Grants Awarded to Plainville Organizations in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, local residents are turning to nonprofit organizations more than ever before. But those organizations are also feeling the drastic effects of the coronavirus outbreak. To assist the Plainville community, Main Street Community Foundation awarded $5,000 in responsive grants from the Plainville Community Fund to two organizations meeting the basic needs of residents.
A $4,000 grant was awarded to the Plainville Community Food Pantry to support staffing costs and the purchase of food and supplies. In addition, a $1,000 grant was awarded to Plainville Social Services to purchase gift cards for food and basic needs items for residents. Both organizations have seen an increase in requests but a dramatic decrease in donations.
“These specific grants were recommended by the Plainville Community Fund Advisory Council to respond to the most critical needs faced by Plainville residents as a result of this pandemic,” stated Susan Sadecki, President & CEO of Main Street Community Foundation. “We want to provide relief today so we can keep our community strong for tomorrow.”
The Plainville Community Fund was established at Main Street Community Foundation in 2006 by a group of committed community leaders in Plainville who were interested in creating a permanent resource for charitable programs and projects that would enhance the quality of life for Plainville residents. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants from the Fund totaling over $86,000 to organizations and programs working to improve the lives of residents.