Apply for a Grant
The Main Street Community Foundation welcomes grant requests from organizations that serve our geographic area, which includes Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut.
Interested organizations must review the general grant packet and then contact Jarre Betts, Director of Programs & Community Relations, by emailing or calling 860.583.6363 ext. 202 before applying to discuss the proposal and process.
The 2013 annual grant cycle is complete. You may contact us to discuss applications for 2014.
Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund
Application Deadline: July 15, 2013
Make A Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund was established by a group of community leaders in 2009 to enhance the learning of students by providing grants for special and creative initiatives that cannot be funded on a meaningful scale through the regular school budget. Make A Mark is dedicated to sustaining and extending the excellence of the Region 10 School District by providing a source of funding for expanded educational opportunities for Region 10 students. Grants will be distributed to teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, other school personnel, or students who propose projects that would not normally be funded by the Region 10 Board of Education budget.
Plainville Community Fund
Application Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 4 p.m.
The Plainville Community Fund was established in 2006 by a group of Plainville leaders to create an additional resource for charitable projects and programs that would enhance the lives of Plainville residents. Grants are made to either a public institution or private tax-exempt organization engaged in charitable activities defined by Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Either the organization or the program for which funding is requested, must be located in Plainville and be of benefit to Plainville residents.
The Spring 2013 Plainville Community Fund grant cycle is complete. The Fall 2013 grant cycle has a deadline of Monday, September 30, 2013 and the Fall 2013 Plainville Community Fund grant packet is now available.
Technology for Teens
Through an initiative started in 2005 by Bristol philanthropist Bob Fiondella, the Main Street Community Foundation will award several computers to area students to utilize in college. Applicants must be a current member of the Bristol Boys & Girls Club.
The 2013 Technology for Teens grant applications deadline was April 1, 2013. Thank you to all who applied.
Grants are made from the Women & Girls’ Fund at the foundation to organizations serving females of any age in the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.
The 2012 annual grant cycle is complete. The process, guidelines and application are available in July of each year. If you have any questions, or are interested in discussing applications for 2013, you may contact us.