November 17, 2019
Gr. Lowell Comm. Foundation Grants $88K to 15 Nonprofits

January 21, 2016 — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $88,500 in grants to 15 local nonprofits that support neighborhood building, clean water initiatives, elder services, children’s services, and leadership development.

“This year’s grant process demonstrated the need in our community is great—with nonprofit organizations requesting more than $272,500 from the Foundation’s discretionary grant cycle. I congratulate the 15 nonprofit organizations that were chosen to receive funding. Their programs will enhance the quality of life for people in Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley,” said Jay Linnehan, executive director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF).

A grants distribution committee comprised of community members, business leaders, and donors, representing nonprofit, civic, academic, and private sector interests selected the following recipients:
  • Aaron’s Presents: $7,500 for Greater Lowell Expansion Project

  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell: $7,500 for Emerging Leadership for Lowell 2016 Project

  • Catie’s Closet: $7,500 for the School Closet Expansion Project

  • Circle Home: $5,000 for Senior Health Clinics

  • Coalition for a Better Acre: $7,000 for Youth Educational Success

  • Community Teamwork: $5,000 for the Bone Builders Program

  • Gaining Ground: $5,000 for Growing Fresh Produce for Hunger Relief with Community Volunteers

  • Lowell Association for the Blind: $5,000 for LAB Senior Outreach

  • Mass Audubon Society: $5,000 for Lowell Leaders in Stewardship – TREES High School Program

  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank: $5,000 for the Mobile Pantry Program

  • Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership: $7,000 for Project Genesis Home Buyer Training Program

  • Mill City Grows: $7,000 for Community Programming

  • Nashua River Watershed Association: $5,000 for Developing a Nashua River Invasive Aquatic Plant Management Plan

  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project: $5,000 for training beginning farmers on ecological land and water management practices in vulnerable watersheds

  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center: $5,000 for the Strides in Reminiscing Program
Founded in 1997, GLCF seeks to improve the quality of life in Greater Lowell by building philanthropic resources, connecting donors to nonprofit organizations and programs, making effective grants, and providing leadership to address community issues. Since 1999, the foundation has awarded more than $7.5 million to the Greater Lowell community.

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