Grant initiative for wellness, betterment of residents to start

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:25
Written by Main Street Community Foundation

SOUTHINGTON - The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites Southington nonprofit organizations to an information session on the launch of a new program April 27.

The program, known as the Southington Community Well-Being Grant Initiative, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Main Street Community Foundation’s headquarters at 120 Halcyon Dr., Bristol. Guests will be able to ask questions and generate discussion about wellness needs in the community and help promote collaborative efforts.

The Southington Community Well-Being Grant Initiative is a pilot program that will support nonprofit organization that operate programs for the overall well-being and betterment of Southington residents.

Applications are being sought from qualified 501(C)(3) organizations for grants in the $10,000 to $25,000 range. Organizations must be based in Southington with a program that is serving Southington residents.

Nonprofit organizations that received a grant from the Barnes Memorial Trust in the last five years are not eligible to apply.

“Main Street Community Foundation recognizes that many factors affect the health and well-being of individuals other than the medical care they receive at the hospital or provider’s office,” said Susan Sadecki, president and CEO of the Foundation. “Local community resources, the workplace, the safety of our surroundings, our food security and the cohesiveness of our neighborhoods all impact our physical and mental health. We hope this initiative will attract new, local applicants and continue to strive for making Southington the healthiest community.”

All information on the grant application will be made available at the information session. Applications will be due on Friday, June 30 by 4 p.m.

RSVP was required to attend the information session by calling Kate Kerchaert, program officer at the Foundation, at 860-583-6363 or emailing her at

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:25. Updated: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:27.