Funds and Agency Endowment Grants - $252,245

American Clock & Watch Museum - $9,230
American Clock & Watch Museum Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $1,300
Edward Ingraham Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $5,550
Sky Bight Foundation Fund for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol (Cambridge Park Clubhouse) - $500
Ercole and Pamela Labadia Fund for the Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center (Youth of the Year Award) - $1,170
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $4,060
Bristol Adult Resource Center Fund

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $520
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Foundation - $9,170
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center - $495
Early Learning - A PET Project Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $500
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Burlington Library - $950
Burlington Library Association Fund

Business Education Foundation - $770
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $3,412.50
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $22,935
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/Manross Memorial Library - $51,485
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol/Cemetery Commission - $850
Sarah Norton Pardee Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $19,942.50
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol Youth and Community Services/Parent & Child Center - $7,000
Bristol Health Fund for the Parent & Child Center

Connecticut Historical Society - $410
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $9,530
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $560
Estela Wilderness Education Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $890
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $495
Early Learning - A PET Project Fund

Immanuel Lutheran School - $3,280
Immanuel Lutheran Alumni Tuition Assistance Fund

New England Carousel Museum - Fire Museum - $13,580
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Opportunity House - $7,150
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for Opportunity House

Plymouth Historical Society - $940
Plymouth Library Association, Inc. Fund

Prudence Crandall Center - $390
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $5,810
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

South Side School - $500
Jill Lynne Shackett Leadership & Learning Award Fund

St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church - $1,830
St. Andrew Mission Endowment Fund

Town of Plainville - $1,510
Plainville Affordable Housing Corporation Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $33,100
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 - $9,180
United Way of West Central Connecticut Fund

West Cemetery Association – Barnes Memorial Chapel - $13,920
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $9,330
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Donor Advised Fund Grants Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $281,310

American Clock & Watch Museum
American Legion Post 2

Andy Roddick Foundation
BEST

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Bristol Hospital Foundation

Bristol Senior Center

Bristol Technical Education Center
City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Connecticut Foodshare
Connecticut Forum

Connecticut Science Center
Dean College
Deerfield Academy
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
First Congregational Church of Bristol
Grace Baptist Church – Grace Food Pantry
Hartford Stage Company
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
Kai Alejandro Yagual Betts Memorial Fund at Main Street Community Foundation

Main Street Community Foundation
Men & Boys’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
New England Carousel Museum
Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Plainville Recreation Department
Plymouth Department of Human Services
Prudence Crandall Center
Shepard Meadows Equestrian Center
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
TheaterWorks
The Broad View Fund at Main Street Community Foundation

The Bushnell
The Craig Yarde Scholarship Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
The Salvation Army

United Way of West Central Connecticut
University of Connecticut Foundation

Veterans Strong Community Center
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives at Main Street Community Foundation
Williston Northampton School
World Affairs Council of CT

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $8,212

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Jean Sorey Fund for Single Parent Families
Karen DuCotey Fund for Kids
Leading Ladies Immediate Response Fund
Main Street Children’s Fund
Men & Boys’ Immediate Response Fund
The Werner Family Fund

Women & Girls Immediate Response Fund

Scholarship Grants - $281,600

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $38,210

Main Street Community Foundation - $38,210
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

2021 Grants Awarded 

2020 Grants Awarded

2019 Grants Awarded

2018 Grants Awarded

2017 Grants Awarded

2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded