Reliant Foundation awards grants to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations with programs that address critical public health issues, including substance use (primarily the opioid epidemic) and mental & behavioral health services for children and youth.

On an annual basis, Reliant Foundation raises funds and makes grants with our mission in mind: to improve the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts.

On March 31, 2018 we underwent a transition to an independent non-profit organization. We will continue to support community grants to 501(c)3 organizations with health-focused programs and projects. Please see below for a list of recent grant recipients.

2021 Grantees

The following organizations are receiving grants from the Foundation through its most recent 2021 grant cycle:

  • Abby’s House: Advocacy and Supportive Services for Homeless Women and the Addition of a New Shelter Advocate
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  • Adolescent Consultation Services: Mental Health Services for Youth Involved with Framingham Juvenile Court
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  • Anna Maria College: Addiction and Youth Service Preparedness for the Early Careers Project
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  • Bancroft School – Worcester Partnership Program: “Mindful Matter and Stress Relief” Component of the Worcester Partnership Program for Low-Income Children
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metro West: Keeping Kids Connected Mentorship Program, Providing Mental Health and Isolation Support
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  • Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest: Trauma-Informed Care Training for Youth Development Staff
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  • Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley: Post-COVID Mental and Behavioral Health Program for Youth
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  • Boys and Girls Club of Worcester: Post-COVID Mental and Behavioral Health Program for Youth
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  • Catholic Charities Worcester County: Building Renovations and Upgrades for the Expansion of the Men’s Recovery Program, Crozier House
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  • Central MA Agency on Aging: Grandparent Service Coordinator for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program
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  • Children’s Friend: Grief Support Program for Children and Youth
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  • Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan
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  • Community Harvest Project: Nutritious Foods for Worcester’s Residential Recovery
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  • Community Health Link: Play Therapy for Traumatized Mothers and their Children
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  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Shining the Light Program – Highlighting
    Necessary Services for Children Removed from their Homes due to Parental Substance Abuse
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  • Dismas House: Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative
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  • Doc Wayne Youth Service, Inc.: “Chalk Talk” Group Therapy Program for Youth
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  • Doctor Franklin Perkins School: Behavioral Health Services to Children Project
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  • Genesis Club House Inc.: Young Adult Mental Health Program
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  • Girls Inc.: Mental Health and Family Support Services for Female Youth
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  • Growing Places: Local Food Works – Meet Me at the Table Project for Underserved Youth
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  • Home2Homes: Providing Physical, Clean, and New Material Goods to MetroWest Shelters and Recovery Homes
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  • Jeremiah’s Inn: Jeremiah’s House Substance Use Recovery Residence
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  • LUK Inc.: Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Training in North Central Massachusetts
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  • Latin American Health Alliance (LAHA), Hector Reyes House: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System to Develop the Supportive House Program
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  • Living in Freedom Together (LIFT): Outpatient Clinic for Mental and Behavioral Health at HARBOR
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  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls: MetroWest Food Rescue & Distribution Operation for Recovery Programs
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  • Montachusett Recovery Foundation Corp: Substance Use Recovery Center and Self-Help Group Meetings
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  • Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.: Mental Health Wellness Program for Veterans
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  • Nativity School of Worcester: Student Support Team and Social Emotional Learning Program
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  • Net of Compassion: A Year-Round Recovery Coach Position at the Shelter and Shower Programs
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  • Our Bright Future: Empowering Youth Program
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  • Perkins School: Perkins Behavioral Health Services for Children Project
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  • Pernet Family Health Services: Youth Program and Parent Ambassador Pilot Program, Providing Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to Parents
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  • Programs for People, Inc.: Intensive Mental Health Services for Low-Income Adults and Families
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  • Rainbow Child Development Center: Creative Arts Health and Wellness Program for Youth
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  • Restoration Recovery: Addiction Workforce Training Series
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  • Revive of the USA: Fitness and Substance Use Recovery Programs, Providing Services to the Beryls’ House, Adding Two Additional Worcester Service Locations, and Hiring/Training an Additional Coach to Assist with the Increasing Volume of Services
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  • Rise Above: Activities for Youth in Foster Care
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  • Riverside Community Care: ACT for Higher Education on Suicide Prevention
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  • Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services: School-Based Services Program, Providing Trauma-Focused Mental Health Services to Students and School Districts
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  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC): A Wheelchair Accessible Ramp Replacement at Sage House Family Residence Recovery Home in Framingham
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  • SPARK Kindness, Inc.: Resilient Community Program, Providing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Education Through a Community Series
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  • UMass Chan Medical School: FaCES Clinic Education Navigator Position for Children in Foster Care
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  • UMass Memorial Health: Worcester Addresses Childhood Trauma (Worcester ACTs)
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  • United Way of North Central MA: Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well Doing Virtual Youth Conference
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  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: Investing in Youth Sobriety Program, Expanding Substance Use Initiatives to Sites in Milford and Charlton
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  • Westborough Connects: Mental Health and Behavioral Health Community Awareness and Trainings
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  • Worcester Youth Center: Opioid/Narcan Training Program with Vaping Education Prevention
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  • Y.O.U., Inc: Healthy Options for Prevention and Education Mental Health Program
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  • YWCA: Social-Emotional Well-Being Program for Young Children