GRANTS AWARDED

Through April 30, 2020 Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $387,801 in grants and scholarships to support many worthy causes and organizations in your community.

Total Grants Awarded to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts - $97,230 

Main Street Community Foundation has mobilized resources since the pandemic outbreak to address the urgent COVID-19 related needs in the communities we serve. We have made a total of 31 grants from multiple funds including our newly established COVID-19 Response Fund. Click here to see a list of COVID-19 related grants. This list will be updated as grants continue to be awarded.

Money in Motion Grants - $6,280

City of Bristol – Census Complete Count Committee - $1,280
Development, printing and distribution of bilingual flyers to promote resident response to the 2020 Census

COVID-19 Response Fund at Main Street Community Foundation - $5,000
To establish the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide rapid response grants to nonprofits who are meeting basic needs of local residents

Grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $91,177

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $1,000

Mulberry Gardens of Southington - $60,125
Expansion of Adult Day Center with enhanced programming

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $25,052
Emergency Childcare Services for medical staff and first responders in response to COVID-19

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - $5,000
Hartford HealthCare Face Shield Project with OKAY Industries for the protection of hospital workers and first responders in the Southington Community in response to COVID-19 

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $5,000

Plainville Community Food Pantry - $4,000
General support for staffing costs and the purchase of food and supplies

Plainville Social Services- $1,000
To purchase gift cards to provide food and daily essential items to Plainville residents in need due to COVID-19

Grants from the Women & Girls’ Fund - $1,000

Connecticut Womens’ Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) - $1,000
CT Collective for Women & Girls 

Grants from Designated Funds/Agency Endowments/Field of Interest - $176,119

American Clock & Watch Museum - $8,790
American Clock & Watch Museum Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $16,440
Bristol Boys and Girls Club Fund

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

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol - $5,200
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) - $2,000
Charles Kushlan Memorial Fund

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

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $410
Mama Sandy Caggiano Fund

Bristol Hospital Foundation - $8,750
Bristol Hospital Development Foundation Fund

Burlington Historical Society - $490
Burlington Historical Society Fund

Burlington Land Trust - $810
Burlington Land Trust Fund

Burlington Library - $910
Burlington Library Association Fund 

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Libraries- $1,078
Bristol Libraries Fund

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

City of Bristol/Parks and Recreation - $25,050
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. - $9,130
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. Fund

Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc. - $430
Estela Wilderness Education Fund

Cardiomyopathy Association - $830
Tyler James Gingery Memorial Fund

Immanuel Lutheran School - $1,790
Immanuel Lutheran Alumni Tuition Assistance Fund

Humanitarian trip to Haiti to provide medical services- $1,734
Haiti Medical Fund

New England Carousel Museum - Fire Museum - $5,370
Hap Barnes Fund for Fire Safety and Prevention

Opportunity House - $6,550
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for Opportunity House

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $5,560
Bradley Henry Barnes Fund for the Southington Community YMCA

St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church - $1,620
St. Andrew Mission Endowment Fund

The Cancer Center at Bristol Hospital - $380
Eva M. Pierce Memorial Charitable Fund

Town of Plainville - $1,350
Plainville Affordable Housing Corporation Fund

Tunxis Community College Foundation - $31,730
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 - $8,750
United Way of West Central Connecticut Fund

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

Grants from Donor Advised Funds Supported the Following Organizations and Charitable Interests - $55,500

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol 
Bristol Hospital Foundation
Bristol Talks Teal Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Bristol Technical Education Center
COVID-19 Response Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc.
The Bushnell
United Way of West Central Connecticut
Wheeler Clinic

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $5,225

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 - $35,000

Main Street Community Foundation - $35,000
Barnes Group 150th Anniversary Fund
Dave & Edith Scarritt Fund
Main Street Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Yarde Metals Community Support Fund

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