MA COVID-19 Relief Fund Grantees

$8.1 million awarded in wave 3 for a total of $13.9 million awarded to date

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the people of Massachusetts, and the leadership of the philanthropic and business communities, the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund will help those in need across the Commonwealth.

The Relief Fund works in close partnership with the network of community foundations, which have deep roots in our neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Grants are made to community foundations so they can disburse funds to non-profit organizations serving critical local needs.

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund is focused on supporting:

  • People who are food insecure
  • Immigrant populations
  • Frontline healthcare professionals, first responders, and other essential workers
  • People with disabilities
  • Working families and households disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19
  • Homeless populations

$13.9 million awarded to date to 10 community foundations which will support 333 nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts, as well as 5 organizations addressing food insecurity statewide.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation:

The COVID-19 relief efforts of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire United Way are focused on enabling trusted nonprofits with deep roots in Berkshire County to serve vulnerable populations, including low income and homeless families, seniors, communities of color and immigrants.

11 Grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 2 grants
  • Immigrant services: 2 grants
  • Homelessness: 1 grant
  • Other vulnerable populations: 6 grants
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Cape Cod Foundation:

The Cape Cod Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on supporting nonprofit organizations working to provide support and services to those on Cape Cod who are most vulnerable to the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

23 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 11 grants
  • Immigrant services: 1 grant
  • Essential workers: 1 grant
  • Disabilities services: 2 grants
  • Homelessness: 4 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 4 grants
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Community Foundation of North Central MA:

The Community Foundation of North Central MA’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on food and financial support for frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the north central region of the state including low income populations, support for disabled adults and at-risk children, homeless families and individuals and essential workers.

32 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 5 grants
  • Immigrant services: 2 grants
  • Essential workers: 2 grants
  • Disabilities services: 8 grants
  • Homelessness: 5 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 10 grants
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Community Foundation of Southeastern MA:

The Community Foundation of Southeastern MA’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on food insecurity and support for the most vulnerable populations in the southeastern region of the state, including immigrants, elders, homeless, and other at-risk families and individuals.

71 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 33 grants
  • Immigrant services: 10 grants
  • Essential workers: 4 grants
  • Disabilities services: 8 grants
  • Homelessness: 4 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 12 grants
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Community Foundation of Western MA:

The Community Foundation of Western MA’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on providing immediate support to those in the Pioneer Valley most vulnerable to the economic and health-related issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

46 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 11 grants
  • Immigrant services: 4 grants
  • Essential workers: 4 grants
  • Disabilities services: 2 grants
  • Homelessness: 5 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 20 grants
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Essex County Community Foundation:

The Essex County Community Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on supporting frontline nonprofits servicing the region’s most vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, including those facing food insecurity, homelessness, and immigrant populations.

76 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 27 grants
  • Immigrant services: 1 grants
  • Essential workers: 14 grants
  • Disabilities services: 5 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 29 grants
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Foundation for MetroWest:

The COVID-19 relief efforts of the Foundation for MetroWest are focused on emergency response efforts to provide immediate food assistance and other basic necessities to the most vulnerable populations being impacted by the pandemic in the MetroWest region.

36 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 18 grants
  • Immigrant services: 7 grants
  • Essential workers: 6 grants
  • Homelessness: 2 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 3 grants
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Greater Lowell Community Foundation:

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on supporting low-income, homeless, immigrant, and disabled populations in Northern Middlesex County with food and other essential services.

21 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 5 grants
  • Immigrant services: 4 grants
  • Essential workers: 1 grant
  • Homelessness: 3 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 8 grants
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Greater Worcester Community Foundation:

The COVID-19 relief efforts of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and United Way of Central Massachusetts are focused on food insecurity, needs of immigrant and undocumented individuals as well as at-risk populations, health care and behavioral health, and housing assistance in the Worcester County.

47 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 8 grants
  • Immigrant services: 4 grants
  • Essential workers: 6 grants
  • Disabilities services: 2 grants
  • Homelessness: 7 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 20 grants
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The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation is working with the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund to support nonprofits serving the food insecure, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and those seeking housing assistance in the most vulnerable communities in Greater Boston.

35 grants made to date:

  • Food insecurity: 5 grants
  • Immigrant services: 9 grants
  • Essential workers: 2 grants
  • Disabilities services: 1 grant
  • Homelessness: 7 grants
  • Other vulnerable populations: 11 grants
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Merrimack Valley Food Bank:

Merrimack Valley Food Bank provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs in 31 communities. Its work centers in the Greater Lowell and Essex County area.

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Project Bread:

Project Bread’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on ensuring that people across the state of Massachusetts have safe, equitable, and reliable access to food, through their FoodSource Hotline and collaborations with school districts and local organizations.

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The Greater Boston Food Bank:

During the COVID-19 outbreak, The Greater Boston Food Bank has remained committed to its mission of providing healthy food and ending hunger across Eastern Massachusetts. GBFB supports more than 500 partner agencies in 190 cities and towns across Eastern MA’s nine counties (Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk).

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The Food Bank of Western MA:

The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to feed neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger in the four counties of Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire). It supports 175 member food pantries, meal site and shelters, as well as its own 26 Mobile Food Banks, and 51 Brown Bag: Food for Elders sites.

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Worcester County Food Bank:

Worcester County Food Bank is dedicated to engaging, educating, and leading Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. The Worcester County Food Bank distributes food to people in need across Worcester County’s 60 cities and towns.

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To view a current list of nonprofit organizations supported by the grantees of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, click here