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HarborOne Foundation Awards $200,000 in Grants

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South was among 22 recipients of the HarborOne Foundation grants benefitting dozens of communities and organizations stretching from Attleboro to Plymouth to Quincy and Southern New Hampshire. The HarborOne Foundation’s $25,000 grant to Metro South will support critical teen education programs and the Keystone Club teen leadership program. All told, the HarborOne Foundation awarded a total of $200,000 in grants.

“We support organizations that create strong, vibrant communities and support this region’s children, families and elders,” said Joseph Casey, President and COO of HarborOne Bank and Director of HarborOne Foundation. “We are dedicated to helping organizations that work every day to improve the lives of all in our community.”

The HarborOne Foundation was created in 2016 to support the work of community non-profits that promote educational opportunity, create access to safe and affordable housing and provide basic human services to our most vulnerable citizens. The grantees for this round of funding include:

Boys & Girls Club of Brockton/Metro South: received a $25,000 grant to support critical teen educational programs and the Keystone Club teen leadership program.

Boys & Girls Club of Fall River: received a $5,000 grant to help provide access to quality youth development programming and evening meals for Club members.

Brockton Area Multi-Services: received a $5,000 grant to support individuals through its Emergency Services Program HELPLINE aiding low-income households in Brockton and surrounding towns facing severe financial hardships which may jeopardize their housing.

Coaching4Change: received a $7,500 grant to support high-need students in Taunton by providing professional development to teachers, and to recruit and train college and high school students to serve as student mentors, to monitor student progress, facilitate college field trips for students and organize family night events.

Community Servings, Inc.: received a $10,000 grant to support the Nutrition Program for low-income Critically ill individuals and families. The Nutrition Program delivers a medically tailored lunch, dinner, and snack to critically ill individuals, their dependents and caregivers who are homebound with a life-threatening illness.

Father Bill’s & Mainspring: received a $15,000 grant to help provide supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals and families in Brockton.

Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children Inc.: received a $2,500 grant to help the Christmas is for Kids program which fulfills Christmas wishes for disadvantaged local children.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Plymouth, Inc.: received a $5,000 grant to support the construction of two homes in Plymouth for qualified veterans and their families.

Health Imperatives: received a $10,000 grant to support the Healthy Plymouth Project providing low-income individuals with access to crisis counseling and advocacy to address violence.

Horizons for Homeless Children, Inc.:  received a $10,000 grant to support the Playspace program in New Bedford and Fall River. Each Horizons Playspace is carefully designed using research-based evidence that facilitates trauma-informed care.

My Brother’s Keeper Inc.: received a $10,000 grant to support the Furniture Assistance Program at the Dartmouth Facility.

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire: received a $5,000 grant to support the delivery of home ownership and financial literacy educational seminars and one-on-one counseling through HOMEteam.

OneGoal Massachusetts: received a $10,000 grant to help provide college access support to low-income students in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.: received a $10,000 grant to support QCAP's Financial REACH Center which helps clients with financial and employment coaching.

Road to Responsibility: received a $5,000 grant to support the Employment Services/Supported Employment programs which provide employment opportunities and support for approximately 125 low-income individuals with disabilities.

School on Wheels of Massachusetts: received a $10,000 grant to support Pathways to Success for students impacted by homelessness. This program provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring services, education support and assistance to an estimated 400+ children and youth.

South Shore Community Action Council: received a $10,000 grant to support the Food Resources Program which fights hunger and promotes nutrition on the South Shore

South Shore Stars: received a $10,000 grant to support the Educating Parents to Improve Financial Stability program.

The Bridgewater State University Foundation: received a $10,000 grant to support the Bridge Partnership – New Bedford. At-risk students will participate in a two-week summer campus residential program focused on re-engagement at school, a one-week summer program focused on high school readiness and community service, and will receive individualized educational case management.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County- A program of Justice Resource Institute Inc.: received a $10,000 grant to support the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Education and Outreach Program.

The Literacy Center, Inc.: received a $10,000 grant to support the English for Opportunity program which is designed to meet the complex needs of low-income adult learners who are facing multiple barriers to their educational and career success.  

Webster House: received a $5,000 grant to support the Webster House Life Skills Program which provides residents with the tools required to live successful, independent lives.

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