Cummings Grant Recipients

Local Grant Program

2021 Grantee Collage

To date, Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $320 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.

2021 Cummings $25 Million Grant Program Recipients

One hundred of the 140 nonprofits below were awarded $100,000 each in May 2021, 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 $320 million.


Acton
Boston Area Gleaners—$400,000

To support Boston Food Hub, a regional network that offers infrastructure support to local farmers seeking to move their surplus produce from farm to market.

Household Goods

To provide a full range of donated furniture and household items, free of charge, to help people in need make a home.

Andover
Aaron's Presents

To strengthen our corps of mentors, who help youth execute their ideas and then nurture their development as creative, impactful individuals in their communities.

Andover Senior Community Friends

To provide adaptive equipment, technology, furnishings, and fixtures to ensure the accessibility of the newly renovated and expanded Andover Senior Center.

Arlington
Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice

To provide free legal services to asylum-seekers who have relocated to the Boston area following their release from family detention.

Ashby
Middlesex County Foundation

To offer high-quality, wholesome, educational summer camp experiences for youth, affordable childcare for their parents, and summer jobs for about 42 people.

Bedford
The Edinburg Center

To support our Arlington Jail diversion program, which intercepts community members pre-arrest, diverting them to more appropriate mental health, recovery, and social services.

Beverly
Beverly Chamber of Commerce

To provide workforce development seminars, events, and initiatives for our members and the greater business community and to support our marketing initiatives.

Change Is Simple—$350,000

To provide hands-on climate, sustainability, and STEM education for underserved elementary and middle school students.

The North East Educational and Developmental Supports Center

To provide specialized behavioral supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and to provide a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff.

Peter Frates Family Foundation

To assist people affected by ALS and their families with the overwhelming cost of home health care so they can continue to live in their homes surrounded by family.

Boston
Action for Boston Community Development

To expand our adult ESOL program by offering a summer academy that will provide instruction to beginner and intermediate-level students.

BAGLY

To support our LGBTQ+ youth community center, virtual programming expansion, and direct service programming, including direct aid and food distribution.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service—$250,000

To fund two street counselors in Boston’s Asian neighborhoods, creating adult/mentor relationships and providing consistent social-emotional support for Asian youth.

Boston Harbor Now

To expand opportunities for vulnerable populations and BIPOC youth and families through equitable and inclusive educational and recreational programming.

Boston Partners in Education—$300,000

To help close the opportunity and achievement gaps in the Boston Public Schools through academic mentoring.

Breaktime United

To empower 100 young adults experiencing homelessness with four weeks of job readiness training to prepare them for career-launching transitional employment.

The Commonwealth Seminar

To offer civic-engagement programming to interested leaders, activists, and Massachusetts residents whose primary language is not English.

Elevate Youth

To enhance and expand access to our outdoor programs for youth from underserved communities through additional partnerships, holistic impact, and DEI initiatives.

Foundation for Business Equity

To provide Black- and Latinx-owned small businesses with access to the strategic advisory support and capital needed to stabilize, navigate the impact of the pandemic, and grow.

Freshman Fresh Start

To help eligible college-bound students alleviate stress and arrive on campus with dignity by providing essential dorm and school supplies.

Friday Night Supper Program

To provide hot, nutritious meals, clothing, warm blankets, and emergency supplies every Friday night to individuals experiencing homelessness in Boston.

Girls on the Run Greater Boston

To provide high-need girls with our after-school program, enabling 240 additional girls to learn skills that improve their success in school and life.

Health Law Advocates

To help children with mental illness overcome barriers to mental health care so they can be healthy, stay in school, and keep out of juvenile court.

Justice at Work

To provide legal training and services to tri-county residents of color and immigrants as they fight for fair wages and safe conditions in low-paying jobs.

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

To help remove systemic barriers that prevent vulnerable populations from accessing their legal rights, education, and economic stability.

Massachusetts Citizens for Children

To provide youth organizations and schools with trainings and technical assistance to prevent child sexual abuse and strengthen prevention policies and practices.

