The Nashoba Valley Health Care Fund's purpose is to advance the community health of residents in Nashoba Valley.

Fund Background

The Nashoba Valley Health Care Fund was established in 2006 when the Nashoba Valley Medical Center was purchased by Essent Healthcare. The endowment of the medical center was divided between the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Greater Lowell Community Foundation.


The Nashoba Valley Health Care Fund’s focuses on advancing the community health of residents in fourteen (14) communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, and Westford.

Priority will be given to, but not limited to, proposals pertaining to:

We are especially interested in seeing proposals that address systemic issues like (but not limited to) opiate addiction, food scarcity, obesity, substance abuse, suicide screening and prevention, and other specific issues as indicated by community needs.

Grant Size

Grant awards will range from $5,000 up to $20,000; however, larger scale collaborative projects with requests that are more than $20,000 will be considered if the increased funding request is justified by the impact of the project.

Grant Program Schedule

Two information sessions will be held. Dates: TBD

Only one application per organization, please.

Grantee Reporting

Interim Progress Report
To be completed after month 6 of the granted project.

Final Progress Report
To be completed within 45 days of the end of the grant period.