$38 million in 2014 grants
$100K for 100 Grants - $10 million annually
Each year, Cummings Foundation awards grants of $100,000 each to 100 local nonprofits. This $10 million in funding supports a diverse range of causes, including human services, education, healthcare, and social justice. While some of these grants are made as single-year awards, most are multi-year awards, with payments spread over two to 10 years. Full Program Information.
Major Grants Program - $10 million in 2014
Through this initiative, Cummings Foundation supports nonprofits with grants of greater than $100,000 each. In 2014, a total of $10 million was awarded to eight nonprofits that serve greater Boston. Proposals for these larger grants are accepted by invitation only, and many of the awards will build on funding previously provided through the $100K for 100 program.
Institute for World Justice - $15 million in 2014
This subsidiary of Cummings Foundation has two major missions: to aid in the post-genocide recovery and rebuilding of Rwanda, and to use education to help prevent future genocides and other intercultural violence and injustices there and elsewhere. Institute for World Justice supports a limited number of local, national, and international organizations through invitation-only grants. In 2014 Institute for World Justice awarded $15 million to Boston-based Partners In Health under the leadership of Dr. Paul Farmer. Full Program Information