MetroWest Health Foundation Awards More Than $3.3 Million in Grants To Organizations Due To COVID Pandemic

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FRAMINGHAM – 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 $25,000

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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The MetroWest Health Foundation provides over $5 million in annual financial support to address the health needs across 25 communities in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts. The foundation’s work is focused on advancing health equity, facilitating information sharing and learning, and fostering innovation and practical solutions that lead to better health outcomes. For more information about the foundation, visit www.mwhealth.org.

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