Essex County, SE Mass. Comm. Foundations Give COVID-19 Aid
July 7, 2020 — The Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers this week announced it granted $900,000 and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in New Bedford announced it distributed $1.5 million to nonprofits in their service areas that are helping people most severely affected by the pandemic.
Essex County Community Foundation Grants $900K to 17 Nonprofits
The Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced it has awarded a seventh round of grants from its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, which has been supporting nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic response in Essex County since the fund’s inception in March.
“The effects of COVID-19 have been felt far and wide in Essex County. Food insecurity persists, mental health services are in greater demand and many can’t afford life’s basic necessities because they are out of work,” said ECCF President and CEO Beth Francis.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Action Inc., Gloucester
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, Haverhill
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, Salem
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Lawrence
Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley, Merrimack Valley
Boys & Girls Club of Lynn, Lynn
Camp Fire, North Shore
Community Action Inc., Haverhill
Danvers YMCA, Danvers
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, North Andover
Groundwork Lawrence, Lawrence
Lynn Economic Opportunity, Lynn.
Merrimack Valley YMCA, Merrimack Valley
North Shore Community Action Program, Salem, Peabody and Beverly.
Pathways, Cape Ann
YMCA of Metro North, Peabody, Saugus, Lynn
YMCA of the North Shore, North Shore
ECCF’s Vice President for Grants, Nonprofits and Donor Services Carol Lavoie Schuster said, “Some nonprofits are also beginning to start summer programming and our support will help ensure these programs serve area youth in the best way possible.”
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Grants $1.5M to 39 Nonprofits
The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA) yesterday announced it awarded $1.5 million to 39 area nonprofits last month that are providing support for essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations, including the homeless, immigrant families, people with disabilities and those facing food insecurity.
Of the grants made in June, $820,000 was distributed to organizations alleviating hunger and homelessness throughout the region. Another $410,000 was distributed to organizations providing direct supports to immigrant families in need. Other grants will provide supports for essential/frontline workers, disabled individuals, and organizations providing mental health services, CFSEMA said.
“The pandemic has reminded us of how fragile our lives are but also how truly resilient, innovative, and caring our community is”, said CFSEMA President John Vasconcellos.
Receiving the funds were the following:
Attleboro Interfaith Area Collaborative
Balanced Learning Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
Bristol Community College Foundation
Cambodian American Rescue Organization
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Fall River
Centro Comunitario De Trabajadores
Citizens for Citizens
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
The Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
HealthFirst Family Care Center
Hockomock Area YMCA
Immigrants' Assistance Center
Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford
The Literacy Center
My Brother's Keeper
Northstar Learning Centers
Our Daily Bread- Mansfield's Food Pantry
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Foundation -Taunton
People Acting In Community Endeavors (PACE) Community Housing Corporation
Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness
Round the Bend Farm
Schwartz Center for Children
The Salvation Army
Seven Hills Behavioral Health
UMASS Dartmouth Foundation
United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts
United Way of Fall River
United Way of Greater Fall River
United Way of Greater New Bedford
Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless
West Side Benevolent Circle
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
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