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LOWELL — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation awarded a record $300,000 in grants to 34 local nonprofits that will be used for children and elder services, racial equity and inclusion, as well as Nashoba Valley Healthcare initiatives.
The GLCF Discretionary Grants and Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund are part of a competitive grant process in which nonprofits apply for funds that an independent committee then reviews, according to a GLCF press release.
GLCF President and CEO Jay Linnehan revealed in the release that the $300,000 provided to local nonprofits was a record total distributed by the foundation.
“These grants were made possible by the generous contributions from our community,” Linnehan said in the release. “Through these donations and strategic investments, GLCF can provide the critical support for our community.”
Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell was among the grant recipients, receiving $7,500 that will be used for the nonprofit’s Strong, Smart, Bold Girls program. Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell Executive Director Ashley Filipp said the program’s goal is to develop the social and emotional skills of girls.
“The Strong, Smart, Bold Girls is helping prepare girls to navigate challenges and opportunities they are facing through adverse societal influences,” Filipp said in the release.
The 2022 Discretionary and Nashoba Valley Healthcare grants were awarded as follows:
Children’s Services Grants:
Leclair Elder Services:
Racial Equity and Inclusion Grants:
Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund Grants:
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