Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

Viewing musical performances. Shopping at a food pantry. Attending support groups and education classes.

Those are a few ways that the recent grants awarded by Main Street Community Foundation will inspire, affect and touch you and your neighbors who live and work in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott reported a press release from the Main Street Community Foundation.

A total of 36 local organizations representing a broad range of programs and projects received over $96,000 in grant awards as a result of the foundation’s General Competitive Grant Cycle. The grants were awarded from endowed funds established by donors to support the local community and the causes they care about.

In addition, the foundation awarded over $171,000 in scholarships to 160 students. A total of 135 scholarship grants were awarded from named funds established by local individuals, families and businesses. Although each scholarship has unique criteria, all funds seek to assist students in pursuing their education and achieving their career goals and dreams.

“We are thrilled to be announcing over $267,000 in competitive grants and scholarships thanks to the generous legacies of the donors who have established and built these funds to bolster their communities and help their neighbors,” said Susan Sadecki, president and CEO of the foundation, according to a press release.

The press release also said Sadecki acknowledged the local residents that comprise the Community Foundation’s volunteer Distribution and Scholarship Committees. “The committees review all applications and make the final funding recommendations to the Board of Directors,” stated Sadecki in the press rlease. “Their thoughtful review of the applications and their commitment to honoring donor intent is unmatched.”

For a list of grant recipients, go to http://mainstreetfoundation.org/news-2016-grants-awarded.php.

For a list of scholarship awards, go to http://mainstreetfoundation.org/scholarships-awarded.phpmain street

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