HarborOne Foundation’s Grants Total $224,500 for 2017

HarborOne Bank announced today that in its first full year of operation the HarborOne Foundation made grants totaling more than $224,000 to 20 different organizations across the region.

The HarborOne Foundation was created in 2016 and aims to work collaboratively to support and build partnerships that promote innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of the community.

“As we’ve grown and moved from a credit union to a bank, we determined that the creation of a foundation would be a substantial way to support the important work of non-profits in communities across this region,” said Joseph Casey President, HarborOne Bank and Foundation Director. “Our team works in the community, with non-profit leaders, to determine where our funds are needed most to provide education that fuels economic success, opportunities for safe and affordable housing as well as basic human services.”

Funds have been used to help homeless individuals and families, support teen leadership programs, fight hunger and support job training – among other uses.

The HarborOne Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $50,000 to registered non-profits that provide significant proven improvements in the lives of low- to moderate-income individuals and families in the communities across Southeastern Massachusetts.

“It is an exciting time to watch the Foundation get to work, helping people in our communities and investing in organizations that are having the greatest impact,” said Foundation President Jennifer L. White.

In 2017, the HarborOne Foundation made grants totaling $224,500 to the following organizations:
  • Father Bill’s and MainSpring received a $25,000 grant to help 50 homeless individuals’ efforts to attain job skills, complete on-the-job-training and build toward stable employment and housing.
  • NeighborWorks, Southern MA received a $25,000 grant to support a Program Coordinator to work directly with low- to moderate-income individuals to help provide educational and financial assistance necessary to successfully purchase a first home.
  • Old Colony YMCA received a $25,000 grant to support the Family Stabilization program that provides wraparound services for families transitioning from homelessness to independent living.
  • Brockton Boys & Girls Club received a $25,000 grant to support teen educational programs including the Pinnacle leadership program and Keystone Club, which focuses on college readiness and leadership development.
  • South Shore Habitat for Humanity received a $15,000 grant to help construct six low and moderate units for deserving families in the community of Duxbury.
  • Old Colony Habitat for Humanity received a $15,000 grant to help construct a 3-bedroom home for a deserving family in the community of Mansfield.
  • New Hope received a $10,000 grant to provide emergency shelter and support services to 30 families and individuals fleeing violence in their home in Bristol and Norfolk Counties.
  • South Shore Community Action Council received a $10,000 grant to support the operation of the Food Resources Program which provides emergency food assistance to 16,200 food insecure residents of all ages living in 25 towns within Plymouth County.
  • School on Wheels MA (SOWMA) received a $10,000 grant to support the expansion of the “Educating Children and Youth Impacted by Homelessness” program in Attleboro to provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring and academic support services to 20 students impacted by homelessness.
  • Quincy Community Action (QCAP) received a $10,000 grant to support QCAP’s regionally unique, Financial REACH Center which provides financial capability services for low-income residents including financial coaching, credit repair, debt reduction, free tax preparation and access to education and employment services, including job placement.
  • Attleboro YMCA receives a $7,500 grant to support the addition of a robust STEM program to the organization’s “Schools Out” curriculum serving over 50 low income youth and their families.
  • Coaching 4 Change received a $7,500 grant to support the expanded services to the Gateway City of Taunton. Funds will be utilized to recruit, train and deploy college and high school students to provide integrated interventions through intensive tutoring and mentoring of low-income students who are performing below grade level in core academic subjects.
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center received a $7,500 grant to expand the social services available to you, vulnerable, low-income patients and their families.
  • Attleboro Interfaith Collaborative received a $7,500 grant to expand the Food n’ Friends Program to include access to lunch for children during non-school time and emergency assistance and dinners for good insecure families throughout the Greater Attleboro area.
  • Taunton Boys & Girls Club received a $5,000 grant to support the programming for the Club’s Teen Center designed to engage members age 13 to 18.
  • Plymouth Habitat for Humanity received a $5,000 grant to help construct three affordable homes on land on Long Pond Road in Plymouth, MA to provide simple, decent, affordable and accessible housing for military families.
  • Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership received a $5,000 grant to support a comprehensive job training program for at-risk students in Attleboro and Norton.
  • Community VNA received a $5,000 grant to fund the costs associated with dental services for low income seniors living in Greater Taunton area.
  • Family and Community Resources received a $2,500 grant to provide emergency safe home services for victims of domestic violence and their children including temporary housing, basic necessities and other emergency services throughout the Greater Brockton area.
  • Raising a Reader Massachusetts received a $2,500 grant to strengthen early literacy programming for low- and moderate- income children in Brockton and Taunton.