Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund

Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund

Offered jointly through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, the Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund’s purpose is to advance the community health of residents in thirteen (13) communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, and Westford.

Grant awards will range from $5,000 up to $20,000; however, larger scale collaborative projects with requests that are more than $20,000 will be considered if the increased funding request is justified by the impact of the project.

Priority will be given to, but not limited to, proposals pertaining to:

  • Prevention of health problems
  • Access to healthcare
  • Elder health
  • Youth and adolescent health
  • Mental health
  • Health care service provision

We are especially interested in seeing proposals that address systemic issues like (but not limited to) opiate addiction, food scarcity, obesity, substance abuse, suicide screening and prevention, and other specific issues as indicated by community needs.

For additional guidelines please visit the online application by clicking the link below:

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2018 Grant Recipients

  • Townsend Fire-EMS Department for Advanced Life Support Training Manikin – $14,993
  • Lunenburg Council on Aging for Eagle House Memory Café – $5,000
  • Community Teamwork in Lowell for Bone Builders Program – $10,000
  • Gaining Ground in Concord for Growing Fresh Produce for Hunger Relief with Community Volunteers – $5,000
  • Ashby Fire Dept. for Rad-57 with SPCO adult and pediatric monitor – $5,595
  • MAB Community Services, Inc. in Brookline for Nashoba Valley Vision Rehabilitation Program for Elders – $6,000
  • Montachusett Home Care Corporation in Leominster for Expanding the Medical Escort/Companion Program – $5,000
  • Our Father’s House in Fitchburg for Ensuring Health Wellness in Homeless Children – $16,000
  • Advocates, Inc. in Framingham for Advocates Community Counseling in Harvard – $10,000
  • Eliot Community Human Services in Lexington for The NAN Project – $15,000
  • Clear Path for Veterans New England in Devens for Veteran Wellness and Self-Care Training Program – $15,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Inc. for Critical Home Repairs for Westford Elders – $10,000
  • 15-40 Connection in Westborough for 3 Steps Detect 2019 – Improving cancer survival rates in Nashoba Valley – $15,000
  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard for Clinical Cancer Support Programs and Services for NV Residents – $20,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg for Triple Play: Healthy Minds, Bodies, and Souls – $7,500
  • Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. in Leominster for MIHN family shelter – $8,000
  • Seven Hills Family Services in Groton for WhisperGlide Swing for People with Disabilities – $6,663
  • Pepperell Council on Aging for Cycles for Seniors – $2,130

2017 Grant Recipients