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GLCF Awards $131,500 To 17 Nonprofit Organizations

Feb 04, 2017 06:30AM ● By Theresa Gilman


(Editor's Note: the following information was submitted by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.)

Grant funding from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s 2016 Discretionary Grant Program  includes the following strategic funding categories: elder services, children’s services, water resources/the environment, and opioid abuse prevention and treatment.

The Discretionary Grant Program’s purpose is to improve the quality of life for residents in twenty communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington. Additionally, the Anna and Gino Biagini Elders Grant will fund programs serving Andover, Arlington, Billerica, Malden, Melrose, North Andover, Reading, Somerville, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn.

The Foundation is deeply committed to our local nonprofit community and our grant-making program is focused on assisting nonprofits by fostering collaboration and supporting direct services. The goal of the Foundation is to help our nonprofit partners fulfill their mission more effectively and efficiently. We strive to fund projects that touch many lives and enrich the overall quality of life in our region.


Children’s Services Grants

  • $3,500 to Lowell Youth Activities Program for Science on Wheels: Traveling STEM Workshop
  • $3,500 to Lucy’s Love Bus Charitable Trust for Lucy’s Children – free integrative therapies for childhood cancer patients

Leclair Elder Services Grant

  • $5,500 to The Community Family for Client Outreach Fund
  • $5,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for Critical Home Repairs For Low-Income Elderly Families
  • $5,500 to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. for Mobile Pantry
  • $5,500 to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for Promoting Elder Health in Lowell through Increased Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • $5,500 to The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell for the Food Pantry
  • $5,500 to VNA of Middlesex-East, Inc. for the Adaptive Equipment Bank

Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Grants

  • $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
  • $15,000 to Casa Esperanza, Inc. for Casa Esperanza Clinical Stabilization Services Start-Up
  • $15,000 to The Center for Hope and Healing for Healing from Addiction Recovering from Trauma (HART)
  • $15,000 to Lowell House, Inc. for Creating Long-Term Stability Through Recovery Coaching
  • $15,000 to Megan’s House for Recovery Services
  • $11, 500 to Zack’s Team Foundation for Zack’s House

Water Resources Initiative Grants

  • $5,000 to Clean River Project, Inc. for Tire Cove Clean Up
  • $5,000 to Nashua River Watershed Association for  Developing a draft Nashua River Invasive Aquatic Plant Management Plan: Collaboration, Early Action and Data Gathering
  • $5,000 to OARS, Inc. for Concord and Assabet River Water Chestnut Rapid Response and Management Plan Implementation
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