Community Foundation Seeking Grant and Scholarship Applicants

Thursday, January 24, 2019

BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation invites area nonprofit organizations to apply for grants through its competitive General Grant Cycle.  Local students are also invited to submit scholarship applications for 75 scholarship opportunities. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online applications are available on the Foundation’s website,

Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or Wolcott may be eligible to apply for grants through the Foundation’s competitive General Grant Cycle. Funding consideration will be given to, but not limited to, proposals requesting support for charitable projects in the areas of education, health, human services, sports field maintenance, animal welfare, environment and arts and culture. All proposals for the General Grant Cycle are due March 29, 2019.

Eligibility criteria and the link to the online applications for the General Grant Cycle is posted on the Foundation’s website. Interested organizations are required to contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants & Programs, at 860-583-6363 to discuss the proposal before submitting an application.

The Foundation is also awarding scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarship applications are now available to area students for 75 scholarship opportunities. These scholarship funds target many diverse areas of study and are available to students at various points in their educational careers. The 2019 Scholarship Directory, which lists all scholarships and eligibility criteria, and the link to the Foundation’s online application are available on the Foundation’s website. The deadline for all scholarships is March 15, 2019.

All information is available on the Foundation’s website,

The Main Street Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for both present and future generations in the communities served by encouraging and promoting gift planning, prudent stewardship of assets, effective grantmaking and community leadership. A nonprofit public charity, created by private citizens, the foundation works with donors in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott who wish to build permanent charitable endowments to support their communities. Since its founding in 1995, the foundation has provided over $17 million in grants and scholarships.



Susan D. Sadecki
President & CEO
Main Street Community Foundation



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