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Grants & Awards

EOLWD grants funding for the Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship program

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Family Services of Central Massachusetts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development for Round 3 funding in the amount of $100,000 to support the Child Care...

Worcester Arts Council funding cultural vitality for all

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The Worcester Arts Council (WAC) has generously granted $4,500 to Open Door Arts’ Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum (ODG@WAM). The Worcester Arts Council is resolute in its mission to promote access and diversity in the arts, humanities,...

Worcester Arts Council gives gift of Creative Movement

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Thank you, Worcester Arts Council, for granting Seven Hills ASPiRE! a $5,000 gift for their Creative Movement program. Creative Movement is a joint venture with the Hanover Theatre Conservatory of the Performing Arts and provides a fun, expressive,...

Southbridge Family Resource Center Receives $20K From The George W. Wells Foundation

George Wells Foundation grant

A grant of $20,000 from the George W. Wells Foundation will fund vital services offered at  YOU, Inc.’s Southbridge Family Resource Center, including assessment and referrals for counseling and safety net supports for families, as well as assistance...

Dynamy Youth Academy Receives $15K From The Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation

The Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation

YOU, Inc. is the grateful recipient of a grant of $15,000 from the Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation in support of Dynamy Youth Academy. Youth Academy is a five year, after-school leadership, and college access program for promising,...

Open Door Arts' COOL Schools Program Receives $50K From Wellington Management Foundation

Wellington Management Foundation grant

Open Door Arts would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the Wellington Management Foundation for their continued partnership and most recent grant of $50,000 for the COOL Schools program. A program of Open Door Arts, the COOL Schools program...

Children’s Friend Carriage House Program Receives $12500 from DCU For Kids

DCU for Kids grant

Children’s Friend would like to offer a most sincere thank you to DCU for Kids for their ongoing commitment to the children served at the Carriage House, and for their recent generous grant of $12,500. The Carriage House, the only program of its...

Children’s Friend Carriage House Program Receives $2500 from The Schwartz Charitable Foundation

Schwartz Charitable Foundation

Children’s Friend is grateful to The Schwartz Charitable Foundation for its recent $2,500 grant to support the Carriage House. The Carriage House, the only program of its kind in central Massachusetts, provides grief support groups to children and...

Thank you GWCF for supporting accessible arts education

Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation would like to thank the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Community Grant Program for the generous $5,000 award for our Connecting and Creating Through the Arts program. The Connecting...

Thank you GWCF for supporting Gender Wellness Initiative

Children’s Friend, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Community Grant Program for their ongoing support, and recent grant of $15,000 for the Gender Wellness Initiative. The Gender...

Family Services of Central Massachusetts Receives $100K Grant from United Way of Central MA

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Family Services of Central Massachusetts (FSCM) is excited to announce that it has been awarded $100K by United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Community Challenge to address the critical need for quality, affordable family childcare in Central...

Open Door Arts' COOL Schools Program Receives $10K Grant from The Beker Foundation

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Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership and a grant of $10,000 from The Beker Foundation to support The COOL Schools program for the 2021-2022 school year. In collaboration with three Boston...

Thank you Liberty Mutual Foundation

Liberty Mutual Foundation

Open Door Arts is very excited to announce its continuing partnership with the Liberty Mutual Foundation and their most recent grant of $90,000 for our COOL Schools Program. COOL Schools (Creative Outlook on Learning), a program of Open Door Arts,...

YOU Inc. Dynamy Youth Academy Receives $15K From The Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation

YOU, Inc. is grateful for a recent grant of $15,000 from the Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation, continuing their significant and longstanding support of Dynamy Youth Academy. Youth Academy is a five year, after-school leadership and college...

Thank You Diocese of Worcester and the St. Vincent Community Healthcare Fund!

Children’s Friend would like to express their gratitude to the Diocese of Worcester and the St. Vincent Community Healthcare Fund Committee for the recent grant of $3,000.00 for the Carriage House Grief Support Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

Thank you Hanover Insurance Group Foundation

We are grateful for a grant of $25,000 from the Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, which will fund an important new initiative at the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Center. The Whole Health Triage pilot program will provide a single point of entry...

Unibank Grant Supports Art Partnership

Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is grateful for the continued support of Unibank and their recent grant of $2,500 to support the arts programming offered through the Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum (ODG@WAM)....

Generous Grant for Grief Support Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the need for grief support in our community, especially for our youth. Children have suffered the loss of siblings, parents, and primary caregivers not only directly from the virus, but also from the increase in...

