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The Foundation announced today the awarding of $8,595 from the Jeppson Memorial Fund that will help improve the lives of Brookfield residents through civic and community projects. The nonprofit organizations receiving support will implement projects and programs over the next year that strengthen the Brookfield community.
The following organizations receiving grants from the Jeppson Memorial Fund are:
The Jeppson Memorial Fund is a philanthropic endowment established in 1977 and dedicated to enriching the cultural environment and lives of Brookfield through civic and community projects.
The Foundation announced the awarding of $8,500 through the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield. Those organizations receiving funding will help improve the lives of residents through civic and community projects.
The following organizations received grants from the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield:
“This year we’re excited to award grants to first time recipients Brookfield Institute and Club Scout Pack 159,” said Sarah Shugrue, GWCF Program Officer. “Both organizations will help foster cultural enrichment to Brookfield residents with placing signage along the Quabog Pathway and developing a veteran’s storytelling project."
The Foundation has made early childhood education a priority in its funding. According to research, a child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and the Foundation believes that building a solid base during these years is the most effective way to assure a productive life rooted in behavioral and physical health.
These early Childhood grants are focused on four critical areas: increasing the quality and accessibility of formal early education for low-income children; improving the health of young children and their mothers; supporting parents and families in their roles as teachers, caregivers, and supporters of their children’s development; and, helping to eliminate summer learning loss among low-income children in greater Worcester.
The organizations receiving funding are:
● Edward Street Child Services
● Family Health Center of Worcester
● Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester
● HOPE Coalition
● Horizons for Homeless Children
● House of Peace & Education
● Jewish Family & Children’s Service
● Latino Education Institute
● Pernet Family Health Service
● Rainbow Child Development Center
● The CASA Project
● Tri-Community YMCA
● United Way of Central MA
● Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care
● Worcester Public Library Foundation
The Alice C. A. Sibley Fund was established in 2004 at the Foundation as a permanent endowment to serve area residents who have limited access to eye care and specialty ophthalmology services. We have approximately $24,000 available each year for local direct services in optical health. The Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth, created in 2001, in dedication of Mary Grogan’s decades of leadership in the Worcester County 4-H Foundation, the fund specifically benefits young residents of Millbury.
Alice C.A. Sibley Fund
The Foundation today announced the awarding of $60,158 through the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger that will help serve the food security needs of Central Massachusetts. The Fund seeks to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger through advocacy and programs that incorporate practices that have shown promise throughout the country or here in Worcester County.
The following organizations received grants from the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger:
The Fund to End Hunger was established in 2011 to support hunger-relief organizations that provide direct service as well as anti-hunger advocacy organizations.
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