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RECOGNIZED FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF EVALUATION The Foundation is recognized for its effective use of evaluation in several reports, including Evaluation in Philanthropy: Perspectives from the Field, a report co-released by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations and the Council on Foundations in 2009. A full explanation of the Foundation’s use of evaluation is included in a chapter of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability, edited by Fetterman, Kaftarian and Wandersman in 2014. The impact of the Foundation’s grants has also been featured at conferences hosted by the American Evaluation Association, Grantmakers In Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Independent Sector.

For further information about the Foundation’s grantmaking, please visit www.hfcm.org and for questions about making a bequest, creating a donor advised fund, or making contributions, contact: Dr. Janice B. Yost jyost@hfcm.org (508) 438-0009 Contributions should be made payable to: The Health Foundation Fund, Inc. c/o The Health Foundation of Central Mass., Inc. 446 Main Street, 20th Floor Worcester, MA 01608

Philanthropy. Achieving Today and Sustaining for the Future.


Since 2000, The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has made

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A LEGACY

grants totaling $30 million

Complementing our endowment, private contributions increase the Foundation’s corpus and extend the reach and impact of our grantees’ work.

focused on multiyear projects to improve the health of the most vulnerable among us by demonstrating results and then achieving substantive public policy in order to sustain the programming.

Individual’s seeking to make an impact and leverage their giving have made contributions to The Health Foundation Fund, the Foundation’s charitable arm, choosing to leave a bequest or gift of life insurance. They have created donor advised funds and have designated the Fund to receive memorials and special gifts.

The impact of our grantees’ work continues through these examples: •B  EHAVIORAL HEALTH consultation in preschool settings to help manage children’s challenging behaviors and enable them to achieve academically •E  DUCATION for parents at birthing hospitals on the prevention of shaken baby syndrome •D  ENTAL SERVICES expanded in schools, community health centers and private practice •R  EDUCED HUNGER by expanding access to nutrition support and improved access to healthy foods in schools • ADULT CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS essentially ended in Worcester with “Housing First” approach •R  EDUCED RECIDIVISM by helping ex-offenders with housing, employment and addiction recovery upon reentry into the community •P  UBLIC HOUSING tenants helped to transition to self-sufficiency

“Despite the fact that we have universal healthcare in Massachusetts, there aren’t enough resources and the Foundation helps fill the gap.” Dr. Wayne B. Glazier, a physician and the founding Chairman of The Health Foundation,

and his wife Laura have allowed the Fund to own a life insurance policy on their lives and they make annual contributions to the Fund to cover the premium. The couple created the Dr. Leo and Mrs. Irma Berg Memorial Fund to support the oral health improvement of young children, in memory of Laura’s parents, an oral surgeon and a nutritionist. The first grant from the Berg Fund was to pilot dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride varnishes for 500 kindergartners through the second graders attending four elementary schools in the Worcester Public Schools.

“The Foundation will use our contributions to empower communities to develop sustainable ways of improving access to health care and improving lives.” Dr. George M. Abraham, a physician and former Chairman of The Health Foundation,

has allowed the Fund to own a life insurance policy on his life and he also makes annual contributions to the Fund to cover the premium. His generosity will help build the unrestricted corpus and augment the grantmaking capacity of the Foundation.

“The Foundation helped the dental community develop a logical fiveyear plan to put oral health services in the Worcester schools and those services have been sustained.” Dr. John P. Gusha, a dentist and Chairman of The Health Foundation, and his wife Cathy

have established a donor advised fund, The Gusha Family Oral Health Fund. They have also allowed the Fund to own a fully-funded life insurance policy on Dr. Gusha’s life, which will provide the assets his family will help distribute.


Since 2000, The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has made

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A LEGACY

grants totaling $30 million

Complementing our endowment, private contributions increase the Foundation’s corpus and extend the reach and impact of our grantees’ work.

focused on multiyear projects to improve the health of the most vulnerable among us by demonstrating results and then achieving substantive public policy in order to sustain the programming.

Individual’s seeking to make an impact and leverage their giving have made contributions to The Health Foundation Fund, the Foundation’s charitable arm, choosing to leave a bequest or gift of life insurance. They have created donor advised funds and have designated the Fund to receive memorials and special gifts.

