Gr. Lowell Comm. Foundation Awards $131K to 17 Nonprofits
January 21, 2017 The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, based in Lowell, yesterday announced that it recently awarded $131,500 to 17 nonprofit organizations to support programs that aim to improve the quality of life in Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.
Funds were awarded for opioid abuse prevention and treatment, clean water initiatives, elder services, and childrens services.
Discretionary grant funds allow the Community Foundation to respond to the emerging needs in our community. Those needs are great. Fifty seven organizations requested more than $382,000 in funds to support critical programs, and we look to donors to help us support these initiatives, said Jay Linnehan, executive director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Receiving funds were the following:
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $5,000 for youth substance abuse prevention
- Casa Esperanza, Inc., Roxbury: $15,000 for Casa Esperanza clinical stabilization services start-up
- The Center for Hope and Healing, Lowell: $15,000 for Healing from Addiction Recovering from Trauma
- Clean River Project, Inc., Methuen: for Tire Cove clean up
- The Community Family, Everett: $5,500 for Client Outreach Fund
- Lowell Youth Activities Program, Lowell: $3,500 for Science on Wheels: traveling STEM workshops
- Lucys Love Bus Charitable Trust, Amesbury: $3,500 for Lucys Children free integrative therapies for childhood cancer patients
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Westford: $5,500 for critical home repairs for low-income elderly families
- Lowell House, Inc., Lowell: $15,000 for creating long-term stability through recovery coaching
- Megan's House, Lowell: $15,000 for recovery services
- Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc., Lowell: $5,500 for mobile pantry
- Nashua River Watershed Association, Groton: $5,000 for developing a draft Nashua River invasive aquatic plant management plan: collaboration, early action and data gathering
- New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Lowell: $5,500 for promoting elder health in Lowell through increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables
- OARS, Inc., Concord: $5,000 for Concord and Assabet River Water Chestnut rapid response and management plan implementation
- The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $5,500 for the food pantry
- VNA of Middlesex-East, Inc., Wakefield: $5,500 for the Adaptive Equipment Bank
- Zack's Team Foundation, Lowell: $11,500 for Zack's House
Founded in 1997, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has awarded more than $9 million to the Greater Lowell community since 1999.