Since 2000, The Health Foundation has granted over $48 million to organizations in Central Massachusetts through the Activation Fund, Synergy Initiative, and Board Designated grants. Below is some recent news coverage about The Health Foundation’s work.

2021 News 2020 News

◊  WRTA extends free fares to end of year
Telegram & Gazette, September 19, 2020
◊  RCAP granted $196K to address North County drinking water issues
Worcester Business Journal, August 28, 2020
◊  Worcester to launch state’s first microunit housing project for Homeless
Telegram & Gazette, June 17, 2020
◊  Mobile Fitchburg market comes to North of Main
Sentinel & Enterprise, June 8, 2020
◊  Local nonprofits face tighter purse, stronger demand during pandemic
Telegram & Gazette, May 9, 2020
◊  Public Health Groups File to Stop Proposed Ballot Question on Alcohol Licensing
Revere Journal, April 22, 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
Food Hub Offering Pick-Up of Locally-Sourced Food
Spectrum News, April 10, 2020 (Video)
Health Foundation of Central Mass. provides $371K in coronavirus grants
Worcester Business Journal, April 7, 2020
Table Hoppin’: Worcester Regional Food Hub offering pick-up service of locally sourced products 
Telegram & Gazette, March 31, 2020
Inspiring a Generation:  Women Business Leaders
Vitality Magazine, Vol. 74, March 2020
Meet the chef: Brian Neyenhouse of Nutty Bird Granola
Telegram & Gazette, March 8, 2020
LUK gets grant to implement telehealth in North County
Leominster Champion, February 26, 2020
MASSCAP Announces Early Education/Care Workforce Development Initiative READYGO:  Readying Educators & Developing Young Children for Great Outcomes
MASSCAP Press Release, February 7, 2020
NOMS Eatery: A Pop-Up Success in Local Food Scene
Chamber Exchange The Newspaper, February 2020
Health foundation awards prestigious grant to rural transportation initiative
MassMobility Newsletter, MA Executive Office of Health & Human Services, February 2020
As I See It:  Founding board proud of Health Foundation of Central MA
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, January 24, 2020
Health Foundation grants deliver results across Central Mass.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, January 19, 2020

2019 News

Meet the chefs: Bryan Baltazar and Jennifer Palazzo of Noms Eatery
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 3, 2019, Worcester Regional Food Hub
SMOC receives grant for sober housing sprinkler system in Fitchburg
Sentinel & Enterprise, October 25, 2019, SMOC
Shine Initiative App (Video)
Worcester News Tonight, October 18, 2019, Shine Initiative
Shine Initiative creates mental health app to reach youth on their phones
Worcester Business Journal, October 14, 2019, Shine Initiative
Food Hub graduates 18 from Urban Agenda Grant program
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, October 8, 2019, Worcester Regional Food Hub
Since 1812: Grand opening of Worcester’s Stearns Tavern
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 5, 2019, Seven Hills ASPiRE!
Edible Boston, September 23, 2019, Worcester Regional Food Hub
High Interest in Worcester Regional Food Hub’s Diverse Leadership Program Necessitates Increase in Capacity
Chamber Exchange, August 21, 2019, Worcester Regional Food Hub
Grenon uses business experience to help local nonprofits
Community Advocate, August 12, 2019, Board Member Recognized
Fund Drive Aims for Fitchburg Alley Makeover
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 9, 2019, ReImagine North of Main
Athol YMCA completes Men’s Residence renovations
Athol Daily News, April 26, 2019, Athol YMCA
Habitat for Humanity gets donation for truck
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 16, 2019, Habitat for Humanity
Chamber Exchange (Video)
Charter TV3 Central Mass., February 7, 2019, Worcester Regional Food Hub
Downtown Art Spaces Celebrated
Ware River News, January 31, 2019, QVCDC ClayWorks
Recovering abuser recalls plea: ‘I need help or I am going to die’
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, January 21, 2019, GAAMHA
NEADS receives grant for handicap accessible van
The Landmark, January 7, 2019, NEADS

2018 News

As I See It: We deserve easy access to behavioral health services
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 30, 2018, Riverside Community Care
Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts announces Activation Fund grants
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 28, 2018, Activation Fund
BF Brown topping-off ceremony in Fitchburg (Video)
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 27, 2018, ReImagine North of Main.
Bringing a building back to life in Fitchburg
Sentinel & Enterprise, November 27, 2018, ReImagine North of Main
More than $1M in grants awarded for 15 Central Mass. health projects
Worcester Business Journal, October 31, 2018, Activation Fund
Life coach Tanya Brown to speak at SHINE gala for mental health awareness
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 15, 2018, SHINE Initiative
Cooking Up Success: The Worcester Food Hub
Edible Boston Magazine, September 20, 2018, Worcester Regional Food Hub
Former Fitchburg school sold for residential project
Worcester Business Journal, July 25, 2018, ReImagine North of Main
Worcester Council backs $6 million plan to house the chronically homeless
Worcester Magazine, July 18, 2018, Sustaining Housing First Solutions
Worcester task force calls for $4M to $6M capital investment to end chronic homelessness
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 14, 2018, City Manager’s Housing First Task Force
Last Call with Shon Rainford Senior, project manager
Worcester Magazine, June 28, 2018, Worcester Regional Food Hub
Initiative gives boost to Fitchburg downtown transformation
Sentinel & Enterprise, May 4, 2018, ReImagine North of Main
Health Board passes partial ban on flavored tobacco sales despite pushback
Worcester Magazine, April 23, 2018, Health Board passes partial ban on flavored tobacco sales
Fitchburg council backs sale of former school for artist studios
Sentinel & Enterprise, April 12, 2018, ReImagine North of Main
School-based health center opens at Worcester East Middle School
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 5, 2018, Worcester HEARS
Bank On Worcester County to offer low-cost checking accounts as entry to financial system
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 5, 2018, Bank On
Worcester forms task force on homelessness
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 12, 2018, City of Worcester Task Force
As I See It: A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 2, 2018, WISR
Jail Diversion Program Expanding To Sudbury, Hudson
Sudbury Patch, January 31, 2018, Advocates