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Economic Prosperity

Gloucester Community Foundation supports programs designed to increase economic prosperity in our area, including safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development and financial literacy programs. Underscoring the importance of these services is the cycle of poverty that impacts pockets of our region. As a result, these residents are at greater risk of homelessness, incarceration and emergency medical needs.

Our priority is to support systems and initiatives that empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that help them achieve good health, successful educational outcomes and economic potential.

Our goals:

  • Residents have opportunities to access and maintain safe and affordable housing in thriving, sustainable communities.
  • Residents are able to build the knowledge, skills and resources they need to attain financial independence and pursue career opportunities.

Recent Grants

Summer 2017

Gloucester Housing Partnership – Home repair case support for low-income Gloucester residents, including roof repair, electrical/plumbing upgrades, or ramp construction.

The Salvation Army
– Support for the Social Services Program, providing utility, emergency food, and rental/mortgage assistance to low-income Gloucester families and individuals, in addition to case management.

The Samaritan Group – Provide funding for temporary financial emergencies, including electricity, rent, car repairs, essential appliances, and day care to Gloucester residents.

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester
– Maintain LVG’s ability to provide individualized tutoring and progress testing for learners striving to enhance their employment, marketability and quality of lives by improving their educational skills.