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Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $130 million in grants to nonprofits based in Greater Boston. Through the initiatives described below, it seeks to provide vital funding to mostly local charities that are working to improve the lives of community members through education, healthcare, human services, and social justice programs.

All nonprofits listed below have received Cummings Foundation grants of at least $100,000. The Foundation’s largest commitment to date was $50 million in 2005 to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Massachusetts. Recipients in the upper section have received Major Grants ranging from $300,000 to $20 million each.


$100K for 100 Recipients

The Discovery Museums (2015)

West End House Boys & Girls Club (2015)

Challenge Unlimited (2014)
Professional Ctr. for Child Development (2015)

Arlington Boys & Girls Club (2013)
Arlington Youth Counseling Center (2015)
The Children's Room (2013)
Germaine Lawrence School (2012)

Minuteman Senior Services (2013)
Nashoba Learning Group (2014)

Armenian Heritage Park (2012)

Beverly Bootstraps (2013)
Beverly Children's Learning Center (2013)
Beverly Education Foundation (2013)
Beverly Hospital (2012, 2013)
Beverly School for Deaf (2013)
Change is Simple (2013)
Endicott College (2012, 2015)
Express Yourself Youth Arts (2014)
Greater Beverly YMCA (2014)
Montserrat College of Art (2012)
North Shore Community Mediation (2013)
North Shore InnoVentures (2013)
Northeast Behavioral Health (2014)
Northshore Education Consortium (2013)
The School for Field Studies (2014)
SeniorCare (2014)

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring (2014)
Alray Taylor Second Chance Mentoring (2014)
American Islamic Congress (2012)
Appalachian Mountain Club (2015)
Artists For Humanity (2014)
Asian American Civic Association (2014)
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston (2014)
Boston Architectural College (2012)
Boston Arts Academy (2015)
Boston CASA (2014)
Boston Debate League (2014)
Boston Harbor Island Alliance (2013)
Boston Health Care for the Homeless (2015)
Boston Medical Center (2013)
Boston Nature Center (2014)
Boston Partners in Education (2015)
Boston Public Schools (2014)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (2012)
Brooke Charter Schools (2015)
Building Impact (2015)
Camp Harbor View Foundation (2015)
Camp Shriver (2014)
Casa Myrna Vazquez (2015)
Catholic Charities Boston (2012)
Christopher's Haven (2013)
Citizen Schools (2013)
Commonwealth Corporation Foundation (2013)
Compass Working Capital (2015)
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth (2015)
EdVestors (2013)
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (2014)
Emmanuel College (2012)
Empower Peace (2012)
Family Service of Greater Boston (2012)
Fenway Community Health Center (2013)
Friends of Children's Trust Fund (2013)
Future Chefs (2014)
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (2015)
Generations Incorporated (2015)
GLAD (2012)
The Greater Boston Food Bank (2013)
Health Law Advocates (2014)
Hearth Boston (2015)
Hebrew SeniorLife (2012)
The Home for Little Wanderers (2012, 2015)
Inner-City Scholarship Fund (2012, 2015)
Irish International Immigrant Center (2012)
Jewish Vocational Service (2014)
Lovin' Spoonfuls (2013)
MA Adoption Resource Exchange (2013)
Massachusetts Appleseed (2013)
Massachusetts Citizens for Children (2014)
Museum of African American History (2015)
Museum of Fine Arts (2012)
Museum of Science (2012)
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (2015)
Nurtury (2014)
The One Fund (2013)
OpenAirBoston (2012)
Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston (2015)
Pine Street Inn (2012)
Project Place (2015)
Romani Champions Project (2012, 2015)
Rosie's Place (2014)
Samaritans (2013)
St. Francis House (2014)
St. Stephen's Youth Programs (2015)
The Steppingstone Academy (2014)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay (2012)
Urban College of Boston (2015)
Victory Programs (2013)
Wediko Children's Services (2013)
Women of Means (2014)
Women's Lunch Place (2013)
YWCA of Boston (2015)
Youth Enrichment Services (2015)
Zhu Pancreatic Cancer Research (2013)

Community Giving Tree (2014)

Community Rowing (2014)

Brookline Comm. Mental Health Center (2015)
Facing History and Ourselves (2012, 2015)

Burlington Council on Aging (2015)
Burlington Police Department (2014)
Heartbeat Pregnancy Center (2013)
Lahey Clinic Foundation (2013)
MA Down Syndrome Congress (2015)

Boston Mobilization (2015)
Breakthrough Greater Boston (2014)
Cambridge Camping Association (2015)
Cambridge Community Center (2015)
The Conversation Project (2012)
Families First Parenting Programs (2015)
Found in Translation (2015)
MassBioEd (2013)
New Communities Services (2013)
Our Place Daycare Center (2012)
Technology for All (2014)
Vinfen (2014)
Women's Educational Center (2013)

The Faustman Lab - Cure Diabetes Fund (2013)
Heading Home (2013)

Operation Delta Dog (2015)
The Paul Center for Learning and Rec. (2015)

The Neighborhood Developers (2015)
Roca (2015)

Communities for Restorative Justice (2014)
Gaining Ground (2014)

Care Dimensions (2013)
Essex County Community Foundation (2013)
New England Homes for the Deaf (2014)
Northeast Arc (2014)

Brookview House (2012)
The City School (2013)
College Bound Dorchester (2015)
CommonWealth Kitchen (2015)
Freedom House (2014)
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Ctr. (2014)
InnerCity Weightlifting (2015)
LEAP Self-Defense (2014)
St. Mark Community Education (2014)

Catie's Closet (2015)

Crossroads for Kids (2015)

East Boston
Project Bread (2014)

The Community Family (2013)

Advocates (2015)
Programs For People (2013)

Backyard Growers (2014)
O'Maley Innovation Middle School (2015)
The Open Door Food Pantry (2014)
Pathways for Children (2015)
Wellspring House Education and Training (2014)

Ron Burton Training Village (2015)

Hyde Park
Youth and Family Enrichment Services (2014)

Jamaica Plain
Community Servings (2013)
Elizabeth Stone House (2015)
Friends of Boston's Homeless (2013)
Friends of the Children-Boston (2015)
Hyde Square Task Force (2013)
Italian Home for Children (2013)
LGBT Aging Project (2013)
MA Soc. Prevention of Cruelty to Children (2015)
Nativity Prep School (2012)
X-Cel (2015)

Bellesini Academy (2015)
Beyond Soccer (2013)
Community Day Care Center of Lawrence (2014)
Esperanza Academy (2014)
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (2014)
Groundwork Lawrence (2014)
Lawrence CommunityWorks (2014)
Lawrence Family Devel. Charter School (2013)
Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy (2014)
Lazarus House (2013)
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (2015)
Merrimack Valley Hospice (2013)
Neighbors In Need (2015)
Youth Development Organization (2015)
Agassiz Village (2015)
COMPASS for kids (2014)
Cotting School (2014)
Lexington Symphony (2014)
ResearchILD (2013)

The Food Project (2015)

Alternative House (2013)
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell (2014)
Coalition for a Better Acre (2015)
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell (2015)
Living Waters Ministry of Hope (2013)
Lowell Community Health Center (2013)
Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (2015)
Merrimack Valley Food Bank (2014)
Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (2014)
Middlesex Canal Commission (2012)
Mill City Grows (2014)
Project LEARN (2015)
United Teen Equality Center (2015)
The Wish Project (2013)

