GRANTS AWARDED

Through June 30, 2019 Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $1,121,208 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your communities.

Money in Motion Grants - $10,150

Bristol Board of Education - $1,500
2019 Community Conversation on Equity, Inclusiveness and Excellence 

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain - $2,500
Library social worker project at Plainville Public Library

Rapid Results Institute - $1,150
100 Day Youth Homelessness Challenge

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $5,000
2019 Summer Youth Work Experience Program

Grants from the General Grant Process - $126,459

Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ARF) - $1,000
Spay & Neuter Program and supplies for Pet Food Bank
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund 

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $5,000
Careers for Cambridge job-readiness and career exploration program for teens
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $2,850 
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $1,800
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund - $350 

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $2,394
Art Calendar project for intellectually disabled adults in the art program
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $2,234 
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts - $160
 

Bristol Auto Club - $700
Family entertainment, music and games for Saturday Cruise Nights
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund 

Bristol School Readiness Council - $3,000
Operation HALO (Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones) program for preschoolers in collaboration with the Bristol Police Department and Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $2,650
Bill & Janet Brownstein Charitable Fund - $350

Bristol Soccer Club - $4,520
Finishing lawn mower for field maintenance
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

City of Bristol Parks & Recreation - $1,500
Arts in the Park event for children in conjunction with Bristol Parks & Recreation’s Summer Concert series
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts

Connecticut Humane Society - $2,000
Medical Support Program for pets brought to the society from Animal Control Officers located in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund 

Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA - $2,500
Expansion of STEMScouting program in the Bristol elementary schools
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education

Connecticut Storytelling Center, Inc. - $2,500
Start With Stories program presented by professional storytelling artists in residency in the Bristol Public Schools 
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,240
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund - $470
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund - $400
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund - $390

CT Coalition for Animals - $2,000
Subsidized wellness exams for pets with owners in need of financial assistance from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund - $1,600
Terry and Marguerite Fletcher Family Fund - $400

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $3,500
Purchase of two-way radio communication system for Indian Rock summer camp
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $3,000
James R. Parker Trust - $500 

For Goodness Sake - $5,000
Sweet Dreams Bedding Bundles program for low-income children from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Smith Family Charitable Fund

Friends of Wolcott Dog Pound, Inc. - $4,275
Fencing to create a pet exercise run and meet and greet area
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection Fund - $2,390
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,885

Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc. - $4,700
Pilot program for teacher-led troops in the Bristol schools
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund - $2,790
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,910

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $2,500
Career program for young children to introduce them to a wide variety of occupations in their community 
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund = $2,050
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $450

LISA, Inc. (Living in Safe Alternatives) - $6,500
Life Skills Academy for youth from the communities of Bristol, Plainville and Southington
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $5,810
Calvanese Foundation Green & White Fund for Behavioral Health - $690

McCabe-Waters Little League - $4,520
Improvements to Greenleaf Field in Bristol
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra - $2,000
Educational Children’s Concert for third graders from Bristol, Burlington and Plymouth 
James R. Parker Trust - $1,000
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music - $520
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $480

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $6,000
Family Life Works parent education program to support at-risk families
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $3,340
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund - $2,660

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $3,000
Holiday Basket program to support low-income families
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $2,030
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund - $970

Plymouth Community Food Pantry - $4,000
Support for low-sodium and low-sugar pantry items to continue the Healthy Options 
food program
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,350
Turkus Family Fund - $650

Plymouth Historical Society - $1,400
Passport to Plymouth historic tours in conjunction with town anniversary celebration
Betts Family Fund - $1,000
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $400

Reach Out and Read, Inc. - $3,200
Bristol Prescription for Success – Clinical Literacy Initiative for infants to children age 5
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,720
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,480 

Senior Transportation Services, Inc. - $3,500
Provide free or low-cost rides to medical appointments, pharmacy, banks, and care facilities for Plainville seniors
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,000
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $500

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center - $2,500
Support certified instructor for summer therapeutic riding program
Paige Wartonic Laferriere Memorial Fund - $1,190
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,120
Becker Family Fund - $190

Southington Community Theatre, Inc. - $750
Production costs for Willy Wonka – The Musical
Southington Arts Council Legacy Fund - $500
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $250

Southington South Little League - $1,000
Replacement of outdated catcher’s gear and uniforms
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

Sustainable Connecticut, Inc. - $2,500
Technical assistance to municipalities in the Foundation’s service area to become certified in Sustainable Connecticut program
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,120
Merriman Family Fund - $880
James R. Parker Trust - $500

Tabernacle Christian Church - $2,000
Giving Back Food program to provide groceries and fresh foods to people in need
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,620
Karen and Kim Murphy Family Charitable Fund - $380

Terryville Public Library - $5,000
Website redesign project
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $4,000
Betts Family Fund - $1,000

The Children’s Law Center, Inc. - $2,500
Family court legal representation of low-income children from the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,570
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $930

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

The Palace Theater Group, Inc. - $3,000
Subsidized tickets for Bristol, Southington and Wolcott high school students to attend performance of Les Miserables at the Palace Theater to reinforce learning concepts in History, Language and Performance Arts
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $2,036
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $964

The Salvation Army - $4,000
Weekend Snack Packs for homeless clients
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund - $2,810
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,190

Town of Southington - Recreation Department - $3,500
Camp RISE (Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences) summer program for students with special needs
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $2,040
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,460

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $4,000
Stipends for Civic Engagement internships benefitting students and nonprofit organizations in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $2,500
Community outreach and engagement for Bristol Early Childhood Alliance 
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,580
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund - $920

