Plainville Community Fund


Mission and History

The Plainville Community Fund was established at Main Street Community Foundation as a community endowment in 2006 by a group of community leaders in Plainville that came together with a common but simple goal: to enhance the quality of life for Plainville residents. This Fund creates a permanent resource for charitable programs and projects that benefit the town. Every dollar donated to the Fund and every dollar granted through the Fund benefits local nonprofits that help the residents of Plainville and raises the town’s quality of life.  

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Grant Distribution

Since 2006, the Plainville Community Fund has awarded over $144,186 in grants to support organizations and individuals in Plainville.

The annual grant cycle for the Plainville Community Fund is conducted during the first quarter of each year, and all information can be found on the Apply for a Grant page. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Click here to see the 2023 grants.

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Advisory Council and Committees

The Plainville Community Fund is led by an Advisory Council that is comprised of Plainville residents from various backgrounds. The Advisory Council regularly assesses the needs in town, which inform the grantmaking.

A Distribution Committee made up of local residents reviews grant applications and makes funding recommendations on an annual basis. Distribution Committee members represent many industries and sectors and have different life experiences that they bring to the Committee.

We welcome you to bring your ideas, talents, community spirit, and your dedication to your town to improve the lives of other residents. We encourage you to make a connection with Main Street Community Foundation to learn more about volunteering for the Plainville Community Fund. Contact the Foundation at 860.583.6363 or send an email to We'll make sure you get the information you need and the welcome you deserve.

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Contributing to the Plainville Community Fund

To make a donation directly to the Plainville Community Fund, please click here.
To contribute to any other funds, please visit our Donate Now page.

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Plainville Community Fund Grants

Since 2006, Plainville Community Fund has awarded $144,186 in grants. Grants made in 2024 totaled $15,000 and supported the following organizations and programs:

New Britain Museum of American Art - $2,000
Access to the Arts program for Plainville elementary school students

PARC, Inc. - $3,000
Recreational bowling program for adults with developmental disabilities to increase socialization and physical activity

Plainville Board of Education- Plainville Adult and Continuing Education - $1,000
Plainville Adult Education Satellite Instructional Service at the Plainville Public Library for students seeking instruction outside regular hours

Plainville Board of Education- Plainville High School - $1,000
Music Department Interactive Display Screen for video learning and classroom enhancement

Plainville Early Learning Center - $3,000
Summer Enrichment Program serving 80 preschoolers for 10 weeks of in-house programs and field trips

Plainville Wind Ensemble - $1,500
Free Connecticut Composers Concert to be held at Plainville High School

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $1,000
Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Services for Plainville residents

The Congregational Church of Plainville (CCP) - $1,500
Support the second year of the Music Is Sacred Project concert series featuring free performances of a variety of music genres and musicians

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA - $1,000
Adaptive Fitness Program equipment to provide accessibility for people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, to participate in healthy lifestyles

To view previous years' grants awarded from the Plainville Community Fund, visit the Foundation's Grants Awarded page and click on the various years.

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