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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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