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July 8, 2020
Funds Continue to Flow to Mass. Nonprofits Responding to Crisis
May 18, 2020 — The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, The Boston Foundation, MassHousing, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, and the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation recently awarded nearly $6 million to more than 250 Massachusetts nonprofits that are providing critical services to help cope with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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United Way of Mass. Bay Grants $3.8M to 127 Nonprofits

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, based in Boston, today announced it has distributed $3,823,000 to 127 community-based organizations across the region to provide flexible emergency financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by the crisis.

The United Way said it is collaborating with city and nonprofit leaders "to ensure assistance is distributed swiftly and effectively, leveraging the strengths of the community-based organizations who are most familiar with the needs of their residents."

Receiving the grants were the following:
Merrimack Valley ($300,000 distributed to 19 organizations)
  • ACT Lawrence
  • Boys and Girls Club of Haverhill
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley
  • Catholic Charities
  • Common Ground Ministries
  • Community Teamwork
  • Community Action
  • Community Teamwork
  • Dwelling House of Hope
  • Emmaus
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council
  • Groundwork Lawrence
  • International Institute of New England
  • Lawrence CommunityWorks
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
  • Open Hand Pantry
  • Society of St.Vincent de Paul
  • UTEC
North Shore ($323,000 to 16 organizations)
  • Action.
  • Beverly Bootstraps
  • Catholic Charities
  • Council of Social Concern in Woburn
  • Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn
  • HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
  • Lynn Boys and Girls Club
  • Lynn Housing & Neighborhood Development (LHAND)
  • Lynn Economic Opportunity
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless
  • New American Center
  • North Shore Community Development Corporation
  • North Shore YMCA
  • The Open Door
  • Wellspring House
  • YMCA of Metro North
Greater Boston ($2.8M to 67 organizations)
  • Action for Boston Community Development
  • African Community Economic Development of New England
  • Agencia ALPHA
  • Asian American Civic Association
  • Asian Community Development Corporation
  • Best HTC
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Boys and Girls Club of Boston
  • Brazilian Workers Center
  • Brookview House
  • Cambridge Family & Children’s Services
  • Caribbean Youth Club
  • Casa Myrna Vazquez.
  • Casa Nueva Vida
  • Catholic Charities
  • Centro Presente
  • Center for Collaborative Education (BINcA families)
  • Children’s Services of Roxbury
  • City Mission
  • Codman Square NDC
  • Crossroads Family Shelter
  • Dimock Community Health Center
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • East Boston Social Centers
  • Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)
  • Elizabeth Stone House
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • Finex House
  • Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
  • Heading Home
  • Hildebrand Family Self-Help
  • HomeStart
  • Housing Families.
  • ICNA Relief USA
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute
  • Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • La Alianza Hispana
  • La Comunidad
  • Malden YMCA
  • The Massachusetts Alliance for Portuguese Speakers
  • Metro Housing Boston
  • Middlesex Human Service Agency
  • More Than Words
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing
  • ParentChild+
  • Project Hope
  • Rian Immigrant Center
  • Roca
  • Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment
  • Sociedad Latina
  • Sojourner House
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
  • Stoneham/Wakefield Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Union Capital Boston
  • United South End Settlements
  • Urban Edge
  • Victory Programs
  • Waltham Boys and Girls Club
  • West End House
  • Winchester Got Lunch
  • Winchester Senior Association
  • Y2Y
  • YMCA of Greater Boston
South Shore ($120,000 to 8 organizations)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield
  • Catholic Charities
  • Father Bills & MainSpring
  • Interfaith Social Services
  • Quincy Community Action Programs
  • South Shore Stars
  • South Shore YMCA
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Weymouth Food Pantry
Greater Attleboro/Taunton ($280,000 to 17 organizations)
  • Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative
  • Attleboro YMCA
  • Boys and Girls Club of Taunton
  • Community Counseling of Bristol County
  • Cupboard of Kindness
  • Hebron Food Pantry
  • Hockomock Area YMCA
  • Lenore’s Food Pantry
  • The Literacy Center
  • Neighborworks Housing Solutions
  • New Hope
  • Our Daily Bread Food and Resource
  • Raynham Food Basket
  • The Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Taunton Area Community Table
  • Taunton Emergency Fund

Boston Foundation Grants $925K to 29 Nonprofits

The Boston Foundation (TBF) today announced it has granted $925,000 to 29 Greater Boston nonprofits that are providing critical support to communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The need continues in cities and towns across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole, said Paul S. Grogan, TBF president and CEO. “Fortunately, so has the desire from donors large and small to support their fellow residents in a time of need, and this need will continue long after the immediate health emergency abates. Just as people around the country are being warned not to let our guard down when it comes to public health, we must also not let ourselves be lulled into the illusion we have done enough. Indeed, when it comes to addressing inequity, we are just getting started.”