Minds Matter of Boston—$350,000

To expand our impactful college access and success programming to an additional 97 low-income high school students in Suffolk and Middlesex counties.

New England Center for Arts & Technology—$300,000

To provide under- and unemployed individuals with culinary, job readiness, and social/emotional skills training, and to connect graduates to quality employment.

Pedro Martinez Foundation

To support the opening of a community center for at-risk youth in Lawrence, as well as its programming, such as summer camp and parent counseling.

Trinity Boston Connects

To provide mental health care and professional support to youth workers of color via trauma-inclusive clinical services and training in racial equity, trauma inclusion, and restorative justice.

University of Massachusetts

To support current-use scholarship funds dedicated to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of low-income students from Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.

Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts

To train volunteer attorneys to provide free legal assistance to low-income domestic abuse survivors, elders, and incarcerated women.

Women's Foundation of Boston

To hire a part-time development professional to increase our granting and outreach to women and girls, solidifying our long-term sustainability.

YWCA Boston—$450,000

To support our FYRE Initiative (Fierce Youth Reigniting Excellence), a leadership development and social justice education program that serves 200 girls of color annually.

Burlington
Burlington Police Department—$500,000

To maximize the potential of Burlington’s Community Response Team, a co-responder model dedicated to helping special populations in need.

Saheli

To increase and sustain our capacity to offer limited-English-proficient immigrant survivors culturally responsive services.

Cambridge
Adolescent Consultation Services—$250,000

To provide specialized direct mental health care and advocacy for children and families involved in the juvenile justice system, at no cost to clients.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

To dramatically increase the capacity of local middle school students and teachers to prevent sexual violence by providing training and technical assistance.

Cambridge Camping Association—$250,000

To provide under-resourced children who have social, emotional, and behavioral health challenges with a summer and after-school trauma-sensitive community.

Community Conversations: Sister to Sister Women's Health Initiative

To ensure we can continue providing a safe and intimate space for 1,000+ Black women to come together when tackling barriers to health.

Innovation Studio—$500,000

To expand small business and entrepreneurship programs to support business-led growth in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain.

LivableStreets Alliance

To support the Planners of Color Initiative, a network of BIPOC professionals bringing greater diversity to the urban planning field, which has a legacy of racial segregation.

Science Club for Girls

To expand free mentor-led STEM programming for girls in grades K-12 from underrepresented communities through virtual and in-person formats.

Charlestown
Bunker Hill Community College

To hire an employment placement specialist to secure jobs for participants of our industry-recognized credential training as part of post-pandemic recovery.

Solutions Over Sickness

To provide community-based funding for substance use disorder services, specifically residential treatment via private rehabilitation, sober living, and clinical care.

Chelmsford
Budget Buddies

To boost money management and financial planning skills in low-income women through financial education workshops, peer support, and one-to-one mentoring.

The Paul Center For Learning and Recreation—$250,000

To provide financial assistance to participants from low-income families, and to enhance campus and program resources to serve a larger population.

Chelsea
The Neighborhood Developers

To transition the CONNECT Hotline, established as an emergency COVID-19 service, into a permanent economic recovery service.

Concord
Communities for Restorative Justice—$500,000

To expand access to restorative justice options for people impacted by criminal cases, including the creation of fellowship roles for individuals returning from incarceration.

Gaining Ground—$350,000

To provide more than 125,000 pounds of nutritious, organic produce annually to hunger-relief partners throughout greater Boston and Lowell.

Journey into Education and Teaching

To mentor diverse urban public school paraprofessionals on their paths to earning bachelor’s degrees and teacher licensure.

Dorchester
The Boston Home—$500,000

To address the gap between basic healthcare and quality of life for people with disabilities by providing access to critical services that empower independence and wellbeing.

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Coalition

To concretely build wealth and assets, leading to improved life outcomes for low- to moderate-income BIPOC residents of CSNDC subsidized housing.

