MetroWest Health Foundation Grants $939K to 21 Nonprofits
June 2, 2017 The MetroWest Health Foundation, a Framingham-based grant maker that also provides resources and information to improve the health of residents in the MetroWest region, announced that it recently awarded of $939,436 to 21 area nonprofits.
The MetroWest Health Foundation
grants, which aim to improve health and health care in the region, were made as follows:
- BayPath Elder Services: $36,501 to improve services for LGBTQ elders.
- Bethany Hill Place: $12,460 to build capacity via safety and hygiene improvements
- Bridge of Central Massachusetts: $31,000 to provide training to local school systems on self-injury and suicide prevention.
- Dover-Sherborn Regional School District: $158,040 to provide a reentry program for students returning to school from hospitalizations.
- Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center: $135,000 to improve clinical care management for those with a high risk of chronic disease.
- Framingham Board of Health: $39,360 to support wider distribution of naloxone to help address the opioid crisis.
- Framingham State University: $15,123 to improve mental health screening.
- Health Care Without Walls: $20,000 to provide health care for families residing in homeless shelters.
- Hockomock Area YMCA, Bernon Family Branch: $10,695 to offer a diabetes prevention program.
- Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center: $20,000 to build capacity by adding clinical staffing.
- Jewish Family Service of MetroWest: $20,000 to address the social-emotional needs of new immigrant and refugee communities.
- MetroWest Legal Services: $70,770 to support legal services for immigrant youth.
- Milford Council on Aging: $16,000 to support a comprehensive exercise and wellness program.
- Morse Institute Library: $11,000 to support a health documentary series.
- Natick Service Council: $10,900 to build capacity with additional equipment.
- RIA House: $5,000 to build capacity with assessment tools.
- Spark Kindness: $46,475 to provide parent education services.
- South Middlesex Opportunity Council: $75,323 to provide a coordinated approach to addressing homelessness.
- Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: $43,097 to provide mental health services to LGBTQ youth.
- Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: $14,336 to build capacity via cultural competency training.
- Wellesley College, Stone Center for Women: $148,356 to implement depression screening and suicide prevention programs in the Holliston Public Schools.