The Board of Directors of the Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. (“Catholic Health Foundation”) has approved the organization’s annual grant distribution. Eighty-three (83) grants totaling $781,896 have been made in ten health-related categories. Awards ranged from $1,000 to $25,000.
Board President Gavan Mooney said, “Day in and day out, the organizations funded through the Catholic Health Foundation change the lives of tens of thousands of people in our communities. We are so grateful for their work, and extremely proud to have the opportunity to help support them in their efforts.”
“The Catholic Health Foundation is pleased to partner with so many worthy organizations to support health and wellness initiatives in greater Boston at such a critical time,” said Lynne Sullivan, executive director of the Catholic Health Foundation.
Examples of the types of programs and projects these funds will support include the Kids Healthy Mind Initiative at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton; the Triage Outreach Project for the homeless at Fr. Bill’s & MainSpring in Brockton; the food assistance program at My Brother’s Keeper in Easton; and the Fund a Nurse Scholarship Program at Labouré College in Milton.
ABOUT THE CATHOLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION:
The Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. (Catholic Health Foundation, “CHF”) is overseen by the Archdiocese of Boston’s Catholic Community Fund and exists to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that provide health care and healthcare services consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church within the 144 cities and towns that comprise the Archdiocese of Boston. Grants through the CHF are distributed annually in accordance with the restrictions established in the original endowed gifts. No grants are made to individuals or government agencies, or for endowments or operating deficits. Since its first grants in 2014, the CHF has distributed 529 grants totaling nearly $6 million.