Since 2000, The Health Foundation has granted over $50 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.


CHCFC Lands $88K Grant For Renovations in Orange
The Greenfield Recorder, November 17, 2022
Peer Recovery Center in Ware Receives Activation Fund Grant
The Reminder, November 9, 2022
GAAMHA’S Pathway House to Receive $61,000 Upgrade for New Roof, Windows
The Gardner News, October 25, 2022
Health Foundation Funds $900K in Projects with Longstanding Benefit to Community
Telegram & Gazette, October 19, 2022
Health Foundation of Central Mass Awards $900K Across 11 Programs
Worcester Business Journal, October 18, 2022
New Worcester Food Pantry opens for Youth, Adults with Disabilities
Worcester Patch, October 17, 2022
Worcester Food Pantry has a Special Mission
Telegram & Gazette, October 17, 2022
New ‘Flourish at Thrive’ Food Pantry Looks to Address Food Insecurity
Spectrum News, October 17, 2022
Health Foundation Awards 11 Grants Totaling $900,000
MassNonprofit News, October 11, 2022
MWCC Celebrates Dental Education Clinic Enhancements
Athol Daily News, October 10, 2022
Fitchburg’s Artistic Legacy Drives Downtown’s Economic Development Efforts
Worcester Business Journal, October 3, 2022
Quaboag CDC Offers Finance Class
MassLive, August 29, 2022
ONE Worcester Received $25,000 Grant from THFCM
Massnonprofitnews, August 3, 2022
Colrain residents eligible for free well water tests
The Greenfield Recorder, July 22, 2022
QVCDC and Ware Launch Route 9 Transit Service
The Reminder, July 11, 2022
Route 9 Shuttle service bridges rural transportation gap
Ware River News, June 23, 2022
The Health Foundation receives $500K from dissolving physician group
Worcester Business Journal, June 13, 2022
Not a problem of supply…but of distribution
MassLive, May 26, 2022
Lovin’ Spoonfuls launches route in Worcester
Spectrum News, May 26, 2022
Free ride may – or may not – be over for WRTA
Telegram & Gazette, May 15, 2022
Food Hub gets $3 million boost
Telegram & Gazette, April 15, 2022
Jan Yost to receive national award for career’s work
Telegram & Gazette, April 9, 2022
Table Hoppin’: Pop-ups around Worcester
Telegram & Gazette, April 7, 2022
Addressing the drinking water gap in Mass
CommonWealth Magazine, April 2, 2022
◊ Saturday Shuttle Launches in Quaboag Valley
MassMobility Newsletter, March 2022
Grant Helps Worcester’s EforAll expand program
Worcester Magazine, February 16, 2022
◊ Senator Eldridge files bill to regulate private wells
Community Advocate, February 8, 2022
Editorial: Thanking a generation of women leaders
Worcester Business Journal, February 7, 2022
Jan Yost, who oversaw $50 million in grants over two decades, awarded upon retirement 
Telegram & Gazette, February 1, 2022
◊ $50K Grant Will Help Expand Worcester’s ​Entrepreneurship For All, January 18, 2022
Worcester Food Hub receiving $1 million in ARPA funds to help move to Union Station 
Spectrum News 1, January 15, 2022
CEO of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to retire, be replaced by VP 
Worcester Business Journal, January 13, 2022
Health Foundation of Central Mass. awards more than $530K to area nonprofits 
Telegram & Gazette, January 12, 2022

Worcester nonprofit launches online mental health hub 
Worcester Business Journal, July 13, 2021
Never one person’: YWCA Central Mass. wraps up $24M women-led renovation in Worcester
Telegram & Gazette, July 2, 2021
Encompass Program to help Foster Families
Mary McGeown, President of the MSPCC talks about new program
WCCA TV 194, June 28, 2021
North Central Massachusetts Private Well Program Pilot Year Overview
RCAP Solutions Youtube Channel, June 21, 2021
◊  ‘Get Vaccinated Worcester’ campaign aiming for over 70% of residents to receive vaccine
Telegram & Gazette, May 26, 2021
◊  ‘We really took to heart the lessons learned.’ Worcester expands student trauma initiative
Telegram & Gazette, May 25, 2021
◊  City announces public health vaccination campaign “Get Vaccinated Worcester”
Telegram & Gazette, May 25, 2021
◊  Encompass program offers support system for Worcester area foster parents
Telegram & Gazette, May 24, 2021
Free rides for WRTA passengers will continue another six months
Telegram & Gazette, May 20, 2021
‘They’ve got the money’: Rally calls on WRTA to listen to riders, keep free fares
Telegram & Gazette, May 17, 2021
◊  Food Hub Graduate Launches Unique Café
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Winter 2021 Newsletter           

◊  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

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


11.10.22 – CPA Victory in Worcester
11.7.22 – Foundation Projects and Approach Presented at National Conferences
11.1.22 – One Week to Vote Yes on Question 5
10.25.22 – 2022 Activation Fund Grants Totaling $900,000
10.19.22 – Thrive Celebrates Opening of Specialized Food Pantry in Worcester
10.11.22 – MWCC Celebrates Opening of Updated Dental Education Clinic
10.6.22 – Yes For A Better Worcester (Ballot Question 5)
9.1.22 – Catholic Charities opens Three-Quarter House for Sober Living
8.29.22 – Coalition for Safe Drinking Water
8.10.22 – NEADS Recently Celebrated Grand Opening of Breeding Center
8.8.22 – Quaboag Connector Launches Route 9 Shuttle
8.1.22 – Fitchburg ReImagined
7.26.22 – Senate Supports Private Wells Clean Up
7.20.22 – Last Chance to Support Private Wells Clean Up this Session
7.12.22 – Support Clean Drinking Water, Call/Write Today!
7.11.22 – Reflecting On The First 100 Days
7.7.22 – Founding President & CEO Receives Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy
6.22.22 – Worcester Homecoming Holds Inaugural Event
6.15.22 – Foundation Receives $500K from CMIPA Foundation
6.7.22 – Lovin’ Spoonfuls Launches Food Rescue Route in Worcester
5.31.22 – SMOC Opens Supportive Housing Facility in Fitchburg
5.24.22 – Community Harvest Project Celebrates 20 Years
5.16.22 – Pass Amendment 844 for Contaminated Wells No More
5.3.22 – Community Preservation Act Adoption
4.26.22 – There’s Still Time to Influence FY23 House Budget
4.22.22 – Celebrate Earth Day by Supporting Clean Drinking Water
4.19.22 – Help Elevate Two House Budget Amendments
4.15.22 – Food Hub Receives Additional $3.5M in Support
4.11.22 – National Award for Founding President & CEO
4.6.22 – CommonWealth Magazine – Inequities in Clean Water Access
3.28.22 – Advocacy Efforts Continue Promoting Safe Clean Drinking Water
3.18.22 – Hearing for Private Well Bill on World Water Day
3.10.22 – Foundation Announces New Vice President for Programs
3.1.22 – Longstanding Support of 50 Year Old Kennedy Community Health
2.23.22 – $75k Awarded to Organizations Supporting Diverse Start-Ups
2.15.22 – New Community Members Elected
2.11.22 – Landmark Private Well Legislation Filed
2.3.22 – New Directors and Officers Elected
2.2.22 – Recognition for a True Advocate
1.18.22 – 2022 Activation Fund Open
1.17.22 – Food Hub Receives 1M in ARPA Funds for Union Station
1.11.22 – Staff Leadership Transition Announced by The Health Foundation