Dorchester Food Co-op

To build access to healthy food, promote public health, and increase partnerships among local food suppliers in Dorchester’s neighborhoods of color.

Found in Translation—$400,000

To support our medical interpreter training, providing a pathway out of poverty for low-income bilingual women and lowering linguistic barriers to health care.

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

To prevent recidivism for people returning from incarceration through vocational, educational, personal healing, and growth opportunities, plus support for families.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando

To train and place low-income immigrants living in Boston as home health aides, phlebotomists, and clinical medical assistants.

Urban Guild

To support the safety and occupancy costs associated with our multi-use Community Sanctuary space that also serves as our home and headquarters.

East Boston
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing

To provide bilingual homelessness prevention services, including home retention or new placement through assessment, counseling, shelter, emergency payment, and referrals.

Piers Park Sailing Center—$450,000

To empower children in an inclusive environment through year-round after-school and summer education focused on marine science, climate resilience, and sailing.

Framingham
Bethany Health Care Center

To replace outdated kitchen appliances with high-efficiency equipment, thereby reducing energy and usage costs and increasing safety and efficiency.

Flutie Foundation for Autism

To provide direct financial support to people and families affected by autism, so they can procure critical autism-related services for themselves or their loved one.

Programs For People

To provide mental health day treatment and employment services to low-income adults in MetroWest who live with serious mental health challenges.

Gloucester
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

To catalyze the life sciences community on the North Shore, spurring economic opportunity and development for the region.

The Open Door Food Pantry—$500,000

To invest in staffing, technology, and transportation to safely connect people to good food with dignity and choice during COVID conditions and beyond.

Haverhill
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

To fund a dedicated STEM educator to support an expansion of our STEM programming, to include video/film, coding, and robotics.

Hudson
Fresh Start Furniture Bank

To provide free furniture and home goods to people in need while keeping these items out of landfills.

Hyde Park
Violence In Boston

To support our Social Impact Center and help launch our Transcend Program, which will follow, support, and advocate for at-risk young men.

Ipswich
Three Sisters Garden Project

To significantly increase the production of and access to healthy local food for food-insecure people in Essex County.

Jamaica Plain
Apprentice Learning

To provide 50 additional eighth grade students with virtual apprenticeships and to launch a new program for 40 Apprentice Learning alumni in ninth grade.

Bottom Line

To increase the number of BPS students going to college by providing an advisor who ensures they make an informed college choice.

Ecumenical Social Action Committee

To provide lower income, housing-unstable senior renters with housing search assistance to avoid homelessness or regain affordable housing.

Italian Home for Children—$300,000

To offer a continuum of interventions proven to lower family stress, strengthen the family, and help children work toward academic, vocational, and social goals.

Shattuck Partners

To provide vulnerable low-income adults being discharged from Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with essential supplies and supports.

Lawrence
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

To provide low-income youth with tutoring; enriching, hands-on educational activities in STEM and literacy; and college and career planning assistance.

The Merrimack Valley Project

To establish a permanent free regional transportation program for those struggling with substance use disorder.

Youth Development Organization—$500,000

To power the success of hundreds of youth through free year-round programming combining enrichment, personalized support, and leadership development.

Lincoln
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program

To provide individualized physical and cognitive therapeutic riding sessions to children with special needs.

Lowell
Community Teamwork

To create a sustainable social enterprise related to our culinary program that will enable participants to earn a stipend while learning real-world work skills.

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

To provide nutritious supplemental food, through our member agency partners and our own direct service programs, to people experiencing food insecurity.

Middlesex Community College

To help fund eligible students enrolled in entrepreneurial or credentialing programs who have a business idea to launch or scale up within a year.

Mill City Grows—$400,000

To provide low-income families of color who are managing diet-related disease with access to farm-fresh food, gardens for physical activity, and nutrition education.

University of Massachusetts Lowell

To remove significant, systematic barriers faced by first-generation students through an expansion of programming that offers critical support and mentoring.

