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UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital Awarded $300,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

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UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital Awarded $300,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital has been named a Ten Year Grant Recipient

Marlborough, MA—Marlborough Hospital is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The community hospital was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process. The hospital will receive $300,000 over ten years. 

“We are honored to receive this generous grant from Cummings Foundation and we plan to use these funds to provide resource connections and culturally sensitive educational programs for at-risk individuals and families living in the community,” stated Steve Roach, President, UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital. “We seek to improve the health and welfare of our community beyond our hospital walls through our Community Outreach Programs as well as our Anchor Mission of leveraging and redirecting the full economic and intellectual power of our organization and activities such as hiring and purchasing locally.” 

Through varied programming and partnerships, Marlborough Hospital’s Community Health Outreach Program will help build bridges between area residents, hospital staff and community agencies and services; provide referrals and connect people to resources to overcome social problems and barriers; and deliver basic health education to community residents in their primary languages in collaboration with other organizations. 

Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. This Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 10 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation. 

“We aim to help meet the needs of people in all segments of our local community,” said Cummings Foundation executive director Joel Swets. “It is the incredible organizations we fund, however, that do the actual daily work to empower our neighbors, educate our children, fight for equity, and so much more.” 

This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including social justice, homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. The nonprofits are spread across 43 different cities and towns. 

The complete list of 140 grant winners, plus more than 800 previous recipients, is available at

Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $300 million to greater Boston nonprofits. 

About UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital 

UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital has been a community resource since 1890. We are the health and wellness partner of the people in our community. We provide emergency care as well as a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and ancillary services We make outstanding care accessible for all, regardless of ability to pay. We stand for quality, compassion, dignity, opportunity and fairness. And we are relentless in our pursuit of healing, compassion and patient-centered care. Visit General information: 508-481-5000 

About Cummings Foundation

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings and has grown to be one of the three largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn, and Veterinary School at Tufts, LLC in North Grafton. Additional information is available at

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