November 17, 2019
 
BCBS Foundation Grants $515K to 43 Massachusetts Nonprofits

January 3, 2019 — The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, based in Boston, in recent months awarded $515,330 to 43 Massachusetts nonprofits that promote sustainable improvements in health care access for low-income, vulnerable, and uninsured residents of Massachusetts.

Included was $10,000, announced yesterday in Wicked Local Cambridge, granted to Food For Free, a Cambridge nonprofit that works to improve access to healthy food which otherwise would go to waste. The grant will support the organization's Somerville Weekend Backpack Program.

Sasha Purpura, executive director of Food For Free, was quoted, “We deeply appreciate Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ support of Food For Free and their shared desire to help young students have consistent access to healthy and nutritious food. This grant helps us further our commitment to utilizing schools and the education system as a pathway to addressing hunger for students and their families.”

Also receiving grants in 2018 were the following:
  • Boston Association for Childbirth Educators & Nursing Mothers' Council, Newtonville: $5,000
  • Boston Cancer Support, Newton: $5,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $5,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $5,000
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton: $5,000
  • Community Health Connections, Fitchburg: $3,400
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services, Boston: $5,000
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services, Boston: $23,005
  • Ecu-Health Care, North Adams: $2,400
  • The Edinburg Center, Lexington: $4,550
  • Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, Cambridge: $4,750
  • Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River: $4,875
  • Family Continuity, Lawrence: $1,500
  • The Gavin Foundation, South Boston: $25,000
  • Genesis Club, Worcester: $1,200
  • Gia Allemand Foundation, Walpole: $5,000
  • Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston: $5,0000
  • Health Care Without Walls, Wellesley: $5,000
  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Pittsfield: $5,000
  • HopeHealth, Hyannis: $4,900
  • Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts, Holden: $4,750
  • Kettlebells4kids, Foxboro: $5,000
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA: $5,000
  • Manet Community Health Center, North Quincy: $5,000
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association, Boston: $25,000
  • Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Quincy: $50,000
  • Medical Legal Partnership Boston, Boston: $50,000
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Boston: $5,000
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Boston: $50,000
  • NeedyMeds, Gloucester: $5,000
  • Peer Health Exchange, Boston: $5,000
  • Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, Boston: $50,000
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham: $5,000
  • Revitalize Community Development, Springfield: $5,000
  • Rogerson Communities, Boston: $5,000
  • Self-Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Jamaica Plain: $5,000
  • Steppingstone, Fall River, MA: $5,000
  • Victory Programs, Boston: $5,000
  • Volunteers in Medicine, Great Barrington: $5,000
  • William James College, Newton: $30,000
  • YMCA of Metro North, Peabody: $5,000
  • Young Men’s Christian Association Southcoast, New Bedford: $5,000

© 2019 www.massnonprofit.org. All rights reserved.
Home  News  Features  Expert Advice  Resources  Jobs  Services Directory  Advertising  About  Privacy Policy  Contact