Grants awarded to 16 local organizations

Grants awarded to 16 local organizations


The Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust announced it awarded grants totaling more than $15,000 to 16 Central Connecticut not for profit organizations. Since its inception, the Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust has awarded over $500,000 in grant assistance to support projects sustaining youth within the central Connecticut area.

The 2019 Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust Grant recipients:

Plainville High School Tech/Ed Bike Repair

Friends of Norton Park Concerts

Plainville Community Food Pantry

Plainville Community Schools STEAM Night

Plainville Community Schools MSP Music and Literature

Plainville Community Schools MAP ALLY Training

PARC Camp Trumbull

Plainville Rotary Club-Backpacks for underprivileged

Plainville Family Fun Fest

Wheeler YMCA Project Graduation

Toffolon Elementary School - History Times

New Britain Symphony YPC Mini Concert series

Plainville Community Schools Color Run

New Britain Museum of American Art – Art for Plainville Schools

Plainville Community Schools Volunteer Programs

Plainville Early Learning Center

In March of 1986 it was determined by the Trustees of the former Plainville General Hospital Association Inc., the need for a General Hospital in Plainville was not essential and there was better use for the funds in the community.

The Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust, and what is now the Wheeler Clinic, received a significant portion of this funding.

The stated purpose of the Elizabeth Harding Norton Trust: “This Trust is created and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, within the United States or any of its possessions; provided, that the central purpose of this trust shall (at all times, however, within the above limitations), be to promote the well-being of the inhabitants of the community comprising the town of Plainville and vicinity.”

Since its inception in 1986 the Elizabeth Harding Trust has been managed by volunteer Trustees, who annually request and review grant applications from area not for profit organizations providing services outlined within the charter of the Trust.

Elizabeth H Norton, daughter of Charles H. Norton was born in 1894 and resided in Plainville her entire life. The Norton family was one of the area families highly involved in the proposed establishment of the Plainville General Hospital.

-- Press Release



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