Truesdale Health Foundation

Our Mission

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 are helping in 2023

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/Bike 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.

Fall River YMCA

The Fall River YMCA has been serving the Greater Fall River area since 1857 with programs focused on healthy living and social responsibility.

Truesdale Foundation’s support is focused on the YMCA’s Youth Development Program. The Youth Development Program is multi-faceted and includes programs spanning camping, early learning, education and leadership, food/nutrition, STEM and swimming/sports.

Special Olympics Massachusetts

Through the power of sport, Special Olympics changes the way people with intellectual disabilities are seen in the world. The organization’s athletic programs and events enable its athletes to compete in 23 Olympic-type sports while training and improving their skills, and developing teamwork and communications skills.

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.

Highland Pediatrics Summer Stroll Event

Since 1984, Highland Pediatrics has provided pediatric care for families in southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island. Highland cares for children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents.

We support Highland’s Summer Stroll Event, which encourages people to get outside and walk – great low-impact exercise that nearly anyone can do.

Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League of Fall River provides a number of youth sports programs, including girls softball, boxing, floor hockey, dance and wrestling.

We are pleased to support the League’s good work in our Fall River community.

Fall River Deaconess Home

The Home’s mission is to empower underprivileged young women and their families to develop social, emotional, academic and life skills to engage fully and freely in life. Founded in 1893, the organization applies the philosophy and practice of structure, consistency and safety as it instills in young women the value of community while providing them education, recreation, vocational training and a place to call home. Fall River Deaconess Home also offers psycho-social, psychiatric and group home services.

The Foundation admires this long-serving organization’s ability to strengthen its residents’ interpersonal and daily living skills and is proud to provide support in 2023.


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