Local Grant Program
To date, Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $280 million in grants to nonprofits based in greater Boston. Through the initiatives described below, it seeks to provide vital funding to mostly local charities that are working to improve the lives of community members through education, healthcare, human services, and social justice programs.
Major Grant Recipients
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.
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.
A $2.5 million grant in 2014 to fund a major renovation to the lobby of this world-class educational institution.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2014 acknowledging a decades-long ongoing relationship with this fine Woburn organization providing end-of-life care at home.
A multi-year $1 million grant in 2015 to double its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programming for adult immigrants in Salem and Lynn who speak little or no English.
A 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 for Beverly's planned public safety headquarters has not yet been utilized.
A $150,000 in-kind donation in 2003 of a brick comfort station at Horn Pond, a 700-acre recreation area where the public can enjoy nature walks, photography, biking, and fishing.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 2014 grant of $1 million to support the programs offered through the University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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.
A gift of $1.5 million in 1999 to endow the Cummings Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Business Economics, and to ensure that subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Business Law will be offered at Tufts in perpetuity.
A gift of $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.
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.
A $500,000 grant in 2014 to be paid over three years, mostly in connection with the Hospital's new Center for Cancer Care.
A 2015 matching grant of up to $400,000 to rebuild Winchester's Jenks Center, the only privately built and operated nonprofit senior center in Massachusetts. The newly renovated Jenks Center will better meet the needs of seniors and have an expanded role as a community center for all.
A grant of $1 million in 2014 to expand its programming, which promotes the understanding and appreciation of diversity in Winchester and directly abutting Communities.
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.
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.
Cummings $20 Million Grant Program
In 2020, Cummings Foundation combined its $100K for 100 and Sustaining Grants initiatives into the Cummings $20 Million Grant Program. Through this streamlined approach, the Foundation is awarding a total of $20 million annually to 130 local-area nonprofits. Each year, 100 organizations receive awards of $100,000, and 30 nonprofits have their awards elevated to 10-year grants valued between $200,000 and $500,000 each.
2020 Cummings $20 Million Grant Program Recipients
*denotes 10-year grant
To provide free volunteer babysitters to low-income single parents enrolled in college or certificate courses.
To provide college preparation, college and career coaching, and connections to paid internships to 300 first-generation college students from Boston's most underserved neighborhoods.
To expose children from inner cities to programs about nature, animals, gardening, and healthy cooking for broader understanding and healthier lifestyles.
To meet increasing community needs through a second location, expanded programs, and upgraded technology.
To transform how healthcare infrastructure is designed and built in resource-poor areas by filling critical learning gaps in university architecture, engineering, and global health programs.
To teach contemporary entrepreneurial principles to students, alumni, and North Shore-based nonprofits and for-profits, and to further expand community-based programming.
To arrange and advance industry training opportunities for students and faculty to better prepare local students for jobs in the region's life sciences community.
To expand and advance a successful mentoring program helping low-income Boston students to become college graduates, providing a local solution to the national college-completion crisis.
To provide transformational educational opportunities and sustained guidance to dedicated students from underserved backgrounds so they can be successful throughout high school and college and into their careers.
To strengthen and expand its commitment to service-learning, civic engagement, and social impact through project-based experiences in collaboration with knowledge experts, professional partners, and communities.
To double the college completion rate for participating first-generation, low-income youth through the use of Passport Coaches serving the classrooms of 15 non-exam public high schools in Boston.
To fill the gap and consumer demand for specialized lifelong post-adoption mental health support, therapy, and resources for all in the adoption constellation.
To provide design education over the course of BPS students' K-8 education in greater Boston's low income and underserved neighborhoods through relationships with professional architects.
To support BUILD's expansion of its four-year Youth Entrepreneurship Program into greater Boston high schools designated as underperforming.
To provide loans, grants, and crisis response support teams to Massachusetts-based Black and Latinx businesses affected by COVID-19.
To expand education, outreach, and partnerships to help parents and caregivers prevent and respond to child abuse and online exploitation.
To reduce the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences, poverty, and trauma in children and families by providing enriching adventures in zoos and nature.
To accelerate English learning among 720 low-income Boston immigrants by training volunteers to provide high-quality individualized tutoring, classroom assistance, and conversation groups.
To reunite Central American children detained at the U.S./Mexico border with their families in New England, with the majority of families living in and around greater Boston.
To provide effective mental health care to address the existing shortage of providers for Middlesex County children and their families.
To build wealth and economic justice in immigrant communities and low-income communities of color through entrepreneurship and small business ownership.
To provide 330 children with cancer or life-threatening illness with integrative therapies (e.g., yoga, massage, music therapy) to ease their pain and suffering.
To expand the quality and impact of mentoring by placing 23 trained AmeriCorps members in 22 mentoring programs within low-income minority communities.
To provide transformative enrichment opportunities—such as summer camp, art classes, and sports—and essential items like clothing to children who have endured trauma upon their transition to foster care.
To strengthen and empower immigrant women and women of color from the greater Boston area who work in low wage industries through leadership and workforce development, multilingual education, and community support.
To enhance the leadership skills and professional networks of the committed leaders of color who provide the influential work delivered to their communities.
To replicate its evidence-based job training reentry models in new facilities, and to help incarcerated individuals obtain gainful employment and stable housing.
To provide engaging sports and recreation opportunities for 400 at-risk, low-income youth who live in the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.
To provide more than 150 children from the South End, Roxbury, and neighboring communities of Boston with STEAM enrichment that fosters curiosity, confidence, and a love of learning.
To provide a flexible source of cash assistance to help meet the basic needs of working families affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
To increase its academic, socio-emotional, and financial support for Boston youth, while building a model that can expand to majority-minority communities struggling with college completion rates.
To provide isolated women living in poverty and homelessness critical services to prevent eviction and secure housing and access to public assistance and healthcare.
To provide low-income children in the juvenile and child welfare systems with education advocacy to stop the school-to-prison and trauma-to-prison pipelines.
To support its multi-year geographic and programmatic expansion, with dramatic growth in students and future teachers served in its highly successful program.
To expand current financial capability services to increase economic stability and financial well-being for low-income individuals and families in Cambridge.
To build out the beginning of its model with a new program concentrated on accessible science education for children ages three to six in high-need public schools.
To equip and train peace practitioners with practical tools to create inclusive communities where different perspectives are considered to resolve conflicts, preventing violence and mass killings.
To expand hunger relief efforts in greater Boston, with an emphasis on programs serving children, students, and their families. These include weekend backpack programs, school markets, and meals for community college students.
To provide dental care, education, and specialized services to high needs children in select communities in Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex counties.
To hire a second stabilization case manager to ensure families leaving a shelter remain stably housed for two years.
To increase the reach of its award-winning early childhood curriculum to additional high-need schools and to increase access for teachers to its creative reuse storefront.
To offset operating expenses, allowing it to keep membership dues low in order to attract diverse membership and continue to offer high quality educational programming.
To increase access to the unparalleled choral music and academic program the school provides to students in underserved, economically challenged neighborhoods along Route 128.
To provide healthcare services to approximately 500 homeless children and their families living in its shelters and supportive housing.
To continue program expansion in North Cambridge, providing equal access to educational opportunities to more youths living in and around Fresh Pond Apartments.
To hire an advocacy coordinator to develop and implement a framework to educate and engage the local community on racial and social justice issues impacting citizens and the city.
To provide at-risk teens with a sense of community and purpose by hiring them to mentor its younger students and help them with their homework daily.
To expand immigration legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence living in greater Boston's harbor communities, offered in the context of comprehensive domestic violence services.
To expand and extend resilience-building activities and court support for high-risk victims of domestic violence and their children.
To educate service providers and caregivers on how to support siblings of individuals with disabilities, to create a sibling mentor program, and to increase outreach to low-income and culturally diverse siblings.
To rapidly deploy resources to community-based nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the novel coronavirus outbreak response in Essex County.
To repair and enhance the accessible entrance, expand the sprinkler system, and purchase equipment to increase programming for individuals with disabilities at ArcWorks Community Art Center.
To provide out-of-school time services to low-income and vulnerable youth in Dorchester's violence-plagued Fields Corner neighborhood.
To provide youth development programs with a secondary emphasis on youth violence prevention for low-income minority youth from the high crime neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
To use research-based approaches and strategies that help families advance economic independence and disrupt the cycle of poverty while supporting their children's healthy development.
To provide critical support to Greater Grove Hall organizations for projects promoting community engagement, stimulating its economic development, and helping to leverage other sources of funding.
To educate and mobilize lower income people in Boston and greater Boston to break down barriers to racial equity in affordable and sustainable homeownership.
To meet the increasing needs of homeless women and children, helping them secure housing, healthcare, resources, emotional support, education, and employment.
To support strong families and child development by increasing the reach of and expanding its Welcome Baby program to a year-long program with a monthly contact.
To provide low-income pregnant women with nutritional and educational support and to continue that support from childbirth until the child reaches age five.
To create a Summer Bridge Program, an evidence-based intervention to increase college persistence and graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students.
To provide English language learners in Framingham and the MetroWest with Advanced ESL instruction for obtaining college credits and pursuing in-demand careers in healthcare.
To increase food security for low-income residents of Marlborough by providing monthly groceries, weekly fresh produce, grocery deliveries, and SNAP registration through its food pantry programs.
To support the Cape Ann community's need for a new comprehensive YMCA that can foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all—regardless of age, background, ability, and income.
To upgrade and expand its indoor wet lab space and increase its operational capacity to meet demand for year-round school and public programs that connect its students and community with local marine ecosystems.
To strengthen its ability to provide low-income adults with accessible targeted education, combined with long-term career advising and support, in order to secure stable employment with a living wage.
To provide meals and distributed food to low-income and immigrant families, homeless individuals, seniors, and other hungry people through its café, food pantry, and emergency supply services.
To sustain and strengthen one-to-one job placement services for military veterans with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
To help underprivileged children in its community with gifts at back to school and Christmas time.
To expand its Youth Center by increasing its days of operation and serving more inner-city youth with programming and personal assistance.
To leverage its new Food Campus to produce 8.5 million medically tailored meals over the next 10 years for individuals and families affected by hunger and illnesses.
To improve the physical and emotional health and well-being of breast cancer patients and pilot test for lung cancer patients throughout Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk County.
To educate and proactively prepare 225 low-income immigrant families to achieve short-term, long-term, and emergency financial goals through personalized financial literacy counseling and support.
To address youth sports and health inequities in Lawrence through better quality sports experiences, collaborative summertime events and camps, improved facility access, supplemental nutrition, leadership, and educational support.
To provide free cardiovascular screenings where the community lives, congregates, and works, and to assist with overcoming burdens to accessing care in order to improve health outcomes.
To sustain and expand its proven menu of services for individuals and families in its emergency shelter and transitional housing through program enhancements and staff development.
To support culturally sensitive out of school programs for youth—including leadership and team-building training and mentoring—to improve academic, social, and career opportunities.
To expand and enhance support and crisis intervention services for men, especially men of color, who are survivors of sexual assault.
To foster entrepreneurial growth in Lowell and Lawrence by helping low-income, female, immigrant, and minority residents to launch businesses and empower themselves, their families, and their communities.
To cover unforeseen costs of needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including portable sinks, antibacterial supplies, lunch bags and supplies, as well as prepackaged food.
To provide enhanced STEM instruction for its primarily low-income student population.
To provide homeless individuals in Lowell and Merrimack Valley with access to daytime services targeted at securing jobs, housing, and enhanced self-sufficiency.
To provide 1,200 middle school students, over three years, direct access to IDEA Camp, a three-week summer series for hands-on STEM learning, and to support out-of-school programs for year-round engagement.
To hire a full-time S.T.E.A.M Director to kickstart new programing aimed to recruit pre-teens and teens serving an additional 100 youths per year, and to purchase technology to outfit its new learning centers.
To partner with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to offer low-income households the Big Kid Bed Initiative, wherein the child will receive a bed along with sleep education and information on building a stable bedtime.
To provide low-income, lower skilled adults, 82 percent of whom are immigrants and refugees, with basic education, training, and certification in the Health Tech field.
To expand and deepen opportunities for underserved youths aged seven to 19 to access free arts-based afterschool programs that support resiliency, self-efficacy, community and civic engagement, and post-secondary success.
To interrupt the housing instability cycle among previously homeless families and help at-risk households avoid homelessness altogether by providing pro bono legal services and stabilization case management.
To provide immigrant and refugee adults in greater Boston with free intensive English language programs to enable them to become successful workers, parents, and community members.
To further expand its Catering Options social enterprise so as to offer additional culinary training and employment placement to individuals with disabilities.
To increase programming and organizational capacity, especially in the areas of farm operations and fundraising, to support long-term sustainability.
To provide free IT job training to youths aged 16 to 24 years, with preference given to minority youth, focusing on PC repair, networking, and cybersecurity, and then place them in jobs in the IT field.
To support general operating expenses related to meeting its mission and expenses not covered by programmatic grants.
To launch a Tufts Initiative for Global Health Diplomacy dedicated to identifying holistic, inter-disciplinary solutions to complex global health problems.