Catholic Charities, North (2012)
Children's Law Center of Massachusetts (2014)
Girls Incorporated of Lynn (2015)
Greater Lynn Senior Services (2014)
KIPP Massachusetts (2015)
Lynn Community Health (2014)
Lynn Shelter Association (2015)
MA Coalition for the Homeless (2013)
Operation Bootstrap (2015)
Raw Art Works (2014)

Bridgewell (2013)

Bay State Reading Institute (2013)
Bread of Life (2015)
Housing Families (2015)
Malden YMCA (2014)
Mystic Valley Elder Services (2012)
Triangle (2015)

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (2013)
Employment Options (2015)
Friends of the Marlborough Seniors (2013)
Good Shepherds Maria Droste Services (2013)
Greater Marlboro Programs (2015)
Marlborough Hospital (2012)
Special Olympics Massachusetts (2013)

Clippership Park Peace Garden (2014)
The Giving Camp (2012, 2015)
Medford Boys & Girls Club (2014)
Medford Council on Aging (2014)
Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (2013)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2012)
Royall House Association (2013)
Solutions for Living (2012)

Hallmark Health (2012)

Museum of World War II (2015)

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (2014)

Birthday Wishes (2013)
The Second Step (2015)
Veterans Legal Services (2015)
Waypoint Adventure (2013)

North Andover
Angel Flight Northeast (2012)
Merrimack College (2014)
Windrush Farm (2014)

North Grafton
Cummings Sch. of Veterinary Medicine (2012)

Haven from Hunger (2015)
NFI Youth and Police Initiative (2014)
North Shore Comm. Action Programs (2015)

Team IMPACT (2013)

May Institute (2013)

Mission of Deeds (2012, 2015)
Understanding Disabilities (2014)

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (2014)

826 Boston (2014)
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (2014)
Boston Day and Evening Academy (2015)
Boston Police Athletic League (2014)
The Center for Teen Empowerment (2014)
Haley House (2014)
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (2014)
Mothers for Justice and Equality (2015)
Project Hope (2014)
Project RIGHT (2013)
Sociedad Latina (2013)
SquashBusters (2014)
WEATOC (2014)

Children's Friend and Family Services (2013)
Essex National Heritage Commission (2013)
For Kids Only Afterschool (2014)
Healing Abuse Working for Change (2013)
Lifebridge Homeless (2014)
North Shore CDC (2015)
Salem State University (2012)
Spaulding Hospital (2012)

CASPAR (2015)
Little Sisters of the Poor (2014)

South Boston
Julie's Family Learning Program (2014)
Paraclete Academy (2014)

Akshaya Patra Foundation (2012)
Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham (2013)
Children's Resources (2013)
SEEM Collaborative (2014)
Stoneham Theatre (2013)
Zoo New England (2012)

Corwin-Russell School (2013)
MetroWest Free Medical Program (2015)

Masconomet Education Foundation (2015)

EMARC (2013)

Kids FEAST (2015)
More Than Words (2015)
Neighbors Who Care (2012)

Alzheimer's Association of MA (2014)
Armenian Museum and Library (2014)
Asperger's Association of New England (2013)
Improbable Players (2015)
Parents Helping Parents (2015)
Primary Source (2015)

Cure Alzheimer's Fund (2012)

West Boylston
NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (2013)

Friends of the Cameron Senior Center (2015)
Westford Friends of East Boston Camps (2014)

Regis College (2013)

Beyond TOPS Soccer (2012)
CLASS (2014)
Hope and Friendship Cancer Found. (2015)
Wilmington Police Department (2014)

A Better Chance (2013)
Griffin Museum of Photography (2012)
St. Mary's Church (2013)
Winchester Coalition for a Safer Comm. (2014)
Winchester Community Music School (2013)
Winchester Council on Aging (2014)
Winchester Field Development (2012)
Winchester Historical Society (2013)
Winchester Hospital (2012)
Winchester Multicultural Network (2012)
Winchester Public Schools (2015)
Winchester Seniors Association (2013)
Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy (2013)

City of Woburn Fire Department (2015)
Council of Social Concern (2012, 2015)
English At Large (2014)
Grameen Research (2013)
HILL For Literacy (2013)
I'm Still Here Foundation (2013)
Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club (2012)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (2012)
North Suburban YMCA (2012)
Organization of Nurse Leaders (2015)
Resources for Human Development (2013)
Saint Charles School (2013)
SMD-HELP Foundation (2014)
Social Capital Inc. (2012)
St. Vincent DePaul Soc. of St. Charles (2013)
Supportive Living (2012)
Tanner Ta Ta Foundation (2014)
Teaching and Learning Alliance (2014)
Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention (2013)
VNA Hospice Care (2012)
Woburn Historical Society (2012)
Woburn Police Department (2014)
Youth Villages (2012, 2015)

Seven Hills Community Services (2013)

National and International Grants
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (2012, 2015)
Boston Cardiac Foundation (2013)
Butaro Hospital (2012)
Clark University Holocaust Studies (2012)
Cummings School of Vet. Medicine (2013)
Kigali Genocide Memorial (2012)
Partners In Health (2014)
San Fran. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (2012)
Tufts School of Dental Medicine (2013)
United to End Genocide (2012)
Yahad – In Unum (2012)


$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.

2015 Grant Recipients - Click to open and close
The Discovery Museums
To create "The Adventure Path," a sensory-rich, fully accessible, and inclusive exhibit-lined set of paths through Discovery Woods to the Nature Playscape and Treehouse.

West End House Boys & Girls Club
To fund the expansion of the College Access & Persistence Program to help more Boston students graduate from college and prepare for self-sustaining careers.

The Professional Center for Child Development
To improve the Center's facilities for children with disabilities by making critical improvements to aging, outdated, and overcrowded classrooms.

Arlington Youth Counseling Center
To increase access for youths to mental health services through school-based counseling and mental health consultation in Arlington elementary schools.

Entrepreneurship at Endicott College
To foster entrepreneurship through hiring an Entrepreneur in Residence and supporting the “Gullworks” business bullpen and the FUEL program for students and alumni.

Appalachian Mountain Club
To help low-income, urban, and at-risk youth develop leadership skills and self-confidence through outdoor learning adventures in wilderness settings.

Boston Arts Academy
To treat the unique mental health needs of low-income urban art students at Boston Arts Academy through early identification and intervention.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
To purchase healthy foods for three nutritious meals daily for homeless patients who are too sick for shelters or the street, but do not require acute hospital care.

Boston Partners in Education

To enhance its program that matches hundreds of Boston Public Schools students with volunteer mentors to enhance their academic skills and personal growth.

Brooke Charter Schools
To develop, implement, and disseminate a model computer science curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 8 to attract more students to that field.

Building Impact
To increase volunteerism by developing a mobile application that allows the 20,000 volunteers in its network to track and share their community service.

Camp Harbor View Foundation

To provide an environment in which adolescents from at-risk neighborhoods are exposed to new things, experience positive mentors, make new friends, and have fun.

Casa Myrna Vazquez
To provide shelter and support to domestic violence survivors and to use trainings and social media to educate teens and adults about domestic and dating violence.

Compass Working Capital

To support low-income families transitioning from subsidized housing to financial independence through intensive and specialized financial coaching.

Courageous Sailing Center for Youth

To engage underserved urban youth in programs that combine classroom and outdoor education to support summer learning and social-emotional development.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
To protect, recognize, and affirm LGBTQ youth and their identities and unique needs in schools, shelters, and state care.

Generations Incorporated
To provide one-on-one literacy support, using trained older adults as tutors, to students in kindergarten through grade 3 who are struggling to read.


To end elder homelessness in the Greater Boston area through housing, outreach, and advocacy.