Lynn
Beyond Walls

To expand and refine a unique curricula for Lynn middle school youth using murals as a platform for ESL, ELA, social studies, and social-emotional learning.

Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn

To provide low-income, underserved families with intergenerational Parenting Education & Family Support services through in-person and remote programming.

The Haven Project—$500,000

To strengthen our core innovative programs for homeless young adults and provide early, foundational support for our affordable housing project.

Malden
Candorful

To contract a Salesforce admin to support migration to new technology, allowing us to scale our coaching to 7,500 military job candidates in 2025.

Emerge

To maintain staffing while expanding capacity to serve indigent clients (during COVID-19 and its aftermath) and to provide community outreach.

Marlborough
Alliance Health at Marie Esther

To purchase a new 12-passenger van and hire a driver to transport elderly residents to medical appointments and social and recreational outings.

Better Day Adult Social Day Program

To offer MetroWest individuals living with dementia a safe and functional outdoor space, and to fund scholarships to increase program accessibility.

UMass Memorial Health—Marlborough Hospital—$300,000

To provide resource connections and culturally sensitive educational programs for at-risk individuals and families living in the community.

Maynard
Neighbor Brigade

To provide transportation services through ride shares and taxi vouchers to clients, allowing them to safely and efficiently travel to critical medical appointments.

Medford
Medford Public Library Foundation

To offer a makerspace and STEAM learning to our diverse, high-needs community at no cost to participants.

Medford Schools Center for Citizenship & Social Responsibility—$350,000

To provide K-12 students with an after-school program that develops leaders who complete community projects with the goal of making the world a better place.

Royall House Association—$250,000

To educate about the history of slavery, resistance, and the meanings of freedom, highlighting how enslavement’s legacy creates systemic inequalities today.

Tufts/Medford COVID-19 Testing Initiative

To support the city of Medford in setting up a pooled COVID-19 testing program that will help them keep schools open.

Merrimac
Shared Living Collaborative

To develop a therapeutic nature center for people with disabilities, offering animal-assisted activities such as animal training, horsemanship, and therapeutic horseback riding.

Methuen
Harvey Girls

To expand our efforts to supply clothing and other basic necessities to families in need through Debbie’s Treasure Chest.

Newton
Carroll Center for the Blind—$500,000

To provide essential vision services to blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages and at all stages of vision loss.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

To support a mentoring program for current “Littles” who are nearing the end of high school and need additional resources to succeed in college.

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange—$500,000

To use specialized and innovative recruitment strategies to find adoptive homes for Boston-area children who wait the longest in foster care.

Partakers

To create Partakers Reentry Education Program, supporting released prisoners' reentry and providing training and resources to establish a stable and productive life.

The Price Center

To provide 400 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with access to community-based day programming and employment services.

William James College

To bring mental health services to students at Lynn’s Fecteau-Leary School and to provide consultation to school personnel.

North Andover
Merrimack College—$500,000

To support the Early College/Pioneer Scholars programs, providing Lawrence High School students with access to Merrimack College courses/degrees at no cost.

Peabody
North Shore Community Action Programs—$250,000

To provide low-income immigrants in the North Shore region with contextualized English classes to train as EMTs.

Roxbury
Boston Day and Evening Academy

To offer career readiness courses and workshops to help off-track young adults develop tangible skills and a vision for their futures.

Boston Debate League—$300,000

To increase access to debate – and the academic, personal, and professional skills it cultivates – by funding an expansion and building organizational sustainability.

Boston Missionary Baptist Community Center

To build organizational capacity and expand food, education, training, counseling, and advocacy program capacity for disadvantaged Haitian youth and adults.

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

To mobilize low-income residents to learn ways to increase permanently affordable housing held in community land trusts.

Horizons for Homeless Children

To provide high-quality, state-of-the art STEM curriculum and activities to homeless children, building a solid foundation for success in school.

MissionSAFE—$500,000

To provide gang-involved youth with mediation; anti-violence, life, leadership, and job readiness skills; counseling and job placements; and personal growth opportunities.

