2018 Grants

2018 Grants

Nashoba Valley Healthcare Grants (GLCF portion) $72,910

  • $6,180 Townsend Fire-EMS Department for Advanced Life Support Training Manikin
  • $2,061 Lunenburg Council on Aging for Eagle House Memory Cafe
  • $4,122 Community Teamwork for Bone Builders
  • $2,061 Gaining Ground for Growing Fresh Produce for Hunger Relief with Community Volunteers
  • $2,306 Ashby Fire Dept. for Rad-57 with SPCO adult and pediatric monitor
  • $2,473 MAB Community Services, Inc. for Nashoba Valley Vision Rehabilitation Program for Elders
  • $2,061 Montachusett Home Care Corporation for Expanding the Medical Escort/Companion Program
  • $6,595 Our Father’s House for Ensuring Health Wellness in Homeless Children
  • $4,122 Advocates, Inc. for Advocates Community Counseling – Harvard
  • $6,183 Eliot Community Human Services for The NAN Project
  • $6,183 Clear Path for Veterans New England for Veteran Wellness and Self-Care Training Program
  • $4,122 Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell, Inc. for Critical Home Repairs for Westford Elders
  • $6,183 15-40 Connection for 3 Steps Detect 2019 – Improving cancer survival rates in Nashoba Valley
  • $8,244 Virginia Thurston Healing Garden for Clinical Cancer Support Programs and Services for NV Residents
  • $3,092 Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg for Triple Play: Healthy Minds, Bodies, and Souls
  • $3,298 Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. for MIHN family shelter
  • $2,746 Seven Hills Family Services for WhisperGlide Swing for People with Disabilities
  • $878 Pepperell Council on Aging for Cycles for Seniors


2018 Discretionary Grant Cycle Grantees Distribution Committee Recommendations:

Social Education – $75,000:

  • $12,500 Lowell Community Health Center for Teen BLOCK Lowell Youth-Police Dialogues (YPD) Initiative
  • $10,000 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Inc. for My Community Matters
  • $15,000 History UnErased, Inc. for Greater Lowell Youth Equity Conference
  • $7,500 Do-it-Yourself Lowell for Young Ideas Project
  • $15,000 Project LEARN, Inc. for Seeing Our World: Youth Voices Matter
  • $15,000 UTEC, Inc. for Civic Engagement and Candidate Forums by Impact Young Adults


Children’s Services – $15,000:

  • $5,000 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Inc. for Young Company
  • $5,000 Mass Audubon Society, Inc. for TREES: Inspiring Teen Environmental Leaders In Lowell
  • $5,000 Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. for Cambodian Cultural After School Program


Leclair Elder Services – $31,000

  • $5,500 The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, Inc. for Food Pantry
  • $4,000 Westford Council on Aging for Helping Meet Unmet Transportation Needs of Older Adults
  • $5,500 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) for MAPS Lowell Portuguese-Speaking Senior Outreach & Support Project
  • $5,500 Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts for Critical Home Repair for Aging in Place
  • $5,500 Mill City Grows for Increasing food access and education for older adults
  • $5,000 Lowell Housing Authority for Tech Savvy Seniors


Water Resources – $14,500

  • $4,500 Organization for the Assabet River Inc. (OARS) for Three-River Recreation Map
  • $5,000 Nashua River Watershed Association for Strengthening Citizen Scientist Teams with Enhanced Focus on River Fish
  • $5,000 Merrimack River Watershed Council for Getting Up to Speed on Sewers — A Community Introduction to CSOs


Women Working Wonders Fund $20,000

  • $5,000 Acre Family Child Care for Full STEAM Ahead in the Garden
  • $5,000 Center for Women and Work for Women’s Leadership Exchange – LeadX
  • $5,000 Project Learn for Girls Who Code
  • $5,000 The Wish Project for Mother’s Day and Children’s Gift Bags


NetScout Heart of Giving Community Grant $10,000

  • $10,000 Rise Above Foundation, Inc. for Activities for Foster Youth


“What a wonderful image: providing shelter to young people who don’t feel safe at home or who are living on the streets, in parks, or abandoned buildings. It is hard for me to think about kids wandering around at night hungry, cold, and at risk,”

Sandi A. Wilson