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June 25, 2022
Gr. Lowell Comm. Foundation Grants $300K to 34 Nonprofits
Greater Lowell Community Foundation

May 21, 2022 — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation in Lowell yesterday announced it granted $300,000 to 34 area nonprofits that provide services related to children, elders, health, and racial equity and inclusion.

Jay Linnehan, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), said, “As we honor our 25 years of improving the quality of life in the Greater Lowell region, GLCF awarded a record amount of grants to support the important work of our local nonprofits.”

Receiving the grants were the following

  • Able To Serve-New England: $2,000 for Hope for Women with Young Children
  • Adolescent Consultation Services: $7,500 direct mental health services for court-involved children in Greater Lowell
  • Alternative House: $5,000 for police partnership expansion
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell: $15,000 for advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy
  • The Center for Hope and Healing: $15,000 for supporting wellness of young Black women
  • Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging: $9,750 for grandparents raising grandchildren, mental health, and culturally competent meals initiative
  • Challenge Unlimited: $7,000 for touch therapy
  • Clarendon Early Education Services: $7,500 for Comfort Kits For Foster Kids
  • Clear Path for Veterans New England: $7,000 for neuro fit brain retrain supporting older veterans in Greater Lowell, and $10,000 for its neuro fit/brain retrain neural mapping integrated health, and wellness program for Veterans
  • Coalition for a Better Acre: $15,000 for youth-led DEI training
  • Dignity Matters: $7,500 for dignity in Lowell Schools
  • Discovery Museum: $7,500 for Especially for Me
  • Doctor Franklin Perkins School: $7,500 for RFK Community Alliance Behavioral Health Services in Nashoba Valley,
  • Free Soil Arts Collective: $15,000 for cookie referendum by Raysam Donkoh-Halm
  • Gaining Ground: $5,000 for farm fresh food for Nashoba Valley residents
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell: $7,500 for Strong, Smart, Bold Girls
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts: $10,000 for critical home repair program supporting economically distressed families from Nashoba Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell: $5,000 for critical home repairs for seniors, and $7,000 for seniors aging successfully at home
  • Kids in Disability Sports: $7,000 for membership drive
  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless: $6,250 for A Bed for Every Child
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre: $5,000 for amplifying voices of Khmer Theatre artists and serving Lowell’s Khmer community
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership: $15,000 for expanding down payment assistance to improve equity in homeownership opportunities in Greater Lowell
  • Mill City Grows: $15,000 for Lowell Food Policy Council
  • Mission of Deeds: $7,500 for Beds for Kids
  • Open Pantry of Greater Lowell: $7,000 for food pantry
  • Our Father’s House: $16,000 for ensuring health wellness in homeless children
  • Power of Flowers: $6,000 for Project Special Delivery
  • Project LEARN: $10,000 for Students Making Change
  • Seven Hills Extended Care at Groton: $7,500 for Seven Hills Pediatric Center assistive technologies strengthening supports for children with significant challenges
  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden: $7,000 for addressing transportation barriers to cancer care for elderly Greater Lowell patients, and $10,000 for expanded psychosocial cancer support services for Nashoba Valley residents
  • Wish Project: $7,500 for basic needs for children
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