Roxbury Youthworks—$350,000

To provide intensive mentoring, case management, and advocacy to girls who have been closed out of DCF, those referred by community partners, and GIFT alumni.

Somali Development Center

To offer comprehensive workforce development and support to immigrants and refugees so they can transition to or re-enter the American workforce.

Union Capital Boston

To strengthen our civic engagement model, thereby sparking social capital and building pathways of upward mobility for families and communities of color.

Salem
Camp Fire North Shore

To provide low-cost out-of-school time programming to low-income families in Lynn and Salem by delivering high-quality year-round academic and enrichment activities.

The House of the Seven Gables

To fund a manager to oversee our educational programming, including adult ESOL/citizenship classes and other programs to support the immigrant community.

Lifebridge

To continue an innovative, sustainable, and regional approach that has been successful in helping those who are homeless and under-served.

Root North Shore—$350,000

To provide freshly prepared meals for low-income, vulnerable community members, and provide employment for graduates of our culinary job training program.

The Salem Pantry

To sustainably support our rapidly growing pantry operations and plan for a move into a new storefront pantry location.

Salisbury
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

To provide microchipping services to 14,000 low-income cat owners and provide microchip scanners to first responders to ensure all pets are safe and identifiable.

Somerville
Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation

To help address food insecurity and promote healthy eating and active living by creating a community kitchen.

Community Cooks—$250,000

To meet emergency food needs during the pandemic and then resume our core model from a place of strength against the backdrop of increased food insecurity.

Second Chances

To deliver empowering clothing at no cost so low-income and homeless community members can access better opportunities, including housing, training, and employment.

Wakefield
Northeast Metro Tech High School—$300,000

To offer non-NEMT students a Saturday program through which they can gain skills and meet with a career counselor to explore potential careers.

Wakefield Food Pantry

To provide food-insecure residents with food and household necessities through our open shopping hours, home delivery, mobile pantries, and voucher program.

Waltham
Association for Fundraising Professionals MA

To train fundraisers, executive directors, and boards to effectively raise money from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Brandeis University

To revitalize our Journalism Program, devising new courses, attracting underserved students to create a more representative media, and hosting forums to create a more informed electorate.

Healthy Waltham

To provide low-income immigrant families with nutrition education, exercise, and support as they work to practice healthier habits.

More Than Words—$500,000

To empower system-involved young people to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Watertown
Families First

To strengthen families of young children, re-shape early childhood systems, and build more resilient communities by providing high-impact parenting programs.

Westford
Pets & People Foundation

To fulfill unmet demand for animal-assisted therapy in nursing homes, hospitals, memory care and behavioral health facilities, veterans centers, prisons, and schools.

Winchester
Patrick Gill Trauma Institute

To conduct a symposium with presentations by experts to train and educate first responders on the newest paradigms in treatment of trauma in the field.

Winchester Seniors Association—$350,000

To open the Jenks Center on nights and weekends and invite local nonprofits to use the center rent free.

Woburn
Amirah

To open a Community Resources Center that would provide case management and other support to women victimized by, or working to exit, commercial sexual exploitation.

Council of Social Concern—$350,000

To provide subsidized childcare to low-income working families and children experiencing abuse/neglect, and provide food assistance to Woburn and Winchester residents.

Social Capital Inc.—$350,000

To sustain and deepen our impact in Woburn, with a particular focus on needs related to the twin challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequity.

Woburn Community Educational Foundation—$200,000

To advance the reading proficiency of under-performing elementary school students by providing access to individualized learning.

