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NETSCOUT Awards Grants to Nonprofits Leading COVID-19 Efforts

The Boys and Girls Club of Lowell received a recent $2,500 grant from NETSCOUT’s Heart of Giving community program through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Boys and Girls Club of Lowell distributes nearly 500 grab and go meals per day.

LOWELL, Mass. – The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $40MM, dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns, announced that NETSCOUT, a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, has awarded its Heart of Giving community program’s sixth grant through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation Center for Business Philanthropy. The annual grant program builds relationships with nonprofit organizations and engages employees in learning about service opportunities in the communities of Greater Lowell, Massachusetts.

The four 2020 NETSCOUT Heart of Giving Grant recipients, selected by NETSCOUT from area nonprofits serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, include:
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell – provide grab and go meals, activity kits and family care packages  
  • Clear Path for Veterans New England (Devens) – distribute emergency food boxes to military and veteran families
  • Hidden Battles (Greater Lowell) –mission is to preserve the healthy minds of military, veterans, law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch, and nursing through treatment and counseling for depression, suicidal tendencies, and PTSD
  • Westford Fire and EMS (Town of Westford) – provide personal protective equipment for emergency medical services  
“We are proud to be in the 6th year of the NETSCOUT Heart of Giving Community Grant at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to connect philanthropic businesses and individuals to the needs of their communities,” said Jay Linnehan, president and CEO, Greater Lowell Community Foundation. “By giving back to our community, particularly this year when the pandemic has taken a great toll, NETSCOUT continues to demonstrate its commitment to supporting local causes.”

“Through NETSCOUT’s Heart of Giving program, we support and encourage our employees to build strong relationships with nonprofits in our community,” said Michael Szabados, chief operating officer, NETSCOUT. “We are pleased to support these four worthy organizations who are responding quickly and creatively to meet the increased demand for their services during the pandemic. We look forward to participating in appropriate volunteer opportunities over the coming year.”
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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. 
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