Cummings Grant Recipients

Local Grant Program

2021 Grantee Collage

To date, Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $375 million in grants to nonprofits based in greater Boston. 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.

2022 Cummings $25 Million Grant Program Recipients

One hundred of the 140 nonprofits below were awarded $100,000 each in May 2022, with most grants scheduled to be disbursed over two to five years. The remaining 40 grant winners were awarded $200,000–$500,000 each (as noted next to the nonprofit’s name), to be paid over 10 years.

Below this box are earlier grants paid by the Foundation since 2012, when its formal grant-making programs began. Total grants awarded by Cummings Foundation, Inc. (and immediate affiliates) within Northeastern Massachusetts now total $375 million.


Acton
Discovery Museum

To facilitate improved relationships between incarcerated young fathers at MCI-Concord and their visiting children through family activities.

Innovators for Purpose

To expand access to our programs so as to broaden the pipeline of underrepresented youth pursuing high-impact college and career pathways.

Amesbury
Link House

To hire a recovery coach, who will provide person-centered, strength-based supports to help people manage their recovery from substance dependence.

Andover
Andover Community Trust

To develop affordable homes, supply sites for students training in construction, and provide outreach to homeseekers and community members.

Mass School of Law

To provide graduate-level instruction on business demands, laws, and regulatory matters as well as solutions to common legal issues in business.

Arlington
Arlington Youth Counseling Center—$500,000

To provide comprehensive mental health services to youth and families as well as other community-based social services to residents in need.

The bIRch House

To provide survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse with free specialized recovery programming, including support groups, workshops, and events.

Fidelity House

To meet the transportation needs of our School Age Child Care after-school program, day camps, and low-income youth.

Food Link—$500,000

To annually rescue up to 2 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food from being wasted and distribute it to those living with food insecurity.

Visiting Nurse & Community Care—$500,000

To assess and meet the physical and safety needs of elderly people returning home from the hospital while maintaining open communication with caregivers.

Bedford
Nashoba Learning Group—$500,000

To provide adults with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions with weekly outings that provide training in the activities of daily living.

Beverly
Beverly Bootstraps—$500,000

To embed an additional case manager in the community and expand our case management model to provide intensive long-term support.

Cabot Performing Arts Center

To foster self-expression and teach filmmaking skills through In Focus, a new program of filmmaking classes for at-risk, marginalized youths.

Harborlight Community Partners

To create and preserve affordable homes with full supportive services for families, seniors, individuals, people with disabilities, and those who have experienced homelessness.

Lappin Foundation

To deliver a Holocaust Symposium for teens at middle schools, high schools, youth group meeting places, and teen engagement centers.

Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore

To advance industry training and job opportunities, with a focus on underserved communities, to better prepare students for high-paying jobs in the life sciences.

Billerica
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica

To increase the size and operating hours of our STEAMcenter Makerspace so as to allow for additional programming, member participation and retention, and equipment.

Rise Again: The Sabrina Best Foundation

To provide scholarships to allow women who lack financial resources to enter a safe, supportive, MASH-certified sober home to continue the journey of recovery from substance use disorder.

Boston
Alliance for Business Leadership

To create the Alliance Civic Leadership Initiative (ACLI) in order to equip business leaders with the civic skills they will need to be advocates for equity and social change.

Artisan's Asylum

To provide underserved kids in Allston-Brighton with after-school instruction in STEAM fields through hands-on learning and mentoring delivered with our youth-focused community partners.

Beyond Conflict

To help Boston-based social justice organizations achieve data-driven, measurable impact through the development of new theories of change and training informed by brain and behavioral science.

Black Economic Council of Massachusetts

To provide direct technical assistance and other business support to micro and small businesses owned by people of color across Massachusetts.

Boston Children's Museum

To support the fabrication and associated programming efforts of the Our City exhibit, which focuses on social justice and empathy.

Boston Public Library Fund

To provide free academic support to K-8 youth throughout the BPL system, and employment to Boston-area teen mentors, through an in-person and virtual Homework Assistance Program.

BUILD Boston

To provide teens in under-resourced schools with BUILD’s entrepreneurship program and enhance our curriculum to address pandemic-related learning loss and opportunity gaps.

CAIR-MA—$250,000

To provide low-income Muslim immigrants and refugees with culturally sensitive pro bono immigration and civil rights services.

Cambridge College

To provide minority K-12 girls and other students of color from Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex counties with a direct pathway into STEM careers.

Camp Harbor View—$1,000,000

To support youth development work at our Leadership Academy and a new two-year equity initiative designed to provide guaranteed income to families in Boston.

Emerson Prison Initiative

To better serve the Initiative's existing incarcerated students, expand to a new site, and facilitate a stronger reentry process that positions those who parole for future success.

Emmanuel College—$500,000

To create a resource partnership for women/BIPOC-owned organizations by providing interns and business solutions through Emmanuel’s live case study and guided internship program.

FamilyAid Boston

To improve the immediate and long-term health of more than 800 children facing homelessness by connecting them to the critical behavioral health services they need.

HomeStart

To sustain and expand our approach to ending and preventing homelessness—housing search, eviction prevention, and housing stabilization services—in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

To expand our network of intergenerational programs and tech training sites for older adults living in public/affordable housing and support our mission to prevent social isolation and loneliness.

Lovin' Spoonfuls—$500,000

To provide low-income people experiencing food insecurity with fresh, nutritious food through our food rescue and hunger relief operation in Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties.

Mass Advocates for Children—$350,000

To address the (COVID-driven) widening achievement gap and increased mental health needs of English language learners in Lawrence through parent advocacy services and training.

Mass College of Art and Design

To support Artward Bound, a free four-year college prep program on MassArt's campus that is unlike any other program offered in the U.S.

Mass Women's Political Caucus

To increase the number of women being appointed to municipal boards and serving in municipal office.

Mass Wonderfund

To provide kids who have endured trauma and are entering foster care with clothing and other essentials as well as enrichment activities like summer camp, art classes, and sports.

MassINC—$350,000

To provide Gateway Cities support in assessing and implementing inclusive procurement practices and policies in municipal government and large private sector organizations.

MassRobotics

To provide young women of color a direct pathway to transform an interest in STEM to a passion and career in STEM.

Philanthropy Massachusetts

To increase access to high-quality training for development professionals by providing scholarships, particularly to BIPOC practitioners and/or leaders of small and grassroots nonprofits.

Prisoners' Legal Services of Mass

To provide direct legal aid and self-help tools to improve conditions for incarcerated women and increase their access to release mechanisms that facilitate reentry success.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts—$300,000

To promote kindergarten readiness by enhancing our dual literacy intervention for families by adding key social-emotional and academic content and increased BIPOC peer leadership.

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership

To end domestic violence and elder abuse by building faith community capacity and partnerships.

Sibling Connections—$250,000

To reconnect more siblings separated by foster care placements by increasing the number of separated sibling groups served through our Weekend Retreats and Sibling Sunday programs.

SparkShare

To empower the next generation of problem solvers by growing a vibrant network, thereby catalyzing youths and adults to solve problems that matter to all of us.

University of Massachusetts Boston

To provide underrepresented UMass Boston undergraduates interested in health careers with internships at health equity nonprofits in communities of color most affected by COVID-19.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center

To provide Latinx immigrant youths and families with culturally affirming arts education and performances while fostering cross-cultural connections with Boston's other communities.

Women of Color Entrepreneurs

To help women of color entrepreneurs in the Boston metro region grow their businesses through programming, technical assistance, mentorship, access to funding opportunities, and peer support.

Cambridge
Bridges Homeward—$350,000

To strengthen permanency-focused programming for foster youths served by CFCS with the goal to help create or enhance safe and stable parenting relationships.

Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation

To provide youths living in public housing, from grade six through year four of college, with the skills they need to gain economic mobility.

Cambridge Women's Center—$400,000

To provide women seeking support and connection with free and accessible drop-in respite, emotional support, computer access, food, survival supplies, resource referrals, workshops, and community.