To expand primary care and behavioral health support services for homeless individuals in Haverhill who struggle with health challenges, including substance use and behavioral health disorders.
To provide comprehensive services (housing, legal, counseling, advocacy) to adult and child survivors of domestic violence and provide prevention education to young people to interrupt the cycle of violence.
To increase its capacity to provide North Shore communities with income-neutral local produce, cooking and agricultural education, community growing spaces, and support for local farmers.
To provide case management services to homeless and very low income households to enable them to retain housing and thrive as members of the local community.
To mitigate clothing insecurity and promote school readiness for low-income and homeless children in Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex Counties.
To strengthen career readiness services for student-athletes and grow strategic corporate and community partnerships to create sustainable pathways to success for urban youth.
To provide low-income single mother heads of households and their children with health equity and wellness programming through fitness and nutrition programming with supportive case management.
To strengthen its program that provides Boston and Lawrence youth with college counseling services and academic, fitness, and community service activities.
To increase its capacity to offer a National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) endorsed state-of-the-art product design intensive program to youth across Boston.
To help promising college students managing homelessness and foster care thrive in, and graduate from, college by providing coaching, financial assistance, and a community of support.
To provide healthy, safe after-school activity by exposing young people to design, architecture, and urban planning.
To provide low-income, under-served children and teens in the North Shore region with a safe space to learn, play, and grow as both individuals and as a team during out-of-school hours.
To empower individuals with developmental disabilities to direct the course of their own lives by helping them navigate a complex array of systems and decisions.
To increase its organizational capacity to operate programming by creating the infrastructure that will allow the program to have its greatest impact and achieve its broader mission.
To improve employment outcomes for youths with disabilities through comprehensive career readiness programming, including classroom lessons, real-world experiences, and one-on-one career counseling in Boston Public Schools.
To provide afterschool and summer enrichment programs for fourth through eighth grade students living in South Boston neighborhoods or attending South Boston Schools.
To feed 5,000 underprivileged children hot, nutritious food through its Mid-Day Meal program.
To expand opportunities for students through the Technology and Dual Diploma Initiatives, to increase availability of consultants for faculty, and to increase service learning to better assist students as they transition to college.
To build an indoor arena to enable it to provide services all year, thus expanding therapeutic benefits and outcomes for its clients.
To make sure young people who have been bouncing around the foster care system have permanent families before aging out of the system as young adults with no family to count on.
To educate the community about heart disease and diabetes by highlighting their disproportionate genetic burden due and empowering them to improve health with a balanced approach of medical care and lifestyle changes.
To conduct outreach, education, and training to students, teachers, and concerned adults with the end goal of eliminating domestic violence.
To provide mental health services to individuals and couples that are struggling to build their families.
To maintain the necessary staff to provide more Waltham teens, especially those from low-income households, with high-quality opportunities for career exploration, job training, and paid work-based learning.
To provide low-income parents of adults and children with Asperger/Autism (ASD) in the tri-county area with information, coaching, support groups, education, and other specialized family support services.
To cover rent costs of its office and warehouse, enabling it to plan long-term, manage and sustain its operations, and effectively carry out its mission.
To provide a multifaceted outreach program to reach all segments of its population through programs designed to educate the community and enhance police-community relations.
To promote cultural competency through ESL and US Citizenship classes for Chinese-speaking older adults, as well as to develop intergenerational programing at the Jenks Center and within the community at large.
To provide immediate resources to its nurses, physicians, and hospital leaders to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
To provide free or low-cost training and assistance to adults with acquired hearing loss.
To promote the Innovation Fund, support a part-time fundraiser, and provide mutual support engagement programs for persons with dementia in Massachusetts.
To provide fitness training, education, and events for underserved veterans and at-risk youths coping with a variety of social challenges from substance use, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
To raise expectations and increase opportunities for people living with disabilities by enhancing service delivery through the use of innovation and technology.
To provide eye exams and glasses to needy students and seniors, support Lions youth clubs in community-wide service projects, and to fund improvements to Woburn Lions Park.
To support programs and equipment at Woburn High School for two Innovation Pathways designations: Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental and Life Sciences.
To provide independent living skills to youths aging out of foster care and other vulnerable young people through intensive community-based services.
Recognizing the value and rarity of long-term financial support for nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, the Sustaining Grants program was created to provide ongoing funding for previous $100K for 100 winners, typically from $20,000 to $50,000 annually, for up to 10 years. It was a stand-alone initiative from 2017 to 2019 before it was merged with the $100K for 100 program to create the Cummings $20 Million Grant Program in 2020.
2019 Sustaining Grant Recipients
Boston—To double the number of under-resourced youth it employs to more than 500 by 2021, empowering them with training in fine arts, 3D design, digital media, creative technology, and 21st century workforce skills.
Boston—To hire a full-time community engagement specialist in order to increase the number of victims served by 15 percent through culturally relevant provider trainings and activities promoting awareness.
Lawrence—To fund its Alumni Support Program, providing services to alumni throughout high school, college, and beyond in order to ensure that all alumni complete high school and go on to earn a four-year college degree.
Framingham—To continue updating the kitchens and bathrooms in the apartments in its almost 100-year-old building, last updated in 1993-1994, and be able to address urgent infrastructure needs in the building as they arise.
Boston—To sustain and grow its evaluations framework and system, align program processes with metrics, train staff on its evaluation system, and share data on needs and program impact to better inform community-based initiatives.
Boston—To improve the health of homeless individuals and families through the work of case managers, who provide the range of basic resources and services they need to access health care and navigate a path out of homelessness.
Salisbury—To expand its transportation program and outreach in the communities that it serves in order to continue on its current path of success.
Marlborough—To help support its general operating needs and the Success for Life for Youth initiative at the Marlborough Clubhouse for youth ages 7–18.
Malden—To continue to increase access to food, provide nutritious and culturally appropriate options, and empower populations being served, who can then participate in the decision-making process of the food pantry.
Boston—To double the number of youth served annually in the Welcome Center, increasing their capacity to end their experiences of homelessness.
Roslindale—To quintuple the number of Brooke High students benefiting from rigorous computer science instruction and expand the sequence to include Advanced Placement and a fourth-year elective.
Salem—To help with the substantial cost of performing repairs and upgrades to its 200-year-old structure and bring the building up to current building and safety codes.
Wilmington—To provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and master life/work skills, contribute rather than be discounted on the basis of stereotypes, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and participate in the community.
Dracut—To support its aggressive expansion, doubling the number of students served and bringing it closer to its goals to help students living in poverty take advantage of education, realize their potential, and break the cycle of poverty.
Lynn—To sustain the work of the Immigrant Children's Justice Project, designed to safeguard the legal rights of immigrant youth in Essex County.
Arlington—To maintain, expand, and develop programs offered free of charge to children and teens and their caregivers who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling.
Cambridge—To provide vital free civil legal assistance and affordable mental health counseling to help low-income and under-served populations access basic human needs.
Boston—To increase access to its classroom and after-school programs by 15 percent annually, providing more than 87,000 K-8 students with access to a high-quality civics education.
Winchester—To support and enhance its Social Service Program in order to address the needs of financially challenged residents.
Woburn—To sustain and expand programs that address the growing need for high-quality English language instruction for local immigrants facing barriers to achieving their life goals.
Cambridge—To replicate its program in three new cities, growing its annual number of students served from 175 to more than 1,000.
Dorchester—To increase by 50 percent the number of families engaged in its Family Support Network programming (home visiting, parent-child playgroups, parenting education) in Boston neighborhoods.
East Boston—To sustain its College Access and Post-Secondary Success (CAPS) program, which combines in-school programming with post-secondary support.
Jamaica Plain—To provide long-term professional mentoring to Boston's highest risk youth and to support its Strategic Growth Plan with deeper partnerships, improved data, and enhanced programming.
Woburn—To increase the number of loans for income-producing activities to under-served women in low-income immigrant communities, giving these women a chance to protect and support their families.
Charlestown—To provide approximately 30 homeless families annually with transitional housing and intensive coaching on self-sufficiency, economic mobility, and career development as a pathway to permanent housing.
Lowell—To maintain its Learn2Work program, which trains current homeless heads of households in food service, food preparation, ServeSafe, and allergen management while producing meals for its three family shelters.
Dorchester—To double its footprint in Boston through expansion, reach twice as many students, and quadruple the number of personal training and corporate customers within the next decade.
Framingham—To expand program reach to the area elderly LGBT community; partner with Fenway Health to design and provide culture-competence training to navigators and local medical providers; and help frail LGBT elders build social capital.
Lynn—To continue to provide support to its students in grades K-12 and through college and career, with 75 percent of its alumni graduating from college and 100 percent living lives of opportunity, independence, and impact.
Salem—To strengthen its organizational infrastructure, maximize the impact of its programs, and empower more under-served and first-generation students to succeed in college, career, and life.
Lowell—To increase by 50 percent the number of Lowell's at-risk students whose lives will be changed through after-school science education and outdoor learning opportunities.
Lynn—To relocate its emergency shelter—and possibly other programs—to a new location, allowing it to improve and enhance services for homeless clients.
Burlington—To empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families by expanding and sustaining its Family Support Center, which provides services and supports to ensure they lead fulfilling lives.
Concord—To enable adults with developmental and physical disabilities to age in place through accessible housing and technology.
Concord—To nearly double its program sites to 34, enabling it to reach 650 individuals of all abilities, and to train more than 750 caregivers both in person and via webinars.
Chelmsford—To expand veteran mental health services, public education opportunities, and foster programming, and then work to expand its service area.
Amesbury—To create a food-secure region by providing universal, comprehensive food access to all individuals living in northeastern Essex County.
Boston—To transform the Asylum Intake Initiative into a full-fledged Asylum Intake Program, expanding the number of potential asylum seekers served and ensuring access to justice.
Andover—To support the growth and development of its programming for children ages 3-5, initially focusing on expanding the inclusive multi-disciplinary preschool to a full day and doubling enrollment.
Roxbury—To double the number of Black and Brown male students, from 50 to 100, who participate in the Boy's RIGHT group discussions and prevention activities.
Weston—To entrench responsive, innovative educational supports and practices, advancing the pipeline of nursing professionals responding to the region's diverse and evolving healthcare needs.
Beverly—To increase the number of undergraduate students enrolled in global environmental field research courses from 600 to 1,000 annually.
Stoneham—To enhance the educational opportunities and experience for all students by providing high-quality, cost-efficient educational programs and services that complement and strengthen the school programs of the member districts.
Beverly—To hire a protective services intensive case manager who will provide more rigorous and time-intensive delivery of support to elderly people with behavioral health needs that increase their risk of institutionalization or homelessness.
Marlborough—To significantly increase numbers of youth, families, and communities served and to address the unmet needs of children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
Boston—To expand opportunities for immigrants through the Bilingual Early Education Program (BEEP), student support services, and institutional aid awards.
Lexington—To empower people with disabilities to get off the sidelines by participating in adventure education programs, thus reducing the unusually high obesity, unemployment, and secondary school drop-out rates they currently face.
Lowell—To obtain new space and maintain service levels to more than 65,000 low-income residents of the Merrimack Valley in an effort to help break the cycle of repeated homelessness.
Jamaica Plain—To double the number of well-paying career pathways it offers and increase support services to ensure 50 percent more X-Cel students complete post-secondary education and become economically self-sufficient.
2018 Sustaining Grant Recipients
Boston—To include cultural responsiveness training within its mentoring programs, and continue to innovate gender-sensitive case management, enrichment services, and post-secondary support programs.
Boston—To triple the advocacy for abused and neglected children through Court Appointed Special Advocates over the next five years.
Somerville—To expand the FirstStep Outreach Program and improve the health and wellbeing of more unsheltered residents of Cambridge, particularly those struggling with addiction.
Everett—To increase the number of people served through the therapeutic and engaging activities programs at its three centers.
Lexington—To enable all Cotting students with disabilities to participate in after-school activities, and provide older students with meaningful jobs that could lead to employment in adulthood.
Jamaica Plain—To support more children traumatized by domestic violence by increasing therapeutic childcare capacity and adding free therapeutic bridge childcare for community-based survivors.
Beverly—To provide more at-risk youth and youth affected by mental illness across the North Shore with transformative experiences through arts immersion.
Lawrence—To create and support trusting relationships between youth and adult mentors through its Stand & Deliver academic youth mentoring and career readiness.
Salem—To provide access to enrichment programs to more children, including those affected by disabilities, trauma exposure, or social isolation, or who are otherwise at-risk.
Medford—To foster youth literacy skills and reading within the Medford Club's afterschool academic support and enrichment programs.
Medford—To double the number of volunteers and guests with disabilities, thereby increasing the Camp's capacity to foster an environment of inclusion by providing community-based activities for people living with mental or physical disabilities.
Westford—To strengthen families and communities through building or repairing owner-occupied homes for low-income families.
Watertown—To educate more students on issues of addiction through its addiction- and recovery-themed in-school theatre performances.
Boston—To expand the Children’s Savings Account movement by adding parental education and financial asset building for college achievement.
South Boston—To stabilize and strengthen more families by providing parents with life and employment skills while offering early education and childcare to their children.
Boston—To help more low-income people avoid homelessness by providing free legal services that help remove barriers, resolve issues, and improve lives.
