Grant Recipients

The following is a partial list of entities the Calvanese Foundation has supported:


 Southington Community YMCA

·         Camp Sloper

·         YMCA Annual Support

·         YMCA Capitol Campaign

·         YMCA Forever in Blue Jeans

·         Senior Resource Directory

  v  File of Life Senior Initiative

    o    Life Skills Program

Southington Police Department

·         Defibrillators for Police cars

·         Police Bike Program

·         Child car seat Program

·         Police Explorers Program

·         Emergency Response Radios

·         Pendent Clear Dome 23X

Southington Fire Department

·         Infrared Helmets

·         CERT training

·         Milldale Fire Department 100 year Anniversary

Southington Parks and Recreation Department

·         Handicap ramps for Crescent Lake

·         Children’s Entertainment Series

·         Children’s Winter Series

·         Mobile Entertainment Trailer

·         Panthorn Park Trails Day

·         Girls Softball Dugouts

·         Recreation Park Playscape

·         Panthorn Park Playscape

·         Southern Valley Football League

·         Northern Midget Football League

·         Linear Park Project

·         Recreation Park Baseball Lights

·         Field Lining machine

·         Milldale Passive Park

·         Lacrosse Score Boards

·         Celebrate Southington

·         Fireworks Festival

·         Southington Dog Park

·         Southington Youth Wrestling

·         Fountain for Plantsville Green

·         Ramp and Plantings for Plantsville Green

Southington School System

·         Derynoski School Nature Center   

·         SHS Music Department 

·         SHS Band backers Uniform campaign

·         SHS All Night Grad Party

·         SHS Nursing Scholarships

·         SHS Hockey Team

·         SHS Robotics Team

·         SHS Prom Bid Program

·         SHS Alternative to Suspension

·         SHS Stage Repair

·         SHS Weather Station

·         SHS Anti- Defamation League Bullying Program

·         SHS Industrial Careers Program

·         SHS High Jump Pit

·         SHS Family Literacy Kits

·         SHS Unified Sports Program

·         SHS STEPS Programming

·         SHS Knight Mascot Uniform

·         Alta Program

·         North Center Homework Program

·         JFK Kosovo Fund

·         JFK Nature Day-Natural Wonders

·         DePaolo Lego League

·         South End School Playscape

·         School Breakfast Program

·         Southington Math & Science 

·         Initiative


Southington Community Services

·         Milldale Fire House Renovation

·         Thanksgiving Baskets

·         Christmas Baskets

·         Children’s Christmas Wishes

·         Smart Start Backpack Program

·         Food Pantry

·         Unique Boutique

·         Christmas Gift Distribution

·         Southington Salvation Army

Town Wide Programs

·         Bread for Life

·         STEPS

·         Margaret Griffin Child Development Center

·         Southington Community Theatre

·         Calendar House Senior Center



  Computer Program

·         Village of Plantsville

  Christmas in the Village

  Strawberry Festival

  Halloween Party

·         Americares Homefront Day

·         Lion’s Club

·         The Arc of Southington

·         American Legion

  Heroes to Hometown

  Operation Elf

·         Elks Bike Safety Rodeo

·         Southington Public Library

  Southington Reads

·         United Way of Southington

  Duck Race

  Festival of Trees

  o    Life Skills Program

 v  File of Life Senior Initiative

 v  Senior Resource Directory

·         Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut

·         Tabernacle Church

  Giving Back Food Program

  Thanksgiving Dinner program

·         Southington Care Center

·         Cognitive Fitness System

·         Senior Fitness Program

·         Good Life Fitness Scholarships

·         Mulberry Gardens Respite Program

·         Prudence Crandall Center

·         Wii for Elderly Housing

·         Southington Historical Society

·         Barnes Museum

·         Covenant to Care for Children

·         Children’s Dance for Disadvantaged Youth

·         Southington Youth Services

·         Lupus Foundation

·         Manes and Motion Riding Program

·         Community Residences

·         World Class Wrestling Association

·         Kid’s Day America

·         Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

·         The Mill Foundation

·         Gail DePaolo Butkus Golf Tournament for Breast Cancer

·         Southington Cares – Emergency Preparedness Kits

·         The Bridge Family Center

·         Relay for Life

·         Southington Italian Festival

·         Employment Development Center

·         Manna Fund


v  Partnership with Southington YMCA

  o  Partnership with Southington YMCA, Main Street Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater
    New Britain.


Donations may be sent to:

The Joe and Kay Calvanese Foundation

P.O. Box 23

Plantsville, CT 06479