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.


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