Wilmington—To increase the number of students supported through the educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services offered at its Wilmington location.
Lowell—To educate, counsel, and prepare more families for responsible homeownership.
Sudbury—To provide healthcare to uninsured, low-income patients by expanding volunteer and staff capacity and increasing free clinic hours and services.
Bedford—To improve the health and wellness of more people through the expansion of preventive services like Meals on Wheels, benefits counseling, and evidence-based healthy living programs.
Reading—To expand weekend hours and services, providing increased flexibility and access for families in need of beds, used furniture, and household items.
Lawrence—To provide plentiful food, locally grown produce, and other high-nutrition foods to more families in need throughout Greater Lawrence.
Danvers—To prevent isolation, foster psycho-social wellbeing, and improve quality of life for the underserved deafblind elder population of Essex County.
Beverly—To create more local high-value technology jobs by doubling its number of incubated companies and maintaining a full-time mentoring program.
Gloucester—To increase the amount of time that high-risk pre-school children spend in class, and provide opportunities for enrichment through field trips.
Somerville—To expand its housing assistance program to help low-income domestic violence survivors escape homelessness.
Boston—To support year-round food programs for poor and homeless women and their children.
Boston—To provide those at risk of suicide, as well as suicide loss survivors, with 24-hour befriending intervention, proactive prevention education and outreach, and grief support.
Newtonville—To serve more youth survivors of domestic violence through its resilience-informed group and individual services, and to increase capacity to facilitate new LGBQ/T and Narrative Healing groups.
Boston—To increase the number of foster youth served and empowered through its mentoring, life skills, and clinical support programs.
Boston—To enhance the clinic's capacity to serve and care for Boston's most vulnerable women, with the goal of serving 35 percent more patients.
Winchester—To increase the reach of its substance abuse prevention programs and to implement more efficient pathways to substance abuse treatment.
Roxbury—To provide more low-income and historically disenfranchised students with transformative literacy instruction through new partnerships with teachers, schools, and districts.
2017 Sustaining Grant Recipients
Dorchester—To enhance the training programs it provides to early stage food companies in an effort to create jobs, improve healthy food access, and strengthen the regional food economy.
Boston—To support its volunteer recruitment and training efforts so it can serve 200 additional children each year with reading and literacy programming.
Lowell—To expand its Outreach Program over time to every elementary and middle school in Lowell, teaching girls creative pursuits, self-reliance, and critical thinking.
Lawrence—To improve parent engagement and employment outcomes of Lawrence Public Schools families, with a two-generation approach to community change.
Lowell—To invest in its social enterprise work crew, which provide job opportunities and education for young people returning from incarceration or leaving gangs.
$100K for 100 Grants
From 2012 to 2019, Cummings Foundation awarded $10 million annually through its $100K for 100 grant program. This place-based philanthropic initiative primarily supported nonprofits in the Massachusetts counties where the Foundation and its founders originally derived their funds and where staff and clients of the Cummings organization live—Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk County. In 2020, this initiative was merged with the Sustaining Grants program to create the Cummings $20 Million Grant Program.
2019 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To provide deaf adults, and those aged 55 and older who are coping with age-related hearing-loss, access to services and technology to improve independence, health, and safety.
To accelerate its initiative to improve civics education, instill civic dispositions, and increase service learning in the Andover Public Schools.
To increase access to psychiatric evaluation, consultation, and medication treatment among Arlington youth and families.
To hire an executive director who will support ACE’s sustainable growth and help increase its holistic, comprehensive, and positive impact on underrepresented local youth.
To educate The BASE’s student athletes and coaches to be entrepreneurial thinkers and actors through Babson’s ACTIVATE curriculum and teacher training.
To measure and target psychological misperceptions behind the racial wealth divide in Boston and then design inclusive interventions for positive social change.
To build a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for Boston’s social impact sector, by providing diverse cohorts of college students with internships.
To provide more students facing social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges with engaging sport-based group therapy services.
To expand its student service fellowship program, enabling more students to provide valuable support to community-based organizations in and around Boston.
To provide more than 800 homeless or unstably housed children with expanded resources to mitigate the negative effects of homelessness and support future stability and success.
To improve Adult Basic Education teaching quality by providing free and effective professional development workshops to adult educators.
To support a living memorial to the Kings complemented by convening space in Roxbury to drive civic engagement and advance measurable economic justice for residents.
To provide low-income Latino children with autism and other disabilities in the Chelsea area with equal opportunities to access a range of services needed to reach their potential.
To leverage organizing and research capacities to monitor the implementation of 2018’s Criminal Justice Reform bill, ensuring that savings are invested in communities of highest need.
To staff a full-time position that provides clinical case management and supportive individual and group behavioral health counseling to aging veterans for the next three years.
To prevent and correct wrongful convictions of innocent people caused by unreliable forensic science.
To support the academic and social development of refugee and immigrant youth through tutoring, community building, leadership development, case work, vocational training, and more.
To provide career opportunities in software engineering to young adults of color from Boston’s low-income communities through training, job placement, and career support services.
To advance the work of its 90 alumni organizations and to continue deepening its capacity-building efforts with its teams.
To support emerging needs for developing a critical mass of Boston youths and educators who are creatively engaged in the latest STEAM education and are catalyzing deep cultural change.
To help more underserved students complete college by providing support during the application and enrollment process, financial aid counseling, and one-on-one advising during college.
To bring computers, Internet, and training to 275 greater Boston residents so students can do homework, adults can find jobs, and seniors can connect with loved ones.
To fuel its role in advancing data and research to drive community conversations around key issues, and mobilize business, civic, community, and public sector leaders to create systemic change.
To support the growth and sustainability of local grassroots organizations through coaching, technical training, networking, publicity, pro-bono legal assistance, and financial resources.
To provide civil legal assistance to low-income military veterans to remove legal barriers to stable housing, economic security, and healthy families.
To expand its psychiatry department to increase access for youths in need of the most intensive behavioral health intervention.
To strategically position the organization to expand its services to provide basic necessities to more children and families in need.
To increase the physical, social, and emotional well-being of youths with disabilities through on-water and indoor rowing programs, clinics, and competitions.
To provide in-school mental health services and consultation to teachers in the public schools of Beverly, Somerville, Revere, Woburn, and other towns north of Boston.
To provide youths living in public housing, from grade eight through the first two years of college, with the skills they need to gain economic mobility.
To hire staff to work in Cambridge and greater Boston with both chronically and formerly homeless women who seek stability and improved well-being in multiple domains.
To support entrepreneurs in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and beyond with early business classes, workshops, and mentorship programs to help them build profitable, job-creating businesses.
To provide emergency shelter—and an affirming and safe sanctuary—to young adults aged 18-24 experiencing homelessness.
To hire a Haitian-Creole outreach specialist and to expand call center hours to assist families who cannot call during the day.
To allow at-risk middle schoolers to participate in sports programs that inspire them to succeed in school and that emphasize teamwork, positive self-esteem, and healthy lifestyles.
To support at-risk youths by creating a youth center where all that the Y stands for addresses this very specific community need.
To stabilize Boston households and neighborhoods by acquiring bank-owned properties along the Fairmount Line Corridor and converting them into permanently affordable, community-controlled housing.
To provide social and emotional support to high-risk, disconnected youths in Dorchester, and help them develop job readiness skills, work experience, and education and training plans.
To help disadvantaged high school and college students in Boston overcome barriers to college completion while becoming active citizens through intense coaching and supports.
To train and place low-income immigrants living in Boston as home health aides, phlebotomists, and clinical medical assistants.
To supplement its successful K-5 academic partnerships with some of Boston’s most under-performing schools with an intentional focus on social and emotional wellness.
To create a resident social space with an accessible computer area and library, resident store, and meeting room.
To provide students in its construction programs with the opportunity to gain authentic work experiences through building projects on campus.
To promote meaningful employment opportunities and training for people with disabilities through interactive workshops, entrepreneurship, internships, and employment placement.
To support parents and caretakers in its Head Start and Early Head Start programs who seek career training, credentials, and employment opportunities in an early-learning field.
To provide meaningful work, life-skills training, and a pathway to independence for adults with intellectual disabilities through a hummus production and community engagement-based social enterprise.
To guarantee educational expenses for students from Essex County by bridging the gap between federal and state aid and the cost of attending college.
To help 80 young Black and Latino men in Boston make significant academic and social-emotional gains for college and career success.
To end chronic homelessness and help newly housed people enroll in workforce/career development programs to achieve financial and housing independence.
To hire additional staff to manage and provide home repairs for low-income homeowners in Boston and to open critical repair opportunities to two new cities.
To expand its services for the marginalized residents of Lawrence by a minimum of 30 percent in 2019-20 and support sustainable growth through 2022.
To sustain and enhance after-school and summer enrichment programs for children of low-income parents living in the Hancock Courts and Stadium Courts Housing Projects.
To improve the outdoor learning experience of 7,000 area youths by purchasing new models of sailboats for all ability levels.
To provide low-income immigrants with ESOL and Workplace Education Classes to support them in their quest to be gainfully employed and achieve citizenship status.
To support the academic achievement of more than 1,000 low-income, at-risk youths from Lawrence by providing fun, high-quality educational programs.
To hire a lawyer to be placed at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in order to establish the first ever medical-legal partnership in the Lawrence area.
To empower people to reclaim their lives by providing shelter and substance and mental health support services and promoting all aspects of recovery and life skills.
To expand its structure and curriculum to foster confidence, responsibility, and leadership among youths in the Lawrence area.
To provide high school students in Lawrence with personalized pathways to access and complete postsecondary education through individually tailored guidance, resources, and networking.
To support our parent engagement coordinator, who supports more than 400 low-income families, 600 children, and 60 child-care businesses when families are high-risk or in crisis.
To provide 500 under-served youths in the next four years with access to high-quality computer science and computer literacy education through hands-on technology projects after school.
To provide individuals in recovery from substance use disorder with job training and support to acquire long-term meaningful employment as certified recovery coaches.
To extend its Community Market season and support its other feeding programs during late-winter and summer, when donations are lower and demand increases.
To expand its community gardens through building one new garden, increasing volunteer leadership, and piloting a program for garden entrepreneurs.
To hire a full-time success coach for Emma’s Place, its second sober-living home, which serves men and women, but prioritizes mothers seeking reunification with their children.
To provide services to girls in Essex County aimed at the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation, as well as emergency intervention and ongoing supports for survivors.
To educate and empower at-risk teen girls in Lynn to be agents for change, promoting social justice through leadership and advocacy in their schools, communities, and lives.
To equip low-income Lynn students and their parents with resources and the preparation needed to enter great colleges with minimal debt.
To provide recovery coaching and ancillary support services designed to promote long-term recovery while minimizing negative side effects from relapse.
To help seniors maintain independence by providing items or services of essential need for which there is no other available government program or charitable resource.
To provide reliable transportation services to the elders in the community and to help enhance the quality of life of those living with memory loss and dementia.
To develop global leaders focused on human rights and security through rigorous multidisciplinary, immersive education and experiential learning.
To provide high-quality college classes to incarcerated men at MCI-Concord, giving them the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree before their release.
To provide opportunities for diverse populations of the region to meet and learn from each other and react to community issues.
To renovate the adjacent property for educational and administrative space, thus enabling the hospital to add new clinical space.
To reduce social isolation for young adults with disabilities by creating opportunities for them to join college groups, teams, and associations that match their interests.
To scale its programs to provide training and critical life skills to the increasing number of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
To provide anti-violence training to at-risk youths and young adults by teaching the restorative justice concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation when the urge is to retaliate.
To provide critical resources that at-risk and foster children need to improve their lives but that are not available elsewhere.
To renovate the Citizens Inn Food Pantry and Community Meals to dignify the space, offer additional and more comprehensive services, and serve a greater number of clients in need.
To provide low-income immigrants and refugees with English (ESOL), computer, and job-readiness training through intensive group learning and one-on-one mentoring.
To increase the number of First Teacher parent-learning and teaching cohorts in Roxbury and Dorchester.
To help its clients reach economic self-sufficiency by providing access to opportunities for career exploration, college access, and job training.
To provide 300 Roxbury youths and families with urban farming, culinary arts, STEAM, horticultural healing, and intergenerational community building programming.
To implement an early education provider workforce development strategy that focuses on professional development and career coaching.
To expand Front-Door Triage, a successful pilot that works intensively with new shelter guests to calibrate the right level of support and speed their path to housing.
To provide hard-to-reach, isolated individuals at risk for opioid overdose and HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI infections with prevention, assessment, and treatment navigation services.
To increase access for urban youths to the supports, opportunities, and experiences essential for healthy development by growing its Repeat Engagement and YES Academy programs.
To equip priority youths with the necessary skills to develop stable, supportive relationships, resulting in lifelong benefits for learning, behavior, and overall health.
To provide LGBTQ+ youths in the North Shore and surrounding region with opportunities for education, community, support, and advocacy through a variety of activities and services.
To support its after-school program by replacing two vans used to provide transportation, and to hire outside specialists to offer experiential learning activities on site.
To provide “Welcome Baby” home visits for low-income mothers and their infants, to begin building a web of community connections and parental supports.