The impact of our grantees’ work continues through these examples: •B  EHAVIORAL HEALTH consultation in preschool settings to help manage children’s challenging behaviors and enable them to achieve academically •E  DUCATION for parents at birthing hospitals on the prevention of shaken baby syndrome •D  ENTAL SERVICES expanded in schools, community health centers and private practice •R  EDUCED HUNGER by expanding access to nutrition support and improved access to healthy foods in schools • ADULT CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS essentially ended in Worcester with “Housing First” approach •R  EDUCED RECIDIVISM by helping ex-offenders with housing, employment and addiction recovery upon reentry into the community •P  UBLIC HOUSING tenants helped to transition to self-sufficiency

“Despite the fact that we have universal healthcare in Massachusetts, there aren’t enough resources and the Foundation helps fill the gap.” Dr. Wayne B. Glazier, a physician and the founding Chairman of The Health Foundation,

and his wife Laura have allowed the Fund to own a life insurance policy on their lives and they make annual contributions to the Fund to cover the premium. The couple created the Dr. Leo and Mrs. Irma Berg Memorial Fund to support the oral health improvement of young children, in memory of Laura’s parents, an oral surgeon and a nutritionist. The first grant from the Berg Fund was to pilot dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride varnishes for 500 kindergartners through the second graders attending four elementary schools in the Worcester Public Schools.

“The Foundation will use our contributions to empower communities to develop sustainable ways of improving access to health care and improving lives.” Dr. George M. Abraham, a physician and former Chairman of The Health Foundation,

has allowed the Fund to own a life insurance policy on his life and he also makes annual contributions to the Fund to cover the premium. His generosity will help build the unrestricted corpus and augment the grantmaking capacity of the Foundation.

“The Foundation helped the dental community develop a logical fiveyear plan to put oral health services in the Worcester schools and those services have been sustained.” Dr. John P. Gusha, a dentist and Chairman of The Health Foundation, and his wife Cathy

have established a donor advised fund, The Gusha Family Oral Health Fund. They have also allowed the Fund to own a fully-funded life insurance policy on Dr. Gusha’s life, which will provide the assets his family will help distribute.


RECOGNIZED FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF EVALUATION The Foundation is recognized for its effective use of evaluation in several reports, including Evaluation in Philanthropy: Perspectives from the Field, a report co-released by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations and the Council on Foundations in 2009. A full explanation of the Foundation’s use of evaluation is included in a chapter of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability, edited by Fetterman, Kaftarian and Wandersman in 2014. The impact of the Foundation’s grants has also been featured at conferences hosted by the American Evaluation Association, Grantmakers In Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Independent Sector.

For further information about the Foundation’s grantmaking, please visit www.hfcm.org and for questions about making a bequest, creating a donor advised fund, or making contributions, contact: Dr. Janice B. Yost jyost@hfcm.org (508) 438-0009 Contributions should be made payable to: The Health Foundation Fund, Inc. c/o The Health Foundation of Central Mass., Inc. 446 Main Street, 20th Floor Worcester, MA 01608

Philanthropy. Achieving Today and Sustaining for the Future.


RECOGNIZED FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF EVALUATION The Foundation is recognized for its effective use of evaluation in several reports, including Evaluation in Philanthropy: Perspectives from the Field, a report co-released by Grantmakers For Effective Organizations and the Council on Foundations in 2009. A full explanation of the Foundation’s use of evaluation is included in a chapter of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability, edited by Fetterman, Kaftarian and Wandersman in 2014. The impact of the Foundation’s grants has also been featured at conferences hosted by the American Evaluation Association, Grantmakers In Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Independent Sector.

For further information about the Foundation’s grantmaking, please visit www.hfcm.org and for questions about making a bequest, creating a donor advised fund, or making contributions, contact: Dr. Janice B. Yost jyost@hfcm.org (508) 438-0009 Contributions should be made payable to: The Health Foundation Fund, Inc. c/o The Health Foundation of Central Mass., Inc. 446 Main Street, 20th Floor Worcester, MA 01608

Philanthropy. Achieving Today and Sustaining for the Future.

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