Community Art Center

To provide safe, reliable transportation for young children from their schools to Community Art Center's Early Education and Child Care program.

Educational Divide Reform

To provide academic instruction and mentoring to economically disadvantaged immigrant students in grades four through eight in Woburn.

The Loop Lab

To increase our capacity to educate, train, and enable young people of color to join the digital AV workforce and become storytellers in the creative economy.

Mass BioEd Foundation

To support BioTeach program activities through teacher training, curriculum development, career exploration, expanded work in low-income schools, and lab equipment grants and loans.

The Next Step Fund

To support greater numbers of at-risk youths living with cancer, HIV/AIDs, and rare genetic disorders in visualizing and realizing their potential through community, music, and mentorship.

Concord
Open Table

To expand our mobile food programs and deliver more prepared meals and groceries throughout our service area.

ThinkGive

To promote emotional wellbeing and empowerment in under-resourced youths in Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex counties through a classroom-centered, student-driven social emotional learning program.

Danvers
Essex County Community Foundation—$350,000

To provide computers, affordable internet access, and digital literacy training to 800 low-income households across Essex County, improving access to employment, education, and telehealth.

Mass Center for Native American Awareness

To provide low-income Native American college students in the North Shore region with culturally sensitive mentoring and vital educational resources.

Dorchester
City Mission—$250,000

To help 60 low-income single mothers attain economic security and advance their futures with stable housing, education, and employment.

Codman Square Health Center

To train and deploy navigators to assist patients in utilizing telehealth technology.

College Bound Dorchester—$350,000

To foster collegiate success among gang-involved youth by redirecting their entrepreneurial, networking, and leadership skills from violence to positive change.

Cristo Rey Boston High School

To sustain a full-scholarship, academically rigorous college prep education in order to close the opportunity gap for collegebound students in families of limited means.

Freedom House—$350,000

To remove barriers to educational success by providing Black and Brown students with college-level learning opportunities, college prep programs, and ongoing coaching throughout college.

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts

To expand academic, mentorship, and internship opportunities for Boston’s most vulnerable youth through our Student Trainer program.

VietAID

To provide a community-centric approach to destigmatizing and addressing mental health needs of the Vietnamese immigrant and refugee community of Dorchester.

Framingham
Brazilian American Center

To expand our staff in order to help vulnerable immigrants, strengthen our institutional capacities, and build and consolidate strategic alliances.

The Metrowest ESL Fund—$250,000

To provide on-site ESL classes, including counseling support, for MetroWest residents.

Metrowest Workers Center

To provide immigrants with legal services concerning their rights as employees, including payment of wages, workers' compensation, and other employment and immigration matters.

RIA—$250,000

To strengthen our organizational capacity to sustainably fund our specialized recovery program for majority women survivors of sex trafficking in greater Boston, the MetroWest, and Worcester.

Gloucester
Backyard Growers—$250,000

To provide students and low-income residents with access to affordable fresh vegetables and food system learning opportunities through backyard, community, and school gardens and programs.

Haverhill
Buttonwoods Museum

To provide inspiring educational programs about Greater Haverhill by adding historically marginalized voices, thereby offering a more inclusive narrative of local and state history.

Hyde Park
Young Man with a Plan

To support holistic mentoring and success planning for young low-income Black and Latino men in Boston.

Ipswich
House of Peace

To provide transitional support and residential services for refugees from Afghanistan and other war-affected countries referred from Catholic Charities and other refugee agencies.

Jamaica Plain
Girls Rock Campaign Boston

To expand our ability to provide transformative music-based programming for girls and youths of marginalized gender identities by increasing our staff and securing a multi-use space.

Hyde Square Task Force—$400,000

To provide 250 BIPOC students annually with pre-college support, as well as ongoing coaching throughout college, through our College Success Program (CSP).

Rehearsal for Life

To increase the social and emotional health of Boston youths, equipping students with the self-knowledge, community connection, and agency to succeed.

Union of Minority Neighborhoods

To provide social justice advocacy, economic resources, skills workshops, and leadership training to low-income community members of color.

Lawrence
Cor Unum Meal Center

To continue to expand the youth job training program and develop innovative mechanisms to address additional food insecurity issues related to youths and young adults.

Merrimack Valley Dream Center

To purchase and operate a mobile shower unit in Lawrence and Haverhill to provide hot showers, hygiene products, haircuts, and a free monthly health clinic to those experiencing homelessness.

Northeast Legal Aid

To support the Medical-Legal Partnership between Northeast Legal Aid and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.

Notre Dame Education Center – Lawrence—$250,000

To support all programs that are not currently state grant-funded, including our Nursing Assistant Program, citizenship classes, and facilities costs.

Uncommon Threads

To support the continued operations of emergency and workforce clothing distribution services as well as personal development programs serving nearly 2,000 low-income women.

Lexington
Community Therapeutic Day School

To provide social and psychotherapeutic services to low-income children and families and reach a more diverse population of individuals in need.

Eliot Community Human Services

To provide expanded peer-to-peer mental health and suicide prevention programming to students and professional development for educators in Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Chelsea, and Everett.

Wildflower—$350,000

To provide enriching experiences and support to children and their widowed parents to help them recover from the trauma of parental loss.

Lincoln
Carroll School

To provide tuition assistance for students with language-based learning differences (such as dyslexia) who have a clear financial need and have not had academic success in a traditional school.

Lowell
Acre Family Child Care—$350,000

To provide training, coaching, technical assistance, and crisis support to more than 60 women who operate family childcare programs and care for more than 375 families and 400 children.

Alternative House

To provide supportive housing case management to increase housing access for survivors of domestic violence.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

To expand Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell’s Enrichment program, where young people become global citizens and agents for equity.

Dwelling House of Hope

To empower immigrant women in Lowell by providing life and work skills training, work experience, and assistance moving into the workforce.

Elevate New England

To expand full-time teacher-mentor personnel to serve new at-risk high school, middle school, and elementary school students the public schools have assigned to our program.

Thom Anne Sullivan Center—$200,000

To empower families to foster a safe and healthy environment for their young children by providing multicultural parental and caregiver resources and sponsoring community-based safety events.

Lynn
Boys & Girls Club of Lynn—$500,000

To set and sustain the long-term financial security of our very successful STEAM-focused programming for at-risk teens.

Essex County Community Organization

To address the racial wealth gap by creating opportunities for the construction of affordable housing in cities and towns across the North Shore.

My Brother's Table

To provide hospitality and free meals both on site and throughout the community of Lynn to anyone in need.

New American Association of Mass

To hire a case manager to provide low-income immigrants from Lynn and Lowell with resources designed to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Malden
The Immigrant Learning Center

To provide immigrant and refugee adults in greater Boston with free intensive English language programs, helping them to become successful workers, parents, and community members.

Marlborough
Cancer1Source

To provide a co-pay assistance card for non-pharmaceutical out-of-pocket medical expenses for those in cancer care.

Medford
Friends of the Medford Family Network

To hire an additional employee to provide necessary outreach, as well as family and community engagement, to better connect us with families across our diverse community.

Melrose
Melrose Alliance Against Violence

To provide youth education and prevention programming that addresses bullying, teen dating violence, and sexual assault in an effort to stop domestic violence before it starts.

Methuen
Methuen Arlington Neighborhood

To continue to provide and expand our educational, cultural, and recreational programs at no cost to low-income youth and families of Methuen Arlington Neighborhood.

Natick
RCS Learning Center—$250,000

To provide high-quality individualized behavioral and educational services for children diagnosed with Autism through innovation in four main educational concentration areas.

Newburyport
Runway for Recovery

To strengthen our Family Grants Program, which benefits local at-risk families and children who have experienced the loss of a parent or caretaker to breast cancer.

Newton
Public Interest Law Foundation

To provide cost-of-living stipends for law students completing unpaid internships at nonprofits, legal services organizations, and government agencies in order to advance justice in society.

Rockport
CCB Foundation

To open CORE Peer Recovery & Resource Center in Gloucester, the first Peer Recovery Center for substance abuse disorder on Cape Ann.