To convert a portion of an abandoned commercial lot in the center of downtown Wakefield into a dynamic teen center.
To pay the drug treatment and/or sober living costs for addicts who lack health insurance or the financial resources to access care.
To renovate and relocate a gym so that individuals with disabilities can work out alongside their able-bodied peers.
To strengthen collaborative efforts that would accelerate the pace of land conservation and stewardship in the region.
To close the opportunity gap for children living in extreme poverty by providing free after-school programming throughout the academic year.
To strengthen its visitor experience, particularly as it relates to exhibitions exploring the Armenian genocide and resultant diaspora community.
To enable it to reach and educate more students and communities on the North Shore about the toxic trend and risks of mixing prescription drugs with alcohol.
To update worn and outdated equipment with the latest technology, increasing safety for firefighters and providing the community with a highly skilled emergency response.
2018 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To expand our food rescue operations by rescuing additional fresh, healthy food and by serving more food insecure individuals in Greater Boston and MetroWest.
To provide college preparation and career-aligned paid summer internship placement support for 300 youth from Boston through its College Success program.
To close the education gap for young women of color from underserved communities by enhancing enrichment programs and building alumni programming.
To collaborate with Community Teamwork (CTI) to teach children and families from Head Start and shelter programs about nature, animals, gardening and healthy cooking.
To teach and reinforce life skills to young adults with developmental disabilities while fostering social and community engagement and providing respite for families and caregivers.
To provide adults with autism and intensive clinical needs with supported community trips to engage in volunteer work, recreation, and daily life activities.
To improve attitudes and aptitudes of 3,400-4,800 students toward STEM by sending real scientists into 3rd- to 8th-grade classrooms 18 times a year to teach hands-on lessons.
To support an entrepreneur/executive-in-residence as well as a Startup Success Office, Startup Success Bootcamp, and a Regional Network for Women Entrepreneurs.
To provide low-income immigrants from more than 125 countries with ESOL instruction and opportunities for quality training or higher education at a community college.
To fund two street counselors in Boston's majority-Asian neighborhoods, providing consistent social-emotional support for youth and identifying those in need of support or intervention.
To increase access to debate for Boston students to help them improve their academic achievement, develop 21st century skills, and become more engaged citizens.
To provide legal representation to members of the Muslim community in cases of civil rights violations including hate crimes, harassment, and workplace discrimination.
To increase access to justice by preparing non-lawyers to be effective advocates for economically disadvantaged Boston public school students in disciplinary exclusion hearings.
To create a framework for implementation and evaluation for a SAFE Child Communities pilot in Medford to build community connections and capacity to reduce child abuse rates.
To develop and implement an evidence-based Pretrial Justice Program to serve at least 50 individuals and reduce the number of people in pretrial detention.
To develop, pilot, and disseminate cultural competency trainings to multiple audiences to improve health outcomes for LGBT adults, particularly transgender older adults.
To provide personalized, comprehensive health insurance enrollment assistance to low-income individuals and families, immigrant communities, the disabled, and the medically underserved.
To expand a pilot program that enables underserved low-income and minority youth to prepare for, and enroll in, college courses for credit while in high school.
To grow a comprehensive maternal/child home-visiting program, providing culturally competent case management and parenting education to Latino immigrant families.
To develop a regional network of school districts to advance the integration of social-emotional learning into schools, helping students build essential non-academic skills.
To conduct a study exploring the social and economic conditions of the Roma people in the U.S., with a focus on education, employment, health, and housing.
To build critical capacity and create lasting impact by developing high-potential leaders of color managing in nonprofit organizations that Cummings Foundation currently supports.
To support the development of a refined program portfolio (curriculum development and evaluation, staffing, and communications plans) to achieve its mission.
To connect with BU students to learn about their passions, hopes and dreams and empower them to pursue these goals with the encouragement and support of BU Hillel.
To offer case representation and legal clinics for immigrant and refugee families, including support for homeless women, at-risk youth, and survivors of domestic violence.
To support, strengthen and expand The Literacy Connection's English literacy and citizenship programs with a view toward future sustainability.
To take a comprehensive approach to mental health issues by hiring a certified Mental Health Clinician and offering mental health first aid and crisis intervention team training.
To build a supportive community and provide mentoring, skills coaching, and music therapy to individuals, ages 16-29, living with cancer, HIV, and rare genetic disorders.
To expand the reach of its financial education and empowerment programs to serve more low-income women, homeless women, and at-risk teens in Eastern Massachusetts.
To increase educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals in Middlesex County, thereby helping them to build better lives for themselves and their families.
To increase produce availability by growing organic produce for hunger relief with community volunteers while expanding and enhancing its current food distribution program.
To support food-insecure families in Middlesex County through the expansion of its food pantry and community meals programs, including a mobile food pantry.
To support programs for low- and moderate-income youth, including relevant performances and community service, comprehensive college entrance preparation, and leadership development.
To aid in campus expansion and teacher innovation to ensure that its 700 students have access to the facilities and experiences of a true college-preparatory school.
To expand Project Independence, a pre-job readiness program interweaving STEM and behavioral health practices to build confidence and competency for homeless women and children.
To provide low-income residents in Roxbury with healthy, affordable, nutritious food and prepared meals through its not-for- profit retail food store.
To expand the operation of its Weekly Mobile Market across low-income Boston communities, increasing residents' access to affordable, healthy food.
To hire one Full Time Equivalent for convening, evaluation, marketing, and communications in order to improve outreach and services for children and families.
To engage, empower, and enrich the lives of hundreds of children through year-round after-school education focused on sailing and marine science.
To increase the number of sessions for grieving children and families currently on its waitlist and those who will experience a traumatic loss during the year.
To expand mediation services for youth and families in Framingham Juvenile Court and to increase divorce mediation services for low-income residents in the MetroWest area.
To build its capacity to maintain sustainable funding for its specialized recovery services provided to women survivors of exploitation, trafficking, and prostitution.
To operate its Day Resource Center, connecting the neediest on Cape Ann—homeless, mentally ill, addicted, isolated—with vital social services and personal support.
To strengthen police-led programs focused on addiction treatment and recovery by providing Burlington, Woburn, and Wilmington with three recovery coaches and a regional program coordinator.
To expand hunger-relief services through our new satellite food pantry, new school and community college Mobile Markets, and medical nutrition counseling.
To expand supportive wellness services, enrichment programs, and community partnerships for low-income seniors, allowing them to age-in-community in a safe, engaging, and compassionate environment.
To fund a part-time fundraising manager responsible for fundraising efforts to create a larger impact for individuals and families throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley.
To create a year-round therapeutic arts program focused on social inclusion and improved life quality through a partnership with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.
To provide transportation, an essential need to remain independent, for medical, nutritional, and social needs of individuals aged 55 and older.
To provide early workplace-based career education experiences that ignite purpose, passion, and build college and career readiness to more than 800 low-income Boston teens.
To add two new sites to its core program, Leadership in Action, allowing it to serve an additional 75 low-income middle school students per year.
To transform Bethel's Math & Science Scholars Program from a summer-only program into a year-round STEAM academic enrichment program for youth of color.
To foster a comprehensive, coordinated, integrated system of care for children with autism, helping families find and navigate services in a way that cultivates clarity and success.
To partner Boston youth with practicing artists to create civically engaged art projects, fostering young leaders dedicated to making positive change in their communities.
To meet growing needs and add value to its Food and Housing/Shelter Programs, which assist and stabilize 25,000-plus low-income and homeless households annually.
Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy
To support a 12-month academic enrichment program for more than 140 underserved middle and high school students from Lawrence and Lynn.
To increase after-school programming and to increase confidence and respect for learning in Merrimack Ct. Housing Project and the surrounding area.
To expand Project CARE by increasing first responder training/collaboration, prevention, and effective PTSD treatment for children and families affected by drug overdose and other tragedies.
To provide camp, enrichment opportunities, support, and respite to children and families who have experienced the loss of a parent, in order to strengthen their resilience.
To hire an enrichment coordinator to expand services and create a culturally competent environment for Lowell's growing low-income immigrant and refugee family population.
To support culinary arts training for at-risk youth in Greater Lowell while strengthening a catering business that will invest its profits back into the program.
To promote immigrant and refugee self-sufficiency and citizenship by engaging mentors who teach basic skills and help navigate legal, social, and educational services.
To provide homeless, formerly homeless, and housing-insecure children with therapeutic and educational services to help them heal from past trauma and experience lifelong success.
To deliver abuse prevention and safety education to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in seven schools within Middlesex and Essex counties.
To encourage low-income individuals toward self-sufficiency using instruction, coaching, and peer support programs, enabling families to break the cycle of poverty.
To provide US-born African Americans with the opportunity, equity, and access to skills training that leads to well-paying jobs with benefits in the hospitality industry.
To fund the construction of the portion of a multi-use path connecting Medford Square and Riverbend Park along the Mystic River on the city of Medford's property.
To address issues of political and social polarization, student unrest, divisive speakers, acts of intolerance, and related issues that may challenge college educational goals.
To bring critical health care services to homeless individuals at severe risk for chronic health conditions, substance abuse, mental health issues and infectious diseases.
To expand and enhance the Nevins Clinical Affiliation and student intern programs, adding additional qualified employees to the Merrimack Valley health-related workforce.
To empower its students challenged by autism spectrum disorders through enhanced services to ensure they reach their full potential.
To cover faculty costs of learning opportunities for training and professional development, especially in competency-based education.
To help prepare Latino professionals in Greater Lawrence and Haverhill to govern local nonprofits through training in board governance and inclusion.
To support the education and career development of up to 600 undergraduate and graduate students per year, helping to improve public health and healthcare in Essex County.
To promote the health, well-being, education, and development of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, and horse related activities.
To enhance after-school and summer enrichment programming and outreach, education, counseling, and advocacy to protect the rights of disadvantaged Haitian immigrants.
To expand individualized writing support and creative expression opportunities for underserved Boston Public School students through a network of in-school Writers' Rooms.
To strengthen infrastructure and systems in order to continue to support people leaving prison and homelessness as they reintegrate into community.
To provide multi-dimensional mental health support in a community-based setting, serving more than 1,000 participants suffering from untreated post-traumatic stress each year.
To help with the substantial cost of performing repairs and upgrades to our 200-year-old structure and bring the building up to current building and safety codes.
To support the Youth Workforce Development Program and to enhance wrap-around employment skills training during the ramp-up phase of our food and event enterprise operations.
To provide outreach, essential services, comprehensive case management, community-based supports, and interventions to at-risk, low-income, isolated seniors.
To maintain vehicle safety so SCM Door2Door can continue to promote the independence of senior citizens and persons with disabilities through community-based transportation.
To fund Sibling Sunday programs and weekend retreats annually for four years, allowing siblings separated in foster care to spend quality time together supervised by positive adult role models.
To provide high-needs students with opportunities to develop and strengthen social-emotional skills through team-building and adventure-based programming.
To fix its inaccessible playgrounds so all children in Sudbury are afforded the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive in a fully adaptive environment.
To increase training opportunities for students, parents/guardians, professionals, and community members to improve the health and safety of youth in Middlesex and Essex counties.
To expand life skills education to 700 Lawrence youth through 5,000 hours of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness programming in the Merrimack Valley.
To empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
To provide under-resourced families with vital knowledge, skills, and social supports so parents can nurture and guide their children through critical early developmental stages and beyond.
To ensure that elementary teachers are prepared to meet new social studies civics standards—deepening students' civic engagement—through high-quality curriculum and professional development.
To provide therapeutic support for children with depression, autism, ADHD, and other mental health issues, allowing them to take part in its summer camp program.
To sustain and enhance the Mazie Mentoring Program, providing opportunities for at-risk youth to overcome barriers to lifelong success through positive mentoring support.
To offset a recent increase in transportation expenses in order to fulfill its mission of bringing families together in a learning community dedicated to diversity and excellent education.
To strengthen extracurricular science programs, build a robotics program, and encourage more female students to get involved in STEM activities.
To complete repairs and upgrades to the ABC House, including a new roof, porch railings, first floor windows, outdoor lighting, masonry repairs, attic insulation, and kitchen upgrades.
To broaden the availability of programs and activities in the newly renovated Jenks Center for utilization by working seniors and the community at large.
To promote programs, including the Fire Safety House, Defibrillator Project, and Student Government Day, that enhance the safety or quality of life of Woburn residents.
To convert the auditorium to a multi-purpose space for performances, full-court basketball games and tournaments, and community engagement and service activities.
To provide independent living skills to youth aging out of foster care and other vulnerable youth through intensive community-based services.
2017 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To equip low-wage immigrant workers in fighting workplace abuse in the construction, landscaping, building maintenance, and cleaning industries.
To provide food assistance to food-insecure residents of Northeastern Essex County through community-based mobile markets and home delivery programs.
To mentor an additional 100+ children per year in Lawrence and Lynn while establishing our presence in both communities.
To alleviate hunger and contribute to environmental sustainability by rescuing fresh food and donating it to social service agencies serving people in need.
To create opportunity, equity, and access for motivated—but underserved—Boston students through its rigorous summer academic experiences and school programs.
