The Cummings organization donated $2.5 million for a major lobby renovation project at Boston's Museum of Science. The magnificent new entrance at this 185-year-old Boston icon includes the newly named Cummings Concourse, which was dedicated "in honor and recognition of the entire staff of Cummings Properties." (left to right) Cummings Properties president and CEO Dennis Clarke, Bill and Joyce Cummings, Alicia Clarke, and Museum of Science president Yannis Miaoulis gathered at an event to celebrate the completion of the lobby renovation.
Major Grants - Larger Greater Boston Awards
Cummings Foundation supports Greater Boston nonprofits with grants of greater than $100,000 each. Proposals for Major Grants are accepted by invitation only, and many of the awards build on previous funding.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2015 to double its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programming for adult immigrants in Salem and Lynn who speak little or no English.
A 2015 matching grant of up to $400,000 to rebuild Winchester's Jenks Center, the only privately built and operated nonprofit senior center in Massachusetts. The newly renovated Jenks Center will better meet the needs of seniors and have an expanded role as a community center for all.
A $2 million grant in 2014 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary and rebuilding of the Club. The Club was renamed in honor of Cummings Properties’ late president, James L. McKeown, who in 1991 was the first former youth member of the Boys and Girls Club to be elected its president.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2014 acknowledging a decades-long ongoing relationship with this fine Woburn organization providing end-of-life care at home.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2014 to fund speakers, student travel, and other programs at Tufts University related to genocide and the Holocaust.
Supportive Living Inc.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2014 to support this remarkable Woburn team that provides long-term housing for victims of traumatic brain injuries.
Museum of Science
A $2.5 million grant in 2014 to fund a major renovation to the lobby of this world-class educational institution.
Salem State University
A 2014 grant of $1 million to support the programs offered through the University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
A $500,000 grant in 2014 to be paid over three years, mostly in connection with the Hospital's new Center for Cancer Care.
A grant of $1 million in 2014 to expand its programming, which promotes the understanding and appreciation of diversity. There is the possibility of an additional $1 million in matching funds for the construction of a permanent home for the organization.
A $50 million commitment in 2005 to support Tufts University's efforts to provide an exceptional education, first-rate clinical services, and innovative research that benefits both animal and human health.
A $1 million grant in 2004 to fund the creation of the YMCA's Douglas Stephens Teen Center in Beverly, named in memory of a late trustee of Cummings Foundation and longtime executive vice president of Cummings Properties.
City of Woburn
A $150,000 in-kind donation in 2003 of a brick comfort station at Horn Pond, a 700-acre recreation area where the public can enjoy nature walks, photography, biking, and fishing.
A gift of $1.5 million in 1999 to endow the Cummings Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Business Economics, and to ensure that subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Business Law will be offered at Tufts in perpetuity.
A gift of land valued at $1.3 million in 1998 for the James L. McKeown School.
A $500,000 gift in 1997 was the “lead” donation to jumpstart a $3.5 million fundraising campaign to purchase and restore the three-acre property at 407 Highland Avenue, formerly the estate home of actor/comedian Frank Fontaine.
Supportive Living, Inc.
A $1.2 million grant of land in 1995 for the construction of its first group home for those affected by traumatic brain injuries.