Webster Five Foundation commitment to the arts

Websterfive Foundation

The act of creating art enhances the independence, quality of life, social outcomes, and self-esteem for people with disabilities. Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank the Webster Five Foundation for their...

Rhode Island Foundation funding supports basic needs

Many of us take for granted the ease with which we complete our basic daily activities, but for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities these activities are difficult or even impossible without assistive technologies and...

Announcing AstraZeneca ACT on Health Equity Community Challenge Grant

We’re excited and grateful to announce that YOU, Inc., an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation,  is one of two Northeast recipients of an AstraZeneca ACT on Health Equity Community Challenge grant. AstraZeneca has awarded 30 nonprofit organizations...

EdVestors Funding Helps Promote Inclusion

Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is grateful for its ongoing partnership with BPS Arts Expansion Fund at EdVestors and for their most recent grant of $24,000 for the COOL Schools program. The COOL Schools program partners with...

Thank you to the George I. Alden Trust

YOU, Inc., an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank the George I. Alden Trust for its generous additional COVID-19 Relief Grant in the amount of $25,000. YOU, Inc. offers exceptional behavioral health and education services to...

Grant Funds Creative Art and Dance Instruction Virtually

The Worcester Arts Council has helped make it even easier for individuals with disabilities to access the arts. Grant awards from the council of $4,905 each to Open Door Arts and ASPiRE!, affiliates of Seven Hills Foundation, have enabled...

The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation

Dynamy youth academy

YOU, Inc. is grateful for our enduring partnership with the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, which recently made a grant of $25,000 to support Dynamy Youth Academy. This program ensures that promising but at-risk high school students reach their full...

Seven Hills Pediatric Center Receives Grant from H.A.L.O. Foundation

Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Hopedale is so very grateful to the Help A Little One (H.A.L.O.) Foundation for the generous grant of $1,750 to support our Family Transportation program. Maintaining family connections, specifically through family...

Thank you Customers Bank

Seven Hills Rhode Island would like to thank Customers Bank for their generous grant of $2,789.00. The funds will be used to purchase basketball hoops and swing sets at our residence for young adult males with developmental and intellectual...

Grant Supports Gender Wellness Initiative

Gender Wellness Initiative

For Massachusetts high school youth who identify as sexual minorities the rates of suicide and suicidal ideation, parental rejection and bias, and bullying are more than double compared to those of their heterosexual peers. The Gender Wellness...

National Grid Awards Grant To ASPiRE! Workforce Readiness & Employment Program

A recent grant of $20,000 from National Grid continues their generous legacy of support for the ASPiRE! Workforce Readiness and Employment program. These funds will support 30 participants with 20-30 hours weekly of paid internship opportunities at...

Creative Minds Program Awarded by Statewide Head Injury Program

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Seven Hills Family Services (SHFS) is grateful to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) for the FY22 Recreation Program award in the amount of $30,702 to support our proprietary Creative Minds Program....

ASPiRE! Workforce Readiness & Employment Program

Photo of the Culinary Interns at Seven Hills ASPiRE! Workforce Readiness

Seven Hills ASPiRE! is incredibly grateful to the National Grid Foundation for the generous grant award of $20,000 towards our internship program for people with disabilities in our Community Based Day & Employment Support (CBDES) Program. As with...

Funding for AmeriCorps programs for retirees

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Engaging over five million Americans in service, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded Family Services of Central Massachusetts to continue providing AmeriCorps Seniors’ programs, RSVP and Senior Companions, with...

Thank You Middlesex Charitable Savings Foundation

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The Middlesex Charitable Savings Foundation has awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE! of Milford with a $10,000 grant award. Supporting nonprofits, services, and programs in education, public health and welfare, the arts, and community development, Middlesex...

Berkshire Bank Supports Employment Readiness Program

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Despite limitations and restrictions in place because of COVID-19, participants of Seven Hills ASPiRE! Workforce Development and Employment Readiness program have been making strides at the workplace this past year. Seven Hills ASPiRE!’s community...

Mobile Health Van - Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Seven Hills Behavioral Health, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, has been at the front lines providing COVID-19 testing, food, rent relief, and other forms of aid to those in need as we try to keep COVID-19...

Boston Cultural Council Awards Grant to Open Door Arts, Supports Inclusion Program

With the goal to further promote cultural, economic, and racial diversity in Boston arts, the Boston Cultural Council has once again awarded Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation with a $5,000 grant award for their Cultural...

RISCA Awards Art Grant to SHRI

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has awarded Seven Hills Rhode Island with a generous grant of $3,750. For the past eleven years, the Integrated Performing and Visual Arts Program at Seven Hills Rhode Island has provided individuals with...