Roxbury
826 Boston—$400,000

To expand individualized writing support to three new schools, using an innovative school partnership model for writing and student leadership opportunities.

About Fresh—$500,000

To further expand our weekly mobile markets across low-income Boston communities in order to increase healthy food sales and uplift local food culture through nutrition education events.

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

To increase diversity in technology fields and the building trades by providing access, equity, and multiple pathways into skilled careers.

Center for Teen Empowerment—$350,000

To recruit, hire, train, and pay BIPOC youth to lead social justice change activities that promote an end to community violence and racial oppression.

Fathers' Uplift

To expand our staff of therapeutic coaches to serve 25 additional fathers from historically marginalized communities, helping them overcome barriers and grow father/child relationships.

La Alianza Hispana

To provide Boston’s low-income Latinx immigrants and their families with high-quality social and public health services in an effort to help this vulnerable community to thrive.

New Beginnings Re-Entry Services

To build the capacity of formerly incarcerated women to be their own advocates and create a positive new beginning.

Project Hope—$500,000

To renovate our Family Shelter, transforming underused space to accommodate large families and those with special needs and creating accessible common areas to build community.

Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center—$250,000

To provide trauma support using a community-based approach to foster recovery and healing from all sources of post-traumatic stress, including exposure to violence, poverty, and racism.

Sojourner House

To upgrade our technology in order to enable staff to work more efficiently and provide residents with improved capabilities and more programming in today’s virtual environment.

Salisbury
Pettengill House

To provide outreach, essential services, case management, community-based supports, and intervention to at-risk, low income, isolated seniors residing in Salisbury and Newburyport.

Somerville
Boston Landmarks Orchestra

To provide an opportunity for older adults suffering from memory loss and dementia to experience a bit of joy and respite with familiar music.

Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation—$500,000

To develop a Career Pathways Program for immigrant youths and youths of color by providing mentoring, health career exposure, and economic empowerment.

Somerville Community Corporation

To provide low-income individuals with job readiness training and financial literacy programming to help them find good local jobs and sustainable financial security.

Somerville Public Schools

To provide differently abled students with adaptive physical education opportunities as well as social/emotional skill development through adventure-based education programming.

The Welcome Project

To build an economic development program that will help immigrant-owned businesses succeed by helping owners to develop a business plan and providing mentoring and technical assistance.

Stoneham
Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield—$250,000

To provide greater Boston and North Shore youths with proven high-impact leadership programming, such as career training, first jobs, and in-depth one-on-one social work.

Sudbury
Camp Casco

To provide fun and friendship and build consistent sources of emotional support for childhood cancer patients and survivors through our free annual overnight camp.

Friends of the Sudbury Senior Citizens

To fully equip a teaching/commercial kitchen at the new Fairbank Community Center in Sudbury.

Swampscott
North Shore Rovers

To provide a soccer program for local children with disabilities that is staffed by high school-aged volunteers, and to seek and support the creation of similar programs.

Wakefield
ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston

To expand our after-school program to introduce more high school students to careers in architecture, construction management, and engineering.

Waltham
Community Farms Outreach

To provide low-income individuals at risk for diet-related health conditions with 20 weeks of vegetables for their households and language-appropriate nutrition support.

Waltham Boys & Girls Club

To address the mental health of economically disadvantaged youths through expanded social/emotional and mental health programming, to include counseling with a licensed clinician.

Watertown
Primary Source—$350,000

To meet the needs of students in Lynn, Revere, and Burlington to learn about African American history from teachers who will empower and engage them.

Weston
Roxbury Weston Programs

To offset transportation and scholarship expenses, which are critical to fulfilling our mission of bringing families together in a community dedicated to diversity in early education.

Wilmington
Wilmington Memorial Library

To help revitalize the first floor of the library, turning it into an inviting community space that uses the footprint of the library to its greatest advantage.

Winchester
Autism Housing Pathways

To help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families find or create affordable, supportive, and sustainable housing options suitable for adults with developmental disabilities.

Winchester Committee for A Better Chance—$250,000

To complete much-needed repairs and renovations to the interior of ABC House and to allow us to contract for operating services in order to be more efficient.

Woburn
Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council—$250,000

To give all youth in our service footprint, particularly those in at-risk communities, an opportunity to experience the scouting program.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Woburn

To serve the needs of low-income multicultural and multilingual clients by providing assistance with life's basic needs as they strive for self-sufficiency.

Woburn Historical Society—$300,000

To develop presentations, films, events, and lectures in order to expand our educational programming for grades K-8 and add a workday for our administrative assistant.

Woburn Police Department

To develop and implement a drone program and Mobile Command Center that can rapidly deploy and assist the citizens of Woburn in emergency situations.

All Grant Recipients to date

Every grant winner listed below by town has received a grant totaling between $100,000 and $500,000 since this program began in full in 2012. Most of the 10-year awards are still being disbersed, with significant payments still being made. Many of the remaining awards have long since been fully paid.

