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July 9, 2020
Harvard Pilgrim, Cape Cod Foundations Aid Nonprofits

June 13, 2020 —The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, based in Wellesley, and The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, this week announced they recently granted $360,000 to 35 nonprofits across Massachusetts providing services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Grants $230K to 25 Nonprofits in Central, Western Massachusetts

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation on Monday announced it recently granted nearly $230,000 to 25 nonprofits based in central and western Massachusetts that are supporting local communities during the pandemic, including providing food access and meal delivery, services for older adults and immigrant families, social and community services, and emergency response.

“Now more than ever it is so critical to support our communities and organizations who are providing services to those residents of central and western Mass. impacted by COVID-19,” said Patrick Cahill, vice president of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “The impact of this pandemic is enormous and right from the start we responded to the immediate needs facing nonprofit partners and communities. We are very grateful to all who are helping to feed and care for our community members, and we are committed to supporting them in the weeks and months ahead.”

Receiving the funds were the following:

  • Berkshire County Arc, Pittsfield
  • Building Futures, Worcester
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Worcester
  • Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Worcester
  • Community Harvest, Grafton
  • Dismas House of Massachusetts, Worcester
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester
  • Elder Services of Worcester, Worcester
  • Gardening the Community, Springfield
  • Greater Springfield Senior Services, Springfield
  • Grow Food Northampton, Northampton
  • Growing Places, Leominster
  • Health and Social Services Consortium, Sharon
  • Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Worcester
  • Just Roots, Greenfield
  • Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry, Chicopee
  • Making Opportunity Count, Fitchburg
  • Mission E4, Hubbardston
  • Nuestras Raices, Holyoke
  • Regional Environmental Council, Worcester
  • Rooting Rises, Pittsfield
  • Saint Paul’s Elder Outreach, Worcester
  • The Stone Soup Café, Greenfield
  • United Way of Central Massachusetts, Worcester
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cape Cod Foundation Grants $130K to 10 Nonprofits Assisting Cape Cod Residents

The Cape Cod Foundation on Thursday announced it deployed $130,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations that are providing critical services to Cape Cod residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations including the homeless, immigrant populations, people with disabilities, and those facing food insecurity.

“Food insecurity continues to be an ongoing challenge greatly exacerbated by the pandemic,” said Kristin O’Malley, foundation president and CEO. “This round of grants will continue to help stock local nonprofit food pantries and keep meal delivery programs operational.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Cape Cod Children’s Place
  • Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation
  • Catholic Social Services of Fall River
  • Friends of the Bourne Council on Aging/Bourne Friends Food Pantry
  • Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless
  • Homeless Prevention Council
  • Salvation Army Hyannis
  • Sandwich Food Pantry
  • Soup Kitchen in Provincetown
  • Yarmouth Food Pantry
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