Farm Neck Foundation Supports Vineyard Music Therapy Program

With the goal to improve quality of life for the community of Martha’s Vineyard, the Farm Neck Foundation has awarded Seven Hills Vineyard Supports with a grant of $2,400 to provide music therapy to participants with disabilities. 

Summer Literacy Initiative Program Secures $60,000

In collaboration with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the United Way of Central Massachusetts has awarded Family Services of Central Massachusetts with a $60,000 grant award towards our Summer Literacy

Seven Hills Rhode Island Receives $10K What’s Important Now Grant

As we round closer to the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic changing our lives, non-profit organizations around the country are still struggling to supply enough Personnel Protective Equipment and technologies

Webster Five Foundation Funding backs ODA’s Virtual Art Classes

The Webster Five Foundation has joined a list of partners supporting Seven Hills Foundation affiliate, Open Door Arts, with providing virtual art classes and tours at the Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum

Seven Hills Receives Pilot Grant to Promote Financial Stability

Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Awards Learn To Earn Pilot Grants to Promote Financial Stability organizations in Boston, Holyoke, and Worcester will each receive grants to design career pathway programs that aim to promote financial...

TD Charitable Foundation

With more than 10,000 adults in the U.S. turning 65 every day, home health aide is becoming the third fastest growing profession nationally. Family Services of Central Massachusetts’ Caring for the Future Program provides professional development...

The Polly and Dick Traina Fund for YOU, Inc.

Both natives of the San Francisco Bay area, Margaret “Polly” Traina and her late husband Richard Traina embraced Worcester as their own when Dick assumed the Presidency of Clark University in 1984. With a shared commitment to an exceptional...

George W. Wells Foundation

We’re grateful to the George W. Wells Foundation for their recent grant of $16,000, which will assist YOU, Inc. to provide a wide range of programming for at-risk Southbridge youth and families. These services including pregnancy and HIV/STD...

Reliant Foundation

YOU, Inc., is grateful for a grant of $20,000 from the Reliant Foundation to support the HOPE Model, a YouthConnect program component which increases access to mental health support for low income youth.

J. Irving and Jane L. England Charitable Trust

Long-time foundation partner of Seven Hills Foundation, J. Irving & Jane L. England Charitable Trust, has awarded Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, with a $6,600 grant to provide virtual art classes for people with...

Local Foundations Create a Path to College for Promising Students

The partnership of local foundations who generously support YOU, Inc.’s College Access Programs – Dynamy Youth Academy and the Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound program – has been vital to our success over many years. In the last month, we’ve...

ODA’s COOL Schools Partnership Continues with Wellington Management

Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, would like to thank the Wellington Management Foundation for their generous $50,000 grant award. Open Door Arts and the Wellington Management Foundation are in a seven-year partnership to...

Greater Worcester Community Foundation boosts Children’s Friend’s Gender Wellness Initiative

Children’s Friend is the grateful recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Community Grant program to support its Gender Wellness Initiative. Sixty-one percent of Massachusetts high school youth who identify as...

Stetson School Healthy Eating Program Supported by CHNA9

Supporting diverse voices to promote health equity in our communities, Community Health Network of North Central Massachusetts (CHNA9) has awarded Stetson School with a $2,000 grant award. Stetson School will use these funds to provide hydroponic...

The Diocese of Worcester funds Grief Support

Through their St. Vincent Healthcare Fund, the Diocese of Worcester has thoughtfully granted Children’s Friend, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, with an increased grant award of $3,000 towards The Carriage House Grief Support Program....

$50,000 Activation Grant will Improve Technology at Seven Hills Family Services

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has awarded Seven Hills Family Services with a grant award of $49,620 from the Activation Fund. Seven Hills Family Services provides families and caregivers of loved ones with disabilities guidance and...

Attorney General Gives ASPiRE! Participants Paid Internship Opportunities

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Office of the Attorney General has awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE! $36,500 to support our Workforce Readiness and Employment program. The Seven Hills ASPiRE! Workforce Readiness & Employment Program provides a pathway...

SHRI receives basic needs funding from the Rhode Island Foundation

Seven Hills Rhode Island would like to thank the Rhode Island Foundation for their continued assistance in providing people with disabilities who seek our support with basic need items that will help them get through their day-to-day. Granted funds...

Creative Minds enters it’s fifth year thanks to Mass Rehab

Thanks to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Creative Minds, a Seven Hills Family Services’ program, will be entering it’s fifth year of providing an artistic outlet for people with acquired brain injury. Once a month, Creative Minds...

