Main Street Community Foundation recently announced $43,400 in grant awards to 13 local organizations from its Women & Girls Fund. PARC, Inc. and The Southington Valley Midget Football League were among the recipients.
PARC, Inc. received a $5,000 grant to support its Aging with Disabilities program, which provides support and peer communication for senior women with developmental disabilities in Plainville. The women participating in this program enjoy activities like arm-knitting and painting, visits to libraries and farmers markets, as well as local concerts and restaurants to further connect them to their community and improve their quality of life.
The Southington Valley Midget Football League received a $4,000 grant to support its Powder Puff Football League for girls age 8 to 17. The Southington Valley Midget Football League has historically focused on its boys’ football teams, but through the hard work of those involved, the Powder Puff League has seen an uptick in popularity. The grant will support the creation of scholarships for girls to participate in the league, as well as funding the purchase of safety head gear.
Established at Main Street Community Foundation in 2001, the Women & Girls Fund has been supporting programs and initiatives that improve the conditions and opportunities for women and girls of all ages in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. Over $718,000 in grants has been awarded since its establishment.