To expand and advance a successful mentoring program that helps low-income Boston student become college graduates through personalized guidance and support.
To help break the cycle of economic and educational disenfranchisement for low-income Boston teens through opportunities for paid employment in art and design.
To provide comprehensive cultural and linguistically specific services to Asian victims of domestic violence, offering hope and necessary assistance.
To transform the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth by providing survival aid, emergency shelter, and transitional living.
To provide low-income, at-risk Boston high school students with college classes, mentoring, and tutoring so they can earn up to 30 college credits for free.
To support the Youth Leadership and Green Team employment programs, as well as the Emerald Necklace Outdoor Education program.
To accelerate English learning among low-income Boston immigrants and refugees by providing high-quality individualized tutoring and in-class assistance.
To increase college access and readiness of low-income high school students of color in Boston by providing them with paid internships and academic support.
To expand work in Middlesex County that supports the police and other first responders in interactions with people that have behavioral health disorders.
To facilitate college graduation or the completion of vocational/technical training programs for low-income students of color attending Boston public schools.
To improve Woburn’s Mary Cummings Park, in order to create a spot for recreation, outdoor exploration, and public enjoyment.
To create safer pedestrian environments by training and empowering community residents to be change agents for safe streets.
To provide legal assistance in family law matters (restraining orders, divorce, child custody, etc.) to low-income survivors of domestic violence.
To help homeless and low-income women in Boston find and maintain safe, affordable homes through expert assistance, resources, and financial aid.
To create a staff position to better support K-12 schools in their efforts to address sexual violence prevention and response.
To complete its expansion in Boston and support its fist class of low-income students as they are accepted at and enroll in college.
To provide a range of evidence-based services to youth aging out of the foster care system in the hopes of developing permanent, supportive, life-long connections.
To equip teachers with the tools to implement lab-centered and inquiry-based activities to help life sciences students better understand key biological principles.
To expand programming into North Cambridge, providing equal access to educational opportunity for youth and families living in the surrounding areas.
To expand its free Drop-In Program, which provides crisis support, peer counseling, computer access, and more for low-income, homeless, and abused women.
To provide homeless teen moms and their children with a safe home and tools for self-sufficiency through counseling, parenting education, and life-skills training.
To provide more complete assistance to those in the community who are temporarily experiencing financial difficulty to help them return to being self-sufficient.
To bridge the gap in pediatric care by providing critical life-changing therapies for children between the ages of three and eight.
To reduce crime and build trust between at-risk teenagers and local North Shore patrol officers through the Youth and Police Initiative program.
To help prevent hunger for more than 1,000 at-risk children annually in one of Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods by serving nutritious meals every weekday.
To provide underserved students in Boston with a challenging and joyful K-8 education focusing on rigorous academics and family partnerships.
To build low-income women’s leadership through public service internships as part of the graduate certificate program in Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy.
To offer a continuum of family support programs—home visits, playgroups, and parenting education—to low-resource parents and their young children.
To increase programs that provide girls ages 8-14 with the self-defense tools they need to successfully defend against violence.
To sustain and expand its Wheelchair Enhancement Center’s repair and customization services for wheelchair users living within the community.
To develop and strengthen Boston youth ages 14-19 to become effective leaders for social justice across difference.
To provide underserved Boston public school teens with expanded growth and global education through connecting and giving to orphaned teens in Rwanda.
To engage low-income youth in afterschool songwriting and performance programs as a tool for positive development and violence prevention.
To remodel and equip kitchens and bathrooms within its affordable housing apartments that serve residents who have experienced significant hardships.
To provide mental health day treatment and employment services to low-income adults in the MetroWest area who are struggling with persistent mental illness.
To create more school and community garden sites while expanding its healthy eating and food systems educational opportunities.
To provide low-income youth and adults with the support and access they need to build successful careers and stable financial futures.
To offer outreach services designed to connect unsheltered homeless adults in the Lower Merrimack Valley to housing, shelter, and community resources.
To create affordable housing models that provide support services for Lawrence adults with developmental disabilities who are at risk of homelessness.
To expand its reach to bring 450,000 medically tailored meals to 1,450 low-income individuals affected by critical illness and their children and caregivers.
To directly impact 370 high school- and college-aged youth leaders through year-round arts mastery, college and career, and community building programming.
To train staff at 11 Greater Boston community health centers on how to deliver necessary self-esteem life skills programs to their low-income clients.
To provide youth in Lawrence with assistance with homework, college preparation, and STEAM and literacy enrichment activities.
To lift youth out of poverty by empowering them with skills to be successful in earning employment in the food service industry.
To help urban Hispanic middle school students transition successfully into competitive independent high schools through its Opening Doors Program.
To provide adult English language acquisition classes to approximately 600 adult immigrants in Lawrence each year.
To prevent suicide in young people using a peer-to-peer model within Greater Boston’s schools to increase understanding of mental health challenges.
To provide at-risk students in the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club After the Bell program with peer mentoring and learning strategies.
To provide special needs children individualized therapy, integrating the joy of riding a horse with physical and cognitive therapy to reach therapeutic goals.
To create at least 150 full- and part-time jobs through the launch of 90 new small businesses in Lowell and Lawrence over the next three years.
To complete the Fletcher Shelter Renovation and Construction Project in order to serve 30 additional homeless families in Lowell.
To use restorative justice to divert youth out of the court system in Middlesex County and address school-based discipline issues in Suffolk County.
To empower adults returning from incarceration and to revolutionize the role community members play in their lives upon reentry.
To provide legal and related assistance to children struggling with complex immigration issues while responding to related immigration policy changes.
To support its Parenting Educating & Home Visiting programs for young—mostly immigrant and refugee—parents and their children.
To develop growth in “depth and bread” strategies to provide disadvantaged teens access to free after-school opportunities geared towards post-secondary success.
To provide services to addicts and alcoholics who are seeking treatment for the disease of addiction in the MetroWest area.
To provide professional, respectful, and compassionate mental health counseling to all who ask for help, regardless of their ability to pay.
To offer year-round free-of-charge athletic opportunities to children and adults with and without intellectual disabilities in northeastern Massachusetts.
To sustain and expand mentoring and literacy enrichment programs in the Somerville, Medford, and Boston areas.
To support the creation of a multi-purpose teaching and simulation lab to enhance clinical skills teaching and hands-on learning.
To provide instructional resources, activities, coordination, and training to support its mission of developing responsible global citizens.
To supplement its mostly volunteer workforce with short-term paid expertise in preservation, youth education, collections management, and diversity.
To provide bicultural students in Lynn with opportunities to share their experiences and educate others about the challenges and rewards faced by recent immigrants.
To support Tufts’ summer bioinformatics course and to bring science fair and classroom projects to low-income students from local urban communities.
The Children’s Center of Methuen
To update, replace, and maintain classroom/facility materials and furnishings for our year-round programs for infants through young teens.
To offer homeless families shelter and transitional living while focusing on intensive care management to support long-term self-sufficiency.
To help adult immigrants learn English, navigate systems, and prepare for college and careers through English for Speakers of Other Languages classes.
To provide therapeutic and advocacy services to child victims of domestic violence through legal advocacy, counseling, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and more.
To enhance the lives of adults with disabilities in the Merrimack Valley by providing employment skills training and job development.
To provide young inner-city teens in Boston with a pre-employment and personal development program to better prepare them for future employment success.
To integrate an exciting new math program into its early education curriculum for homeless children of Boston in order to strengthen their foundational skills for school.
To provide low-income violence-involved youth with leadership, community service, job readiness, academic enrichment, and horizon-broadening experiences.
To expand GIFT to include girls who have aged out of DCF yet still need their life coach and those referred by probation in order to avoid being locked up.
To educate young children living in underserved communities while assisting their families in improving their self-sufficiency and parenting skills.
To support a program that uses squash, academic enrichment, college counseling, and community service to advance the lives of area youth.
To offer the youth of Boston a “second home” to ice skate, play turf sports, receive mentoring and tutoring and do other healthy, productive activities.
To continue rallying volunteers to nourish neighbors in need while it continues evolving from an all-volunteer group into a mature, self-sustaining nonprofit.
To provide funds for basic expenses incurred from day-to-day operations of providing for the elderly poor of the Greater Boston area.
To hire a part-time grant writer in order to generate revenue, build capacity, increase sustainability, and expand work.
To expand school programming to offer students a college-preparatory diploma with an additional concentration in STEM or the Arts.
To provide high school seniors from feeder communities with the opportunity to obtain introductory career and technical skills.
To provide permanent family connections for youth who leave foster care or juvenile justice, reducing risk of homelessness, unemployment, and lack of education.
To expand its mission of pairing volunteer companions with underserved, isolated home-bound elders in the greater Waltham communities.
To help move into a new program space to be able to serve more survivors of domestic violence while reaching more community members with prevention programs.
To subsidize fees for parent coaching, expanding access to lower income families of children, teens, and adults with Asperger/autism.
To help people with epilepsy transition into competitive employment through supported job training based on employee needs and strategic employer partnerships.
To address traffic safety issues and support community outreach programs, including National Night Out, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), and community policing.
To build upon its Farm Education Program through the addition of an assistant education director to help with educational and volunteer programs.
To deliver, expand, and make the Scouting program available to at-risk youth in low-income and underserved communities.
To repair and maintain the World War I memorial on Woburn Common in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of WWI in November 2017.
To enhance existing youth leadership programming in Woburn, Gloucester, and Lynn while expanding the program to increase youth served by 25 percent.
To support its mission of assisting poor, troubled, and less fortunate families and individuals within the city of Woburn.
To transform the health and wellness of the community through volunteer-led groups based on the Wellness Campaign Group Learning and Accountability Model.
To provide opportunities for residents to learn about Woburn’s rich history through free programs and exhibits that educate, entertain, and inspire civic pride.
2016 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To expand peer support, educational outreach, collaborations with communities, and other services offered to grieving families after a catastrophic loss.
To promote wellness in older and disabled adults through evidence-based programs, nutrition, support groups, and counseling about health benefits options.
To collect and repair biomedical materials for renovation and distribution, and organize volunteers and donations to build healthcare infrastructure where it's needed most.
To create a healthier and safer community by providing education, animal care services, and partnerships with human-based organizations in Codman Square.
To help more low-income and at-risk urban youth launch self-sustaining careers through STEM enrichment, wrap-around support, and skills development.
To provide low-income inner-city students with one-to-one technology-enhanced mentoring for all four years of high school and to encourage a college-going culture.
To strengthen and empower immigrant families and individuals in Greater Boston through case management, parent training, education, and support groups.
To break the multigenerational cycle of poverty by helping low-income families develop money management skills.
To teach low-income students about justice, democracy, and civic responsibility through in-school curriculum, afterschool programs, and courthouse field trips.
To decrease elder isolation and allow seniors to age in place by providing friendship, assistance, advocacy, and emotional support to frail and isolated elders in need.
To protect vulnerable elders from abuse through legal representation and by creating coalitions to engage elders, police, service organizations, and businesses.
To use a whole-family engagement model to help low-income students in Chelsea, Lynn, Salem, and Boston prepare for college, financially and academically.
To expand the after-school robotics instruction program to serve more inner-city youth and establish a new program for children in kindergarten through grade 2.
To improve and expand the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, which provides on-site pro bono legal services to the homeless and very low-income people.
To teach advocacy skills to low-income Latino parents of children with autism and other disabilities, helping them gain equal access to education opportunities.
To strengthen advanced mathematics proficiency and personal resiliency in students through supplemental instruction and professional coaching of educators.
To hire the first executive director for this all-volunteer organization that offers mentoring to highly motivated, but financially challenged, youth.
To provide recovery-focused support to veterans who have recently been released from a higher level of care or who need structure to maintain sobriety.
To provide resource-limited individuals with industry-specific training, job readiness coaching, support and social services, and job placement.
To replace the roof at 124-130 Park Street in Dorchester, where Pine Street Inn provides permanent supportive housing for women with mental health disabilities.
To expand legal counsel offerings to immigrants by funding an Access to Justice Fellow to provide outreach to asylum-seekers and immigration detainees.
To sustain and expand its early literacy and family engagement program for low-income children, from birth to age six, in Lawrence and Lowell.
To strengthen and better coordinate its Safe with Faith program, which creates a network of support for survivors of elder abuse and domestic violence.
To provide those at risk of suicide with increased “befriending” intervention through staffing and technology upgrades.
To use the game of basketball and coach-mentors to mobilize and develop urban female youth into healthy, educated, and empowered leaders of tomorrow.
To upgrade the equipment at the Franciscan Food Center, which provides groceries in a friendly community setting to more than 400 people in need each week.
To train and activate LGBTQ and allied youth leaders to build their skills and confidence in order to serve as change agents in their communities.
To bring students to Thompson Island for science, social-emotional learning, and team-building activities that ignite curiosity and help create lifelong learners.
To provide low-income women suffering from substance abuse disorders with comprehensive residential recovery services in two newly renovated facilities.
To provide a safe, secure home where homeless women with chemical dependencies have access to a variety of services and tools to maintain sobriety.
To provide underserved youth with development opportunities through in-school artist residencies, teen employment, after-school programs, and workshops.