The Home for Little Wanderers
To enhance the supportive services that address the housing, life skills, employment, and education needs of youth aging out of foster care.

Inner City Scholarship Fund
To fund guidance counselors at some of the neediest Catholic schools in the Boston area during the 2015-2016 school year and beyond.

Museum of African American History
To provide professional development to educators to infuse African American history into curriculum and provide supplemental educational programming to their students.

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston
To provide unemployed mature workers with skills training and needed supports to make a successful return to the workplace.

Project Place

To provide homeless people with tools for sustained independence through a program that combines education, transitional employment, and other support services.

Romani Champions Project

To explore the successes of Romani girls who, despite socio-economic disadvantages, have made it to tertiary education in Serbia.

St. Stephen's Youth Programs

To support an afterschool academic enrichment program that serves 220 low-income students in kindergarten through grade 12 and is currently enrolled beyond capacity.

Urban College of Boston

To provide innovative contextualized dual-language instruction for adults with minimal English skills enrolled in its Early Childhood Education degree program.

Young Women's Christian Association of Boston
To support programs that increase health equity, civic engagement, leadership opportunity, and community safety for Boston’s youth.

Youth Enrichment Services
To develop Boston teens into leaders and prepare them for college and careers through year-round programming, service learning, and outdoor activities.

Brookline Community Mental Health Center
To expand a transition program that helps teenagers with mental illness develop resilience, regain health, and complete their high school educations.

Facing History and Ourselves

To help combat racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice through educational programs, including a much-anticipated workshop on busing in the Boston school system.

Burlington Council on Aging
To expand services for older Burlington residents, especially the underserved South Asian population and those who are unemployed, but not ready for retirement.

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

To provide a family support center offering direct services, education, and supports for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities and their families.

Boston Mobilization
To expand its development programming to 50 additional urban and suburban teens who will learn together to become leaders for social justice.

Cambridge Camping Association
To provide a five-week therapeutic day camp program to under-resourced middle-school-aged youth with social-emotional special needs.

Cambridge Community Center
To promote community unity and empower youth, individuals, and families by offering social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.

Families First Parenting Programs
To provide education workshops that support parents in their role as first teachers by teaching them skills to help their children succeed in school and life.

Found in Translation
To provide Medical Interpreter Certificate training and job placement for low-income bilingual women to help them achieve professional success and economic security.

Operation Delta Dog
To help transform the lives of local veterans who suffer from brain injury and PTSD by providing them trained service dogs that have been rescued from shelters.

The Paul Center for Learning and Recreation
To provide challenged children with a non-residential six-week summer camp experience that is similar to those that their non-disabled peers receive.

The Neighborhood Developers
To fund CONNECT, which increases financial mobility for low-income, primarily immigrant families by building their capacities to set and achieve financial goals.

To provide intensive case management, education, and employment training to very high-risk, impoverished young mothers ages 16 to 24.

College Bound Dorchester
To provide college transition coaching to low-income, proven-risk youth who are “core influencers” in Dorchester so they can obtain college degrees.

CommonWealth Kitchen
To expand its food business incubation and job placement programs and launch a new contract manufacturing social enterprise.

InnerCity Weightlifting
To support its career track in personal training that increases economic and social mobility for proven-risk youth in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury and the South End.

Catie's Closet
To increase distribution center capacity in order to provide an in-school clothing resource to an additional 25 schools and to serve 25,000 more students living in poverty.

Crossroads for Kids
To expand its youth services, including academic support, leadership development, and wellness programs, in Suffolk County and surrounding areas.

To provide a promising treatment for psychosis that minimizes disability and maximizes recovery by using more family meetings and less medication.

O'Maley Innovation Middle School
To transform its library into a modern, technology-rich 21st-century "Learning Commons" that fully supports students’ educational needs.

Pathways for Children

To support a 13-week summer preschool in Beverly that provides an enriching early education experience for homeless children ages 3-5 living in motels and shelters.

Ron Burton Training Village
To support its Seven-Year Journey development program that focuses on academic excellence, character and leadership development, sports and fitness, and spiritual growth.
Jamaica Plain
Elizabeth Stone House
To serve an additional 75 Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence each year with case management, housing placement, support groups, and classes.

Friends of the Children-Boston

To provide 12+ years of age-appropriate wrap-around therapeutic and professional mentoring and support to Boston’s most vulnerable youth.

MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
To offer mental health services to urban students to reduce suspensions/truancy, enhance school engagement, increase graduation rates, and improve psychosocial well-being.

To support the Career Pathways Project, which will prepare 120 low-income Boston-area adults to obtain the education and training needed to enter self-supporting careers.

Bellesini Academy
To expand enrollment over the next four years at its tuition-free and previously all-boy middle school to include 60 female students of limited financial means.

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

To create new beginnings in a safe and decent home of their own for two very low-income veteran families in Lawrence through a dedicated Veteran Build.

Neighbors In Need
To support 11 food pantries strategically located in the neighborhoods of Lawrence, providing healthy food for families in need where they live.

Youth Development Organization
To enhance STEM enrichment offered by this rapidly growing organization by updating the equipment in its computer lab and refurbishing its community area.

Agassiz Village
To enhance and expand overnight camp leadership training programs for underserved teens from Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.

The Food Project
To provide youth employment and development using sustainable farms as a platform and community service as a vehicle.

Coalition for a Better Acre
To provide personal financial counseling for 300 low-income and immigrant families per year through free one-on-one counseling and financial education workshops.

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell

To provide educational field trips and on-site tutoring, continue the leadership and Summer CIT programs, recruit more participants, and connect with teen-serving agencies.

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
To provide STEM-based out-of-school programming for 300+ under-served urban students, supporting student-directed environmental stewardship and leadership opportunities.

Project LEARN
To establish an alumni engagement program for Lowell Public Schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the school system.

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
To provide training, technical assistance, case management support, and resource connections to diverse farmer entrepreneurs from startup to farm expansion.

United Teen Equality Center
To provide proven-risk youth with job training, counseling, high school equivalency education, and mentoring in a wrap-around environment.

Girls Incorporated of Lynn
To support the Teen Health Ambassador Program, a peer-to-peer leadership development program that empowers at-risk girls to make healthy sexual decisions.

KIPP Massachusetts

To provide academic, college, and career readiness services to children from kindergarten through college with a focus on and continuous learning.

Lynn Shelter Association
To support reinstatement of the Day Program, ensuring 60-80 homeless adults per day access to shelter and support and referral services.

Operation Bootstrap

To increase the number of intensive English language classes it offers to low-income immigrant adults who want to improve their basic academic skills.

Bread of Life
To increase access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food for diverse and marginalized low-income families, senior citizens, and teenagers.

Housing Families
To provide support services to formerly homeless and at-risk families so they never again face the risk of homelessness.


To provide active and safe living classes to students with disabilities in Burlington, Medford, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn.

Employment Options
To increase the capacity of Catering Options, which provides training and employment in the culinary, food service, and hospitality industries to those recovering from mental illness.

Greater Marlboro Programs

To fund additional staffing in the Family Support Center to expand supportive programming for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.

The Giving Camp
To create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in social activities with students from Tufts University and other local colleges.

Museum of World War II
To develop a dynamic education program, including professional development workshops for teachers, using original artifacts and documents from World War II.

The Second Step
To expand programming for youth affected by domestic violence in order to create positive futures for survivors and their families.

Veterans Legal Services

To improve veterans' housing stability, economic security, and family circumstances through accessible civil legal services.

