The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust Grant

Main Street Community Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Next deadline: Feb 1, 2019 1:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Sep 14, 2019 1:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Hartford County, Connecticut

Location of residency: Hartford County, Connecticut

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NOTE: Any organization interested in completing a Letter of Intent, must contact the Program Officer or Vice President of Programs to discuss their submission at least 7 business days before the submission deadline. 

Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., is a public charity committed to partnering with individuals, families and businesses who wish to build permanent charitable connections, now and for generations to come, to support and better the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut, USA.

The foundation addresses a broad range of community goals. We support meaningful dialogue on issues affecting the towns we serve. We convene community members, monitor and assess changing needs, locally and beyond and propose action on critical concerns. In this way, we are able to meet changing needs and provide support to what matters most to the people who live and work in the cities and towns of this region.

The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust - Annual Grant Cycles

The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust was transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2004 and was established by the late Bradley Henry Barnes of Southington to support the healthcare needs of Southington residents. 

Requests will be accepted for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will improve the health and well-being of Southington residents. Minimum request is $25,000 for program grants and $50,000 for capital grants. 

The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust Advisory Committee recommends all grant decisions for final approval by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Basic Eligibility and Funding Priorities

The application process for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations supports capital projects, initiatives or programs which will enhance existing healthcare services serving the residents of Southington.

The proposal must fit into one of the identified community health and health care focus areas: 

  • Access and affordability to health care;
  • Mental health and substance use;
  • Supports to meet the health and health care needs of an aging population. For example, care for home-bound seniors and companions;
  • Better integrated health care (especially the integration of primary and behavioral health and includes initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle). 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants will be available from the Barnes Memorial Trust to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community.