$3.3 Million Awarded to Local Nonprofit Organizations

May 06, 2021

The MetroWest Health Foundation today announced the award of over $3.3 million in grants to area nonprofit organizations. The bulk of the funds will support the region’s health and social service safety net by providing operating support to agencies that provide critical services such as primary medical and behavioral health care. In addition to these Basic Needs Grants, the foundation is also providing financial support to address needs resulting from COVID-19, including funding to address the social isolation of older adults and the development of services to support those coping with the anxiety, stress and loss associated with the pandemic.

This round of funding also includes a grant to the MetroWest Nonprofit Network to support the continuation of the Voices of the Community Project, a community-driven initiative to improve health outcomes in South Framingham.

Organizations receiving grants in this grant cycle are:

Basic Health Need Operating Support Grants

Advocates, Inc. - Behavioral Health $225,000

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. - Oral Health $150,000

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. - Primary Medical Care $525,000

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. - Prescription Assistance $450,000

Health Care for All - Health Insurance Enrollment $ 75,000

Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc. - Health Insurance Enrollment $150,000

Lovin' Spoonfuls, Inc. - Food Security $150,000

MetroWest Legal Services - Medical-Legal Partnership $225,000

Riverside Community Care - Behavioral Health $150,000

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. - Behavioral Health $225,000

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. - Homeless Services $225,000

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc. – Behavioral Health $225,000

COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults Grants

Advocates, Inc. $23,800

Holliston Council on Aging $ 9,503

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest $29,756

MetroWest YMCA $25,0002

COVID-19 Emotional Health Grants

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School $30,000

Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home $29,992

MassBay Community College $30,000

Mental Health Collaborative, Inc. $14,550

Health Equity Grants

Jewish Family Services of Metrowest $17,500

MetroWest Legal Services $19,584

MetroWest YMCA $30,000

OUT MetroWest $24,146

Other Grants

A Place to Turn $30,000

Family Promise MetroWest $35,000

MetroWest Nonprofit Network, Inc. $214,797

Natick Service Council, Inc. $30,000

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $20,000

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