emergency Covid-19 funding for Central and Metrowest MA

Brings Foundation’s Total COVID-19-related Funding to More Than $161,000

The Reliant Foundation – which delivers grants and community support to increase mental and behavioral health services, as well as substance use disorder and recovery programs across Central and MetroWest Massachusetts – has released an additional $45,500 in COVID-19-related emergency grants. This latest wave of funding brings the Foundation’s total COVID-19 support to $161,500 for non-profits across the region.

“Because of the on-going contributions we’ve received from donors across the community, Reliant Foundation has been able to provide these additional funds to programs in dire need of financial support,” said Kelsa Zereski, the Foundation’s president. “That means thousands of people are able to access care and support, and countless lives have likely been saved.”

With many of its grantees tasked with establishing essential tele-health and virtual client support, along with emergency childcare and food supply services, Reliant Foundation has also approved the repurposing of three previously awarded grants to meet COVID-19 needs.

“In the early stages of COVID-19’s impact, many of our grantees were focused on how they could continue to deliver critical community services from a distance,” adds Elizabeth L.B. Greene, Reliant’s Board Chair. “Now they’re focused on maintaining funding so they can continue to provide these critically needed services in the future.”

More information about the Foundation, and how community members can contribute to this emergency funding initiative, can be found at reliantfoundation.org, or
Click here to donate to the Reliant Foundation Emergency Covid Funding Initiative.

About The Reliant Foundation

Established in 1988 as a public charity, the Reliant Foundation (formerly operated as the Reliant Medical Group Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the Central and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. As a 501(c)3 charity, the Foundation offers grants to non-profit organizations within its service area for the purpose of supporting programs that battle critical public health issues like substance use disorder and mental and behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.reliantfoundation.org.