Haven from Hunger
To support a building renovation to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which to offer food and critical resources to the area's most under-served populations.

North Shore Community Action Programs

To support anti-poverty programs that prevent homelessness, improve English language and employment skills, and build economic self sufficiency.

Mission of Deeds
To supply new beds and cribs, donated furniture, and basic household items, free of charge, to low-income families and individuals.

Boston Day and Evening Academy
To ensure its graduates remain connected to the school and the supports they need to help them make the transition from high school to college and/or career.

Mothers for Justice and Equality
To promote healing in the aftermath of violence by training mothers and youth in violence prevention and leadership development, using the principles of restorative justice.

North Shore Community Development Coalition
To improve safety, access to social services, infrastructure, and greater resident involvement in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing neighborhood through community engagement.

To support community-based shelter and residential programs for homeless people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism and drug use.

MetroWest Free Medical Program
To provide access to healthcare and patient navigation services to support the health needs of low-income uninsured and underinsured clients.

Masconomet Education Foundation
To create an integrated STEM program and lab to provide Topsfield, Boxford, and Middleton students at all levels with high-demand job skills.

To support a free afterschool homework and tutoring program that addresses students' educational, nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

More Than Words

To empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Improbable Players
To raise awareness of substance abuse through innovative performances, discussions, and role-play workshops for middle and high school youth.

Parents Helping Parents
To offer community-based parent support groups that create a safe place for distressed parents to talk about the challenges they face raising their children.

Primary Source
To build the capacity of high-needs school districts to support immigrant and other student populations through globally focused teacher training.

Friends of the Cameron Senior Center
To expand community services offered by this all-volunteer organization in the areas of nutrition, wellness, transportation, and emergency assistance services.

Hope and Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation
To offer support groups, retreats, and enrichment and bereavement programs to patients, children, families, and caregivers of people with metastatic breast cancer.

Winchester Public Schools
To transform learning through the PowerED UP! Program, which will improve communication, collaboration, and creativity by integrating technology in all classrooms.

City of Woburn Fire Department
To purchase state-of-the-art life-saving equipment that is expected to improve the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate and reduce lifting injuries among firefighters.

Organization of Nurse Leaders

To develop and expand the knowledge practice and character of nursing leadership to benefit patients in the Commonwealth.

Woburn Council of Social Concern

To support programs that provide some of Woburn’s neediest citizens with fundamental and emergency services, including child care, food, and parental education.

Youth Villages

To support Transitional Living, a program designed to help young adults who are aging out of foster care learn skills to transition into independent and productive lives.

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2014 Grant Recipients - Click to open and close
Challenge Unlimited Arts and Education Center
To support after-school programs, as well as life skills-building activities in home and working farm environments, for young people with disabilities.

Arlington Youth Counseling Center
To increase access for youths to mental health services through school-based counseling and mental health consultation in Arlington elementary schools.


Nashoba Learning Group
To expand its program for young adults who are severely impaired by Autism, helping them continue to develop skills and live as independently as possible.

Entrepreneurship at Endicott College
To foster entrepreneurship through hiring an Entrepreneur in Residence and supporting the “Gullworks” business bullpen and the FUEL program for students and alumni.

Express Yourself Youth Arts
To provide more than 500 at-risk and mentally ill youth with a healing multi-arts immersion experience in a community environment where they are celebrated and welcomed.

Greater Beverly YMCA
To fund a summer learning-loss-prevention program in an effort to reduce the achievement gap among low-income elementary students.

Northeast Behavioral Health
To serve vulnerable children and families throughout Essex County who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, and behavioral disorders.

SeniorCare Adult Protective Services
To support the Adult Protective Services program to help abused and neglected elders remain safely and with optimum health in the settings of their choice.

The School for Field Studies
To engage local community members and inspire the stewardship of shared natural resources by showcasing international environmental research.

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring
To empower youth in foster care through committed long-term mentoring and, for those aging out of foster care, the development of essential life skills.

Alray Taylor Second Chance Mentoring
To support a mentoring program that pairs Boston high school students with volunteers who advise and advocate for them, helping students expand their horizons.

Artists For Humanity
To help fund the Youth Arts Enterprise program, which provides 250 low-income Boston teens with paid employment, art education, business training, and more.

Asian American Civic Association
To support employment training and job placement for low-income immigrant clients from more than 80 countries who reside in the Boston Metro area.

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
To help more than 2,600 girls achieve educational success and reach their full potential through gender-specific one-on-one mentoring.

Boston CASA for Foster Children
To provide more of Boston's foster children with volunteer guardians ad litem who will promote and advocate for their best interests.

Boston Debate League
To expand academic debate in Boston Public Schools, providing engaging education opportunities that help students graduate prepared for success.

Boston Public Schools Summer Scholars Program
To support the Summer Scholars Program, providing 190 high-need students in grades 2-8 with full participation in a rigorous five-week academic summer program.

Camp Shriver Inclusive Programming
To provide a free inclusive recreational program for low-income families so children with and without disabilities can learn and play as equals.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
To help fund programs that provide jobs, as well as skills and leadership development, for urban youth and soon-to-be-released incarcerated men.

Future Chefs for Urban Youth
To support Culinary Pathways, a workforce development and youth development program that prepares urban low-income youth for careers in the food service industry.

Health Care Without Walls (formerly Women of Means)
To help provide life-saving "gap" medical care, health education, and advocacy to 2,500 homeless or marginally housed women and their children.

Health Law Advocates
To help low-income immigrants overcome obstacles to health care through free legal representation, advocacy, and education.

Jewish Vocational Service
To support its skills training programs, providing low-income adults with critical pathways to "middle-skill" jobs through geriatric CNA and pharmacy technician training.

Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center

To support STEM education programs and teacher professional development focused on nature discovery and outdoor explorations for low-income preschool children.

Massachusetts Citizens for Children
To help prevent child sexual abuse in Middlesex County by providing training and technical assistance to community leaders, parents, schools, and youth-serving organizations.

To reach 800 low-income families, engaging parents in their children’s development with the goal of achieving improved outcomes in school readiness and family stability.

Rosie's Place Women's Shelter
To support its food programs, which provide groceries and serve nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to poor and homeless women and their children.

St. Francis House Shelter
To provide basic and rehabilitation services, such as housing and nutritious meals, to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions.

The Steppingstone Academy
To provide academic and college-readiness services to underserved students from middle school through college graduation.

Community Giving Tree
To triple the number of low-income children receiving basic necessities through its programs and to launch a social enterprise for potential future revenue.

Community Rowing
To improve academic achievement, combat obesity, and encourage positive life choices in Boston youth through the sport of rowing.

Burlington Police Department Mobile
     Command Unit
To help fund a Mobile Command Unit facilitating greater effectiveness in the management of critical police incidents where the lives and safety people are at stake.

Breakthrough Greater Boston
To expand its successful summer and after-school academic programming, preparing low-income middle and high school students for four-year college.

Technology for All
To provide its diverse student population with access to technology that will enhance learning and support academic success.

To assist young adults with psychiatric conditions in managing their mental and physical health and improving their quality of life.

Communities for Restorative Justice
To support restorative justice options in Middlesex County, providing space where crime victims are heard, offenders take responsibility, and community members offer support.

Gaining Ground Hunger Relief
To expand its food distribution program to Head Start centers in Lowell, and to add program management and development capabilities to its operations.

New England Homes for the Deaf
To prevent isolation, foster psychosocial well being, and improve the quality of life for the underserved deaf/blind elder population of Essex County.

