2014 GLCF Grant Recipients

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Discretionary, Elder Services Funds and Water Resources grants recipients. Seventy-one proposals totaling $367,500 were received and carefully reviewed by the Discretionary Grant Committee that recommended these 20 nonprofits for collective funding of $94,500.

Creative Economy Grants support innovative projects that stimulate creative industries/businesses, attract visitors and patrons, and/or boosts community participation in the arts or performing arts. Two 2-year grants of $7,500 (totaling $15,000) were awarded to:

  • Angkor Dance Troupe, Inc. for Experience Angkor Community Tour
  • Roudenbush Community Center, Inc. for First Weekend on the Common and Beyond

Substance Prevention Grant for a program that addresses the prevention of substance use especially among adolescents. One grant of $7,500 was awarded to:

  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center for Change of Lead Program

Social Enterprise Grants to support social enterprise projects that propose innovative solutions to a community challenge or employ entrepreneurial approaches to address opportunities to effect positive change. Two grants of $5,000 were awarded to:

  • Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion (JCRJD) for diverting cases thru expansion employment and training
  • Mill City Grows c/o YWCA of Greater Lowell for Mill City Grow's Mobile Market

Healthy Communities Grants for programs that promote healthy communities. Two grants of $5,000 were awarded to:

  • Esperanza Academy, Inc. for Health and Wellness Program
  • Gaining Ground, Inc. for Fresh Organic Produce for Local Hunger Relief

Leclair Elder Service Grants to organizations that support service to the elderly people in our service area. Four grants of $5,000 were awarded to:

  • Circle Home, Inc. for Alzheimer's Disease Program
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for Critical Care for Low-Income Elderly Families
  • International Institute of Boston, Inc. for Refugee/Immigrant Elder Services
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. for Mobil Pantry

Water Resources Grants for water-related projects involving biological conservation, habitat restoration and community-based clean-ups for Sudbury-Assabet-Concord (Suasco) River Watershed, Merrimack River Watershed and Nashua River Watershed. Three grants of $5,000 were awarded to:

  • Clean River Project, Inc. for Lower Falls Clean Up
  • Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Inc. for Lowell River Stewards
  • Nashua River Watershed Association for Science-based River Stewardship & Management through Collaboration in the Nashua River Watershed

Children's Services Grants to support services that enhance the quality of life of children and young adults in the Greater Lowell and Merrimack Valley Regions. Two grants of $3,500 were awarded to:

  • Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (FSMV) for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell for LitSmarts 2014-2015

Leadership Program Grants to provide dynamic leadership programs that help to teach, train and/or inspire the next generation of leaders in our communities. Four grants of $2,500 were awarded to:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Inc. for Keystone Club
  • Coalition for a Better Acre, Inc. for Resident Leadership Training program
  • Jericho Road Project for Board Diversity Initiative
  • Lowell Plan, Inc. for Public Matters

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