Arts and Culture
Angkor Dance Troupe, Inc.
$30,000 as a second-year grant in support of the dance troupe’s three-year strategic growth plan. (Total support of $70,000 to date, with projected additional $20,000 in 2018.)
A Brush with History, Inc.
d/b/a The Brush Art Gallery and Studios
$10,000 in startup support for an arts therapy program to be implemented at Megan’s House, a recovery home in Lowell for young women battling addiction.
Cultural Organization of Lowell
$10,000 in inaugural support of Creaticity: Lowell Art and Maker Festival, to be held in Downtown Lowell in September 2017.
$15,000 for ArtsEmerson’s Cambodian Festival, showcasing Cambodian film and performance art, with a special emphasis on outreach to Lowell. (Projected additional support of $10,000 in 2017.)
Lowell Festival Foundation
$25,000 in second-year support toward the salary of a development director, to raise outside support for the Lowell Folk Festival and Lowell Summer Music Series. (Total project support of $100,000, 2016-17.)
Subtotal Arts and Culture: $90,000
Percentage of total: 16%
Community and Economic Development
Jericho Road Project, Inc.
$10,000 in continued support for Jericho Road and its consulting services for Lowell nonprofits.
Subtotal Community and Economic Development: $10,000
Percentage of total: 2%
Development of Philanthropy
Aaron’s Presents, Inc.
$10,000 in second-year support of the new organization and its work in engaging Lowell children in charitable activities of their own design. (Total support of $25,000, 2016-17.)
Subtotal Development of Philanthropy: $10,000
Percentage of total: 2%
Budget Buddies, Inc.
$15,000 to support expansion of financial literacy training programs for women and girls in Lowell. (Total startup support of $45,000, 2012-17.)
$20,000 in continued expansion support to bring the Discovering Justice civics curriculum to Lowell elementary and middle school students (Total project support of $72,000, 2011-17.)
Generation Citizen, Inc.
$15,000 in second-year support for Generation Citizen and its civics curriculum for students at Lowell High School. (Total startup support of $30,000, 2016-17.)
History Unerased, Inc.
$10,000 in startup support for History Unerased and its Voice and Empowerment: K-12 LGBTQ Academic Inquiry Series program.
Institute for Nonprofit Practice
$15,000 to provide scholarship assistance to smaller-scale nonprofit organizations in Lowell. (Total project support of $45,000, 2013-17.)
Project LEARN, Inc.
$46,000 for this educational support organization to hire of a program officer. (Total startup support of $226,000, 2014-17.)
$50,000 in second-year support for the development of a child care program serving UTEC participants and their children. (Total project support of $125,000 2016-17, with projected additional support of $25,000 in 2018.)
Subtotal Education: $156,000
Percentage of total: 30%
Casa Esperanza, Inc.
$20,000 in startup support for the provision of clinical stabilization services at Tewksbury State Hospital for individuals recovering from addiction.
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
$5,000 in startup support for Met(ta), a documentary film showcasing integrative, cultural competent health care at the Metta Health Center in Lowell and the Street Level Health Project in Oakland.
Health Law Advocates, Inc.
$50,000 in support of the organization’s Mental Health Advocacy Project for Kids in Lowell.
Lowell Community Health Center, Inc.
$140,000 in final capital support for the Health Center’s campaign for a new building. (Total support of $1 million, 2010-17.)
Subtotal Health: $195,000
Percentage of total: 38%
Christ Church United in Lowell
$25,000 in continued support for the Church’s emergency assistance program for Lowell individuals in need, as encouraged by will of Theodore Edson Parker.
Lowell Humane Society
$15,000 in support for the establishment of a veterinary clinic at the Humane Society.
Operation Delta Dog, Inc.
$20,000 to provide service dog support to Lowell veterans.
Subtotal Human Services: $60,000
Percentage of total: 11%
Associated Grant Makers
Subtotal Memberships: $5,000
Percentage of total: 1
Total Grants January-March 2017: $561,000