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Asian Women for Health, Boston: $25,000
  • Autism Sprinter, Randolph: $40,000
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Quincy: $45,000
  • Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, Brockton: $40,000
  • Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover: $25,000
  • Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network, Boston: $25,000
  • College Bound Dorchester, Dorchester: $25,000
  • Community Caring Clinic, Roxbury: $25,000
  • East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, East Boston: $25,000
  • Elevate Boston, Boston: $25,000
  • Everett Haitian Community Center, Everett: $40,000
  • Father Bill’s & Mainspring, Brockton: $45,000
  • Four Corners Main Street, Dorchester: $25,000
  • Greenroots, Chelsea: $45,000
  • Housing Families, Everett: $45,000
  • Interfaith Social Services, Quincy: $40,000
  • Italian Home for Children, Jamaica Plain: $25,000
  • KIND, Boston: $25,000
  • The Latino Support Network, Lynn: $25,000
  • Lucy’s Love Bus, Amesbury: $25,000
  • Matahari Women Workers Center, Boston: $25,000
  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Chelsea: $25,000
  • Root NS, Salem: $25,000
  • Trinity Boston Connects, Boston: $25,000
  • True Alliance Center, Mattapan: $25,000
  • Victory Human Services, Brockton: $45,000
  • Women Encouraging Empowerment, Revere: $40,000
  • Yad Chessed Fund, Waltham: $25,000
  • YMCA Malden, Malden: $50,000

MassHousing Grants $617K to 23 Nonprofit Providers of Affordable Sober Housing

MassHousing last week announced it granted $671,093 to 23 Massachusetts nonprofit providers of affordable sober housing to help ensure their financial stability and continued support services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

"The COVID-19 crisis has particularly impacted the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens and the economic stability of the many nonprofit organizations that provide vital sober housing and support services to people fighting addiction around the Commonwealth," said Chrystal Kornegay, executive director of MassHousing an independent, quasi-public agency that provides financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. "Many residents have lost their jobs and cannot pay rent, and many nonprofit organizations are struggling to meet their financial obligations due to reduced rental income and increased operating costs connected to the pandemic."

Receiving the funding were the following:
  • Abby's House, Worcester: $25,000
  • Bridgewell, Lynn: $25,000
  • Brookview House, Boston: $25,000
  • Dismas House: Dismas Family Farm, Oakham: $25,000
  • Dismas House, Worcester: $25,000
  • EMH Recovery: Blake House, Brockton: $25,000
  • EMH Recovery: McDevitt House, Brockton: $25,000
  • Emmaus Housing Support: Bartlett House, Amesbury: $13,092
  • Emmaus Housing Support: The Elms, Amesbury: $20,670
  • Father Bill's & Mainspring, Brockton: $25,000
  • GAAMHA, Gardner: $25,000
  • Gilly's House, Wrentham: $25,000
  • GNLCC Covenant House, Springfield: $25,000
  • GNLCC Power House, Springfield: $25,000
  • Hope House, Boston: $25,000
  • Jeremiah's Inn, Worcester: $25,000
  • Latin American Health Alliance, Worcester: $24,870
  • Link House, Newburyport: $10,000
  • Lowell House: Saving Grace, Lowell: $25,000
  • Lowell House: Zack's House, Lowell: $25,000
  • Megan House Foundation: Erin's House, Dracut: $25,000
  • OHDM, Worcester: $25,000
  • Sage Housing: Cedar Street, Greenfield: $25,000
  • Sage Housing: High Street, Greenfield: $25,000
  • St Mary's Center, Boston: $25,000
  • Steppingstone: New Bedford Graduate Program, New Bedford: $5,434
  • Steppingstone: William B. Webster Graduate Program, Fall River: $7,027
  • Veterans Inc., Shrewsbury: $25,000
  • Veterans Inc., Worcester: $25,000
  • Victory Programs, Boston: $25,000
  • Vineyard House, Vineyard Haven: $15,000

Greater Lowell Community Foundation Grants $531K to Nine Nonprofits

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), based in Lowell, recently announced it awarded $531,000 to nine local nonprofits that are working to provide food and housing, support for individuals with disabilities, frontline workers and immigrants, as well as other essential needs for vulnerable populations in need.