Acton
  • Boston Area Gleaners (2016, 2021—$400,000)
  • The Discovery Museums (2015, 2022)
  • Household Goods (2021)
  • Innovators for Purpose (2022)
  • Sitters Without Borders (2020)
Allston
  • Brazilian Worker Center (2017)
  • DEAF, Inc. (2019)
  • Lovin' Spoonfuls (2018)
  • West End House Boys & Girls Club (2015, 2018, 2020—$500,000)
Amesbury
  • Link House (2022)
  • Our Neighbors' Table (2017, 2019—$500,000)
Andover
  • Aaron's Presents (2017, 2021)
  • A Better Chance of Andover (2018)
  • Andover Community Trust (2022)
  • Andover Public Schools (2019)
  • Andover Senior Community Friends (2021)
  • Challenge Unlimited (2014, 2018, 2020—$333,330)
  • Creative Living (2018)
  • Mass School of Law (2022)
  • Professional Ctr. for Child Development (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Project Home Again (2020)
Arlington
  • Arlington Boys & Girls Club (2013)
  • Arlington Youth Counseling Center (2015, 2019, 2022—$500,000)
  • The bIRch House (2022)
  • The Children’s Room (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Fidelity House (2022)
  • Food Link (2017, 2022—$500,000)
  • Germaine Lawrence School (2012)
  • Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice (2021)
  • Visiting Nurse & Community Care (2016, 2022—$500,000)
Ashby
  • Middlesex County Foundation (2021)
Bedford
  • The Edinburg Center (2021)
  • Minuteman Senior Services (2013, 2016, 2018—$300,000)
  • Nashoba Learning Group (2014, 2018, 2022—$500,000))
  • Science from Scientists (2018)
Belmont
  • Armenian Heritage Park (2012)
Beverly
  • Beverly Bootstraps (2013, 2022—$500,000))
  • Beverly Chamber of Commerce (2021)
  • Beverly Children’s Learning Center (2013)
  • Beverly Education Foundation (2013)
  • Beverly Hospital (2012, 2013)
  • Beverly School for Deaf (2013)
  • Build Health International (2016, 2020—$350,000)
  • Cabot Performing Arts Center (2022)
  • Change is Simple (2013, 2021—$350,000)
  • Endicott College (2012, 2015, 2018, 2020—$300,000)
  • Express Yourself Youth Arts (2014, 2018—$300,000)
  • Greater Beverly YMCA (2014)
  • Harborlight Community Partners (2022)
  • Lappin Foundation (2022)
  • Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (2020, 2022)
  • Montserrat College of Art (2012)
  • The North East Educational and Developmental Supports Center (2021)
  • North Shore Community Mediation (2013)
  • North Shore InnoVentures (2013, 2018—$200,000)
  • Northeast Behavioral Health (2014)
  • Northshore Education Consortium (2013)
  • Peter Frates Family Foundation (2021)
  • The School for Field Studies (2014, 2019—$200,000)
  • SeniorCare (2014, 2019—$200,000)
Billerica
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica (2022)
  • Rise Again: The Sabrina Best Foundation (2022)
Boston
  • ACE Mentor Program Of Greater Boston (2019)
  • Achieve Summer Program (2017)
  • Action for Boston Community Development (2021)
  • Alliance for Business Leadership (2022)
  • Alray Taylor Second Chance (2014, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
  • American Islamic Congress (2012)
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston (2016)
  • Appalachian Mountain Club (2015)
  • Artisan's Asylum (2022)
  • Artists for Humanity (2014, 2017, 2019—$250,000)
  • Asian American Civic Association (2014, 2018)
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (2017, 2019—$500,000)
  • Babson College (2019)
  • BAGLY (2021)
  • Beacon Academy (2020)
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (2016)
  • Beyond Conflict (2019, 2022)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay (2016)
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (2022)
  • Boston Architectural College (2012, 2020—$300,000)
  • Boston Arts Academy (2015)
  • Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service (2018, 2021—$250,000)
  • Boston CASA (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Boston Children's Museum (2022)
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Ctr (2016, 2019—$250,000)
  • The Boston Foundation (2019)
  • Boston Harbor Island Alliance (2013)
  • Boston Harbor Now (2021)
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Boston HERC (2020)
  • Boston Medical Center (2013)
  • Boston Nature Center (2014)
  • Boston Partners in Education (2015, 2021—$300,000)
  • Boston Post Adoption Resources (2020)
  • Boston Public Library Fund (2022)
  • Boston Public Schools (2014)
  • Breaktime United (2021)
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters (2017, 2019—$300,000)
  • BSA Foundation (2020)
  • BUILD Boston (2020, 2022)
  • Building Impact (2015)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (2017)
  • Business Equity COVID-19 Fund (2020)
  • CAIR-MA (2018, 2022—$250,000)
  • Cambridge College (2022)
  • Camp Harbor View (2015, 2022—$1,000,000)
  • Camp Shriver (2014)
  • Casa Myrna Vazquez (2015)
  • Catholic Charities Boston (2012)
  • Center for Law and Education (2018)
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (2020)
  • Children's Trust (2018)
  • Christopher’s Haven (2013)
  • Citizen Schools (2013)
  • College for Social Innovation (2019)
  • Commonwealth Corporation Foundation (2013)
  • The Commonwealth Seminar (2021)
  • Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (2020)
  • Community Resources for Justice (2018)
  • Compass Working Capital (2015)
  • Courageous Sailing Center for Youth (2015)
  • Discovering Justice — Public Education (2016, 2019—$250,000)
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services (2019)
  • EdVestors (2013)
  • Elevate Youth (2021)
  • Emerald Necklace Conservancy (2014, 2017)
  • Emerson Prison Initiative (2022)
  • Emmanuel College (2012, 2019, 2022—$500,000)
  • Empower Peace (2012)
  • English for New Bostonians (2017, 2020)
  • FamilyAid Boston (2019, 2022)
  • Family Service of Greater Boston (2012)
  • Fenway Community Health Center (2013, 2018)
  • First Literacy (2019)
  • Foundation for Business Equity (2021)
  • Freshman Fresh Start (2021)
  • Friday Night Supper Program (2021)
  • Friends of Children’s Trust Fund (2013)
  • FriendshipWorks Elder Services (2016)
  • Future Chefs (2014)
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (2012, 2015)
  • Generations Incorporated (2015, 2017—$500,000)
  • Girls on the Run Greater Boston (2021)
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank (2013)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services (2016)
  • Health Care For All (2018)
  • Health Law Advocates (2014, 2021)
  • Hearth Boston (2015)
  • Hebrew SeniorLife (2012)
  • HomeStart (2022)
  • Inner-City Scholarship Fund (2012, 2015)
  • International Institute of New England (2020)
  • Inversant (formerly FUEL Education) (2016, 2018—$450,000)
  • Irish International Immigrant Center (2012)
  • Jewish Vocational Service (2014)
  • JFYNetWorks (2018)
  • Judge Baker Children's Center (2020)
  • Justice at Work (2021)
  • King Boston (2019)
  • La Alianza Hispana (2018)
  • Latino STEM Alliance (2016)
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse (2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • Lawyers for Civil Rights (2020)
  • The LEAH Project at Health Resources in Action (2017)
  • The Lenny Zakim Fund (2019)
  • Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (2022)
  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls (2013, 2022—$500,000)
  • Lucy's Love Bus (2020)
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership (2020)
  • Massachusetts Advocates for Children (2016, 2019, 2022—$350,000)
  • Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (2013, 2021)
  • Massachusetts Citizens for Children (2014, 2021)
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2022)
  • Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (2022)
  • Massachusetts Wonderfund (2020, 2022)
  • MassINC (2019, 2022—$350,000)
  • MassRobotics (2022)
  • Matahari Women Workers' Center (2020)
  • MathPOWER – Algebra in Middle Schools (2016)
  • Minds Matter of Boston (2016, 2021—$350,000)
  • Museum of African American History (2015)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (2012)
  • Museum of Science (2012)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of MA (2017)
  • New England Center and Home for Veterans (2016, 2019)
  • New England Center for Arts & Technology (2016, 2021—$300,000)
  • New England Innocence Project (2019)
  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (2015)
  • The One Fund (2013)
  • OpenAirBoston (2012)
  • Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston (2015)
  • PAIR Project – Access to Justice (2016, 2019—$400,000)
  • The Partnership (2018, 2020)
  • Pedro Martinez Foundation (2021)
  • Philanthropy Massachusetts (2022)
  • Prisoners' Legal Services of Mass (2022)
  • Project Place (2015, 2020—$250,000)
  • Raising A Reader Massachusetts (2016, 2022—$300,000)
  • Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy (2018)
  • Resilient Coders (2019)
  • Romani Realities Project (2012, 2015, 2018)
  • Rosie’s Place (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership (2016, 2022)
  • Samaritans (2013, 2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • Shooting Touch – Getting Girls in the Game (2016)
  • Sibling Connections (2018, 2022—$250,000)
  • Silver Lining Mentoring (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Social Innovation Forum (2019)
  • South End Technology Center @ Tent City (2019)
  • SparkShare (2022)
  • St. Anthony Shrine Food Center (2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • St. Francis House (2014)
  • Steppingstone Foundation (2014, 2019)
  • Tech Goes Home (2019)
  • Teen Center at St. Peter's (2020)
  • Tenacity (2017)
  • The Theater Offensive – True Colors (2016)
  • Thompson Island Outward Bound Education (2016)
  • Trinity Boston Connects (2021)
  • The Trustees of Reservations (2017)
  • United South End Settlements (2020)
