SOUTHINGTON – The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of town residents.
The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one of the following identified community health and health care focus areas:
. Access and affordability of health care
. Mental health and substance use
. Supports to meet the health and health needs of an aging population
. Better integrated health care (especially the integration of primary and behavioral health, including initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle).
The minimum grant request for a capital item must be $50,000 and it must be used to enhance a current health related program that is available to the residents of Southington. Grant requests to support an initiative or program must be for a minimum of $25,000.
The deadline for submission is Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. Interested 501(c)3 organizations are required to contact Jarre Betts, vice president of programs or Kale Kerchaert, program officer at 860-583-6363 before submitting a letter of intent. Full guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online application are available on the Foundation’s website, mainstreetfoundation.org.
In addition, the Women & Girls’ Fund of the Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or Wolcott. All proposals are due by Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.
All information is available on mainstreetfoundation.org.