“These grants are critical to our ability to support local nonprofits on the frontlines of this pandemic,” said GLCF President & CEO Jay Linnehan. “We are very grateful to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and its donors for providing this support to our community in this incredible time of need.”

Receiving the funds were the following:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, for meals for youths
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, for reducing food insecurity and support of its Monorom Family Support Program
  • Catie’s Closet Inc., for toiletry items and feminine hygiene products for students
  • Community Teamwork, Inc., for food, emergency housing, supplies and staffing
  • House of Hope, for personal protective equipment for staff and residents
  • International Institute of Lowell, for housing sustainability, and support
  • Lowell Community Health Center, for emergency medical interpreters
  • Mill City Grows, for community supported agriculture
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center, for deep cleaning and disinfecting

    Harvard Pilgrim Foundation Grants up to $10K to Each of 64 Mass. Nonprofits

    The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation recently announced it has awarded up to $10,000 to each of 64 Massachusetts nonprofits from its COVID-19 Assistance Fund to help address COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Michael Carson, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, said, “In this time of uncertainty and rapidly changing dynamics, it’s incredibly important that we provide support for our members and the medical community as well as financial support to the organizations that are assisting our neighbors in need."

    Eric L. Masi, president and CEO of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network in Framingham, which provides mental health counseling and family support to children, young adults, and families, said, “Nonprofit and community organizations like ours remain committed to serving our population with mental health support, funds for food and basic supplies. Coronavirus continues to impact the most vulnerable populations, many of whom have lost their jobs, are unable to work due to limited access to childcare and have limited resources to pay rent and utility bills."

    Other nonprofits receiving the funds were the following:
    • Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, Brewster
    • Andover Senior Community Friends Inc., Andover
    • Backyard Growers, Gloucester
    • Bay Cove Human Services, Boston
    • Berkshire County Arc, Pittsfield
    • Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston
    • The Boston Home, Dorchester
    • Boston Medical Center Corp, Boston
    • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Lawrence
    • Bread of Life, Malden
    • Brockton Area Multi-Service, Brockton
    • Building Futures, Worcester
    • Cape Verdean Community/Cape Verdean Association of Boston, Boston
    • Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover
    • Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Worcester
    • City Mission, Boston
    • Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester
    • Community Servings, Jamaica Plain
    • Daniel’s Table, Framingham
    • Dismas House of Massachusetts, Worcester
    • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester
    • Elder Services of Worcester, Worcester
    • Ellie Fund, Needham
    • Food for Free Committee, Cambridge
    • Food Link, Arlington
    • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Boston
    • Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston
    • Greater Springfield Senior Services, Springfield
    • Groundwork Southcoast, New Bedford
    • Health and Social Services Consortium, Sharon
    • Hearth, Boston
    • Hebrew Senior Life Inc., Boston
    • Hockomock Area YMCA, North Attleboro
    • Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Worcester
    • Housing Families, Malden
    • Immigrants’ Assistance Center, New Bedford
    • John F. Kennedy Service Center, Charlestown
    • Lahey Hospital Medical Center, Burlington
    • Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry, Chicopee
    • Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Boston
    • MAB Community Services/MA Association for the Blind, Brookline
    • Making Opportunity Count, Fitchburg
    • Merrimack Valley YMCA, Lawrence
    • Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Concord
    • Mission E4, Hubbardston
    • Mission Safe: A New Beginning, Roxbury
    • My Brother’s Table, Lynn
    • Mystic Valley Elder Services, Malden
    • Natick Service Council, Natick
    • Northeast Arc, Danvers
    • Nuestras Raices, Holyoke
    • Rooting Rises, Pittsfield
    • Saint Francis House, Boston
    • Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach, Worcester
    • SeniorCare Inc., Gloucester
    • Southwest Boston Senior Services/ETHOS, Jamaica Plain
    • Stone Soup Café, Greenfield
    • United Way of Central Mass., Worcester
    • United Way of Tri-County, Framingham
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Watch CDC, Waltham
    • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Framingham
    • Wells Spring Multi-Service Center, Hull
    • YMCA of the North Shore, Beverly
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