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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Board Designated


Board Designated allows the Foundation to identify and support a few efforts each year that do not fall within the Synergy Initiative or Activation Fund guidelines but complement the grant portfolio and mission.  Organizations cannot apply for Board Designated grants.

For a list of Board Designated grants please click here.

The Board of Directors of The Health Foundation established The Marilyn E. Plue Director Recognition Award in honor of Marilyn E. Plue who served as the first Secretary of the Foundation Board, as a symbol of appreciation for the service of former Directors.  The award provides for an unrestricted $10,000 grant to a health-related nonprofit serving the Central Massachusetts region in a fashion complementary to the Foundation’s grantmaking agenda, as designated by the retiring director.  

Organizations Receiving Marilyn E. Plue Director Recognition Awards 2000-2016

Year
2016
2016
Organization
Facing History and Ourselves
The Gusha Family Oral Health Fund
2015 Pernet Family Health Service
2015 The CASA Project
2015 Health Law Advocates
2015 Community Legal Aid
2015 St. John's Church Food For The Poor Program
2014 Hudson Public Schools
2014 Tri-Valley, Inc.
2014 Straight Ahead Ministries
2013 St. Vincent Hospital Education & Research Fund
2013 The Health Foundation Fund
2013 Community Legal Aid
2012 The Salvation Army
2010 Latin American Health Alliance
2009 Lutheran Social Services of New England
2009 Henry Lee Willis Community Center
2009 The College Church of Seventh-Day Adventists
2009 Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network
2007 Montachusett Home Care Corporation
2007 Community Healthlink
2007 American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts
2007 Worcester District Medical Society
2007 Quinsigamond Community College Foundation
2006 United Way of Central Massachusetts
2006 VNA Care Network
2006 Alzheimer's Support Network of South Central Massachusetts
2004 Heywood Hospital
2002 Pernet Family Health Service
2000 Family Services of Central Massachusetts
2000 McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys
2000 Town of Holden
2000 Great Brook Valley Health Center
2000 Pernet Family Health Service


The Board of Directors of The Health Foundation established the Community Member Recognition Award, as a symbol of appreciation to community members (i.e., non-Board members) who have completed service (of a minimum of three years’ service and have attended more than 50% of the meetings) on a committee of the Board.  The award provides for an unrestricted $5,000 grant to a health-related nonprofit serving the Central Massachusetts region in a fashion complementary to the Foundation’s grantmaking agenda, as designated by the retiring community member.

Organizations Receiving Former Community Member Recognition Awards 2001-2016   

Year
2016
Organization
Juvenile Advocacy Group, Milford
2016
2015
Catholic Charities Diocese of Worcester 
The Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts
2014 The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
2014 The Shine Initiative
2013 Tri-Community YMCA
2012 Worcester County Food Bank
2012 15-40 Connection
2011 St. Peter's Parish 
2011 Pernet Family Health Service
2010 Tri-Valley Inc.
2009 Quinsigamond Community College Foundation
2009 YWCA of Central Massachusetts
2008 New England Ophthalmological Society
2008 Montachusett Opportunity Council
2008 Higher Education Resource Center
2008 UMass Memorial Foundation
2007 Jeremiah's Inn
2007 VNA Care Network
2007 American Cancer Society
2007 Worcester State Foundation
2006 UMass Memorial Foundation
2006 Family Health Center of Worcester
2006 Centro Las Americas
2006 Worcester Art Museum
2006 Girls, Inc.
2005 Battered Women's Resources
2005 South Worcester Neighborhood Center
2003 Henry Lee Willis Community Center
2002 VNA Care Network
2001 Worcester District Medical Society
2001 St. Anne's Church