Main Street Community Foundation offers grants, scholarships

January 18, 2013

The Main Street Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants and scholarships. Grant applications are due on April 5, and scholarship applications are due on April 1, with a few exceptions. All applications are available on the foundation’s website.
The Main Street Community Foundation serves the Connecticut towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott.
The foundation is accepting grant proposals from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations seeking support for charitable projects in the areas of education, health, human services, sports field maintenance, environment and arts and culture. The Plainville Community Fund is also accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve Plainville residents. The general grant application and the Plainville Community Fund application are posted on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Interested organizations are required to contact Jarre Betts, Director of programs and community relations, at (860)583-6363 before submitting a proposal. Proposals for the general grant cycle are due April 5 at 4 p.m. and proposals for Plainville Community Fund are due March 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.
The Foundation is also accepting applications for scholarships from area residents who wish to pursue their educational goals. These scholarship funds target many diverse areas of study and are available to students at various points in their educational careers. The 2013 scholarship directory and the common application form are available on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. The deadline for the majority of the scholarships is April 1, 2013 at 4 p.m.; consult the directory for the few exceptions.
There are three new scholarships available this year. The Vincent T. Kozyrski Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from the foundation’s service area wishing to pursue education in the field of engineering at a four-year college. The Clement J. Roy Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior of Bristol Eastern High School pursuing post-secondary education at a two or four year college. The Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a resident of Bristol who is a graduating senior or past graduate of one of the three Bristol high schools who is pursuing post-secondary education in the field of visual arts.
For more information, contact Jarre Betts at (860)583-6363 or jarre@mainstreetfoundation.org.
All information is available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org.