GRANTS AWARDED

Through June 30, 2020 Main Street Community Foundation has distributed $1,019,606 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 - $105,830

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 35 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 General Grant Process - $90,040

American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter - $2,500
Disaster Relief Services for residents of the Foundation’s service area
Gnazzo/Reidy Charitable Fund - $1,950
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $550

Bristol Family Resource Centers - $3,000
W.O.R.K.S. (Working Parents Options Resources and Key Supports) program to help parents build positive collaborative relationships with their children’s schools
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $2,640
Bill & Janet Brownstein Charitable Fund - $360

Chrysalis Center, Inc. - $4,000
Veteran Support Services at The Elms supportive housing in Bristol
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $2,960
Angela and Al Caruso Family Charitable Fund - $1,040

City of Bristol – Emergency Management Dept. - $3,000
Three Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Public Buildings in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,210
Ronald F. & Emilie P. Duhaime Family Fund - $400
Tedesco-Gallant Charitable Fund - $390

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 Storytelling Center, Inc. - $3,000
Start with Stories arts-based program to improve literacy of elementary school students in the Bristol Public Schools
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $2,830
Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Arts - $170

For Goodness Sake - $2,500
Sweet Dreams Bedding Bundles program for low-income children primarily from Bristol, Plainville and Southington
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,850
Turkus Family Fund - $650

Grace Baptist Church –Grace Pantry - $2,000
Food and essential items from Foodshare to distribute to Bristol and surrounding communities
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $1,010
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $990

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity - $2,500
Bristol Build 2020 – Construction related costs to build two new housing units in Bristol
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,030
Formagioni-Lodovico Family Fund - $470

Kelly’s Kids, Inc. - $4,000
Interactive Therapeutic Farm program primarily for DCF involved youth from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $3,630
JoAnn & David Mills Family Fund - $370

McCabe-Waters Little League - $5,000
Playing Field Three upgrade including leveling and drainage
Malerbo Children’s Field Maintenance Fund

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,000
Access to the Arts program for Wolcott students
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,380
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $620

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters - $4,000
Community Based Mentoring in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $2,230
Dumont Family Charitable Fund - $1,770

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra - $2,040
Educational Children’s Concert for third graders from Bristol, Burlington and Plymouth
James R. Parker Trust - $1,500
Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music - $540

Operation Fuel, Inc. - $6,000
Emergency energy assistance for residents in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $4,630
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,370

Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital - $5,000
Family Life Works - Parent Education Program for underserved families
Ciccarelli-Vitale Community Advancement Fund - $2,840
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $2,160

Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps - $3,500
Motorized Stair Chair to transport injured patients
Edward W. and Audrey K. Mink Memorial Fund - $2,730
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $770

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $4,000
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence Prevention Services for youth and teens attending public schools in Plainville
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund

Senior Transportation Services, Inc. - $3,500
Free or low-cost rides for Plainville seniors in collaboration with Plainville Senior Center
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $3,100
Karen and Kim Murphy Family Charitable Fund - $400

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center - $5,000
Veterinary Care for Therapy Horses
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $4,580
Terry and Marguerite Fletcher Family Fund - $420

Sustainable Connecticut, Inc. - $2,500
Sustainable CT 2020 Fellows program to provide technical support to assist local towns with certification 
Merriman Family Fund - $910
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $840
James R. Parker Trust - $750

Tabernacle Christian Church - $3,000
Giving Back Food Pantry program to provide groceries and fresh produce to food-insecure residents
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,030
Jaspersohn Family Memorial Fund - $970

The Agape House - $5,000
Part-time Administrative Coordinator for homeless outreach center
Jim & Eleanor Frawley Community Fund - $2,810
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $2,190

The Children’s Law Center, Inc. - $2,500
Legal representation of low-income children from the Foundation’s service area in family court
Paige Wartonick Laferriere Memorial Fund - $1,210
Bristol Brass General Grant Fund - $1,100
Becker Family Fund - $190

The New England Carousel Museum - $5,000
S.T.E.A.M. Program for Bristol second grade students including purchase of equipment for virtual delivery of program
Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community - $2,790
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children’s Fund for the Visual Arts - $1,200
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,010

The Palace Theater, Inc. - $2,000
Subsidized tickets for Bristol, Southington and Wolcott high school students to attend a performance of Anastasia and reinforce learning concepts in History, Language and Performance Arts
Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education - $1,330
Southington Arts Council Legacy Fund - $670

Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition - $1,500
Wellness Activities and Services for youth and families in Wolcott to promote positive mental health
Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund - $910
Bristol Savings Bank Fund - $590

Grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - $259,805

Bread for Life - $12,000
Continuation of expanded weekly meal program

Bread for Life - $6,600
Seed money for the 2020 Summer Lunch Program for food-insecure children in Southington due to increased demand resulting from COVID-19

Community Leadership Sponsorships - $1,250

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

Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $14,328
Continued Support for Emergency Childcare Services for medical staff and first responders in response to COVID-19

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - $55,000
Purchase and install a new cardiac rehab telemetry monitoring system at the Bradley Memorial Campus

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 

The L.E.A.F. (Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm) - $50,000
Support labor and purchase materials/supplies needed to operate school and community programs and to ensure a healthy and sustainable food supply in Southington

Southington Education Foundation - $30,450
Continued support to roll out the "RULER" social and emotional intelligence initiative districtwide in the Southington schools

Grants from the Plainville Community Fund - $6,000

Chrysalis Center, Inc. - $1,000
Case management services for residents of St. Philip House

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 - $210,529

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 Adult Resource Center - $3,650
Bristol Adult Resource Center 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- $2,155
Bristol Libraries Fund

City of Bristol/Bristol Public Library- $14,475
Samuel Goodsell Library Fund

City of Bristol/Manross Memorial Library- $20,755
Manross Memorial 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

Plymouth Historical Society - $900
Plymouth Library Association, Inc. Fund

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

Southington Community Cultural Arts - $1,140
Sid Bernard & Ed Miller Children's Fund for the Visual Arts

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 Animal Control - $500
Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Animal Protection 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 - $153,760

American Clock & Watch Museum
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol 
Best 4 Bristol
Bristol Hospital Foundation

Bristol Sports Hall of Fame
Bristol Talks Teal Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Bristol Technical Education Center

Connecticut Public
Connecticut Science Center
COVID-19 Response Fund at Main Street Community Foundation
Dean College
Deerfield Academy
Environmental Learning Centers of CT, Inc.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

First Congregational Church of Bristol
Foodshare
Gunnery School

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Kai Alejandro Yagual Betts Memorial Fund at Main Street Community Foundation

Main Street Community Foundation
National Conference for Community and Justice
Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Renbrook School
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc.
TheaterWorks
The Bushnell
United Way of West Central Connecticut
Wheeler Clinic

World Affairs Council of CT

Immediate Response Fund Grants - $5,450

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

Scholarship Grants - $228,742

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2012 Grants Awarded