  • United Way of MA Bay & Merrimack Valley (2012, 2020)
  • University of Massachusetts (2021)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (2022)
  • Urban College of Boston (2015, 2019—$350,000)
  • Veronica Robles Cultural Center (2022)
  • Veterans Legal Services (2015, 2019)
  • WalkBoston (2017)
  • The Wang Center for the Performing Arts (2016)
  • Wediko Children’s Services (2013)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (2020)
  • Women of Color Entrepreneurs (2022)
  • Women of Means (2014)
  • Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts (2017, 2021)
  • Women’s Lunch Place (2013, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
  • Women's Foundation of Boston (2021)
  • Youth Advocacy Foundation (2016, 2020—$303,333)
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld (2019)
  • YWCA of Boston (2015, 2018, 2021—$450,000)
  • Zhu Pancreatic Cancer Research (2013)
Boxford
  • Community Giving Tree (2014, 2019)
Brighton
  • Boston University Hillel Foundation (2018)
  • Community Rowing (2014, 2019)
  • The Home for Little Wanderers (2012, 2015, 2019)
  • Irish International Immigrant Center (2018)
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (2018)
Brookline
  • Brookline Comm. Mental Health Center (2015)
  • Facing History and Ourselves (2012, 2015)
Burlington
  • Burlington Council on Aging (2015)
  • Burlington Police Department (2014, 2018, 2021—$500,000)
  • Heartbeat Pregnancy Center (2013)
  • Lahey Clinic Foundation (2013)
  • MA Down Syndrome Congress (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Saheli (2021)
Cambridge
  • Adolescent Consultation Services (2016, 2021—$250,000)
  • Boston Mobilization (2015)
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (2017, 2021)
  • Breakthrough Greater Boston (2014, 2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Bridges Homeward (2017, 2022—$350,000)
  • Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation (2019, 2022)
  • Cambridge Camping Association (2015, 2021—$250,000)
  • Cambridge Community Center (2015)
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (2020)
  • Cambridge Women's Center (2013, 2017, 2022—$400,000)
  • CitySprouts (2016, 2020)
  • Community Art Center (2022)
  • Community Conversations: Sister to Sister Women's Health Initiative (2021)
  • Conflict Dynamics (2020)
  • The Conversation Project (2012)
  • Debate Mate – After-School Program (2016)
  • De Novo—Legal Programs (2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • East End House – Social Services (2016)
  • Educational Divide Reform (2022)
  • Enroot (2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Families First Parenting Programs (2015)
  • Food For Free (2016, 2020)
  • The Forsyth Institute (2020)
  • Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center (2020)
  • Innovation Studio (2019, 2021—$500,000)
  • LivableStreets Alliance (2021)
  • The Loop Lab (2022)
  • MassBioEd Foundation (2013, 2022)
  • MA Biotechnology Education Foundation (2017)
  • Neighborhood Children's Foundation (2020)
  • The Next Step Fund (2018, 2022)
  • New Communities Services (2013)
  • On The Rise (2019)
  • Our Place Daycare Center (2012)
  • The Philanthropy Connection (2020)
  • The Possible Project (2016)
  • Science Club for Girls (2016, 2021)
  • St. Paul's Choir School (2020)
  • Technology for All (2014)
  • Transition House (2020)
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge (2017, 2020)
  • Vinfen (2014)
  • Y2Y Network (2019)
  • YWCA Cambridge (2020)
Charlestown
  • Bunker Hill Community College (2021)
  • Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (2020)
  • The Faustman Lab - Cure Diabetes Fund (2013)
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs (2019)
  • Heading Home (2013, 2016, 2019—$400,000)
  • Solutions Over Sickness (2021)
Chelmsford
  • Budget Buddies (2018, 2021)
  • Life Saver Ministries (2017)
  • Operation Delta Dog (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • The Paul Center for Learning and Rec. (2015, 2021—$250,000)
  • St. Mary SVDP Outreach Program (2017)
Chelsea
  • HarborCOV (2020)
  • The Neighborhood Developers (2015, 2021)
  • Roca (2015)
Concord
  • Communities for Restorative Justice (2014, 2021—$500,000)
  • Concord Prison Outreach (2018)
  • Domestic Violence Services Network (2020)
  • Gaining Ground (2014, 2018, 2021—$350,000)
  • Journey into Education and Teaching (2021)
  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (2020)
  • Mike Harney’s Play Ball! (2019)
  • Minute Man Arc for Human Services (2017, 2019—$200,000)
  • The Nature Connection (2016, 2019—$200,000)
  • Open Table (2018, 2022)
  • ThinkGive (2022)
Danvers
  • Care Dimensions (2013)
  • Danvers Community YMCA (2019)
  • Essex County Community Foundation (2013, 2022—$350,000)
  • Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund (2020)
  • Mass Center for Native American Awareness (2022)
  • New England Homes for the Deaf (2014, 2018—$300,000)
  • NFI Massachusetts (2017)
  • Northeast Arc (2014, 2020—$350,000)
Dorchester
  • All Dorchester Sports and Leadership (2020)
  • Bird Street Community Center (2020)
  • Boston City Singers (2018)
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School (2018)
  • The Boston Home (2017, 2021—$500,000)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (2017. 2020)
  • Bridge Boston Foundation (2017)
  • Brookview House (2012, 2018)
  • Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (2017)
  • City Mission (2016, 2022—$250,000)
  • The City School (2013, 2017)
  • Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (2019)
  • Codman Square Health Center (2022)
  • Codman Square Neighborhood Development Coalition (2021)
  • College Bound Dorchester (2015, 2022—$350,000)
  • CommonWealth Kitchen (2015, 2017—$500,000)
  • Crispus Attucks Children’s Center (2016)
  • Cristo Rey Boston High School (2022)
  • Daily Table (2018)
  • Dorchester Food Coop (2021)
  • Dorchester Youth Collaborative (2019)
  • Earthen Vessels – Tutoring Program (2016)
  • Epiphany School – Teaching Fellows (2016)
  • Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts (2017, 2019—$400,000)
  • Found in Translation (2015, 2021—$400,000)
  • Freedom House (2014, 2019, 2022—$350,000)
  • Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (2020)
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Ctr. (2014)
  • InnerCity Weightlifting (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (2017)
  • LEAP Self-Defense (2014, 2017)
  • Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts (2022)
  • Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (2021)
  • MA Affordable Housing Alliance (2020)
  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (2016, 2019, 2021)
  • Neighborhood House Charter School (2016)
  • St. Mark Community Education (2014)
  • St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children (2016, 2020)
  • Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center (2019)
  • Urban Guild (2021)
  • VietAID (2022)
Dracut
  • Catie’s Closet (2015, 2019—$250,000)
Duxbury
  • Crossroads for Kids (2015)
East Boston
  • East Boston Social Centers (2018, 2020)
  • Friends of Excel Academy Charter Schools (2016, 2019—$350,000)
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (2021)
  • Piers Park Sailing Center (2018, 2021—$450,000)
  • Project Bread (2014)
  • ZUMIX (2017)
Everett
  • The Community Family (2013, 2018—$200,000)
Framingham
  • Advocates (2015)
  • Bethany Health Care Center (2019, 2021)
  • Bethany Hill Place (2017, 2019—$350,000)
  • Brazilian American Center (2022)
  • Daniel's Table (2020)
  • Flutie Foundation for Autism (2021)
  • Framingham State University Foundation (2020)
  • Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center (2018)
  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (2016, 2019—$350,000)
  • MassBay Community College (2020)
  • The Metrowest ESL Fund (2017, 2022—$250,000)
  • MetroWest Mediation Services (2018)
  • Metrowest Workers Center (2022)
  • Programs For People (2013, 2017, 2021)
  • RIA (2018, 2022—$250,000)
  • United Way of Tri-County (2020)
Gloucester
  • Backyard Growers (2014, 2017, 2022—$250,000)
  • Cape Ann YMCA (2020)
  • Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (2021)
  • Grace Center (2018)
  • Maritime Gloucester (2020)
  • O’Maley Innovation Middle School (2015)
  • The Open Door Food Pantry (2014, 2018, 2021—$500,000)
  • Pathways for Children (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (2018)
  • Wellspring House (2014, 2017, 2020—$303,333)
Hathorne
  • Essex Agricultural and Technical School (2019)
Haverhill
  • The Arc of GHN (2019)
  • Bethany Community Services (2018)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill (2021)
  • Buttonwoods Museum (2022)
  • Career Resources Corporation (2016)
  • Common Ground Ministries (2020)
  • Community Action (2019)
  • Emmaus (2017)
  • L’Arche Boston North (2019)
  • Northern Essex Community College (2019)
  • Ozzie's Kids (2020)
  • Ruth's House (2018)
  • Somebody Cares New England (2020)
  • Waystone Health & Human Services (2017, 2020—$333,330)
Hopkinton
  • Michael Lisnow Respite Center (2018)
Hubbardston
  • Ron Burton Training Village (2015)
Hudson
  • Fresh Start Furniture Bank (2016, 2021)
  • Friends of the Hudson Senior Center (2018)
Hyde Park
  • Violence In Boston (2021)
  • Young Man with a Plan (2019, 2022)
  • Youth and Family Enrichment Services (2014)
Ipswich
  • House of Peace (2022)
  • Service Dog Project (2016)
  • Three Sisters Garden Project (2021)
Jamaica Plain
  • Apprentice Learning (2018, 2021)
  • Bethel Institute for Community Development (2018)
  • Bottom Line (2021)
  • Boston SCORES (2018)
  • Community Servings (2013, 2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Ecumenical Social Action Committee (2021)
