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Grants & Awards

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...

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...

Media Inquiries

Bill Stock

Vice President for Government and Community Relations81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
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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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