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Greater Lowell Community Foundation Awards Capital Grants to Organizations Battling Hunger and Homelessness

Mar 15, 2019 01:46AM

Interns Amsetou Pamboudem of Boston and Christopher McDonald of Medford prepare meals for House of Hope in Lowell, which received a recent $10,000 capital grant, made possible from an anonymous donor that partnered with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, for a commercial stove and upgrades to their fire suppression system at the Fletcher Street Building.

 The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) has awarded $90,000 to 11 area nonprofit organizations through a 2019 Help Alleviate Hunger and Homelessness in Massachusetts grant. This generous one-time capital grant was made possible from an anonymous donor that partnered with the GLCF to distribute the funding to area nonprofits that are battling hunger and homelessness in the community. 

“It is encouraging to see the great work that so many nonprofit organizations in our community are doing to address homelessness,” said Greater Lowell Community Foundation President and CEO Jay Linnehan. “GLCF, in partnership with a generous and visionary donor, is hopeful that these capital grants will provide some needed resources to battle the primary consequences of poverty - hunger and homelessness and ultimately positively impact the futures of so many.”    

2019 Capital Grants - $90,000:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell at $10,000
  • Dwelling House of Hope (Lowell) at $10,000
  • House of Hope (Lowell) at $10,000
  • Life Connection Center (Lowell) at $10,000
  • Living Waters Ministry of Hope (Lowell) at $5,062
  • Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery at $10,000
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center at $10,000
  • Mill City Grows (Lowell) at $10,000
  • New England Dairy + Food Council (Billerica) at $8,780
  • New Entry Sustainable Farming (Lowell) at $5,000
  • Open Pantry of Greater Lowell at $1,158


This capital grant program was part of a competitive grant process offered through GLCF in which nonprofit organizations applied for funds and an independent committee reviewed the proposals and selected awardees. This grant award was made possible by an anonymous gift made through GLCF and is not intended for renewal. 

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About Greater Lowell Community Foundation

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $37MM, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns. The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students. It is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Community Foundation to award more than $15 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999.




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