  • Friends of Boston’s Homeless (2013, 2016, 2019)
  • Friends of the Children—Boston (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Girls Rock Campaign Boston (2022)
  • Hyde Square Task Force (2013, 2017, 2022—$400,000)
  • Italian Home for Children (2013, 2018, 2021—$300,000)
  • LGBT Aging Project (2013)
  • MA Soc. Prevention of Cruelty to Children (2015)
  • Nativity Prep School (2012, 2016)
  • Rebuilding Together Boston (2019)
  • Rehearsal for Life (2022)
  • Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (2017)
  • Shattuck Partners (2021)
  • Union of Minority Neighborhoods (2022)
  • Urbano Project (2018)
  • Urban Improv – Violence Prevention (2016)
  • Volunteers of America Massachusetts (2016)
  • X-Cel (2015, 2019—$350,000)
Lawrence
  • A Little Easier Recovery (2020)
  • ACT Lawrence (2020)
  • Bellesini Academy (2015, 2019—$300,000)
  • Beyond Soccer (2013, 2016, 2020—$333,330)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (2017, 2021)
  • Bread & Roses Housing (2016)
  • Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen (2016, 2019)
  • Communities Together (2019)
  • Community Day Care Center of Lawrence (2014)
  • Cor Unum Meal Center (2017, 2022)
  • Esperanza Academy (2014)
  • Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (2014, 2018—$300,000)
  • Greater Lawrence Community Boating (2019)
  • Groundwork Lawrence (2014)
  • Lawrence CommunityWorks (2014, 2017—$500,000)
  • Lawrence Family Devel. Charter School (2013, 2017)
  • Lawrence General Hospital (2020)
  • Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy (2014, 2018)
  • Lazarus House (2013, 2018, 2020—$250,000)
  • Merrimack Valley Dream Center (2022)
  • Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (2015)
  • Merrimack Valley Hospice (2013)
  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant & Ed. Center (2019)
  • The Merrimack Valley Project (2021)
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA (2019)
  • Neighbors In Need (2015, 2018—$350,000)
  • Northeast Legal Aid (2019, 2022)
  • Notre Dame Education Center (2017, 2022—$250,000)
  • The Psychological Center (2019)
  • Si, Se Puede (2018)
  • Top Notch Scholars (2019)
  • Uncommon Threads (2022)
  • Youth Development Organization (2015, 2019, 2021—$500,000)
Lexington
  • Agassiz Village (2015)
  • Community Therapeutic Day School (2022)
  • COMPASS for kids (2014)
  • Cotting School (2014, 2018—$200,000)
  • Eliot Community Human Services (2017, 2018, 2022)
  • Lexington Symphony (2014)
  • ResearchILD (2013, 2017)
  • Waypoint Adventure (2013, 2016, 2019—$250,000)
  • Wildflower (2018, 2022—$350,000)
Lincoln
  • Carroll School (2022)
  • The Food Project (2015)
  • Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program (2017, 2021)
Lowell
  • Acre Family Child Care (2019, 2022—$350,000)
  • Alternative House (2013, 2022)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell (2014, 2018, 2022)
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (2020)
  • The Center for Hope and Healing (2020)
  • Coalition for a Better Acre (2015)
  • Community Teamwork (2018, 2021)
  • Dwelling House of Hope (2022)
  • EforAll (2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Elevate New England (2022)
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell (2015, 2017—$500,000)
  • Greater Lowell COVID-19 Fund (2020)
  • House of Hope (2017, 2019—$300,000)
  • Kids in Tech (2019)
  • Living Waters Ministry of Hope (2013)
  • Lowell Catholic (2020)
  • Lowell Community Health Center (2013)
  • Lowell House (2019)
  • Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (2015, 2019—$200,000)
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center (2020)
  • The Megan House Foundation (2019)
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank (2014, 2019, 2021)
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Middlesex Community College (2016, 2021)
  • Mill City Grows (2014, 2019, 2021—$400,000)
  • Our Restorative Justice (2017)
  • Project LEARN (2015, 2020—$303,333)
  • Thom Anne Sullivan Center (2016, 2022—$200,000)
  • Thrive Communities of Massachusetts (2017)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (2021)
  • UTEC (2015, 2017—$500,000)
  • The Wish Project (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
Lynn
  • Beyond Walls (2021)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lynn (2020, 2022—$500,000)
  • Catholic Charities, North (2012)
  • Centerboard—We Rise Program (2019)
  • Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts (2014, 2017, 2019—$500,000)
  • Essex County Community Organization (2018, 2022)
  • Girls Incorporated of Lynn (2015, 2019)
  • Greater Lynn Senior Services (2014)
  • The Haven Project (2016, 2021—$500,000)
  • KIPP Massachusetts (2015, 2019—$200,000)
  • La Vida Scholars (2019)
  • LifeScene Family & Children’s Service (2017, 2021)
  • Lynn Community Health (2014)
  • Lynn Shelter Association (2015, 2019—$350,000)
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless (2013, 2020)
  • My Brother's Table (2022)
  • New American Association of Mass (2022)
  • Operation Bootstrap (2015)
  • Pathways Adult Education & Training (2020)
  • Raw Art Works (2014, 2017, 2020—$303,333)
  • Solutions for Living (2012, 2017)
Lynnfield
  • Bridgewell (2013)
Malden
  • Bay State Reading Institute (2013)
  • Bread of Life (2015, 2019—$400,000)
  • Candorful (2021)
  • Emerge (2021)
  • Housing Families (2015, 2018, 2020—$250,000)
  • The Immigrant Learning Center (2020, 2022)
  • Malden Overcoming Addiction (2019)
  • Malden YMCA (2014)
  • Mystic Valley Elder Services (2012, 2019)
  • Triangle (2015, 2018)
Marlborough
  • Addictions Referral Center (2017)
  • Alliance Health at Marie Esther (2021)
  • Better Day Adult Social Day Program (2021)
  • Cancer1Source (2022)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Employment Options (2015, 2020)
  • Friends of the Marlborough Seniors (2013, 2016, 2019)
  • Good Shepherd’s Maria Droste Services (2013, 2017)
  • Thrive Support & Advocacy (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Marlborough Community Development Corporation (2018)
  • UMass Memorial Health—Marlborough Hospital (2012, 2021—$300,000)
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts (2013, 2017)
Mattapan
  • Urban Farming Institute (2016, 2020—$500,000)
  • Greater Boston Technology Learning Center (2020)
Maynard
  • Neighbor Brigade (2021)
Medford
  • Boston Education, Skills & Training Corp. (2018, 2020)
  • Boston Shakespeare Project (2017)
  • City of Medford – Clippership Connector (2018)
  • Clippership Park Peace Garden (2014)
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (2017)
  • Friends of the Medford Family Network (2022)
  • The Giving Camp (2012, 2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • The Institute for Global Leadership (2019)
  • Medford Boys & Girls Club (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Medford Council on Aging (2014)
  • Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (2013)
  • Medford Public Library Foundation (2021)
  • Medford Schools Center for Citizenship & Social Responsibility (2017, 2021—$350,000)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2012)
  • Royall House Association (2013, 2017, 2021—$250,000)
  • Tufts College Bioinformatics (2017)
  • Tufts University – Bridging Differences (2018)
  • Tufts University One Health Diplomacy (2020)
  • Tufts University Prison Initiative (2019)
  • Tufts/Medford COVID-19 Testing Initiative (2021)
  • West Medford Community Center (2019)
Melrose
  • Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation (2016)
  • Hallmark Health (2012, 2016)
  • Melrose Alliance Against Violence (2022)
  • MelroseWakefield Healthcare (2019)
Merrimac
  • Shared Living Collaborative (2021)
Methuen
  • Harvey Girls (2016, 2021)
  • The Children’s Center of Methuen (2017)
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (2018, 2020—$500,000)
  • Methuen Arlington Neighborhood (2022)
  • Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre (2018)
  • You’re With Us (2019)
Natick
  • Family Promise Metrowest (2017)
  • Museum of World War II (2015)
  • Natick Service Council (2016)
  • RCS Learning Center (2018, 2022—$250,000)
Newburyport
  • Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation (2016)
  • Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (2014, 2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Nourishing the North Shore (2020)
  • Opportunity Works (2017)
  • Runway for Recovery (2022)
  • YWCA Greater Newburyport (2020)
Newton
  • Birthday Wishes (2013)
  • Carroll Center for the Blind (2019, 2021—$500,000)
  • Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (2019)
  • Cradles to Crayons (2020)
  • Family Access (2016)
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston (2021)
  • Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (2013, 2021—$500,000)
  • One Can Help — Youth Resources (2019)
  • Partakers (2021)
  • The Price Center (2021)
  • Public Interest Law Foundation (2022)
  • The Second Step (2015, 2018—$200,000)
  • William James College (2021)
North Andover
  • Angel Flight Northeast (2012)
  • Brooks School (2018)
  • Community InRoads (2018)
  • Merrimack College (2014, 2021—$500,000)
  • Merrimack College Health Sciences (2018)
  • Seven Hills Community Services (2013, 2016)
  • Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation (2014, 2018)
North Grafton
  • Cummings Sch. of Veterinary Medicine (2012)
Peabody
  • Citizens Inn (2019)
  • Haven from Hunger (2015)
  • NFI Youth and Police Initiative (2014)
  • North Shore Comm. Action Programs (2015, 2021—$250,000)
Quincy
  • Team IMPACT (2013)
Reading
  • Mission of Deeds (2012, 2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • Understanding Disabilities (2014)
Revere
  • Women Encouraging Empowerment Inc (2019)
Roslindale
  • Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (2014)
  • Brooke Charter Schools (2015, 2019—$350,000)
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute (2018)
Rockport
  • CCB Foundation (2022)
Roxbury
  • 826 Boston (2014, 2018, 2022—$400,000)
  • About Fresh (2018, 2022—$500,000)
  • The BASE (2020)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology (2022)
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families (2014, 2017)
  • Boston Day and Evening Academy (2015, 2021)
  • Boston Debate League (2014, 2018, 2021—$300,000)
  • Boston Missionary Baptist Community Center (2021)
  • Boston Police Athletic League (2014)
  • Casa Esperanza – Recovery Support (2016)
  • Center for Teen Empowerment (2014, 2022—$350,000)
  • Dimock Community Health Center (2016)
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (2021)
  • Fathers' Uplift (2022)
  • First Teacher (2019)
  • Haley House (2014, 2018)
  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (2019)
  • Horizons for Homeless Children (2017, 2021)
  • La Alianza Hispana (2022)
  • MissionSAFE (2017, 2021—$500,000)
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (2014)
  • Mothers for Justice and Equality (2015, 2020—$250,000)
  • New Beginnings Re-Entry Services (2022)
  • Nurtury (2014, 2019)
  • Pine Street Inn (2012, 2016, 2019)
  • Project Hope (2014, 2022—$500,000)
  • Project RIGHT (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (2019)
  • Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center (2018, 2022—$250,000)
  • Roxbury Stone House (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • Roxbury Youthworks (2017, 2021—$350,000)
  • Smart from the Start (2017)
  • St. Stephens Youth Programs (2015, 2019)
  • Sociedad Latina (2013)
  • Sojourner House (2022)
  • Somali Development Center (2021)
  • SquashBusters (2014, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
  • Timothy Smith Network (2020)
  • Union Capital Boston (2021)
  • Urban Edge Housing Corporation (2017)
  • Victory Programs (2013, 2016, 2019)
  • WEATOC (2014)
  • The Wily Network (2020)
  • WriteBoston (2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • Youth Enrichment Services (2015, 2019)
  • YouthBuild Boston (2020)
Salem
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem (2020)
  • Brookhouse Home (2018, 2019—$250,000)
  • Camp Fire North Shore (2021)
  • Children’s Friend and Family Services (2013)
  • Essex National Heritage Commission (2013)
  • For Kids Only Afterschool (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Healing Abuse Working for Change (2013, 2019)
  • The House of the Seven Gables (2021)
  • LEAP for Education (2016, 2019—$325,000)
  • Lifebridge (2014, 2021)
  • North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth (2019)
  • North Shore CDC (2015)
  • Root North Shore (2018, 2021—$350,000)
  • Salem Academy Charter School (2016)
  • Salem State University (2012)
  • The Salem Pantry (2021)
  • Spaulding Hospital (2012)
Salisbury
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley (2016, 2019—$325,000)
  • Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (2021)
  • Pettengill House (2018, 2022)
Somerville
  • 3LPlace (2020)
  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra (2022)
  • Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation (2021, 2022—$500,000)
  • Community Cooks (2017, 2021—$250,000)
  • CASPAR (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • The Elizabeth Peabody House (2019)
  • Groundwork Somerville (2016)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor (2014, 2017)
  • Mystic Learning Center (2020)
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities (2020)
  • RESPOND (2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • SCM Community Transportation (2018)
  • Second Chances (2021)
  • Somerville Community Corporation (2022)
  • Somerville Public Schools (2018, 2022)
  • The Welcome Project (2022)
South Boston
  • Julie’s Family Learning Program (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Paraclete (2014, 2020)
  • South Boston Neighborhood House (2019)
Stoneham
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield (2013, 2019, 2022—$250,000)
  • Children’s Resources (2013)
  • The Family Restored (2019)
  • SEEM Collaborative (2014, 2019—$200,000)
  • Stoneham Theatre (2013)
  • Zoo New England (2012)
Sudbury
  • Bridges Together (2017)
  • Camp Casco (2022)
  • Corwin-Russell School (2013, 2020—$300,000)
  • Friends of the Sudbury Senior Citizens (2022)
  • MetroWest Free Medical Program (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • SMILE Mass — Adaptive Gym (2019)
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees (2019)
  • PlaySudbury (2018)
Swampscott
  • North Shore Rovers (2016, 2022)
Tewksbury
  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center (2020)
Topsfield
  • Masconomet Education Foundation (2015)
  • Tri-Town Council (2016)
Wakefield
  • ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston (2022)
  • Communitas (2013)
  • Middlesex Partnerships for Youth (2018)
  • Northeast Metro Tech High School (2017, 2021—$300,000)
  • Plummer Youth Promise (2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Wakefield Educational Foundation (2016)
  • Wakefield Food Pantry (2021)
Waltham
  • Association for Fundraising Professionals MA (2021)
  • Brandeis University (2021)
  • Chesterbrook Community Foundation (2019)
  • Community Farms Outreach (2022)
  • Indian Circle for Caring (2020)
  • Junior Achievement (2018)
  • Healthy Waltham (2021)
  • Kids FEAST (2015)
  • More Than Words (2015, 2018, 2021—$500,000)
  • Neighbors Who Care (2012, 2017)
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (2017, 2020)
  • Resolve New England (2020)
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club (2022)
  • Waltham Partnership for Youth (2020)
Watertown
  • Alzheimer’s Association of MA (2014)
  • Armenian Museum of America (2014, 2019)
  • Asperger’s Association of New England (2013)
  • Asperger/Autism Network (2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Families First (2018, 2021)
  • Improbable Players (2015, 2018—$200,000)
  • Parents Helping Parents (2015)
  • Primary Source (2015, 2018, 2022—$350,000)
  • Walker – The Permanency Project (2016)
  • Watertown Boys & Girls Club (2018)
Wayland
  • Dignity Matters (2020)
  • John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation (2018)
  • Parmenter VNA & Community Care (2016)
Wellesley
  • Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (2012)
West Boylston
  • NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (2013)
West Newton
  • Boston Jewish Film (2016)
Westford
  • Friends of the Cameron Senior Center (2015)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (2016, 2018—$300,000)
  • Pets & People Foundation (2021)
  • Roudenbush Community Center (2016)
  • Westford Friends of East Boston Camps (2014)
Weston
  • Regis College (2013, 2016, 2019—$350,000)
  • Roxbury Weston Programs (2018, 2022)
Wilmington
  • Beyond TOPS Soccer (2012)
  • CLASS (2014, 2019—$200,000)
  • Epilepsy Foundation New England (2017)
  • Hope and Friendship Cancer Foundation (2015)
  • May Institute (2013, 2018—$200,000)
  • Wilmington High School (2018)
  • Wilmington Memorial Library (2022)
  • Wilmington Police Department (2014, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
Winchester
  • Autism Housing Pathways (2022)
  • Clay Soper Memorial Fund (2019)
  • En Ka Society (2016, 2019—$350,000)
  • Griffin Museum of Photography (2012)
  • Patrick Gill Trauma Institute (2021)
  • St. Mary’s Church (2013)
  • Winchester Coalition for a Safer Comm. (2014, 2018—$200,000)
  • Winchester Committee for A Better Chance (2013, 2018, 2022—$250,000)
  • Winchester Community Music School (2013)
  • Winchester Council on Aging (2014, 2020)
  • Winchester Field Development (2012)
  • Winchester Historical Society (2013)
  • Winchester Hospital Foundation (2012, 2020)
  • Winchester Multicultural Network (2012)
  • Winchester Public Schools (2015)
  • Winchester Seniors Association (2013, 2018, 2021—$350,000)
  • Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy (2013, 2017)
Woburn
  • Amirah (2021)
  • Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council (2017, 2022—$250,000)
  • Council of Social Concern (2012, 2015, 2021—$350,000)
  • The Dwelling Place – Soup Kitchen (2016)
  • English At Large (2014, 2019—$200,000)
  • Friends of Woburn Veterans (2017)
  • Grameen Research (2013, 2016, 2019—$350,000)
  • Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (2020)
  • HILL For Literacy (2013)
  • I’m Still Here Foundation (2013, 2020)
  • Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club (2012)
  • Middlesex Canal Commission (2012)
  • Mission Ready (2020)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (2012)
  • North Suburban YMCA (2012)
  • NuPath (2020)
  • Organization of Nurse Leaders (2015)
  • Resources for Human Development (2013)
  • Rotary Club of Woburn (2018)
  • Saint Charles School (2013)
  • SMD-HELP Foundation (2014)
  • St. Charles Community Auditorium (2018)
  • Social Capital Inc. (2012, 2017, 2021—$350,000)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Charles (2013)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Woburn (2017, 2022)
  • Supportive Living (2012)
  • Tanner Ta Ta Foundation (2014)
  • Teaching and Learning Alliance (2014)
  • Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention (2013)
  • VNA Hospice Care (2012)
  • Wellness Campaign (2017)
  • Woburn Community Educational Foundation (2016, 2021—$200,000)
  • Woburn Fire Department (2015, 2019)
  • Woburn Historical Society (2012, 2017, 2022—$300,000)
  • Woburn Host Lions (2020)
  • Woburn Police Department (2014, 2022)
  • Woburn Public Schools (2020)
  • Youth Villages (2012, 2015, 2018, 2020—$500,000)
Worcester
  • Seven Hills Community Services (2013)

