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April 16, 2021
Gr. Lowell Comm. Foundation Grants $152K to 30 Nonprofits
Greater Lowell Community Foundation

March 5, 2021 — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation last week announced it granted $152,600 to 30 nonprofits that serve area residents via children’s services, elder services, and racial equity and inclusion and water resources initiatives.

Jay Linnehan, president and CEO of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, said, “The Foundation awarded a record number of discretionary grants in this cycle to support the important work of our local nonprofits. Through generous contributions from our community, GLCF can provide critical support that allows our community to thrive and grow.”

Receiving the competitive grants were the following:

Children’s Services:

  • Catie’s Closet, Dracut: $5,000
  • Mission of Deeds, Reading: $5,000
  • Raising A Reader Massachusetts, Lowell: $2,500
  • Reach Out and Read, Lowell: $2,500
  • Rise Above Foundation, $2,500

Elder Services:

  • Clear Path for Veterans New England, Devens: $5,500
  • Gaining Ground, Concord: $1,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Westford: $5,000
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts, Acton: A$5,500
  • Lowell Association for the Blind, Lowell: $1,000
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Lowell: $2,000
  • Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $5,500
  • Power of Flowers Project, Tewksbury: $1,500
  • Project Citizenship, Boston: $1,500
  • Lowell General Hospital, Lowell: $5,500
  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Harvard: $1,500

Racial Equity and Inclusion:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $10,000
  • Budget Buddies, Chelmsford: $7,500
  • Building Audacity, Lynn: $10,000
  • Cambodian American Literary Arts Association, Lowell: $13,000
  • Cultivate Care Farms, Bolton, serving Greater Lowell: $1,000
  • Free Soil Arts Collective, Lowell: $15,000
  • Kids in Tech, Lowell: $10,000
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, Lowell: $7,000
  • Project LEARN, Lowell: $10,000
  • Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury: $1,000

Water Resources Initiative:

  • Mass Audubon, Lowell: $2,500
  • Merrimack River Watershed Council, Lawrence: $5,000
  • Nashua River Watershed Association, Pepperell: $2,500
  • OARS, Concord, serving Lowell: $5,000
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