Northeast Arc Employment Access
To help renovate the ArcWorks Community Art Center, increasing its handicap accessibility and making new work opportunities available for people with disabilities.

Freedom House Youth Development
To complete VISION 2015, a plan to increase college access and success for 1,000 vulnerable and underrepresented students and families by 2015.

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
To enhance its ability to provide first-rate primary care health coverage to residents of Boston, and in particular, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

LEAP Self-Defense
To partner with Boston Public Health Commission to provide empowerment and health education programs to reduce Chlamydia among girls aged 15 to 18.

St. Mark Community Education

To accommodate the increasing demand for low-cost beginning English lessons for people of all faiths by adding new classes.

East Boston
Project Bread Hunger Relief
To support effective programming and initiatives, including the FoodSource Hotline, SNAP assistance, and Chefs in Schools, that aim to eradicate hunger locally.

Backyard Growers Schoolyard Program
To expand the Schoolyard Garden Program from elementary to secondary schools, providing students with hands-on experiences growing and eating fresh vegetables.

The Open Door Food Pantry
To improve the health and lives of struggling Cape Ann families by connecting them to good food through a Food Pantry, Community Meals, and Mobile Market.

Wellspring House Education and Training

To support the Adult Education and Job Training programs, helping low-income adults from North Shore communities prepare for jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.

Hyde Park
Youth and Family Enrichment Services
To support the Youth Builders After-School and Summer Program, helping at-risk immigrant youth develop skills, attitudes, and support systems to achieve success.

Community Day Care Center of Lawrence
To support the Community Day Fellows program, which provides academic support to children while preparing aspiring educators to be successful in urban classrooms.

Esperanza Academy
To support educational programming at this free-tuition independent school that provides a transformative education for girls from Lawrence.

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley
To support Stand & Deliver, which provides weekly one-to-one academic mentoring to 120 underserved students in grades 7 through 12.

Groundwork Lawrence Schoolyard Gardens
To support the development of schoolyard gardening and urban ecology curriculum for Lawrence youth in pre-K and grade 1 classrooms.

Lawrence CommunityWorks Youth Empowerment
To provide academic support, leadership development, mentoring, and creative arts programming to low- and moderate-income youth.

Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy
To support a five-week summer program that provides in-depth educational and cultural enrichment for underserved communities.
Community Day Care Center of Lawrence
To support the Community Day Fellows program, which provides academic support to children while preparing aspiring educators to be successful in urban classrooms.

Esperanza Academy
To support educational programming at this free-tuition independent school that provides a transformative education for girls from Lawrence.

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley
To support Stand & Deliver, which provides weekly one-to-one academic mentoring to 120 underserved students in grades 7 through 12.

Groundwork Lawrence Schoolyard Gardens
To support the development of schoolyard gardening and urban ecology curriculum for Lawrence youth in pre-K and grade 1 classrooms.

Lawrence CommunityWorks Youth Empowerment
To provide academic support, leadership development, mentoring, and creative arts programming to low- and moderate-income youth.

Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy
To support a five-week summer program that provides in-depth educational and cultural enrichment for underserved communities.


COMPASS for kids Community Collaborative
To provide intensive workforce training, job placement services, wrap-around resources, and long-term coaching for homeless and at-risk parents.

Cotting School Supplemental Programs
To subsidize the supplemental services program, which provides vocational and recreational opportunities for students with special needs.

Lexington Symphony Education and Outreach
To expand the reach of its educational and community programming, which offers a variety of enriching musical experiences each year.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
To support two full-time positions, director of operations and volunteer and membership coordinator, to increase its capacity to manage organizational growth.

Merrimack Valley Food Bank
To support the Food Distribution program, which provides nutritious foods to low-income households that are struggling to buy food due to limited resources.

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
To support Project Genesis, a comprehensive series of training seminars offered to prepare first-time homebuyers for the complicated and emotional buying process.

Mill City Grows Food Access and Education

To increase food access, as well as resident engagement in decreasing crime and urban blight, through the Urban Farm Initiatives.

Children's Law Center of MA
To provide legal advocacy in immigration, education and health matters to parentless children from Guatemala who have resettled in Lynn.

Greater Lynn Senior Services
To expand the Mobile Mental Health project, which serves vulnerable and isolated elders and adults with disabilities who are struggling with mental health issues.

Lynn Community Health - Behavioral Health Care
To expand urgently needed behavioral health services for an underserved community, reaching an additional 527 patients annually.

Raw Art Works for Underserved Teens

To help fund the Talent and Purpose program, which offers 40 paid positions, and Project Launch, which provides one-on-one college access preparation for teens.

Malden YMCA Afterschool STEM
To support the development and implementation of an afterschool STEM program in the Medford and Malden public housing developments.

Medford Boys & Girls Club
      Educational Programming
To fund an additional staff member, allowing the Club to increase the number of youth it serves as well as improve its educational programming for all members.

Medford Clippership Park Peace Garden
To contribute to the cost of creating a Peace Garden in Medford Square that honors the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Medford Council on Aging
To improve and increase the support provided to Medford senior citizens through social opportunities and events, a new park, and a computer-based management system.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
To provide training and data support to the 12 Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties.

North Andover
Merrimack College
To support its health sciences expansion project, which is a platform for academic opportunity, community and industry partnerships, and institutional growth.

Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation

To support an equine-assisted program that helps individuals with disabilities and youth at risk improve their capabilities, learning skills, and confidence.

NFI Youth and Police Initiative
To build trust and reduce stereotypes that exist between at-risk teenagers and local patrol officers, in an effort to reduce crime and other negative interactions.

Understanding Disabilities
To meet the increasing needs of students and families by renewing its disability awareness curriculum and expanding its programming to neighboring communities.

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention
To expand services from 6 to 18 schools, increasing access to evidence-based mental healthcare treatments for underserved Boston children.

826 Boston Writing/Tutoring Center
To replicate its high-impact after-school writing and tutoring program to reach an additional 150 underserved students in Roxbury and Dorchester.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
To provide counseling and support to at-risk individuals, addressing the underlying causes of delinquency, aggression, and violence.

Boston Police Athletic League
To provide materials, such as daily lunch, backpacks, water bottles, and T-shirts, for the more than 1,000 youth that participate in the Junior Police Academy summer program.

Haley House for Homeless
To amplify the impact of its social enterprise, Bakery Café, which uses food as a vehicle to help alleviate suffering, build new skills, and serve the disenfranchised.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
To support workforce development programs, helping individuals with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency develop skills and find employment.

Project Hope
To transform its data management system, allowing it to better develop and provide family support solutions for homelessness and poverty.

SquashBusters for Urban Youth
To strengthen its program that provides Boston and Lawrence youth with academic, fitness, and community service activities, as well as college counseling.

The Center for Teen Empowerment
To support employing low-income youth as leaders of events and initiatives to address pressing community issues such as violence and substance abuse.

WEATOC Peer Health Education
To train and engage youth in educating peers about critical health issues through performances, workshops, outreach, media, and online activities.

For Kids Only Afterschool
To support Count Me In!, which provides expert inclusion resources so children with disabilities can actively participate in afterschool enrichment.

Lifebridge Homeless Services
To support Lifebridge in its mission of ending homelessness and helping those in need across the North Shore through housing and supportive services.

Little Sisters of the Poor
To purchase a badly needed HVAC system, providing a safer and more comfortable living environment for the elderly residents of The Pavilion.

South Boston
Julie's Family Learning Program
To support its Adult Services and Children's Services programs, with the goal of stopping the never-ending chain of indigence for families so they can thrive.

