Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Makes a New Round of Distributions

Fitchburg, Mass. (Jan. 24, 2014) – The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts made over $708,000 in distribution during its most recently completed quarter.

The Community Foundation, which has nearly 160 charitable funds that have been established by donors, said 32 of its funds made distributions to local programs, for a variety of causes.

“We continue to see a wide range of programs receiving important financial support they need to carry out their work,”said Phil Grzewinski, president of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.

All the awards for the quarter—129 grants—came from funds established by donors to benefit a specific nonprofit or provide scholarships.

Animal Care & Education Central Massachusetts (ACE) of Fitchburg, which has a fund with the foundation to assist its mission of helping volunteers care for homeless and abused animals, used distributions from the fund to further its work of educating school children and families about pet care responsibility and providing pet adoption services.

Amy’s Angels, of Lancaster, also used distributions from its fund to further its work of helping Lancaster area families in need of assistance due to illness and other unexpected tragedies.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $35 million in grants and distributions from nearly 160 funds that have been established by individuals, families and organizations.






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