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.