Cummings School announces 2015 Service Fund recipients


North Grafton – Local nonprofit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education to elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are:

• Apple Tree Arts in Grafton;

• Grafton Public Library;

• Westborough Public Library;

• International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Grafton Chapter;

• YWCA of Central MA for Westboro Child Care Center vegetable gardens;

• The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in Grafton;

• St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in North Grafton for a children’s summer enrichment program at the Nelson Library;

• Community Harvest Project for a K-12 nutrition education program; and

• The Westborough Education Foundation Annual 5K Turkey Trot to benefit technology initiatives in the Westborough Public Schools.

“This is an outstanding group of organizations that are contributing to the communities of Grafton and Westborough,” said Deborah T. Kochevar, dean of Cummings School. “Our host communities are important partners and this award program is one sign of our appreciation.”

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University established the fund to support organizations in its host communities of Grafton and Westborough. Applications are reviewed on an annual basis by the school and given priority based on their ability to address community-identified needs. The Cummings School Service Fund grants typically range from $300-$500.