May 25, 2023: Project Kompass receives a $10,000 NETSCOUT Heart of Giving award from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.


LOWELL, Mass. – The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization comprised of over 400 funds, currently totaling over $59 million, dedicated to improving the quality of life in 21 neighboring cities and towns, announced that NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions, has awarded its Heart of Giving community program’s $15,000 grant program through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation to recipients Project Kompass, Women’s Money Matters and UTEC. This year’s grant focus was funding mental health and addiction support services for young adults aged 18-25.

Project Kompass, based in North Chelmsford, received the $10,000 grant. The organization works to provide safe and secure housing, life skills, parenting support, and training to young adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This grant award will provide funding for Project Kompass’ Youth Transitional Services: Life Coaching Program. “Project Kompass would like to thank NETSCOUT for believing in and recognizing the need to help our young adults navigate towards self-sufficiency and independent living,” said Ronnie Hoey, Project Kompass founder. “This grant award will be used for ongoing mental health support with a heavy concentration on individual life coaching to enhance and encourage personal growth, relationships, financial independence, and overall well-being.”

This annual grant partnership builds relationships between NETSCOUT and Greater Lowell nonprofit organizations and engages employees in learning about the community’s needs. The additional $5,000 in grant funding was distributed to Women’s Money Matters and UTEC.

“We are grateful for NETSCOUT’s continued commitment to supporting local nonprofits and addressing needs in our community,” said Jay Linnehan, president and CEO, Greater Lowell Community Foundation. “Connecting philanthropic businesses and individuals to the needs of their communities is at the heart of GLCF’s work. GLCF is proud to be in the 9th year of the NETSCOUT Heart of Giving Community Grant partnership.”

“We encourage our employees to build meaningful connections in our local communities through volunteer service,” said Michael Szabados, chief operating officer at NETSCOUT. “Through this grant partnership with GLCF, where we actively learn about important local issues and back that knowledge with financial support and volunteer efforts, we bring our ‘lean but not mean’ culture to life. We are pleased to support these three worthy organizations in their work to help young adults become confident, successful members of our community.”