Coronavirus Response

In April 2020, in response to the coronavirus public health crisis, The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts expedited $371,000 in supplemental funding to 27 non-profits serving Central Massachusetts.

Abby’s House: supplemental salary support, telehealth infrastructure
Ascentria Care Alliance: supplemental language interpretation services, client fee waivers, technology
Community Legal Aid: supplemental operating support
Easter Seals of Massachusetts: supplemental support for Zero-Fare Coalition
Fitchburg State University: small business supports, housing and navigation services, mobile farmers market subsidies
Friendly House: supplemental vehicle and operating support
GAAMHA, Inc.: supplemental salary support, equipment, food, personal care supplies
Health Care For All: supplemental operating support
Health Law Advocates: supplemental operating support
Jeremiah’s Inn: supplemental operating support
LUK, Inc.: supplemental telehealth infrastructure
Massachusetts Association for Community Action: supplemental operating support and partner stipend
Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center: supplemental operating support
Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance: supplemental operating support
Massachusetts Public Health Association: supplemental operating support
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children: telehealth and virtual trainings for foster families
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts: digital organizing tools
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation: IT infrastructure upgrades
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation: supplemental operating support
RCAP Solutions: supplemental communications support
Riverside Community Care: supplemental operating support
Seven Hills Foundation: cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment
South Middlesex Opportunity Council: cleaning expenses, meals
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce: supplemental operating support
Worcester Regional Food Hub: advertising and supplies for retail grocery boxes
World Farmers: supplemental operating support
YWCA of Central Massachusetts: supplemental operating support

News
◊  ‘Get Vaccinated Worcester’ campaign aiming for over 70% of residents to receive vaccine
Telegram & Gazette, May 26, 2021
◊  City announces public health vaccination campaign “Get Vaccinated Worcester”
Telegram & Gazette, May 25, 2021
◊  Local nonprofits face tighter purse, stronger demand during pandemic
Telegram & Gazette, May 9, 2020
◊ Letter: A step-by-step plan for the way back from coronavirus
Telegram & Gazette, April 16, 2020
◊ Adapting to community needs in the wake of COVID-19
Sentinel & Enterprise, April 10, 2020
◊ Health Foundation of Central Mass. provides $371K in coronavirus grants
Worcester Business Journal, April 7, 2020