Community Foundation Responds to COVID-19


The Community Foundation has established the Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund – This temporary fund will support non-profits in North Central Massachusetts as they provide support to families and essential workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seeded the fund with an initial $45,000 from the Community Foundation Critical Needs Fund.

We are being supported in our work by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund,  established by First Lady Laura Baker and the One8 Foundation, who paired with philant-hropists, business leaders, Eastern Bank, The Boston Foundation, and the Foundation for Business Equity, to support those across the state most impacted by this health crisis.


  • FOR NON-PROFITS -- To apply for an emergency grant, click here.
    • Our priority will be organizations providing essential services.
    • This program active until canceled.
    • Repeat requests will be considered.
  • FOR NON-PROFITS -- For a comprehensive guide to COVID-19 support for non-profits, see this resource list by MNN
  • FOR DONORS --  To contribute to this fund, please click here or contact Linda Mack at 978-660-2813 or
  • FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUNDHOLDERS -- To make a contribution from your donor advised fund, email, or:
    • Go to Donor First
    • Search for Community Foundation of North Central MA
    • Select Endowed Fund for Critical Needs
    • Type "COVID-19" in the instructions box.

We have made a dononation of $20,000 to the United Way’s Stand United COVID-19 Response Fund which is helping alleviate the drastic disruptions to family life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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