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GLCF Awards $531,000 In Grants To Nine Local Nonprofits

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) received a recent grant to reduce food insecurity from funds from Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. This client was grateful to receive supplies delivered by CMAA staff.

LOWELL – In its latest round of funding through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) has awarded $531,000 to nine nonprofits.
The money, which came from the statewide Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, will support nonprofits in Greater Lowell that are working to provide food and housing, support for individuals with disabilities, frontline workers and immigrants, as well as other essential needs for vulnerable populations in need.

“These grants are critical to our ability to support local nonprofits on the frontlines of this pandemic,” said GLCF President & CEO Jay Linnehan. “We are very grateful to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and its donors for providing this support to our
 community in this incredible time of need.”
The nonprofits receiving grants in this latest round of funding are:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell (meals for youths)
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) (reducing food insecurity and providing support of the CMAA Monorom Family Support Program)
  • Catie's Closet Inc. (toiletry items and feminine hygiene products for students)
  • Community Teamwork, Inc. (food, emergency housing, supplies and staffing)
  • House of Hope (personal protective equipment for staff and residents)
  • International Institute of Lowell (housing sustainability and support)
  • Lowell Community Health Center (emergency medical interpreters)
  • Mill City Grows (community supported agriculture)
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center (deep cleaning and disinfecting)
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund supports those across the state most impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, focusing on essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations including the homeless, immigrant populations, people with disabilities and those facing food insecurity. The Fund works in concert with regional community foundations and nonprofit leaders who partner with local leaders to understand the response and relief landscape, strategically filling in where gaps are pronounced. For more information, visit
For more information about the GLCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, visit

About Greater Lowell Community Foundation
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), founded in 1997, is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $40MM, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns. The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students. It is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled GLCF to award more than $20 million to the Greater Lowell community.
Donations to the GLCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund can be made online at or by mail to the GLCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund c/o GLCF, 100 Merrimack Street, Suite 202, Lowell, MA 01852.
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