Barnes Memorial Trust Awards Grants In Southington

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SOUTHINGTON, CT — The Main Street Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $474,258 in grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust to 13 nonprofit organizations "working to support the health and well-being of Southington residents."

The grants awarded are:

  • The Arc of Southington - $5,900 - Repair and rebuild the handicap accessible ramp and landingat the entrance to the main office building

  • Bread For Life - $78,000 – Meal program for Southington’s food-insecure population, includingsupport for rising food-related costs

  • Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington - $27,500 – Health, safety and well-beingeducational programs for young children and their caregivers.

  • Friends of Southington Community Services – $30,000 - Food, fuel assistance and other basicneeds for low-income residents

  • LiveWell Alliance, Inc. - $55,000 – “Empowering Partnership Network” as well as thedevelopment of programs for people living with dementia through the Center for Resilient Living

  • Prudence Crandall Center Inc. - $45,000 - COVID-19 recovery relief and services for Southingtonvictims of domestic violence and their children

  • Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $100,000 - COVID-19 recovery relief support ofprograms and operations

  • Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs - $31,434 – Community collaboration with the YMCA,Southington Public Schools and Southington Police Department to purchase and install “Stop theBleed” kits in public locations

  • Southington Community Cultural Arts - $50,000 –All Access program for adults with disabilitiesand those living with dementia

  • Southington Education Foundation - $15,000 – Materials, supplies and licenses to enhance the“RULER” initiative for social/emotional learning in the Southington public schools

  • Southington Manna Fund, Inc. – $5,000 – Emergency housing for temporarily displacedSouthington residents

  • United Way of Southington - $28,424 –Senior Transportation Services program, which offers freerides to Southington seniors to medical appointments, pharmacy, banks and care facilities

An additional $3,000 was provided to long-term care facilities – LiveWell Alliance and Southington Care Center – for patient assistance funds for financially disadvantaged residents.

The recent grants bring the total amount awarded from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust to $857,213 for 2021.


This article originally appeared on the Southington Patch

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