Acre Family Child Care
$100,000 in first-year capital support to purchase a new building.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
$100,000 in second-year support for the Believe & Become capital campaign to upgrade and expand its facility.
$15,000 to support financial literacy programs in Lowell for adult and teen women.
The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.
$50,000 in capital support to renovate and furnish a space for youth programming in its new building.
Central Food Ministry
$5,000 to complete the purchase of a new van to transport food.
Christ Church United in Lowell
$12,500 for the Parish Relief program, which provides emergency financial assistance to Lowell residents.
Coalition for a Better Acre
$30,000 for its new Walk-In Center at 450 Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell.
Communities for Restorative Justice – Thrive Communities of Massachusetts
$15,000 in first-year funding to hire a new part-time volunteer coordinator to support adults exiting incarceration.
Community Teamwork, Inc.
$100,000 to address basic human needs, particularly fuel and heating assistance, food insecurity, and housing insecurity.
Dwelling House of Hope
$5,000 to purchase a new van to transport food.
International Institute of New England
$50,000 for the Afghan Evacuee Support Fund to cover the full costs of providing resettlement services to at least 200 Afghan evacuees in Lowell.
Littleton Community Farm
$10,000 to increase the farm’s capacity to produce fresh, healthful food for food insecure families in the Lowell area.
Lowell Association for the Blind
$8,500 in capital support to upgrade its equipment and software for client use.
Lowell Transitional Living Center
$35,000 in capital support to renovate the second-floor client bathrooms in the main building.
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
$50,000 in capital support to make its new building ADA-compliant.
Merrimack Valley Food Bank
$50,000 in capital support to replace the its refrigerated food truck.
Northeast Legal Aid
$50,000 for the Lowell Emergency Housing and Income Stabilization Project, which will provide eviction defense work and assistance with unemployment appeals cases.
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
$50,000 for the Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell (SEGL) program.
Subtotal Human Services: $736,000
Percentage of total: 61.74%
Community and Economic Development
Coalition for a Better Acre – DIY Lowell
$10,000 in first-year support to fund the salary of a part-time director for this previously all-volunteer effort.
Coalition for a Better Acre f/b/o Lowell Votes
$30,000 in capacity building support for civic engagement work in Lowell.
Community Teamwork, Inc.
$50,000 to create a new position in the CTI subsidiary Common Ground Development Corporation to facilitate succession planning and new affordable housing.
Entrepreneurship for All
$25,000 in third-year support to provide seed funding to launch businesses in Lowell (Total support $75,000, 2019-2021).
Greater Lowell Community Foundation – City of Lowell
$10,000 for the HR Audit.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
$50,000 in second-year support for a coalition implementing a civic engagement and awareness campaign revolving around Lowell’s conversion to a district-based electoral system.
Subtotal Community and Economic Development: $175,000
Percentage of total: 14.68%
$75,000 in first-year start-up support to launch a Latinx education advocacy organization in Lowell.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
$20,000 in first-year support to continue its entrepreneurship education program at Lowell High School.
$100,000 in second-year support to increase the Lowell Public School’s capacity to recruit and retain teachers who reflect the student population’s cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds.
Subtotal Education: $195,000
Percentage of total: 16.36%
Appalachian Mountain Club
$20,000 to engage the Lowell community in assessing and understanding mercury pollution and risk in rivers in and around Lowell.
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
$10,000 to provide affordable and accessible veterinary services and animal care resources to pet owners in Lowell.
Subtotal Health: $30,000
Percentage of total: 2.52%
Arts and Culture
Angkor Dance Troupe
$25,000 in capacity-building support to sustain and rebuild the organization.
Greater Lowell Community Foundation f/b/o Refuge Lowell
$25,000 in capacity-building and start-up support for an art-focused afterschool program.
Subtotal Arts and Culture: $50,000
Percentage of total: 4.19%
Philanthropy MA (Membership)
Subtotal Memberships: $6,150
Percentage of total: .51%
Total Grants 2021: $1,192,150