Acre Family Child Care is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants through the Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Lowell-based organization was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process supported by 90 Foundation volunteers. Acre Family will receive $350,000 over 10 years.

 Acre Family Child Care, founded in 1988, provides opportunities for women to achieve economic independence by operating high-quality child care businesses in their homes. Today, Acre Family Child Care directly supports 70+ woman-owned small businesses throughout the city of Lowell who provide care to 450+ children daily.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Cummings Foundation again. Demand for child care continues, especially in this challenging environment. This sustained investment will strengthen our programs supporting the needs of families and child care educators.” said Lucas Skorczeski, Co-Executive Director of Acre Family Child Care.

Zelma Khadar, Co-Executive Director also shared, “Having this long-term commitment going forward will help us plan how we grow to assist even more women open new family child care businesses. Building and maintaining strong relationships has been critical to our growth as well as the businesses we support. We look forward to all we can accomplish together.”

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 largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. Additional information is available at