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August 15, 2020
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
  • Coastal Foodshed
  • 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
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center
  • The Literacy Center
  • M.O.L.I.F.E.
  • 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
  • YMCA Southcoast
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

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