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 $118,000 in grants to support organizations and individuals in Plainville.

The 2023 annual grant cycle for the Plainville Community Fund is now open. Applications are due by March 10, 2023, 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 2022 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 $118,100 in grants. Grants made in 2022 totaled $12,000 and supported the following organizations and programs:

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center - $1,500
Imagine Nation Loves Plainville outreach programs for children at the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Parks & Recreation department

Louis Toffolon Elementary School - $1,500
Construction of a cold frame/greenhouse to extend the growing season and provide additional learning opportunities for students and families at Louis Toffolon Elementary School

New Britain Museum of American Art - $1,500
Access to the Arts program for Plainville kindergarten students

PARC, Inc. - $2,300
PARC Adult Life Skills program for Plainville adults with developmental disabilities

Pequabuck River Watershed Association - $1,700
Civil Engineering Tour for Plainville High School students enrolled in the UConn Environmental Science Early College Experience

Plainville Wind Ensemble - $1,500
Free Veteran’s Day Concert at CCSU

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc. - $2,000
Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Services available to Plainville residents

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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