Truesdale Health Foundation
We believe that youth sports and other activities that shape healthy minds and bodies, and health education that trains future medical professionals are important to a vibrant Fall River community.
The Truesdale Health Foundation actively promotes health and wellness in the Greater Fall River area by fostering and supporting activities and programs related to health, wellness, and health education and training. The Foundation focuses its attention on and makes appropriate grants to health-related community programs such as youth sports programs, and to individuals pursuing education and training in preparation for health care related professions.
Established in 2014, the Truesdale Health Foundation is an initiative of and led by the Truesdale Health Board of Directors.
Who we have helped
Fall River Youth Soccer Association
The FRYSA provides an affordable and robust soccer program for 900-plus Fall River young people ages 4 to 19 annually as well as its TOPSoccer therapeutic program for those with mental and physical disabilities, ages 3 to 23. Founded in 1990, FRYSA promotes physical and social well-being through sports while teaching core values of sportsmanship, fair play and honesty.
The FRYSA was the Foundation’s first grant recipient in 2014. As a sponsor, we have supported their initiatives that include reducing player fees and providing program scholarships to economically challenged families and individuals.
Mass in Motion, Fall River
This City of Fall River program, which receives partial funding from the Massachusetts Department of Health, promotes childhood health through a number of programs with objectives that include reducing obesity through physical activity such as walking and cycling.
The Truesdale Foundation has purchased and donated bicycle helmets to the organization’s program that distributes free helmets to children in Fall River.
YMCA Southcoast Youth Development Program
The Fall River YMCA has been serving the Greater Fall River area since 1857 with programs focused on healthy living and social responsibility. The Youth Development Program is multi-faceted and includes programs spanning camping, early learning, education and leadership, food/nutrition, STEM and swimming/sports.
Truesdale Foundation support is focused on the YMCA’s Youth Development Program.
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River
The Boys & Girls Club helps young people achieve academic success and reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens. Youth can enroll in programs focused on education and career development, good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles, after-school learning, mountain biking, camping and swimming.
We primarily help the Club by directing funding to its after-school and weekend activities programs.