Massachusetts Awards $40,000 to FSCM for Mediation Services

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General has awarded Family Services of Central Massachusetts $40,000 towards their mediation program.

SHRI expands health and wellness programs thanks to Customers Bank

Seven Hills Rhode Island would like to thank Customers Bank for their wonderful grant award of $3,640.00. These generous funds will be used to provide yoga instruction to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities participating in...

The United Way of Central Mass funds Children’s Friend DBT Program

The United Way of Central Massachusetts has awarded $8,863 to Children’s Friend, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation. These wonderful funds will be used towards providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children seeking services at the Ellsworth...

ASPiRE’s Work Force Readiness internships are now paid thanks to National Grid

Seven Hills ASPiRE! is excited to thank the National Grid Foundation for awarding $15,000 to our Workforce Readiness and Employment program. For many people, an internship is where they learn social and functional skills required to be successful in...

The Moran-Ventre Charitable Foundation Residential Home Grant

The Moran-Ventre Charitable Foundation has once again granted Seven Hills Rhode Island with a generous award of $500. Seven Hills Rhode Island will use these funds towards providing basic need items for people with disabilities who live in our...

United Way of Central Mass Grants

This summer, the United Way of Central Massachusetts awarded YOU, Inc.  with three grants from the Creating Community Change (C3) and Summer Strong grant programs.

BayCoast Bank Awards Seven Hills Behavioral Health’s Food Pantry

The Seven Hills Behavioral Health Food Pantry would like to thank BayCoast Bank for their grant award of $1,000. For the past eight years, the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Food Pantry has been providing food, resources, and support to individuals...

Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Awarded to ODA

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has awarded Open Door Arts a supplemental unrestricted grant in the amount of $2,250 from its Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant Funds Safe Harbor Initiative. Open Door Arts will use funds to continue to...

Boston Cultural Council Supports Operations of ODA

The Boston Cultural Council has awarded Open Door Arts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, with a $5,000 grant for general operating support. ODA’s innovative, research-based programs support students, educators, artists, and cultural...

W.R. Berkley Corporation and Acadia Insurance Support ASPiRE! Gardening Project

W.R. Berkley Corporation Charitable Foundation at the request of Acadia Insurance has awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE! with a $3,500 grant. These amazing funds will go towards teaching ASPiRE! participants with disabilities about raised bed gardening and...

Stetson Students presents Community Giving Fund Grant to Barre Fire Department

The students at Stetson School have reviewed and selected this spring’s grant recipients of the Stetson School Community Giving Fund, that distributes $10,000 annually, given to non-profit organizations, municipalities, or other community...

Worcester Arts Council Awards Grant Supporting ASPiRE!‘s Creative Movements Dance Program

The Worcester Arts Council has awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE! with a $5,000 grant towards our Creative Movements dance program with the Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts. We’re so excited for this amazing dance partnership as...

Seven Hills Rhode Island Receives Grant for their Integrated Visual and Performing Arts Program

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has awarded Seven Hills Rhode Island (SHRI) with a $3,160.00 grant towards their Integrated Visual and Performing Arts Program (IVPAP). With the mission to provide Rhode Islanders with opportunities to...

Seven Hills ASPiRE! Awarded Activation Fund Grant

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts recently awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE!, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, a 2019 Activation Fund Grant in the amount of $109,903 to create a new job training program with sustainable farming as a...

MRC grant to continue Creative Minds

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) has awarded Seven Hills Family Services with $27,000 to continue the Creative Minds Program. Going into its fourth year, Creative Minds is a collaborative program involving SHFS and VSA Massachusetts...

Costomers Bank awards assistive technology grant

Customers Bank has awarded Seven Hills Rhode Island a $3,000 grant award to purchase assistive technology for participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With this grant Seven Hills Rhode Island will be able to provide items that...

Grant for Accessible Swing

Seven Hills Community Services is excited to thank the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for their grant award of $6,663, given through the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund. These...

Grant to provide band instruction to students with autism

VSA Massachusetts (VSA MA) is grateful to the City of Boston for the grant award of $2,500 through the Charlestown Community Impact Fund. Grant funds will be used toward providing band instruction to students with autism participating in VSA MA’s...

National Grid Foundation grant funds Workforce Readiness

The National Grid Foundation has awarded Seven Hills ASPiRE! $25,000 towards the Workforce Readiness and Employment program. These much-appreciated funds will be used to support a new community-based workforce readiness and job-training site, Seven...

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Bill Stock

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Kathleen A. Myshrall

Vice President of Advancement81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
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Jennifer Wentworth

Director of Communications81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
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