Main Street Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications from Organizations Benefiting Southington Residents Through Feb. 3

Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit letters of intent for grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust for capital projects, programs, or initiatives that will improve the health and wellbeing of Southington residents.

All proposals are due by 4pm on February 3, 2023. Interested 501(c)(3) organizations should contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants & Programs, at kate@mainstreetfoundation.org or 860.583.6363 for a preliminary discussion of their proposal at least 1 week prior to the deadline.

The suggested minimum grant request for a capital item is $50,000 and it must be used to enhance a current health related program that is available to the residents of Southington. The suggested minimum grant request for a new initiative or program is $25,000.

Funding requests must also align with at least one of the following identified community health and healthcare priority areas:

  • Health Care Needs for an Aging Population
  • Substance Use and Mental Health
  • Healthy Initiatives and Lifestyle including, but not limited to:
    • Availability and Access to Healthy Food
    • COVID-19 recovery efforts
    • Environmental Protection and Sustainability of Natural Resources
    • Fitness and Health
    • Health Equity
    • Health Literacy and Education
    • Transportation and Access to Health Services

Further information about the application process, including grant guidelines, eligibility criteria, and access to the online application, can be found on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant.