Money in Motion Grants Awarded

The Foundation’s Money in Motion Fund, also know as its community leadership initiatives, address challenges and respond to the pressing needs of our communities. The Foundation's Board of Directors in collaboration with Foundation staff identify these challenges and, through leadership and financial commitment, convene community members, monitor and assess changing needs - locally and beyond - and propose action on critical concerns. In this way, the Foundation is able to develop collaborative solutions to meet emerging needs and provide support to what matters most to the people who live and work in the cities and towns of this region.

Since 2013, the Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $45,010 in grants to support issues and causes in the cities and towns of this region that affect you.

2015 Grants from the Money in Motion Fund Totaled $38,400

DataHaven - $6,400
Collection of data on key social and economic indicators in Bristol as part of a statewide project

United Way of West Central Connecticut - $30,000
Part-time housing coordinator, as part of a pilot project, to help individuals and families achieve permanent housing

United Way of West Central Connecticut, Inc. - $2,000
Matching grant for bus tokens for residents in need

2014 Grants from the Money in Motion Fund Totaled $3,700

Bristol Adult Education Center - $2,500
Partial funding to pilot the Adult Education Diploma and Certificate (AEDAC) program

Bristol Board of Education - $1,000
Purchase of books for the Wonder of Words book mobile

Bristol Community Organization - $200
Homelessness data collection project in partnership with other community organizations

2013 Grants from the Money in Motion Fund Totaled $2,910

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology - $2,300
STEM training for guidance counselors from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott

New England Spring and Metalstamping Association - $110
Education program for guidance counselors about manufacturing opportunities

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut - $500
To support public education and information about the health care system