To provide education advocacy for indigent, court-involved youth and training to attorneys representing children.
To disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by extending education, linkage to resources, and follow-up services to especially vulnerable court-involved youth.
To plant gardens and provide staff and programming in five new Boston schools, which will develop and grow garden-based learning for students.
To provide free legal services and affordable mental health services to immigrants, victims of domestic violence, and those facing homelessness.
To provide students with after-school debate clubs in order to improve their confidence, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and conflict resolution skills.
To support the educational achievement and overall wellness of under-resourced children by providing early childhood and out-of-school programming.
To expand the City Links program to a new school and empower even more immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success.
To increase access to healthy foods through food rescue, food transportation services, and direct service to elders, children, and people with disabilities.
To engage disadvantaged students in a variety of entrepreneurial activities, empowering them with marketable skills and practical experience.
To spark interest and drive persistence in STEM for underserved girls in grades K-12 by providing free hands-on afterschool STEM mentoring programs.
To provide formerly homeless families with essential services focused on self-sufficiency in order to permanently end their homelessness.
To bring transformative nature programs to at-risk youth and elders with Alzheimer's and dementia and their caregivers in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties.
To enhance its childcare and early childhood education programs to serve up to 40 more children in inner-city neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
To attract, train, and retain teachers, many of whom are Epiphany graduates themselves, who are committed to working in economically disadvantaged urban schools.
To support a growing after-school program that matches at-risk youth with top college volunteers in one-to-one multi-year academic mentoring relationships.
To provide low-income immigrants with bilingual Home Health Aide training and job placement, career and educational counseling, and English language training.
To help sustain current programs for urban children and support an expansion, which will add a high school and double enrollment.
To create a recreation room that will benefit more than 100 children each day and allow them to participate in activities that lead to healthy child development.
To offer a college bridge program that will prepare high school seniors for college, support alumni in college, and provide last-dollar scholarships to college students.
To transport and accompany frail elders to medical appointments and provide written summaries for their records and for the benefit of family caregivers.
To provide veterans with disabilities with intensive supports, including vocational assessments and career planning, leading to employment in the community.
To provide free furniture and home goods to low-income individuals and families while keeping these items out of the waste stream.
To fund an additional trainer for two years to increase the number of certified service Great Danes available to pair with people with mobility issues.
To end homelessness by providing financial assistance that enables long-term homeless people to move directly from the streets and shelters into homes of their own.
To increase the number of alumni who complete college by expanding college support services, launching a high school academic support program, and providing aid.
To provide interactive improvisational behavioral workshops to 650 fourth through eighth grade students, developing their social and emotional competencies.
To expand “on-and-off the field” academic, health, and leadership activities with low-income students and grow outcomes and measurement capabilities.
To construct four new affordable home-ownership units and teach low-income individuals how to overcome barriers that lead to financial and housing insecurity.
To improve its home in an effort to better serve clients and increase overall energy efficiency, which will decrease annual energy costs and utility expenses.
To expand programs that empower people with disabilities through outdoor education, experiential learning, and the transformative power of adventure.
To hire peer and supervisory staff to support 300 low-income students per year at the Bedford campus through mentoring, tutoring, and career guidance.
To ensure a safe environment for young children by providing family-centered education and intervention using multicultural parental and caregiver resources.
To provide free household goods to homeless or under-housed clients so they can create safe, functioning residences and get back on their feet.
To provide emergency and supportive services to homeless unaccompanied young adults, ages 17 to 24, so they can feel safe and become successful.
To equip its clubhouses in Marlborough, Framingham, and Hudson with wireless internet technology so students can complete their homework.
To enhance the quality of life of elders by providing transportation, dementia programs, subsidized meals, and educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
To promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs and to engage communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system.
To offer free support groups, flu and blood pressure clinics, nursing assessments, and other vital clinical services to vulnerable individuals.
To fill extensive gaps in outdoor education programming by expanding its unique brand of nature education and environmental stewardship to youth of all ages.
To install 17 cardiac telemetry units on Melrose-Wakefield Hospital's Orthopedic/Surgical Unit so patients can remain in the same room throughout their stay.
To expand leadership training for student volunteers who coordinate efforts to collect and distribute clothing, books, and other necessities for vulnerable children.
To provide case management and advocacy services to low-income residents who struggle with the basic needs, helping them to become self-sufficient.
To care for opioid-addicted babies and their mothers and to train staff to be prepared for a range of other neonatal emergency situations that may arise in the Birth Center.
To use film-based education to engage and educate participants of this annual November festival about genocide, prejudice, and social justice.
To expand access to inclusive early literacy, family development, and violence prevention services in order to reduce the achievement gap and strengthen at-risk families.
To provide and sustain assistive technologies used to encourage, teach, and foster maximum independence in adults with disabilities and brain injuries.
To offer recovery services to Latinos who suffer from addiction and other disorders, with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency, sustained recovery, and a full life.
To expand and renovate our acute inpatient detoxification program to serve an additional 1,000 men and women from underserved populations.
To positively engage disconnected young people in violence-prevention activities and community problem solving by rallying residents and youth to interact.
To build capacity in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Winthrop to deliver aligned, data-driven writing instruction that prepares teens for college and careers.
To empower low-income and first-generation-to-college students to perform at higher levels and to graduate college prepared to pursue careers.
To help fund an intervention specialist and tutors, who will provide personalized support to students at risk of failing to meet academic expectations.
To expand transportation to underserved communities, ensuring that more at-risk youth have access to safe and affordable after-school programs and field trips.
To offer meaningful year-round environmental jobs and training to between 30 and 50 at-risk teens through the Green Team, which creates micro-farms in Somerville.
To provide homeless survivors of domestic violence with access to a housing assistance program that cultivates long-term self-sufficiency and housing stability.
To support the construction and infrastructure of a new kitchen that feeds underprivileged children through its Mid-Day Meal program.
North Shore Rovers
To use soccer to promote physical activity and socialization skills for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
To strengthen families and reduce at-risk behavior through proactive community programming that promotes the social and emotional well-being of youth.
To expand health and wellness opportunities for students by creating state-of-the-art fitness areas for innovative adventure and team-building activities.
To rescue surplus farm crops for people in need, providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables for the Boston area's most vulnerable populations.
To address the urgent need to secure permanent placement for children languishing in the welfare system by accelerating direct family placements.
To expand a proven specialty bereavement support program for low-income and minority youth who have lost someone important in their lives.
To build affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families and to improve the surrounding areas through house repairs and green space creation.
To modify three playgrounds to add ramps, wheel- and walker-friendly rubberized surfaces, and other features so the playgrounds will be accessible by all children.
To support its Nursing Resource Center, which helps students to be successful in their pre-licensure nursing education and their transition to practice.
To improve the quality and scope of its Social Service program, which serves people in need, including youth, the elderly, and the physically and mentally challenged.
To update its kitchen and dining room, which will facilitate the serving of three hot meals a week to those in need, through an all-volunteer effort.
To provide microloans, training, and support to immigrant women living in poverty, allowing them to build small businesses and become self-sufficient.
To improve the reading skills of under-performing students in kindergarten through third grade, with a goal that all children be proficient readers by grade 4.
2015 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To create "The Adventure Path," a sensory-rich, fully accessible, and inclusive exhibit-lined set of paths through Discovery Woods to the Nature Playscape and Treehouse.
To fund the expansion of the College Access & Persistence Program to help more Boston students graduate from college and prepare for self-sustaining careers.
To improve the Center's facilities for children with disabilities by making critical improvements to aging, outdated, and overcrowded classrooms.
To increase access for youths to mental health services through school-based counseling and mental health consultation in Arlington elementary schools.
To foster entrepreneurship through hiring an Entrepreneur in Residence and supporting the “Gullworks” business bullpen and the FUEL program for students and alumni.
To help low-income, urban, and at-risk youth develop leadership skills and self-confidence through outdoor learning adventures in wilderness settings.
To treat the unique mental health needs of low-income urban art students at Boston Arts Academy through early identification and intervention.
To purchase healthy foods for three nutritious meals daily for homeless patients who are too sick for shelters or the street, but do not require acute hospital care.
To enhance its program that matches hundreds of Boston Public Schools students with volunteer mentors to enhance their academic skills and personal growth.
To increase volunteerism by developing a mobile application that allows the 20,000 volunteers in its network to track and share their community service.
To provide an environment in which adolescents from at-risk neighborhoods are exposed to new things, experience positive mentors, make new friends, and have fun.
To provide shelter and support to domestic violence survivors and to use trainings and social media to educate teens and adults about domestic and dating violence.
To support low-income families transitioning from subsidized housing to financial independence through intensive and specialized financial coaching.
To engage underserved urban youth in programs that combine classroom and outdoor education to support summer learning and social-emotional development.
To protect, recognize, and affirm LGBTQ youth and their identities and unique needs in schools, shelters, and state care.
To provide one-on-one literacy support, using trained older adults as tutors, to students in kindergarten through grade 3 who are struggling to read.
To end elder homelessness in the Greater Boston area through housing, outreach, and advocacy.
To enhance the supportive services that address the housing, life skills, employment, and education needs of youth aging out of foster care.
To fund guidance counselors at some of the neediest Catholic schools in the Boston area during the 2015-2016 school year and beyond.
To provide professional development to educators to infuse African American history into curriculum and provide supplemental educational programming to their students.
To provide unemployed mature workers with skills training and needed supports to make a successful return to the workplace.
To provide homeless people with tools for sustained independence through a program that combines education, transitional employment, and other support services.
To explore the successes of Romani girls who, despite socio-economic disadvantages, have made it to tertiary education in Serbia.
To support an afterschool academic enrichment program that serves 220 low-income students in kindergarten through grade 12 and is currently enrolled beyond capacity.
To provide innovative contextualized dual-language instruction for adults with minimal English skills enrolled in its Early Childhood Education degree program.
To support programs that increase health equity, civic engagement, leadership opportunity, and community safety for Boston’s youth.
To develop Boston teens into leaders and prepare them for college and careers through year-round programming, service learning, and outdoor activities.
To expand a transition program that helps teenagers with mental illness develop resilience, regain health, and complete their high school educations.
To help combat racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice through educational programs, including a much-anticipated workshop on busing in the Boston school system.
To expand services for older Burlington residents, especially the underserved South Asian population and those who are unemployed, but not ready for retirement.
To provide a family support center offering direct services, education, and supports for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities and their families.
To expand its development programming to 50 additional urban and suburban teens who will learn together to become leaders for social justice.
To provide a five-week therapeutic day camp program to under-resourced middle-school-aged youth with social-emotional special needs.
To promote community unity and empower youth, individuals, and families by offering social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.
To provide education workshops that support parents in their role as first teachers by teaching them skills to help their children succeed in school and life.
To provide Medical Interpreter Certificate training and job placement for low-income bilingual women to help them achieve professional success and economic security.
To help transform the lives of local veterans who suffer from brain injury and PTSD by providing them trained service dogs that have been rescued from shelters.
To provide challenged children with a non-residential six-week summer camp experience that is similar to those that their non-disabled peers receive.
To fund CONNECT, which increases financial mobility for low-income, primarily immigrant families by building their capacities to set and achieve financial goals.
To provide intensive case management, education, and employment training to very high-risk, impoverished young mothers ages 16 to 24.
To provide college transition coaching to low-income, proven-risk youth who are “core influencers” in Dorchester so they can obtain college degrees.
To expand its food business incubation and job placement programs and launch a new contract manufacturing social enterprise.
To support its career track in personal training that increases economic and social mobility for proven-risk youth in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury and the South End.
To increase distribution center capacity in order to provide an in-school clothing resource to an additional 25 schools and to serve 25,000 more students living in poverty.
To expand its youth services, including academic support, leadership development, and wellness programs, in Suffolk County and surrounding areas.
To provide a promising treatment for psychosis that minimizes disability and maximizes recovery by using more family meetings and less medication.
To transform its library into a modern, technology-rich 21st-century "Learning Commons" that fully supports students’ educational needs.
To support a 13-week summer preschool in Beverly that provides an enriching early education experience for homeless children ages 3-5 living in motels and shelters.
To support its Seven-Year Journey development program that focuses on academic excellence, character and leadership development, sports and fitness, and spiritual growth.
To serve an additional 75 Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence each year with case management, housing placement, support groups, and classes.
To provide 12+ years of age-appropriate wrap-around therapeutic and professional mentoring and support to Boston’s most vulnerable youth.
To offer mental health services to urban students to reduce suspensions/truancy, enhance school engagement, increase graduation rates, and improve psychosocial well-being.
To support the Career Pathways Project, which will prepare 120 low-income Boston-area adults to obtain the education and training needed to enter self-supporting careers.
To expand enrollment over the next four years at its tuition-free and previously all-boy middle school to include 60 female students of limited financial means.
To create new beginnings in a safe and decent home of their own for two very low-income veteran families in Lawrence through a dedicated Veteran Build.
To support 11 food pantries strategically located in the neighborhoods of Lawrence, providing healthy food for families in need where they live.
To enhance STEM enrichment offered by this rapidly growing organization by updating the equipment in its computer lab and refurbishing its community area.
