Grant funding from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s 2018 Discretionary Grants Program includes the following strategic funding categories: elder services, children’s services, water resources/the environment, and social education.
The Discretionary Grants 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.
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.
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2017 Grant Recipients
Children’s Services Grants:
- $5,000 to Community Teamwork for the African Parent and School Engagement Project
- $5,000 to Sibling Connections for Sibling Sundays Lowell
- $5,000 to The Discovery Museum for Discovery Science: Greater Lowell
- $3,500 to Girls, Inc. of Greater Lowell for the STEM Stars Program (thanks to a generous anonymous donor)
Leclair Elder Services Grant:
- $5,500 to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. for Mobile Pantry
- $5,500 to Mill City Grows for increasing older residents’ access to healthy foods
- $5,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Inc. for critical Hhome repairs for the elderly
- $5,500 to The Nature Connection for Therapeutic Programs for Elders
- $5,500 to Lowell Association for the Blind for an iPad Training Program
- $5,500 to Power of Flowers Project for the Kindness Connections Program
Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Grants:
- $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention through Mental Health Services
- $15,000 to Lowell House, Inc. for creating an effective workforce to battle the opioid crisis in Lowell
- $15,000 to Northeast Legal Aid for the Caretakers of Children at Risk Project
- $5,387 to The Westford Health Department for Westford-Tyngsborough Overdose Reduction and Prevention
- $15,000 to Challenge Unlimited, Inc. for Equine Encounter–A Path to Recovery
- $15,000 to Merrimack Valley Project for the Addiction $ Criminal Justice Committee
Water Resources Initiative Grants:
- $5,000 to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for training beginning farmers on soil building and organic crop production practices in compromised watersheds
- $5,000 to Nashua River Watershed Association for Engaging Citizen Scientists to Protect Our Waterways