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September 20, 2020
 
Gr. Lowell Comm. Foundation Grants $1.1M to 55 Nonprofits
Greater Lowell Community Foundation

August 3, 2020 —The Greater Lowell Community Foundation announced it granted $1,139,000 in emergency funding to 55 area nonprofits that are providing crucial assistance to the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, low-income, and homeless in Greater Lowell who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“As we enter into the fourth month of this pandemic, we remain committed to doing all that we can to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations in our community,” said Jay Linnehan, president and CEO of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), in announcing grants in July.

“Many of the families we serve were living paycheck to paycheck before COVID-19 and are now in a situation where they are making really tough financial decisions,” said Elisa Jacome, Lowell site director for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, which provides mental health counseling and family support services to children, young adults, and families in Massachusetts.

“Parents are struggling to provide the extra meals that their kids would normally get in school and from summer programs.”

Wayside Youth will use the grant to purchase gift cards and clean the Lowell facility, which has been closed since March.

Also receiving funding were the following:

  • Aaron’s Presents
  • Alternative House
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Bridging Independent Living Together
  • Budget Buddies
  • Burlington Food Pantry FS: People Helping People
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
  • Catie’s Closet
  • The Center for Hope and Healing
  • Coalition for a Better Acre
  • Community Teamwork
  • Dignity Matters
  • Dwelling House of Hope
  • Dwelling House of Hope
  • Elevate NE
  • Eliot Presbyterian Church
  • Gaining Ground
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
  • Greater Lowell Family YMCA
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance
  • House of Hope
  • International Institute of Lowell
  • Kids in Tech
  • Life Connection Center
  • Life Connection Center
  • Lifelinks
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Lowell House
  • Lowell Humane Society
  • Lowell Telecommunications Corporation
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center
  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
  • The Megan House Foundation
  • Middlesex Community College Foundation
  • Mill City Grows
  • Minute Man Arc for Human Services
  • One Can Help
  • Open Pantry of Greater Lowell
  • PCEA Neema Church
  • Pepperell Aid from Community to Home Outreach
  • Power of Flowers Project
  • Project Learn
  • Rise Above Foundation
  • Seven Hills Extended Care at Groton
  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • Troubled Waters
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation
  • UTEC
  • VNA
  • Westford Community Access Television
  • Westford Council on Aging
  • Westford Food Pantry
  • YWCA of Lowell

To date, GLCF, based in Lowell, has awarded $2,277,750 to help mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

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