TraceLink has announced the first round of grant recipients from the Company’s $1 Million charitable COVID-19 fund.
The first round of grants recognised the following organizations for their tireless dedication to COVID-19 relief efforts: About Fresh, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, Fundación Hospital Pediatrico, Green Shoots US Foundation, HealthRIGHT 360, King’s Church, Lazarus House, and Lynn YMCA.
The call for grants began on April 16 and remained open for one month, closing on May 15. TraceLink will be awarding grants in several funding rounds, evaluating and prioritising grant recipients based on the level of need.
“The number of organizations around the globe who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 is staggering, as evidenced by the incredible response we received to our call for grants,” said Shabbir Dahod, President and CEO, TraceLink. “Each submission shed light on the tireless dedication from individuals, teams, and organizations working the front lines, around the clock, to help those in need. We are honoured to be able to assist these organizations as they continue to provide relief to communities, near and far.”
“The Lawrence community continues to have one of the highest infection rates of COVID-19 in the state of Massachusetts. With our unemployment rate well above the national average, and much of our population living below poverty, the pandemic is hitting us hard,” said Maria Papandreou, Grant Manager, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, Massachusetts. “The funding from TraceLink will continue to allow us support to our community and fulfill the dire needs of our members in areas such as food, education, and emotional support, something we are extremely grateful for.”
The call for COVID-19 grant submissions is now closed. TraceLink’s ongoing corporate grant program awards up to three grants per calendar year, with a primary focus on healthcare-related causes and a secondary focus on environmental or community issues.