April 25, 2019
Eastern Bank Grants $25K to Each of Nine Mass. Nonprofits

October 21, 2018 — Eastern Bank recently announced it has awarded $25,000 to each of nine Massachusetts nonprofits, located in the North Shore, South Shore, Merrimack Valley, MetroWest and Greater Boston, to help fund capital needs.

“Nonprofits provide services essential to building thriving communities, yet their growth is stymied far too often. We realized this as an area where we could help to do good and established our Partnership Grant program to specifically fund capital needs,” said Bob Rivers, chair and CEO of Eastern Bank.

He added, “Nonprofits are no different than for profit businesses in that they require funding to grow, but it can be especially challenging for nonprofits to secure it. We’re proud to support and congratulate the 2018 Partnership Grant recipients.”

Receiving the funds were the following:
  • Boston Rescue Mission, Boston
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Mashpee
  • JOI Child Care Center, Lynn
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Lowell
  • Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Mission Hill
  • Plummer Youth Promise, Salem
  • Raw Art Works, Lynn
  • Signature Healthcare, Brockton
  • Toward Independent Living and Learning, Dedham)
Community Health Center of Cape Cod (CHC), a federally qualified health center that provides access to health care for adults and children, will use its grant to help fund CHC’s expansion into its fourth office.

CHC said the new office, in Centerville, will provide mid, lower and outer Cape communities with more access to affordable health care, offering primary care and preventative services, dental care, behavioral health and addictions services.

“Since 2012, the number of CHC patients from the seven villages of Barnstable has increased 63%,” said Karen Gardner, CEO of CHC. “A location in the heart of Barnstable will significantly ease the transportation burdens these patients face in receiving care. It will also help CHC provide easier access to care to even more individuals from the villages of Barnstable and beyond."

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