GRANTS AWARDED

Total Grants Awarded to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts - $920,079

Main Street Community Foundation has mobilized resources since the pandemic outbreak in March 2020 to address the urgent and emerging COVID-19 related needs in the communities we serve. We have made a total of 116 grants from multiple funds including our COVID-19 Response Fund. Click here to see a list of individual COVID-19 related grants.


From January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021, Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $350,187 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your community.

Capacity Building Grants made in response to COVID-19 - $68,064

American Clock & Watch Museum - $6,000
Technology upgrades to support remote work and virtual programming
COVID-19 Response Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $7,500
Installation of Clean Air System at West Street Club Building for safety of staff and members
COVID-19 Response Fund

Bristol Preschool Childcare Center, Inc. - $7,000
Website update and marketing program to help increase enrollment and community brand recognition
COVID-19 Response Fund

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $7,500
Installation of Clean Air System in classrooms and learning areas for safety of staff and students
COVID-19 Response Fund

New England Carousel Museum - $7,500
Technology upgrades to support remote work and virtual programming
COVID-19 Response Fund

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, Inc. - $4,250
Equipment to record and broadcast live virtual chamber concerts in place of in-person performances
COVID-19 Response Fund

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $5,000
Support for cleaning costs and PPE for safety of staff and volunteers
COVID-19 Response Fund

Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps - $350
Purchase of disinfectant equipment and supplies to sanitize the ambulance
COVID-19 Response Fund

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. - $4,800
Improve technology and telecommunication systems to support remote work and virtual programming
COVID-19 Response Fund

Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) - $5,000
Tablet lending library to support virtual arts programming for students including those living in residential group homes
KAWFY Memorial Fund

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $5,000
Support to hire a Human Resources consultant to develop COVID-19 related policies and procedures
COVID-19 Response Fund

Terryville Plymouth Little League - $1,800
Purchase of PPE equipment and safety supplies for participants and spectators
COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $2,364
COVID-19 Outreach support as well as equipment and PPE for VITA tax assistance for program staff and volunteers
COVID-19 Response Fund

Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse - $4,000
Enhance virtual programming and provide PPE to staff, volunteers and participants at in-person community events
COVID-19 Response Fund

Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust Grants - $1,500

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $1,500

Burlington Community Fund Grants - $1,500

Town of Burlington - Social Services - $1,500
Support for Burlington families in need including food, fuel and other assistance as needed

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

Designated Funds and Agency Endowment Grants - $211,593

American Clock & Watch Museum - $8,890
American Clock & Watch Museum Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $1,250
Edward Ingraham Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $5,320
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) - $1,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $3,760
Bristol Adult Resource Center Fund

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $440
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Foundation - $8,840
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $490
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Burlington Library - $910
Burlington Library Association Fund

Business Education Foundation - $740
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $1,090
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $7,238
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/Manross Memorial Library - $24,360
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $25,280
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 - $400
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $9,200
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $480
Estela Wilderness Education Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $850
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Immanuel Lutheran School - $2,340
Immanuel Lutheran Alumni Tuition Assistance Fund

New England Carousel Museum - Fire Museum - $16,245
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Opportunity House - $6,720
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for Opportunity House

Plymouth Historical Society - $910
Plymouth Library Association, Inc. Fund

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $5,600
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church - $1,660
St. Andrew Mission Endowment Fund

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church/Meals for Neighbors - $380
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund

Town of Plainville - $1,410
Plainville Affordable Housing Corporation Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $32,000
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 - $8,840
United Way of West Central Connecticut Fund

West Cemetery Association – Barnes Memorial Chapel - $18,540
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $8,910
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Donor Advised Fund Grants Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $28,490

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol
Bristol Central High School
Bristol Eastern High School
Bristol Hospital Foundation
Bristol Senior Center
Bristol Technical Education Center
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.
Main Street Community Foundation
The Bushnell
United Way of West Central Connecticut
Veterans Strong Community Center
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives at Main Street Community Foundation

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $1,850

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund
Donna Borysewicz Fund for Women
Leading Ladies Immediate Response Fund
Men & Boys’ Immediate Response Fund
The Werner Family Fund
Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $36,190

Main Street Community Foundation - $36,190
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

2020 Grants Awarded

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