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)
  • Household Goods (2021)
  • 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
  • Our Neighbors' Table (2017, 2019—$500,000)
Andover
  • Aaron's Presents (2017, 2021)
  • A Better Chance of Andover (2018)
  • Andover Public Schools (2019)
  • Andover Senior Community Friends (2021)
  • Challenge Unlimited (2014, 2018, 2020—$333,330)
  • Creative Living (2018)
  • 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)
  • The Children’s Room (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Food Link (2017)
  • Germaine Lawrence School (2012)
  • Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice (2021)
Ashby
  • Middlesex County Foundation (2021)
Bedford
  • The Edinburg Center (2021)
  • Minuteman Senior Services (2013, 2016, 2018—$300,000)
  • Nashoba Learning Group (2014, 2018)
  • Science from Scientists (2018)
Belmont
  • Armenian Heritage Park (2012)
Beverly
  • Beverly Bootstraps (2013)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (2020)
  • 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)
Boston
  • ACE Mentor Program Of Greater Boston (2019)
  • Achieve Summer Program (2017)
  • Action for Boston Community Development (2021)
  • Alray Taylor Second Chance (2014, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
  • American Islamic Congress (2012)
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston (2016)
  • Appalachian Mountain Club (2015)
  • 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)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay (2016)
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • 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 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 Schools (2014)
  • Breaktime United (2021)
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters (2017, 2019—$300,000)
  • BSA Foundation (2020)
  • BUILD Boston (2020)
  • Building Impact (2015)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (2017)
  • Business Equity COVID-19 Fund (2020)
  • CAIR-MA (2018)
  • Camp Harbor View Foundation (2015)
  • 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)
  • City Mission Society of Boston (2016)
  • 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)
  • Emmanuel College (2012, 2019)
  • Empower Peace (2012)
  • English for New Bostonians (2017, 2020)
  • FamilyAid Boston (2019)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls (2013)
  • Lucy's Love Bus (2020)
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership (2020)
  • Massachusetts Advocates for Children (2016, 2019)
  • Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (2013, 2021)
  • Massachusetts Citizens for Children (2014, 2021)
  • Massachusetts Wonderfund (2020)
  • The MA Institute for a New Commonwealth (2019)
  • 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)
  • Project Place (2015, 2020—$250,000)
  • Raising A Reader Massachusetts (2016)
  • 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)
  • Samaritans (2013, 2016, 2018—$500,000)
  • Shooting Touch – Getting Girls in the Game (2016)
  • Silver Lining Mentoring (2014, 2018—$250,000)
  • Social Innovation Forum (2019)
  • South End Technology Center @ Tent City (2019)
  • 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)
  • Urban College of Boston (2015, 2019—$350,000)
  • 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 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)
  • Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation (2019)
  • Cambridge Camping Association (2015, 2021—$250,000)
  • Cambridge Community Center (2015)
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (2020)
  • Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (2017)
  • CitySprouts (2016, 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • MassBioEd (2013)
  • MA Biotechnology Education Foundation (2017)
  • Neighborhood Children's Foundation (2020)
  • The Next Step Fund (2018)
  • 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)
  • Women’s Educational Center (2013, 2017)
  • Y2Y Network (2019)
  • Young Man with a Plan (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)
Danvers
  • Care Dimensions (2013)
  • Danvers Community YMCA (2019)
  • Essex County Community Foundation (2013)
  • Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund (2020)
  • 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)
  • The City School (2013, 2017)
  • Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (2019)
  • Codman Square Neighborhood Development Coalition (2021)
  • College Bound Dorchester (2015)
  • CommonWealth Kitchen (2015, 2017—$500,000)
  • Crispus Attucks Children’s Center (2016)
  • 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)
  • Fresh Truck (2018)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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)
  • 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)
  • MetroWest Mediation Services (2018)
  • Programs For People (2013, 2017, 2021)
  • RIA House (2018)
  • United Way of Tri-County (2020)
Gloucester
  • Backyard Growers (2014, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Career Resources Corporation (2016)
  • Common Ground Ministries (2020)
  • Community Action (2019)
  • Emmaus (2017)
