Woburn nonprofits receive Community Spirit grants
Wicked Local | March 28, 2019
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation announced that three Woburn nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $2,050 from the foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. The organizations receiving funds are Joseph Briere Foundation, which received $1,000, the Woburn Council of Social Concern Inc., which received $550, and Woburn Dollars for Scholars, which received $500. To commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Harvard Pilgrim and the foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program allows each Harvard Pilgrim employee to award a $500 grant, completely funded by the foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice each calendar year. Since this community grants program began in 2002, Harvard Pilgrim employees have directed more than $6.3 million to thousands of organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.