To enhance and expand overnight camp leadership training programs for underserved teens from Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.
To provide youth employment and development using sustainable farms as a platform and community service as a vehicle.
To provide personal financial counseling for 300 low-income and immigrant families per year through free one-on-one counseling and financial education workshops.
To provide educational field trips and on-site tutoring, continue the leadership and Summer CIT programs, recruit more participants, and connect with teen-serving agencies.
To provide STEM-based out-of-school programming for 300+ under-served urban students, supporting student-directed environmental stewardship and leadership opportunities.
To establish an alumni engagement program for Lowell Public Schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the school system.
To provide training, technical assistance, case management support, and resource connections to diverse farmer entrepreneurs from startup to farm expansion.
To provide proven-risk youth with job training, counseling, high school equivalency education, and mentoring in a wrap-around environment.
To support the Teen Health Ambassador Program, a peer-to-peer leadership development program that empowers at-risk girls to make healthy sexual decisions.
To provide academic, college, and career readiness services to children from kindergarten through college with a focus on and continuous learning.
To support reinstatement of the Day Program, ensuring 60-80 homeless adults per day access to shelter and support and referral services.
To increase the number of intensive English language classes it offers to low-income immigrant adults who want to improve their basic academic skills.
To increase access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food for diverse and marginalized low-income families, senior citizens, and teenagers.
To provide support services to formerly homeless and at-risk families so they never again face the risk of homelessness.
To provide active and safe living classes to students with disabilities in Burlington, Medford, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn.
To increase the capacity of Catering Options, which provides training and employment in the culinary, food service, and hospitality industries to those recovering from mental illness.
To fund additional staffing in the Family Support Center to expand supportive programming for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.
To create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in social activities with students from Tufts University and other local colleges.
To develop a dynamic education program, including professional development workshops for teachers, using original artifacts and documents from World War II.
To expand programming for youth affected by domestic violence in order to create positive futures for survivors and their families.
To improve veterans' housing stability, economic security, and family circumstances through accessible civil legal services.
To support a building renovation to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which to offer food and critical resources to the area's most under-served populations.
To support anti-poverty programs that prevent homelessness, improve English language and employment skills, and build economic self sufficiency.
To develop, implement, and disseminate a model computer science curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 8 to attract more students to that field.
To supply new beds and cribs, donated furniture, and basic household items, free of charge, to low-income families and individuals.
To ensure its graduates remain connected to the school and the supports they need to help them make the transition from high school to college and/or career.
To promote healing in the aftermath of violence by training mothers and youth in violence prevention and leadership development, using the principles of restorative justice.
To improve safety, access to social services, infrastructure, and greater resident involvement in Beverly’s Gloucester Crossing neighborhood through community engagement.
To support community-based shelter and residential programs for homeless people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism and drug use.
To provide access to healthcare and patient navigation services to support the health needs of low-income uninsured and underinsured clients.
To create an integrated STEM program and lab to provide Topsfield, Boxford, and Middleton students at all levels with high-demand job skills.
To support a free afterschool homework and tutoring program that addresses students' educational, nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
To empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
To raise awareness of substance abuse through innovative performances, discussions, and role-play workshops for middle and high school youth.
To offer community-based parent support groups that create a safe place for distressed parents to talk about the challenges they face raising their children.
To build the capacity of high-needs school districts to support immigrant and other student populations through globally focused teacher training.
To expand community services offered by this all-volunteer organization in the areas of nutrition, wellness, transportation, and emergency assistance services.
To offer support groups, retreats, and enrichment and bereavement programs to patients, children, families, and caregivers of people with metastatic breast cancer.
To transform learning through the PowerED UP! Program, which will improve communication, collaboration, and creativity by integrating technology in all classrooms.
To purchase state-of-the-art life-saving equipment that is expected to improve the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate and reduce lifting injuries among firefighters.
To develop and expand the knowledge practice and character of nursing leadership to benefit patients in the Commonwealth.
To support programs that provide some of Woburn’s neediest citizens with fundamental and emergency services, including child care, food, and parental education.
To support Transitional Living, a program designed to help young adults who are aging out of foster care learn skills to transition into independent and productive lives.
2014 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To support after-school programs, as well as life skills-building activities in home and working farm environments, for young people with disabilities.
To expand its program for young adults who are severely impaired by Autism, helping them continue to develop skills and live as independently as possible.
To provide more than 500 at-risk and mentally ill youth with a healing multi-arts immersion experience in a community environment where they are celebrated and welcomed.
To fund a summer learning-loss-prevention program in an effort to reduce the achievement gap among low-income elementary students.
To serve vulnerable children and families throughout Essex County who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, and behavioral disorders.
To support the Adult Protective Services program to help abused and neglected elders remain safely and with optimum health in the settings of their choice.
To engage local community members and inspire the stewardship of shared natural resources by showcasing international environmental research.
To support a mentoring program that pairs Boston high school students with volunteers who advise and advocate for them, helping students expand their horizons.
To help fund the Youth Arts Enterprise program, which provides 250 low-income Boston teens with paid employment, art education, business training, and more.
To support employment training and job placement for low-income immigrant clients from more than 80 countries who reside in the Boston Metro area.
To help more than 2,600 girls achieve educational success and reach their full potential through gender-specific one-on-one mentoring.
To provide more of Boston's foster children with volunteer guardians ad litem who will promote and advocate for their best interests.
To expand academic debate in Boston Public Schools, providing engaging education opportunities that help students graduate prepared for success.
To support the Summer Scholars Program, providing 190 high-need students in grades 2-8 with full participation in a rigorous five-week academic summer program.
To provide a free inclusive recreational program for low-income families so children with and without disabilities can learn and play as equals.
To help fund programs that provide jobs, as well as skills and leadership development, for urban youth and soon-to-be-released incarcerated men.
To support Culinary Pathways, a workforce development and youth development program that prepares urban low-income youth for careers in the food service industry.
Health Care Without Walls (formerly Women of Means)
To help provide life-saving "gap" medical care, health education, and advocacy to 2,500 homeless or marginally housed women and their children.
To help low-income immigrants overcome obstacles to health care through free legal representation, advocacy, and education.
To support its skills training programs, providing low-income adults with critical pathways to "middle-skill" jobs through geriatric CNA and pharmacy technician training.
To support STEM education programs and teacher professional development focused on nature discovery and outdoor explorations for low-income preschool children.
To help prevent child sexual abuse in Middlesex County by providing training and technical assistance to community leaders, parents, schools, and youth-serving organizations.
To reach 800 low-income families, engaging parents in their children’s development with the goal of achieving improved outcomes in school readiness and family stability.
To support its food programs, which provide groceries and serve nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to poor and homeless women and their children.
To empower youth in foster care through committed long-term mentoring and, for those aging out of foster care, the development of essential life skills.
To provide basic and rehabilitation services, such as housing and nutritious meals, to help homeless adults establish lives independent of shelters and institutions.
To provide academic and college-readiness services to underserved students from middle school through college graduation.
To triple the number of low-income children receiving basic necessities through its programs and to launch a social enterprise for potential future revenue.
To improve academic achievement, combat obesity, and encourage positive life choices in Boston youth through the sport of rowing.
To help fund a Mobile Command Unit facilitating greater effectiveness in the management of critical police incidents where the lives and safety people are at stake.
To expand its successful summer and after-school academic programming, preparing low-income middle and high school students for four-year college.
Technology for All
To provide its diverse student population with access to technology that will enhance learning and support academic success.
To assist young adults with psychiatric conditions in managing their mental and physical health and improving their quality of life.
To support restorative justice options in Middlesex County, providing space where crime victims are heard, offenders take responsibility, and community members offer support.
To expand its food distribution program to Head Start centers in Lowell, and to add program management and development capabilities to its operations.
To prevent isolation, foster psychosocial well being, and improve the quality of life for the underserved deaf/blind elder population of Essex County.
To help renovate the ArcWorks Community Art Center, increasing its handicap accessibility and making new work opportunities available for people with disabilities.
To complete VISION 2015, a plan to increase college access and success for 1,000 vulnerable and underrepresented students and families by 2015.Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
To enhance its ability to provide first-rate primary care health coverage to residents of Boston, and in particular, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
To partner with Boston Public Health Commission to provide empowerment and health education programs to reduce Chlamydia among girls aged 15 to 18.
To accommodate the increasing demand for low-cost beginning English lessons for people of all faiths by adding new classes.
To support effective programming and initiatives, including the FoodSource Hotline, SNAP assistance, and Chefs in Schools, that aim to eradicate hunger locally.
To expand the Schoolyard Garden Program from elementary to secondary schools, providing students with hands-on experiences growing and eating fresh vegetables.
To improve the health and lives of struggling Cape Ann families by connecting them to good food through a Food Pantry, Community Meals, and Mobile Market.
To support the Adult Education and Job Training programs, helping low-income adults from North Shore communities prepare for jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.
To support the Youth Builders After-School and Summer Program, helping at-risk immigrant youth develop skills, attitudes, and support systems to achieve success.
To support the Community Day Fellows program, which provides academic support to children while preparing aspiring educators to be successful in urban classrooms.
To support educational programming at this free-tuition independent school that provides a transformative education for girls from Lawrence.
To support Stand & Deliver, which provides weekly one-to-one academic mentoring to 120 underserved students in grades 7 through 12.
To support the development of schoolyard gardening and urban ecology curriculum for Lawrence youth in pre-K and grade 1 classrooms.
To provide academic support, leadership development, mentoring, and creative arts programming to low- and moderate-income youth.
Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy
To support a five-week summer program that provides in-depth educational and cultural enrichment for underserved communities.
To support the Community Day Fellows program, which provides academic support to children while preparing aspiring educators to be successful in urban classrooms.
To support educational programming at this free-tuition independent school that provides a transformative education for girls from Lawrence.
To support Stand & Deliver, which provides weekly one-to-one academic mentoring to 120 underserved students in grades 7 through 12.
To support the development of schoolyard gardening and urban ecology curriculum for Lawrence youth in pre-K and grade 1 classrooms.
To provide academic support, leadership development, mentoring, and creative arts programming to low- and moderate-income youth.
Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy
To support a five-week summer program that provides in-depth educational and cultural enrichment for underserved communities.
To provide intensive workforce training, job placement services, wrap-around resources, and long-term coaching for homeless and at-risk parents.
To subsidize the supplemental services program, which provides vocational and recreational opportunities for students with special needs.
To expand the reach of its educational and community programming, which offers a variety of enriching musical experiences each year.
To support two full-time positions, director of operations and volunteer and membership coordinator, to increase its capacity to manage organizational growth.
To support the Food Distribution program, which provides nutritious foods to low-income households that are struggling to buy food due to limited resources.
To support Project Genesis, a comprehensive series of training seminars offered to prepare first-time homebuyers for the complicated and emotional buying process.
To increase food access, as well as resident engagement in decreasing crime and urban blight, through the Urban Farm Initiatives.
To provide legal advocacy in immigration, education and health matters to parentless children from Guatemala who have resettled in Lynn.
To expand the Mobile Mental Health project, which serves vulnerable and isolated elders and adults with disabilities who are struggling with mental health issues.
To expand urgently needed behavioral health services for an underserved community, reaching an additional 527 patients annually.
To help fund the Talent and Purpose program, which offers 40 paid positions, and Project Launch, which provides one-on-one college access preparation for teens.
To support the development and implementation of an afterschool STEM program in the Medford and Malden public housing developments.
To fund an additional staff member, allowing the Club to increase the number of youth it serves as well as improve its educational programming for all members.
Medford Clippership Park Peace Garden
To contribute to the cost of creating a Peace Garden in Medford Square that honors the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
Medford Council on Aging
To improve and increase the support provided to Medford senior citizens through social opportunities and events, a new park, and a computer-based management system.
To provide training and data support to the 12 Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties.
To support its health sciences expansion project, which is a platform for academic opportunity, community and industry partnerships, and institutional growth.
To support an equine-assisted program that helps individuals with disabilities and youth at risk improve their capabilities, learning skills, and confidence.
To build trust and reduce stereotypes that exist between at-risk teenagers and local patrol officers, in an effort to reduce crime and other negative interactions.
To meet the increasing needs of students and families by renewing its disability awareness curriculum and expanding its programming to neighboring communities.
To expand services from 6 to 18 schools, increasing access to evidence-based mental healthcare treatments for underserved Boston children.
To replicate its high-impact after-school writing and tutoring program to reach an additional 150 underserved students in Roxbury and Dorchester.
To provide counseling and support to at-risk individuals, addressing the underlying causes of delinquency, aggression, and violence.
To provide materials, such as daily lunch, backpacks, water bottles, and T-shirts, for the more than 1,000 youth that participate in the Junior Police Academy summer program.
To amplify the impact of its social enterprise, Bakery Café, which uses food as a vehicle to help alleviate suffering, build new skills, and serve the disenfranchised.
To support workforce development programs, helping individuals with disabilities and other barriers to self-sufficiency develop skills and find employment.
To transform its data management system, allowing it to better develop and provide family support solutions for homelessness and poverty.
To strengthen its program that provides Boston and Lawrence youth with academic, fitness, and community service activities, as well as college counseling.