Cummings Foundation Major Grants

These awards, made on an occasional basis, primarily support greater Boston and Rwandan nonprofits, and frequently build on funding previously provided through other Cummings Foundation grant programs. Proposals for major grants are accepted by invitation only.

Museum of Science Lobby Renovation

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 Grant Recipients

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

A $500,000 grant in 2018 to help this Rwandan school encourage a genuine love for science among its students and bring them the latest in science and technology education.

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

A $12.5 million grant in 2021 to support the affordable urban nonprofit college’s continued operation of diverse hands-on educational programs designed to prepare students for a successful entry to the workforce.

Boston Museum of Science

A $2.5 million grant in 2014 to fund a major renovation to the lobby of this world-class educational institution.

Boston Visiting Nurses Hospice Care

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.

Catholic Charities of Boston

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.

City of Beverly

A gift of land valued at $1.3 million in 1998 for the James L. McKeown School.

A subsequent $2 million land gift to the city allowed it to erect a new public safety headquarters. Completed in 2021, the more than 30,000-square-foot building provides a central location for Beverly Police Department, which had been housed in multiple locations throughout the city. The upgraded facility features advanced technology, including energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling and a firearm simulator for use-of-force and de-escalation trainings.

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.

CommonWealth Kitchen

Funding totaling $2 million in 2022—through a multi-year $1 million grant as well as a $1 million challenge grant matching new contributions received through August 2022—to support the organization’s mission to promote a more just and equitable food economy by helping mainly BIPOC and women entrepreneurs launch food-based businesses.

Communitas

A 2017 grant of $1 million to be paid over 10 years in support of its efforts to serve and advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

Cummings/Hillel Genocide Studies

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.

Cummings School of Architecture

A $20 million commitment in 2022 to Roger Williams University to support Cummings Institute for Real Estate, an interdisciplinary, experiential course of study centered within Cummings School of Architecture.

Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences

A $20 million commitment in 2021 to Endicott College to expand and enhance its nursing, health sciences, and sport sciences offerings, which are vital to global health. The commitment will support the construction of a new modern building with both traditional classrooms and interactive labs.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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. Total commitments under this grant have been increased to about $80 million.

International Institute of New England

A $200,000 gift in 2021 to aid its Afghan Evacuee Support Initiative, a post-war humanitarian effort delivering intensive case management services to hundreds of our Afghani allies being resettled in Massachusetts.

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club

A $3 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.

Lahey Health

A multi-year $1 million grant in 2018 to increase the integration of behavioral health professionals into Lahey Health primary care practices and Lahey Health Behavioral Services’ Student Assistance Program, which provides school-based support and services.

Partners In Health

A $15 million grant helped fund the planning and creation of University of Global Health Equity, a major new international school of health sciences located in Rwanda. An additional $10 million challenge grant in 2019 resulted in a total of $25 million in new funds for the University.

Pine Street Inn

A $500,000 grant to support the Boston's Way Home Fund, advancing the city of Boston's far-reaching plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness through the creation of 200 new units of permanent supportive housing.

Rwanda Girls Initiative

A $500,000 grant in 2018 to support Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in its mission to help young women to advance in STEM-related fields.

Salem State University Holocaust Center

A 2014 grant of $1 million to support the programs offered through the University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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. A subsequent $1 million grant provides 10 years of supplemental annual support.

Tufts University

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.

An additional major commitment in 2015 to fund the design and construction of Joyce Cummings Center, a cutting-edge 100,000-square-foot multidisciplinary center housing several STEM-related academic programs and abutting a newly constructed MBTA station on College Avenue.

UMass Medical School

A $200,000 grant in 2021 to help launch the Vaccine Corps program, which uses college student volunteers to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A gift of $120,000 supported five Cummings Foundation Fellowships at the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The Cummings Fellowship program enabled promising scholars from the United States and abroad to collaborate, share ideas, and conduct significant and ground-breaking research to help advance the field of Holocaust studies.

Village Health Works

A $2 million grant in 2019 toward construction of the Kigutu Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion, which will improv the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of patients.

Winchester Hospital Foundation

A $500,000 grant in 2014 to be paid over three years, mostly in connection with the Hospital's new Center for Cancer Care.

Winchester Jenks Senior Center

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.

Winchester Multicultural Network

A grant of $1 million in 2014 to expand its programming, which promotes the understanding and appreciation of diversity in Winchester and directly abutting Communities.

Winchester Music 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.

YMCA of the North Shore

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.


National and International Grants

  • Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (2012, 2015, 2018)
  • 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, 2019)
  • Rotary International (2022)
  • Rwanda Girls Initiative (2018)
  • San Fran. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (2012)
  • Save the Children (2022)
  • Tufts School of Dental Medicine (2013)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2010)
  • United to End Genocide (2012)
  • Village Health Works (2019)
  • Yahad—In Unum (2012)