Gr. Worcester Comm. Foundation Grants $183K to 16 Nonprofits
May 8, 2017 The Greater Worcester Community Foundation last week announced that it has awarded $183,000 in grants 16 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide a variety of health services, including primary care outreach services to vulnerable populations, disease prevention, and health promotion programming.
Funding from the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
- Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Lowell: $5,000 for wraparound services for domestic violence victims in Worcester's Asian immigrant community.
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester, Worcester: $12,500 for a pilot to add baby care items to emergency services programs.
- Children's Friend, Worcester: $10,000 to support out-patient care services to at-risk LGBT youth.
- Dismas House, Worcester: $5,000 to expand clinical support services in-house, rather than referring clients out.
- Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester: $20,000 for crisis intervention and stabilization services for homeless families.
- Genesis Club, Worcester: $5,000 for a suite of programs and services designed to improve health and wellness outcomes for club members
- Girls, Inc., Worcester: $6,500 for a mix of programs to improve the health of vulnerable girls in Worcester.
- Hope Coalition , Worcester: $15,000 to embed health counselors in youth-serving agency programs across Worcester.
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Services, Boston: $7,500 to improve oral health awareness & clinic usage by vulnerable populations through trained counselors.
- Pathways for Change, Worcester: $7,000 for immediate counseling services for sexual assault victims who pursue medical services at area hospitals.
- Pernet Family Health Service, Worcester: $20,000 for in-home coaching and support visits for poor and socially-isolated pregnant women and young mothers.
- Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Boston: $12,500 for sexual health promotion through peer-to-peer programs and bilingual parent sex education.
- Reliant Medical Group Foundation, Worcester: $4,000 for To provide free transport to medical appointments for elderly and low-income patients.
- Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, Worcester: $15,000 to help Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees navigate insurance and health care systems.
- Worcester Youth Center, Worcester: $20,000 to expand the street outreach & engagement program for the Youth Violence Prevention Project.
- Youth Opportunities Upheld, Worcester: $18,000 for case management and wraparound supports for teen parents and newborns in South Worcester County.
Established in $1975, the foundation has awarded more than $100 million to cultural educational, human service and civic organizations. Today, it stewards a charitable endowment exceeding $140 million in more than 600 named funds.