The Megan House Foundation learned this past week that it was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Cummings Foundation, as part of that organization’s annual $100k for 100 Grant Program.
The surprise announcement was made by Bernice Corpuz, a Cummings Foundation Volunteer, live on the Morning Drive Talk Show of 980 WCAP-AM in Lowell, the hometown of the Megan House Foundation. Corpuz, the former WCAP News Director, served on the $100k for 100 selection committee. Robert Gignac, Megan House Foundation Chairman of the Board, joined Bernice in the radio studios for the announcement, as did Executive Director Pam Huntley.
The $100k for 100 Grant Program supports non-profits based in and primarily serving Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Through this particular grant program, the Cummings Foundation pays out $10-million annually, along with an additional $15-million through its Sustaining Grants Program. The complete list of 100 grant winners is available online at www.CummingsFoundation.org
The Megan House Foundation is honored to receive this very prestigious grant, the largest awarded to the organization in its four-year existence. Recognition from the Cummings Foundation is further validation of our mission and the impact it makes on those in recovery and our community as a whole. The money will go a long way toward ensuring our continued growth and success as a Foundation, and it will most assuredly help save lives and make a difference in those lives.
To hear the big announcement and interview on the Merrimack Valley Radio in the Morning Show, please click on the audio link below: