Despite the uncertainty surrounding nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, most are still running vital programs. Main Street Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $7,000 from the Men & Boys’ Fund to support programs that are impacting the lives of men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. The grants awarded are:
- The Children’s Law Center – $2,000 – Legal representation for male children in family court from the communities served by the Fund
- City of Bristol Youth and Community Services – $2,000 – Parent & Child Center’s Full Circle program for fathers
- Environmental Learning Centers of CT – $1,000 – Summer camperships for boys from the communities served by the Fund
- Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center – $1,000 –Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies for men and boys
In addition, Main Street Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant from the Men & Boys’ Fund to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol for unrestricted operating support.
“The pandemic has brought significant challenges to many organizations,” stated Rodger Stotz, the Men & Boys’ Fund Advisory Board Chairperson. “These grants will help to continue to provide supports and critical programs for local men and boys.”
Established in 2016 at Main Street Community Foundation, the Men & Boys’ Fund mission is to help men and boys improve the quality of their lives, increase self-sufficiency and make a positive difference in their communities. In the fall of each year, after a thorough grant review process, grants are awarded that align with the Fund’s mission.
For more information about the Men & Boys’ Fund, visit www.mainstreetfoundation.org/men-boys-fund.
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