October 22, 2018
MetroWest Health Foundation Grants $633K to 13 Nonprofits

December 9, 2017 — The MetroWest Health Foundation, based in Framingham, last week announced it has granted $633,450 to 13 nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the MetroWest region, which focus primarily on access to care, adolescent mental health, and healthy aging.

The grants were among grants totaling $873,726 awarded by the MetroWest Health Foundation that also included funding for area government agencies and public schools.

Nonprofits receiving grants were the following:
  • A Place to Turn, Natick: $15,000 for capacity building support – food pantry.

  • Advocates, Inc., Framingham: $66,367 to improve access to psychiatric services.

  • BayPath Elder Services, Marlborough: $17,875 to support chronic disease management programs for older adults.

  • Boston University, Boston (benefits 25 MW towns) : $19,999 to design questions for the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to assess mental health service utilization.

  • Brazilian American Center, Framingham: $50,070 to facilitate access to preventative mental health services.

  • Facing Cancer Together, Newtonville (benefits 14 MW towns): $4,900 to develop a cancer support group for Portuguese speakers.

  • HESSCO Elder Services, Sharon (benefits Millis, Natick, Norfolk): $13,586 to decrease social isolation among LGBT elders.

  • Home Care Aide Foundation, Watertown (benefits 14 MW towns) : $40,000 to address social isolation among elders.

  • Hoops & Homework, Inc., Framingham: $10,500 for capacity building support – staff training.

  • Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc., Framingham: $44,429 to support the use of patient navigators for insurance enrollment and connection to primary care.

  • MetroWest Free Medical Program, Sudbury: $45,898 to expand the use of volunteer and staff capacity.

  • Natick Visiting Nurse Association, Natick: $273,778 to provide prescription drug assistance to the uninsured and underinsured.

  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc., Framingham: $17,405 to provide behavioral health support services at Framingham’s Wilson Elementary School, and $13,641 to translate Parenting for Prevention tip sheets into Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
The foundation's service area spans Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westborough.

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