March 28, 2017
 
Two Health Care Nonprofits Get $387K to Support Ongoing Work

May 18, 2015 — Two nonprofits focused on health—one that helps patients manage their disease and another that provides meals to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses—recently announced that they have received a total of $387,500 from a number of funding organizations to help them fulfill their primary mission.

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Receives $50K Grant

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC), a multicultural organization that collaborates with community agencies and residents to provide high quality comprehensive health care, recently was awarded a $50,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation.

BNHC was the only Massachusetts nonprofit, among 55 nationally, that shared in $5 million made in connection with the foundation’s commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide.

The grant support a patient self-management program for diabetes and hypertension patients, aimed at helping them stay healthier and reduce avoidable health care expenses across the system.

"As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to addressing the need for more accessible, coordinated health care in our local communities," said Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation. "Through our partnership with leading community health organizations, we've been able to make meaningful progress toward improving care coordination, better managing chronic conditions and increasing access to care.”

Community Servings Gets $337K from 19 Organizations

Community Servings, a nonprofit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, recently announced that in recent months it received $337,500 in grants from 19 organizations to support its meals and nutrition, nutrition education, and job training programs, and health and food policy work.

Providing the grants were the following:
  • Bank of America – $20,000
  • Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation – $5,000
  • Catalyst Kitchens – $10,000
  • Covidien – $25,000
  • The Doe Family Foundation – $50,000
  • FlipKey, Inc. – $10,000
  • Highland Street Foundation – $15,000
  • The Janey Fund – $25,000
  • Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company – $5,000
  • Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation – $50,000
  • Lovett–Woodsum Family Fund – $12,500
  • Meditech – $20,000
  • Nordstrom & MAC AIDS Fund – $10,000
  • The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation – $10,000
  • Project Bread – $11,000
  • The TJX Foundation – $5,000
  • The State Street Foundation – $25,000
  • Stevens Foundations – $4,000
  • Yawkey Foundation – $25,000
Community Servings serves individuals in Greater Boston, the North Shore, the South Shore, Lawrence, Lowell, and Worcester by providing meals to 1,525 individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS, any form of cancer, MS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and over 30 other diseases.

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