Veterans Strong Community Center - $6,500
Part-Time Coordinator to continue direct outreach and service referrals for veterans in the communities served by the Foundation
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $5,500
James R. Parker Trust - $1,000

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA - $2,500
Adaptive Aquatics Safety program for youth and young adults with autism
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund 

Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse - $500
Family focused educational forums on substance abuse prevention and related topics 
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund 

Grants from Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $378,105

Bread for Life - $10,000
Continuation of expanded weekly meal program 

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $5,000

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services - $75,000
Final payment of $150,000 two-year commitment to renovate Southington Care Center to make it more inviting and less institutional for dementia patients 

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $200,000 
Commitment of $200,000 payable over two years to install a new splash pad for the use of youth in the summer camp program at Camp Sloper and for the general use of the public on Sundays

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $18,630
Continuation of Diabetes Prevention Program in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services

Southington Education Foundation for the Southington Public Schools - $34,475
Purchase materials to roll out the “RULER” social and emotional intelligence initiative districtwide in the Southington schools.

The L.E.A.F. (Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm) - $35,000
Support labor and purchase materials/supplies needed for programs in the schools and to ensure a healthy and sustainable food supply in Southington

Grants from the Burlington Community Fund - $500

Burlington Land Trust - $500
Construction of well at Whigville Grange

Grants from Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund - $740

Regional School District 10 
Har-Bur Middle School - $250
National Invention Convention

Harwinton Consolidated/Lake Garda Elementary - $240
Let’s Get “Sew” Creative

Harwinton Consolidated School - $250
National Invention Convention

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $12,500

For Goodness Sake - $1,500
Purchase Kitchen Start Up Kits

Middle School of Plainville - $1,200
Purchase of Laptops for Manufacturing Lab and Robotics program

New England Carousel Museum - $1,085
Pilot S.T.E.A.M. program in Plainville schools

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters - $1,500
Community-Based Mentoring Program

Pequabuck River Watershed Association - $1,500
Growing Up Wild pilot program with Plainville Early Learning Center

Plainville Board of Education - Plainville High School - $500
Soccer team banquet

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

Plainville Early Learning Center - $1,415
Playground resurfacing project

Prudence Crandall Center - $800
Partnership to Promote Healthy Relationships program in Plainville schools

Town of Plainville - $1,500
Historic Tours as part of Town of Plainville’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Grants from the Women & Girls’ Fund - $2,000

Connecticut Womens’ Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) - $2,000
CT Collective for Women & Girls and the CT Data Portal Project
Women & Girls’ Fund

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments/Field of Interest - $211,059

American Clock & Watch Museum - $8,720
American Clock & Watch Museum Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $15,200
Bristol Boys and Girls Club Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center (Youth of the Year) - $2,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center- $1,240
Edward Ingraham Fund

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

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center - $4,900
Sky Bight Foundation Fund for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club

Bristol Adult Resource Center - $3,520
Bristol Adult Resource Center Fund

Bristol Education Foundation - $730
Bob and Carol Messier Family Fund

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $370
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Development Foundation - $8,670
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $500
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Burlington Library - $900
Burlington Library Association Fund

City of Bristol - $1,520
Hap Barnes Fire Safety Trailer Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries - $2,105
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library - $14,125
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/Manross Memorial Library - $20,028
Manross Memorial Library Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $1,000
Friends of Bristol Parks & Recreation Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $24,890
Samuel Goodsell Park & Playground Fund

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - Summer Concert Series - $500
Jay and Elizabeth Tyrell Fund for the Arts

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $1,000
Bristol Savings Bank Fund

Connecticut Historical Society - $400
Connecticut Quilt Registry Legacy Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $9,070 
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $380
Estela Wilderness Education Fund

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - $810
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Immanuel Lutheran School - $940
Immanuel Lutheran Alumni Tuition Assistance Fund

New England Carousel Museum - Fire Museum - $4,730
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Plymouth Board of Education – School to Career Program - $412
STEM Materials for Eli Terry Junior Middle School
Plymouth Century Club Fund

Plymouth Library Association - $900
Plymouth Library Association Fund

Revolutionary Youth Theatre, Inc. - $6489
Revolutionary Youth Theatre Fund

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $5,530
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol - $380
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $31,580
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 - $1,170
2019 Summer Youth Work Experience Program
Wally Barnes Fund for Community Leadership Initiatives

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $8,650
United Way of West Central Connecticut Fund

West Cemetery Association – Barnes Memorial Chapel - $18,500
Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel Trust

Wheeler Clinic - $8,700
Wheeler Clinic/Dennis Keenan Fund

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $121,054

American Clock & Watch Museum
Best 4 Bristol
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc.
Bristol Board of Education
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame 
Bristol Technical Education Center
The Bushnell 
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Connecticut Public 
Dean College
Deerfield Academy
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Gunnery School
Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
Opportunity House
Revolutionary Youth Theatre, Inc.
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
TheaterWorks
United Way of West Central Connecticut 
Veterans Strong Community Center
World Affairs Council of CT

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $6,186

Bristol Board of Education Immediate Response Fund 
Donna Borysewicz Fund for Women
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

Administrative Endowment Fund Grants - $33,870

Main Street Community Foundation - $33,870
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

Scholarship Grants - $216,285

Grants from the Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship - $2,300

Bristol Technical Education Center - $1,000
Scholarships for post graduates in certificate trade program of less than 2 years

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $1,300
Scholarships for post graduates in Allied Health program of less than 2 years

2018 Grants Awarded

2017 Grants Awarded

2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

2012 Grants Awarded