Paraclete Academy
To support out-of-school-time educational opportunities for Boston youth who have limited access to activities that help to reduce the academic achievement gap.

SEEM Collaborative
To enable its students to participate in adventure-based programs that improve physical well-being, fitness, social skills, and behavior.

Alzheimer's Association of MA
To support the Early Stage Empowerment Program, reaching people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease to improve the quality of their lives.

Armenian Museum and Library
To strengthen its outreach exhibits and on-site programs, including lectures, events, and a film series, related to the Armenian genocide and other genocides.

Westford Friends of East Boston Camps
To help fund the construction of bathroom facilities that will support outdoor recreational, environmental, and educational programs.

CLASS Adult Special Services
To support people with disabilities and their families and caregivers through professional advocacy support as well as a range of services crucial to success.

Wilmington Police Department Community Safety
To enhance the quality of life and safety of residents and visitors through community outreach and traffic safety programs.

Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community
To provide critical prevention programs to deter adolescents from engaging in drug and alcohol abuse and other harmful behaviors.

Winchester Council on Aging
To support the expansion of health, social, nutritional, financial, and transportation services, as well as communication to Winchester seniors.

English At Large Language Instruction
To provide English language instruction to low-income immigrants and refugees through conversation groups and one-on-one tutoring.

SMD-HELP Masonic Hospital Equipment Loans
To support its Hospital Equipment Loan Program, which provides medical equipment on a temporary basis to those in need of assistance.

Tanner Ta Ta Foundation
To fund programs that address the needs of women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment or transitioning into survivorship.

Teaching and Learning Alliance
To provide in-school coaching and leadership training for teachers at socioeconomically diverse primary and secondary schools.

Woburn Police Department Video Technology Project
To provide technology that will enhance its capability to ensure the safety and security of public schools, buildings, and key roadways and intersections.

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Arlington Boys & Girls Club 
To support Project Learn, which provides homework support, technology training, and a college readiness program.

The Children’s Room 
To expand peer support, educational outreach, collaborations with communities, and other services offered to grieving children, teens, and families after a catastrophic loss.

Minuteman Senior Services
To help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice through caregiver support, Meals on Wheels, Elder Protective Services, and more.

Beverly Bootstraps 
To support the Food Assistance program, providing critical resources and food for families struggling due to unemployment or underemployment.

Beverly Children's Learning Center
To update classroom furniture and materials at this center that provides preschool, afterschool and summer programs for infants through teens.

Beverly Education Foundation 
To support four Beverly Public Schools programs: STEM, environmental conservation education, Summer Success, and 1 to 1 Learning Initiative.

Beverly School for the Deaf

To construct an adaptive baseball field, eliminating barriers for students who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired.

Change is Simple
To bring environmental education to 12 public elementary schools in Beverly and Woburn, impacting more than 5,000 students and their parents.

North Shore Community College 
To support the most urgent needs of this two-year, public college, offering programs leading to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees as well as one-year certificates.

North Shore Community Mediation
To provide mediation services and training to members of the community, courts, municipalities, schools, and social services agencies in Essex County.

North Shore InnoVentures
To purchase new laboratory equipment for its business incubator program, providing startup companies with offices, lab facilities, and an ecosystem of support.

Northshore Education Consortium
To construct an outdoor play space for medically fragile or severely developmentally impaired students. 

Boston Harbor Island Alliance 
To increase island access by underserved communities through free ferry rides, enhanced outreach, and a new Let's Move Outside program.

Boston Medical Center
To offer cancer screenings, patient navigation services, cancer support groups, complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and cancer treatment.

Christopher’s Haven
To sustain eight apartments that provide free housing and a community of support when families travel to Boston for advanced medical care.

Citizen Schools 
To support Expanded Learning Time at five Boston middle schools, extending the learning day with academics and youth development.

Commonwealth Corporation FDN 
To fund YouthWorks Plus, helping teens gain experience in the healthcare and financial services industries through subsidized job opportunities.

Cure Diabetes Now
To fund a phase II clinical trial of an inexpensive generic drug aimed at putting advanced type 1 diabetes into remission with greater efficacy for longer periods of time.

To support the Improving Schools Initiative, which aims to improve the advancement trajectory of three Boston schools.

Fenway Community Health Center
To provide medical and behavioral healthcare to LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, and those struggling with substance abuse, gangs, or other difficult conditions.

Friends of Children’s Trust Fund
To support its mission of preventing depression in new mothers under the age of 21 by providing weekly intensive in-home therapeutic services.

The Greater Boston Food
To support the End Hunger Here initiative, aiming to provide emergency food for every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls
To facilitate the distribution of perishable foods from markets and restaurants to shelters, soup kitchens, and other meal assistance programs.

MA Adoption Resource Exchange
To educate the public about adoption from foster care and to recruit adoptive parents for "harder-to-place" foster children.

MA Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
To help fund the Keep Kids In Class program, using a parent guide and conference to share best practices for keeping youth in school and out of prison. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness
To support Crisis Intervention and Diversion, preventing the unnecessary arrest, detention, and incarceration of those living with mental illness.

The One Fund
To assist the victims and families most seriously affected by the tragic bombings during the 2013 Boston Marathon.

To help fund its 24/7 befriending services, through which highly trained volunteers offer emotional support, via phone and Internet, to those at risk of suicide.

Victory Programs
To support the services offered by the Boston Living Center, including free programs in prevention, education, and nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Wediko Children’s Services

To support the Complex Trauma Resolution initiative, developing family-integrated responses to violence, neglect, and loss that meet the needs of victims and their children.

Women’s Lunch Place 
To provide meals and daily services, including medical care, showers, laundry, and creative activities for low-income and homeless women.

Zhu Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
To identify novel targets to inhibit the spread of the most common form of pancreatic cancer, with the hope of translating this research into clinical trials in patients.

Heartbeat Ministries 
To assist pregnant women and families with young children in need, providing maternity clothing, children’s necessities, occasional utility payments, and food.

Lahey Clinic Foundation 
To help fund a 30,000-square-foot expansion of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Emergency Department, which serves 38,000 patients annually.

MA Biotech Education Foundation 
To create a video library for students and educators, develop new labs, and implement BioTeach in more Middlesex County schools. 

New Communities Services

To help fund Norfolk Street Housing, a shared living environment with support services that help people who are elderly or disabled live independently.

Women’s Educational Center 
To support Moving On, a specialized recovery program that meets the emotional, health, and general life skills needs of women who have experienced violence.

Care Dimensions 
To help fund the Boston area's only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, enriching quality of life while managing pain and symptoms. 

Essex County Community Foundation
To help fund the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, providing local nonprofits with workshops, consultation services, and more.

The City School 
To fund the Summer Leadership Program, bringing together a diverse group of 75+ high school age youth for community and classroom learning.

The Community Family 
To fund its three adult day health centers, expanding activity programs, including a senior exercise program, arts and music, monthly outings, and computer training.

Programs for People 
To provide day treatment and employment services to low-income adults who are recovering from serious mental illness.

Merrimack Valley Hospice 
To add seven suites, eliminating its waiting list and allowing for comprehensive end-of-life care for all area patients in need.

Jamaica Plain
Community Servings 
To support the serving of medically tailored meals to 300 critically ill clients, their dependents, and caregivers in eastern Middlesex County.

Friends of Boston’s Homeless
To expand its program to secure permanent housing for the long-term homeless by upgrading its website and hiring a new development coordinator.

Hyde Square Task Force 
To support a multi-year program that helps at-risk, under-performing teens from Jamaica Plain and Roxbury develop college success skills.

