Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Awards Surpass $1 million.

FITCHBURG — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has awarded $1,054,764 t0 60 nonprofit organizations serving people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The awards include over $800,000 from the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund and $230,000 from the Community Foundation’s Critical Needs COVID-19 Response Fund.

The funds are being allocated to nonprofits in the North Central Massachusetts area that are working to provide food, safe housing, emotional support, and other life essentials to local residents in need.

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund was established by First Lady Laura Baker and the One8 Foundation, who paired with philanthropists, business leaders, Eastern Bank, The Boston Foundation, and the Foundation for Business Equity, to support those across the state most impacted by this health crisis.

COVID-19 response awards are being directed to the following organizations operating in North Central Massachusetts:

  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County Leominster Food Pantry
  • Crossing Over Inc.
  • Dr. Franklin Perkins School 
  • Friends of Hubbardston Senior Center
  • Ginny’s Helping Hand
  • Heywood Hospital
  • Horace Mann Educational Associates, Inc.
  • LUK, Inc.
  • New England Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America (NEPVA)
  • North Star Family Services
  • Our Father’s House
  • United Way of North Central Massachusetts
  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
  • WHEAT Community Connection
  • YWCA of Central MA Domestic Violence Services
  • Casa Project, Inc.
  • Community Harvest
  • North Central Massachusetts Faith Based Community Coalition
  • Community Action of Pioneer Valley
  • New England Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Visiting Nurses Association Care Network

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon

  • United Hmong of MA, Inc.
  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy, Inc.

  • Alliance at Baldwinville
  • Athol Area Young Men's Christian Association and Subsidiary
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts
  • The Salvation Army (Athol Corps)
  • The Salvation Army (Fitchburg Corps)



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