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.
- $1,500 to Able to Serve-New England for their Hope for Women with Children project
- $20,000 to Advocates for their Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Local Seniors program
- $6,313 to Ashby Fire and EMS for improvement of provider training and skill maintenance
- $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg for their After-School COVID Program
- $20,000 to Clear Path for Veterans-New England for Brain Retrain Neural Mapping, and Integrated Health and Wellness Program for Veterans
- $15,000 to Doctor Franklin Perkins School in Lancaster for Perkins Behavioral Health Services in the Nashoba Valley
- $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity, North Central Massachusetts in Acton for their Critical Home Repair Program Supporting Economically Distressed Families in Nashoba Valley
- $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for critical home repair for seniors
- $9,598 to Littleton Community Farm for Growing Expanded Hunger Relief
- $5,000 to Living Water Fellowship in Ayer for their Stone Soup Kitchen Ministries
- $20,000 to North Star Family Services in Leominster for their Family and Children Wellness Initiative
- $16,000 to Our Father's House in Fitchburg for their Ensuring Health Wellness in Homeless Children project
- $7,800 to Townsend Ecumenical Outreach for their Healthy Food for Vulnerable Populations project
- $5,000 to United Methodist Action Reach Out in Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY)
- $10,000 to the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden for their Equitable Access to Psychosocial Therapeutic Services for Cancer Patients, Families & Caregivers project
- $5,000 to the VNA Care Network for their Removing Barriers to Health: Nursing and Social Work Case Management program
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.