Italian Home for Children 
To provide residential and day treatment services for children 4-18 years of age who have significant emotional and behavioral disorders.

LGBT Aging Project 
To fund education and outreach for LGBT older adults, caregivers, and elder service providers, to help the LGBT population age with dignity and respect.

Lawrence Beyond Soccer 
To engage youth through soccer, exposing them to new experiences, building confidence, and creating leadership, wellness, and academic opportunities.

Lawrence Family Dev. Charter School
To support the Opening Doors Program, helping children affected by poverty access excellent secondary schools, higher education, and a successful future. 

Lazarus House 
To help individuals living in poverty become self-sufficient, productive members of the community through education and job training.
To bring the “SMARTS" peer mentoring program to Malden High School, helping students with learning and attention differences learn how to learn.

Lowell Alternative House 
To provide emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Lowell Community Health Center
To teach individuals from diverse refugee and immigrant communities how to navigate the healthcare system, maximizing their overall well being.

Lowell Living Waters Center of Hope 
To support this daytime outreach drop-in center that offers a soup kitchen, educational support, and more to anyone in need. 

Lowell Wish Project 
To hire a resource manager to expand its efforts to supply furniture, clothing, baby gear, and home goods to more than 36,000 local people in need each year.

MA Coalition for the Homeless 
To support Room to Breathe, creating safer homes for children with asthma from low-income families, thereby reducing hospital visits and school absences.

To support its Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center, helping young adults with autism transition from the education system to fulfilling adult lives.

Marlborough Friends of Seniors 
To help fund a new senior center providing new opportunities through a Library and Computer Learning Center and hot meal program.

Marlborough MetroWest Boys & Girls Clubs
To replace and upgrade computer stations at the Marlborough Clubhouse, which serves about 50 members daily, many of whom do not have computers at home. 

Marlborough Special Olympics Massachusetts
To fund ongoing sports training, competitions, and "School-Day Games" for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities in Middlesex County.

Sisters of the Good Shepherd 
To provide professional mental health counseling to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay, through Maria Droste Services.


Bay State Reading Institute
To support its Malden School Transformation Project, helping the schools succeed in raising student performance in literacy and across the curriculum.

Cummings/Hillel Genocide Program
To fund speakers, student travel, and other programs at Tufts University related to genocide and the Holocaust.

Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust
To support the renovation of the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor, to be used for community meetings, outdoor activities, and event space.

Medford-Heading Home
To help end homelessness by providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing to homeless families through the Medford Family Life Education Center.

Royall House Association 
To strengthen educational programs for third and fifth graders, and to preserve the historic Medford mansion and adjacent slave quarters.

Birthday Wishes 
To provide birthday parties for homeless children living in shelters, motels, and transitional housing in eastern Massachusetts.

Waypoint Adventure 
To help improve the fitness and self-esteem of people with disabilities by making adventure-type activities, such as rock climbing and ropes courses, more accessible.

To improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by drafting them onto college athletic teams for the duration of their treatment and beyond. 

Project RIGHT 
To support its work with residents and local organizations, aiming to reduce crime and violence within the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury/North Dorchester.

Sociedad Latina
To engage Boston youth of color in leadership opportunities, empowering them to tackle issues of importance, and cultivating their community-organizing skills.

Children's Friend and Family Services 
To provide mental health services for 50 low-income students through case management and individual and group counseling sessions.

Essex National Heritage Commission 
To provide educational and work opportunities for under-engaged youth, while preserving the natural resources of Essex County.

Healing Abuse Working for Change
To provide services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24-hour hotline, legal advocacy, counseling, emergency shelter, and a trauma recovery program.

NEADS/Dogs for Deaf &Disabled Americans 
To train assistance dogs that help those who are deaf, physically disabled, or on the autism spectrum live more independently.

Seven Hills Community Services
To provide access to assistive technology, increasing the self-sufficiency of 160 residents of its homes for people with significant disabilities. 

Stoneham Boys & Girls Club 
To support the renovation of the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor, to be used for community meetings, outdoor activities, and event space.

 – Children’s Resources
A collaboration of five community groups working to improve children's resources by offering music lessons, constructing a playground and a public garden, and more.

Stoneham Theatre
To support the Young Company Education Program by creating an administrative position that will allow the theatre to serve more children. 

Corwin-Russell School 
To integrate new technology, such as laptops and iPads, into the curriculum, providing students with varied learning channels through which they can excel.

To support an Educational Transition Program, helping students with developmental disabilities navigate the transition out of the school system.

Asperger's Association of New England 
To help people with Asperger's Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles by providing information, education, support, and advocacy.

Regis College 
To establish an Institute for Global Connections as a "home base" for both new and existing international programs for students, faculty, and alumni.

A Better Chance
To provide academically talented high school students of color with expanded educational and career opportunities.

Winchester Community Music School
To create a self-sustaining development program and hire a new director of development for effective community outreach in Winchester and neighboring communities. 

Winchester Historical Society
To help fund the restoration of the historic Sanborn House, making it accessible to the community for public and private meetings, lectures, exhibits, and events.

Winchester Peace & Justice Initiative
To extend awareness of peace and justice through service learning, help for those in need, and educational programming.

Winchester Seniors Association
To renovate and refurbish the interior of the 35-year-old original Jenks building, including ceiling and floor replacements, painting, air conditioning upgrades, and more.

Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy 
To fund its weeklong Farm-based Education Programs, designed to acquaint elementary school children with where their food comes from and what it takes to raise it. 

Grameen Research 
To help fund a wellness center for low-income families, meeting the complex needs of vulnerable populations.

HILL For Literacy
To increase youth literacy rates by adding a facilitator to support high-risk schools, increase the number of students reached, and lead a cross-district peer network.

I’m Still Here Foundation
To expand the It Takes a Village program to serve Watertown and Roxbury, helping elderly people facing cognitive challenges remain engaged in living.

May Institute
To expand its pre-vocational and vocational skill development and jobs program for students ages 12-22 with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Resources for Human
To expand its internship program through which at-risk minority teens work with developmentally disabled adults.

Saint Charles School
To purchase staff computers, student laptops, a computer cart, and computer lab equipment upgrades for pre-school through 8th grade classrooms.

St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Charles Church
To offer long-term lifestyle improvement services, such as finance management, job training, and job search assistance, to people in need.

Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention
To develop a plan to provide better early intervention care through collaboration among healthcare providers, community organizations, and others who work with children.

Woburn Police Department
To aid in preventative law enforcement through the purchase of three special digital license plate readers for deployment in patrol vehicles.

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Germaine Lawrence School 
To support its services for girls and young women who have been sexually exploited, including clinical therapy, academic education, support groups, mentoring, and creative activities.

Armenian Heritage Foundation
To enhance the organization’s online presence, and to help provide valuable educational and learning opportunities for visitors to the new Armenian Heritage Park in Boston. 

Beverly Hospital 
To help fund the addition of three new operating rooms at Beverly Hospital, addressing the area’s growing need for surgical procedures.

Endicott College
To help fund construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will support its expanded Entrepreneurship Center and its rapidly growing biotech/life sciences program in Beverly.

Montserrat College of Art
To develop a much needed new website and other tools to increase functionality and enhance relations with students and their families, community members, and potential supporters.

American Islamic Congress 
To support its efforts of fostering respect for human rights and civil rights, driving genuine relations, and promoting tolerance and the exchange of ideas between people of all faiths.

Boston Architectural College
To establish the Ada Louise Huxtable Fellowship in Civic Engagement and Service Learning in honor of the Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic of The Wall Street Journal.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters 

To support its Transitional Day Program, the only 24-hour drop-in center in Greater Boston designed specifically for high-risk homeless youth who need critical survival services.

