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Connecticut Foundation Awards Grants for Programs That Support Women and Young Girls

The Women & Girls' Fund
The Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization supporting Connecticut area businesses located in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. The non-profit works with various businesses, families and private donors who are dedicated to providing financial support to local efforts that serve the needs of communities, making them better places to live.

One of the organization's programs include The Women & Girls' Fund, created in 2001 to serve the needs of females of all ages. Since 2001, The Women & Girls' Fund has awarded over $225,000 in grants to organizations that provide services which directly improve the lives of girls and young women. Past recipients have included organizations that teach female students how to make safe and healthy life choices, support women in licensed home based child care, and teach empowerment skills to teen girls.

The grant program is open to anyone but represents an excellent funding resource for women who want to start or build a non-profit business that focuses on helping women. Eligible businesses must be non-profits that provide a valuable service that directly benefits females who reside in the areas of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut.

The deadline for submitting an application is September 30, 2013. Eligible businesses may apply for the grant up to three consecutive years.

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