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 anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2020 1:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 13, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Hartford County, Connecticut

Location of residency: Hartford County, Connecticut

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NOTE: Potential applicants must contact Director of Grants & Programs to discuss any ideas and applications. Applicants must call at least 7 days prior to the grant application deadline to discuss the proposed project and to determine eligibility.

Main Street Community Foundation welcomes grant requests from organizations that serve our geographic area, which includes Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut.

The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust

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. Grants will be available from the Barnes Memorial Trust to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community. Letters of Inquiry are accepted in the spring and fall. Requests will be accepted for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will improve the health and well-being of Southington residents.

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.

Letter of Intent Information

In 2019, the Distribution Process will include requests for capital items, initiatives, and program/project requests. Minimum request is $25,000 for program grants and $50,000 for capital grants. 

Basic Eligibility and Funding Priorities

The 2019 application process for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations supports capital projects, initiatives or programs which will enhance or provide a new health and wellness service to 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.


  • The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide health and wellness services that benefit the residents of Southington.