The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts (CFNCM) and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) recently awarded 16 grants totaling $181,211 from the Nashoba Valley Community Health Fund to advance the health and well-being of area residents.

"The Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund plays an important role in the quality of life in our region," said Stephen Adams, president of the CFNCM. "We were impressed by the caliber of the applicants and are pleased to be able to support their efforts across areas including food insecurity, healthcare access, shelter, mental health services and more."

"These are impactful grants and we greatly appreciate the hard work and diligence of the volunteer advisory committee in prioritizing the health needs of residents in our local communities," said Jay Linnehan, President and CEO of the GLCF.

Grants included:

The Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund provides annual distributions to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and other agencies to advance the health of residents in 13 communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford.

Learn how to establish a fund or make a donation.