Catholic Charities, Boston 

To support its nearly 100 programs and services around eastern Massachusetts that provide social services to thousands of our neediest neighbors of all faiths.

Family Service of Greater Boston
To increase in-house services for children and families with intensive therapeutic needs, who are referred through childcare centers participating in its Strong Start program.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) 

Supporting the efforts of GLAD to help breakdown homophobic prejudges and bigotry whenever it occurs, and end discrimination of any sort based on sexual orientation.

Empower Peace

To support its Stand Up anti-bullying program and fund a delegation of local emerging female leaders to attend The Women2Women International Leadership Conference.

Hebrew SeniorLife 

To support its Healthy Housing for Seniors program, which seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for frail elders living in subsidized senior housing.

Inner City Scholarship Fund 
To provide financial assistance to Boston area students of all faiths attending Catholic elementary and secondary schools, helping to ensure the accessibility of a quality education.

Irish International Immigrant Center 
To benefit its Inclusion and Integration Project, which educates its large network of clients, students, partners, and supporters on the value of diversity and inclusion.

Museum of Fine Arts 

To support Ori Gersht: History Repeating, a survey of the artist's work, promoting intercultural understanding and discussions about anti-Semitism in the past and present.

Museum of Science 

To help underwrite the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition, bringing its ancient artifacts to Boston and helping visitors understand the divisions and inequalities that still echo in modern society.

To support Tech Goes Home, providing low-income families with a new netbook or mobile device, classroom training, and access to low-cost home Internet.

Pine Street Inn 
To help homeless U.S. veterans and low-income individuals who have served in the armed forces access resources for housing, employment, and community services.

United Way of Mass Bay 
To support Project BOOST's work in four specially identified underperforming middle schools to create emotionally safe environments and increase graduation rates.

Zoo New England 
To help expand cultural participation with free and discounted days, community pass programs, cultural activities, and more user-friendly signage and promotional materials.

Facing History and Ourselves 
To help nurture democracy and combat racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice through educational programs, including the June 2012 Holocaust Remembrance Project. 

The Conversation Project 
To support a project, founded by Ellen Goodman, that encourages the sharing of end-of-life wishes to create a more humane experience for the dying and their loved ones.

Harvard University

To support the research of Arlan Fuller, Jr., exploring the exclusion of Roma (Gypsy) youth in Serbia, Romania, and Italy, and also identifying mechanisms for change.

Our Place Daycare Center for the Homeless 
To support a one-time building expansion project to expand the children's daycare facility by 25 percent and increase the program's enrollment capacity.


Brookview House 
To help provide a safe, supportive environment for homeless moms and kids while these families pursue self–sufficiency through education, job training, and employment.

Jamaica Plain
Nativity Preparatory School
To help expand its classroom offerings to include fourth grade, enabling this nonsectarian catholic school to have a more significant effect on each student’s learning experience.

Catholic Charities - North 
To benefit the nonsectarian programs and services offered via the organization's offices and child care centers in Danvers, Gloucester, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem.

Mystic Valley Elder Services 
To support Project Reach, which includes needs identification, outreach, programs, and services targeted to a growing population of diverse and marginalized elders.
Marlborough Hospital 
To help fund construction of a state-of-the-art Cancer Pavilion, bringing all of the hospital's cancer services together under one roof to provide comprehensive care and treatment.

The Giving Camp
To help provide fun activities and friendship for Woburn area people with physical and mental challenges, as well as a respite for their families and caregivers.

Solutions for Living 
To support a pilot program that helps its students explore their multicultural roots and discuss with their families issues of prejudice, discrimination, and racism.

Tufts University: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 
To increase office staff, upgrade computer and A/V equipment, develop needed databases, and introduce new audiences to the program.

Tufts University 
To support the Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education, which teaches the importance of moral action in the face of persecution and oppression.

North Andover
Angel Flight New England 
To provide free scheduled or emergency air transportation, ensuring patients receive the medical care they need without depleting their financial and emotional resources.

North Grafton

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 
To help fund a recognized leader for the school's signature International Veterinary Medicine program, part of a comprehensive global health network across Tufts University.

Mission of Deeds 
To help provide more needy families in Middlesex and Essex counties with beds, furniture, and basic household items, free of charge and with a minimal waiting period.

The Home for Little Wanderers 
To support Roxbury Village, a new program that provides former foster youth with safe, stable housing and the necessary support to become self-sufficient adults.

Salem State University 
To help establish the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which will increase access to related educational resources and connect with area survivors of genocide.

Spaulding Hospital Salem 
To help fund its adaptive sports and recreation program, enhancing the independence, physical health, and emotional well-being of people with disabilities.

Hallmark Health 
To help fund its new, state-of-the-art Comprehensive Breast Center, providing residents of Boston's northern suburbs with ready access to the most advanced care for breast disease.

Neighbors Who Care 
To help fund outreach services to assist underserved homebound elderly and chronically ill adults without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
To support its Stem Cell Consortium through which researchers will develop, study, and maintain Alzheimer’s neurons that will be used to screen for new drugs.

Wilmington Youth Soccer 
To help fund TOPSoccer, a special needs athletic program helping Wilmington area kids with physical, emotional, and intellectual challenges develop social and gross motor skills.

Griffin Museum of Photography
To support its exhibits and programs that promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.

Winchester Field Development 
To support a capital program to renovate and restore Winchester's athletic fields, providing the community and its athletic teams with safe, adequate, and accessible facilities.

Winchester Hospital 
To benefit a variety of areas, including its new Ambulatory Services Center, patient services at its Center for Cancer Care, and nursing education and scholarships.

Winchester Multicultural Network 
To help fund a new director position, enabling the organization to sustain and expand its programming, which promotes the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity.

Emmanuel College
To help develop an interdisciplinary program in Middle East Studies and an Arabic Foreign Language Certificate as part of its Global Studies and International Affairs Program.

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club 
To support its strategy to deepen program impact and promote capacity building at this organization that welcomes boys and girls of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures.

Middlesex Canal Commission 
To reconstruct the Middlesex Canal Towpath, connecting it to pedestrian outlets at Alfred Street and School Street, providing a recreational path for Woburn area residents.

North Suburban YMCA 
To further its mission to connect people of all backgrounds, and to provide scholarships, childcare, and programs for healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.

Social Capital Inc. 
To help train teen leaders, expand the WorldFest Multicultural Leadership Program, develop online programs, and pilot a Social Capitalist fellows program.

Supportive Living, Inc.
To help fund individualized support services and care at Warren House, allowing survivors of brain injury to live more independently in a home-like atmosphere.

VNA Hospice Care
To help further its mission to provide comprehensive care and support to patients and families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness and loss.

Woburn Council of Social Concern 
To help serve those in need through its food pantry, children's center, family childcare system, parenting education program, and supervised visitation program.

Woburn Historical Society 
To support the planning, production, and promotion of programs and exhibits that inform and educate the citizens of Woburn about their city’s history and rich heritage.

Youth Villages 
To support Transitional Living, a program designed to help young adults who are aging out of state custody learn skills to transition into independent and productive lives.

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Major Grants Program

Through this initiative, Cummings Foundation supports nonprofits with grants of greater than $100,000 each. These awards support Greater Boston nonprofits and typically total at least $10 million annually. Proposals for major grants are accepted by invitation only, and many of the awards build on funding previously provided through the $100K for 100 program.

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Institute for World Justice

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

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