Grant Applications Available for Local Nonprofits

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Women & Girls’ Fund also hosting a Lunch & Learn

Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online applications are available on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org.

The following grant cycles are open; the deadlines and basic eligibility criteria are:

  • Men & Boys' Fund: Available to organizations serving men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott; the deadline to apply is September 6.
  • Women & Girls' Fund: Available to organizations serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott; September 13 is the deadline to apply. 
  • Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust: Available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing of Southington residents; the deadline to apply is September 13.
  • Burlington Community Fund: Available to organizations serving Burlington residents; September 13 is the deadline to apply.  

Interested organizations are required to contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants and Programs, at 860.583.6363 to discuss the proposal before submitting an application.

In addition, the Women & Girls' Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is hosting a Lunch & Learn for local nonprofit professionals and volunteers to discuss the Fund’s grant process as well as the critical needs and issues local girls and women face. This luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at Tunxis@Bristol, which is located at 430 North Main Street in Bristol. RSVP your attendance to Julie Matthews at Main Street Community Foundation by Friday, August 16 by calling 860-583-6363 or emailing julie@mainstreetfoundation.org.

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 $17.3 million in grants and scholarships.

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Contact:

Kate Kerchaert
Director of Grants and Programs
Main Street Community Foundation
860-583-6363
kate@mainstreetfoundation.org

bwww.mainstreetfoundation.org