  • Fidelity House CRC (2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • L’Arche Boston North (2019)
  • Northern Essex Community College (2019)
  • Ozzie's Kids (2020)
  • Ruth's House (2018)
  • Somebody Cares New England (2020)
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)
  • Youth and Family Enrichment Services (2014)
Ipswich
  • 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)
  • Elizabeth Stone House (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • Friends of Boston’s Homeless (2013, 2016, 2019)
  • Friends of the Children—Boston (2015, 2019—$250,000)
  • Hyde Square Task Force (2013, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (2017)
  • Shattuck Partners (2021)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Notre Dame Education Center (2017)
  • The Psychological Center (2019)
  • Si, Se Puede (2018)
  • Top Notch Scholars (2019)
  • Youth Development Organization (2015, 2019, 2021—$500,000)
Lexington
  • Agassiz Village (2015)
  • COMPASS for kids (2014)
  • Cotting School (2014, 2018—$200,000)
  • Eliot Community Human Services (2018)
  • (The NAN Project) (2017)
  • Lexington Symphony (2014)
  • ResearchILD (2013, 2017)
  • Waypoint Adventure (2013, 2016, 2019—$250,000)
  • Wildflower Camp Foundation (2018)
Lincoln
  • The Food Project (2015)
  • Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program (2017, 2021)
Lowell
  • Acre Family Child Care (2019)
  • Alternative House (2013)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell (2014, 2018)
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (2020)
  • The Center for Hope and Healing (2020)
  • Coalition for a Better Acre (2015)
  • Community Teamwork (2018, 2021)
  • EforAll (2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn (2017, 2021)
  • 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)
  • Lynn Community Health (2014)
  • Lynn Shelter Association (2015, 2019—$350,000)
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless (2013, 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The Giving Camp (2012, 2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • Greater Medford Visiting Nurse Association (2016)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre (2018)
  • You’re With Us (2019)
Natick
  • Family Promise Metrowest (2017)
  • The Metrowest ESL Fund (2017)
  • Museum of World War II (2015)
  • Natick Service Council (2016)
  • RCS Learning Center (2018)
Newburyport
  • Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation (2016)
  • Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (2014, 2017, 2020—$333,330)
  • Nourishing the North Shore (2020)
  • Opportunity Works (2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Roxbury
  • 826 Boston (2014, 2018)
  • The BASE (2020)
  • 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)
  • The Center for Teen Empowerment (2014)
  • Dimock Community Health Center (2016)
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (2021)
  • First Teacher (2019)
  • Haley House (2014, 2018)
  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (2019)
  • Horizons for Homeless Children (2017, 2021)
  • MissionSAFE (2017, 2021—$500,000)
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (2014)
  • Mothers for Justice and Equality (2015, 2020—$250,000)
  • Nurtury (2014, 2019)
  • Pine Street Inn (2012, 2016, 2019)
  • Project Hope (2014)
  • Project RIGHT (2013, 2016, 2019—$300,000)
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (2019)
  • Roxbury Youthworks (2017, 2021—$350,000)
  • RPC Social Impact Center (2018)
  • Smart from the Start (2017)
  • St. Stephens Youth Programs (2015, 2019)
  • Sociedad Latina (2013)
  • 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)
Somerville
  • 3LPlace (2020)
  • Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation (2021)
  • 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)
  • Sibling Connections (2018)
  • Somerville Public Schools (2018)
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)
  • 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)
  • Corwin-Russell School (2013, 2020—$300,000)
  • MetroWest Free Medical Program (2015, 2018—$300,000)
  • SMILE Mass — Adaptive Gym (2019)
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees (2019)
  • PlaySudbury (2018)
Swampscott
  • North Shore Rovers (2016)
Tewksbury
  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center (2020)
Topsfield
  • Masconomet Education Foundation (2015)
  • Tri-Town Council (2016)
Wakefield
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
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 Police Department (2014, 2017, 2020—$300,000)
Winchester
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Woburn Host Lions (2020)
  • Woburn Police Department (2014)
  • 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.

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.

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 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 $70 million.

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 $21 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.

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)
  • Rwanda Girls Initiative (2018)
  • San Fran. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (2012)
  • 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)