United Way of No. Central Mass. Grants $555K to 30 Nonprofits
July 28, 2020 — The United Way of North Central Massachusetts, based in Fitchburg, last week announced it granted $555,357 to 30 local nonprofits that are addressing the region’s most critical needs related to health, education, and financial stability.
“We are honored to support these dedicated and mission-driven organizations, as the need for these critical services has never been greater,” said Kory Eng, president of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM). “We look forward to working together to strengthen our community during this unprecedented time.”
The grants to the nonprofits, from UWNCM's Community Impact Fund, will support 40 programs that provide services, including housing and shelter, food and nutrition, early literacy resources, and youth engagement.
Receiving the grants were the following:
American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts
The Arc of Opportunity
Athol Area YMCA
Boy & Girls Club of Lunenburg
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester
Children’s Aid & Family Service, Inc.
Community Health Connection, Inc.
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc.
Ginny’s Helping Hands
Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts
Habitat of Humanity of North Central Massachusetts
House of Peace and Education, Inc.
L.U.K. Crisis Center
Literacy Volunteers of Montachusett Area
Literacy Volunteers of Orange-Athol
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Montachusett Home Care Corporation
Montachusett Opportunity Council
Mount Wachusett Community College
Nashua Valley Boy Scouts of America
North Star Family Services
Our Father’s House
Pathways to Change
The Salvation Army of Athol
The Salvation Army of Fitchburg
Spanish American Center
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
In addition, UWNCM said it has raised and is distributing more than $300,000 in grants to help families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, bringing its total recent grant distributions to nearly $1 million.
The grants, from UWNCM' s Stand United COVID-19 Response Fund, will help support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing for food, housing, utilities, and other essentials. Grants are being deployed through September 2020 in response to evolving needs.
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