The Center for Teen Empowerment
To support employing low-income youth as leaders of events and initiatives to address pressing community issues such as violence and substance abuse.
To train and engage youth in educating peers about critical health issues through performances, workshops, outreach, media, and online activities.
To support Count Me In!, which provides expert inclusion resources so children with disabilities can actively participate in afterschool enrichment.
To support Lifebridge in its mission of ending homelessness and helping those in need across the North Shore through housing and supportive services.
To purchase a badly needed HVAC system, providing a safer and more comfortable living environment for the elderly residents of The Pavilion.
To support its Adult Services and Children's Services programs, with the goal of stopping the never-ending chain of indigence for families so they can thrive.
To support out-of-school-time educational opportunities for Boston youth who have limited access to activities that help to reduce the academic achievement gap.
To enable its students to participate in adventure-based programs that improve physical well-being, fitness, social skills, and behavior.
To support the Early Stage Empowerment Program, reaching people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease to improve the quality of their lives.
To strengthen its outreach exhibits and on-site programs, including lectures, events, and a film series, related to the Armenian genocide and other genocides.
To help fund the construction of bathroom facilities that will support outdoor recreational, environmental, and educational programs.
To support people with disabilities and their families and caregivers through professional advocacy support as well as a range of services crucial to success.
To enhance the quality of life and safety of residents and visitors through community outreach and traffic safety programs.
Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community
To provide critical prevention programs to deter adolescents from engaging in drug and alcohol abuse and other harmful behaviors.
To support the expansion of health, social, nutritional, financial, and transportation services, as well as communication to Winchester seniors.
To provide English language instruction to low-income immigrants and refugees through conversation groups and one-on-one tutoring.
To support its Hospital Equipment Loan Program, which provides medical equipment on a temporary basis to those in need of assistance.
To fund programs that address the needs of women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment or transitioning into survivorship.
To provide in-school coaching and leadership training for teachers at socioeconomically diverse primary and secondary schools.
Woburn Police Department Video Technology Project
To provide technology that will enhance its capability to ensure the safety and security of public schools, buildings, and key roadways and intersections.
2013 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To support Project Learn, which provides homework support, technology training, and a college readiness program.
To expand peer support, educational outreach, collaborations with communities, and other services offered to grieving children, teens, and families after a catastrophic loss.
To help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice through caregiver support, Meals on Wheels, Elder Protective Services, and more.
To support the Food Assistance program, providing critical resources and food for families struggling due to unemployment or underemployment.
To update classroom furniture and materials at this center that provides preschool, afterschool and summer programs for infants through teens.
To support four Beverly Public Schools programs: STEM, environmental conservation education, Summer Success, and 1 to 1 Learning Initiative.
To construct an adaptive baseball field, eliminating barriers for students who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired.
To bring environmental education to 12 public elementary schools in Beverly and Woburn, impacting more than 5,000 students and their parents.
To support the most urgent needs of this two-year, public college, offering programs leading to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees as well as one-year certificates.
To provide mediation services and training to members of the community, courts, municipalities, schools, and social services agencies in Essex County.
To purchase new laboratory equipment for its business incubator program, providing startup companies with offices, lab facilities, and an ecosystem of support.
To construct an outdoor play space for medically fragile or severely developmentally impaired students.
To increase island access by underserved communities through free ferry rides, enhanced outreach, and a new Let's Move Outside program.
To offer cancer screenings, patient navigation services, cancer support groups, complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and cancer treatment.
To sustain eight apartments that provide free housing and a community of support when families travel to Boston for advanced medical care.
To support Expanded Learning Time at five Boston middle schools, extending the learning day with academics and youth development.
To fund YouthWorks Plus, helping teens gain experience in the healthcare and financial services industries through subsidized job opportunities.
To fund a phase II clinical trial of an inexpensive generic drug aimed at putting advanced type 1 diabetes into remission with greater efficacy for longer periods of time.
To support the Improving Schools Initiative, which aims to improve the advancement trajectory of three Boston schools.
To provide medical and behavioral healthcare to LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, and those struggling with substance abuse, gangs, or other difficult conditions.
To support its mission of preventing depression in new mothers under the age of 21 by providing weekly intensive in-home therapeutic services.
To support the End Hunger Here initiative, aiming to provide emergency food for every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.
To facilitate the distribution of perishable foods from markets and restaurants to shelters, soup kitchens, and other meal assistance programs.
To educate the public about adoption from foster care and to recruit adoptive parents for "harder-to-place" foster children.
To help fund the Keep Kids In Class program, using a parent guide and conference to share best practices for keeping youth in school and out of prison.
To support Crisis Intervention and Diversion, preventing the unnecessary arrest, detention, and incarceration of those living with mental illness.
To assist the victims and families most seriously affected by the tragic bombings during the 2013 Boston Marathon.
To help fund its 24/7 befriending services, through which highly trained volunteers offer emotional support, via phone and Internet, to those at risk of suicide.
To support the services offered by the Boston Living Center, including free programs in prevention, education, and nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS.
To support the Complex Trauma Resolution initiative, developing family-integrated responses to violence, neglect, and loss that meet the needs of victims and their children.
To provide meals and daily services, including medical care, showers, laundry, and creative activities for low-income and homeless women.
Zhu Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
To identify novel targets to inhibit the spread of the most common form of pancreatic cancer, with the hope of translating this research into clinical trials in patients.
To assist pregnant women and families with young children in need, providing maternity clothing, children’s necessities, occasional utility payments, and food.
To help fund a 30,000-square-foot expansion of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Emergency Department, which serves 38,000 patients annually.
To create a video library for students and educators, develop new labs, and implement BioTeach in more Middlesex County schools.
To help fund Norfolk Street Housing, a shared living environment with support services that help people who are elderly or disabled live independently.
To support Moving On, a specialized recovery program that meets the emotional, health, and general life skills needs of women who have experienced violence.
To help fund the Boston area's only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, enriching quality of life while managing pain and symptoms.
To help fund the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, providing local nonprofits with workshops, consultation services, and more.
To fund the Summer Leadership Program, bringing together a diverse group of 75+ high school age youth for community and classroom learning.
To fund its three adult day health centers, expanding activity programs, including a senior exercise program, arts and music, monthly outings, and computer training.
To provide day treatment and employment services to low-income adults who are recovering from serious mental illness.
To add seven suites, eliminating its waiting list and allowing for comprehensive end-of-life care for all area patients in need.
To support the serving of medically tailored meals to 300 critically ill clients, their dependents, and caregivers in eastern Middlesex County.
To expand its program to secure permanent housing for the long-term homeless by upgrading its website and hiring a new development coordinator.
To support a multi-year program that helps at-risk, under-performing teens from Jamaica Plain and Roxbury develop college success skills.
To provide residential and day treatment services for children 4-18 years of age who have significant emotional and behavioral disorders.
To fund education and outreach for LGBT older adults, caregivers, and elder service providers, to help the LGBT population age with dignity and respect.
To engage youth through soccer, exposing them to new experiences, building confidence, and creating leadership, wellness, and academic opportunities.
To support the Opening Doors Program, helping children affected by poverty access excellent secondary schools, higher education, and a successful future.
To help individuals living in poverty become self-sufficient, productive members of the community through education and job training.
To bring the “SMARTS" peer mentoring program to Malden High School, helping students with learning and attention differences learn how to learn.
To help improve the fitness and self-esteem of people with disabilities by making adventure-type activities, such as rock climbing and ropes courses, more accessible.
To provide emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
To teach individuals from diverse refugee and immigrant communities how to navigate the healthcare system, maximizing their overall well being.
To support this daytime outreach drop-in center that offers a soup kitchen, educational support, and more to anyone in need.
To hire a resource manager to expand its efforts to supply furniture, clothing, baby gear, and home goods to more than 36,000 local people in need each year.
To support Room to Breathe, creating safer homes for children with asthma from low-income families, thereby reducing hospital visits and school absences.
To support its Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center, helping young adults with autism transition from the education system to fulfilling adult lives.
To help fund a new senior center providing new opportunities through a Library and Computer Learning Center and hot meal program.
To replace and upgrade computer stations at the Marlborough Clubhouse, which serves about 50 members daily, many of whom do not have computers at home.
To fund ongoing sports training, competitions, and "School-Day Games" for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities in Middlesex County.
To provide professional mental health counseling to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay, through Maria Droste Services.
To support its Malden School Transformation Project, helping the schools succeed in raising student performance in literacy and across the curriculum.
To fund speakers, student travel, and other programs at Tufts University related to genocide and the Holocaust.
To support the renovation of the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor, to be used for community meetings, outdoor activities, and event space.
To help end homelessness by providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing to homeless families through the Medford Family Life Education Center.
To strengthen educational programs for third and fifth graders, and to preserve the historic Medford mansion and adjacent slave quarters.
To provide birthday parties for homeless children living in shelters, motels, and transitional housing in eastern Massachusetts.
To improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by drafting them onto college athletic teams for the duration of their treatment and beyond.
To support its work with residents and local organizations, aiming to reduce crime and violence within the Grove Hall neighborhood of Roxbury/North Dorchester.
To engage Boston youth of color in leadership opportunities, empowering them to tackle issues of importance, and cultivating their community-organizing skills.
To provide mental health services for 50 low-income students through case management and individual and group counseling sessions.
To provide educational and work opportunities for under-engaged youth, while preserving the natural resources of Essex County.
To provide services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24-hour hotline, legal advocacy, counseling, emergency shelter, and a trauma recovery program.
To train assistance dogs that help those who are deaf, physically disabled, or on the autism spectrum live more independently.
To provide access to assistive technology, increasing the self-sufficiency of 160 residents of its homes for people with significant disabilities.
To support the renovation of the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor, to be used for community meetings, outdoor activities, and event space.
Stoneham – Children’s Resources
A collaboration of five community groups working to improve children's resources by offering music lessons, constructing a playground and a public garden, and more.
To support the Young Company Education Program by creating an administrative position that will allow the theatre to serve more children.
To integrate new technology, such as laptops and iPads, into the curriculum, providing students with varied learning channels through which they can excel.
To support an Educational Transition Program, helping students with developmental disabilities navigate the transition out of the school system.
To help people with Asperger's Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles by providing information, education, support, and advocacy.
To establish an Institute for Global Connections as a "home base" for both new and existing international programs for students, faculty, and alumni.
To expand its pre-vocational and vocational skill development and jobs program for students ages 12-22 with autism and other developmental disabilities.
To provide academically talented high school students of color with expanded educational and career opportunities.
To create a self-sustaining development program and hire a new director of development for effective community outreach in Winchester and neighboring communities.
To help fund the restoration of the historic Sanborn House, making it accessible to the community for public and private meetings, lectures, exhibits, and events.
Winchester Peace & Justice Initiative
To extend awareness of peace and justice through service learning, help for those in need, and educational programming.
To renovate and refurbish the interior of the 35-year-old original Jenks building, including ceiling and floor replacements, painting, air conditioning upgrades, and more.
To fund its weeklong Farm-based Education Programs, designed to acquaint elementary school children with where their food comes from and what it takes to raise it.
To help fund a wellness center for low-income families, meeting the complex needs of vulnerable populations.
To increase youth literacy rates by adding a facilitator to support high-risk schools, increase the number of students reached, and lead a cross-district peer network.
To expand the It Takes a Village program to serve Watertown and Roxbury, helping elderly people facing cognitive challenges remain engaged in living.
To expand its internship program through which at-risk minority teens work with developmentally disabled adults.
To purchase staff computers, student laptops, a computer cart, and computer lab equipment upgrades for pre-school through 8th grade classrooms.
St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Charles Church
To offer long-term lifestyle improvement services, such as finance management, job training, and job search assistance, to people in need.
To develop a plan to provide better early intervention care through collaboration among healthcare providers, community organizations, and others who work with children.
To aid in preventative law enforcement through the purchase of three special digital license plate readers for deployment in patrol vehicles.
2012 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients
To support its services for girls and young women who have been sexually exploited, including clinical therapy, academic education, support groups, mentoring, and creative activities.
To enhance the organization’s online presence, and to help provide valuable educational and learning opportunities for visitors to the new Armenian Heritage Park in Boston.
To help fund the addition of three new operating rooms at Beverly Hospital, addressing the area’s growing need for surgical procedures.
To help fund construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will support its expanded Entrepreneurship Center and its rapidly growing biotech/life sciences program in Beverly.
To develop a much needed new website and other tools to increase functionality and enhance relations with students and their families, community members, and potential supporters.
To support its efforts of fostering respect for human rights and civil rights, driving genuine relations, and promoting tolerance and the exchange of ideas between people of all faiths.
To establish the Ada Louise Huxtable Fellowship in Civic Engagement and Service Learning in honor of the Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic of The Wall Street Journal.
To support its Transitional Day Program, the only 24-hour drop-in center in Greater Boston designed specifically for high-risk homeless youth who need critical survival services.
To support its nearly 100 programs and services around eastern Massachusetts that provide social services to thousands of our neediest neighbors of all faiths.
To increase in-house services for children and families with intensive therapeutic needs, who are referred through childcare centers participating in its Strong Start program.
Supporting the efforts of GLAD to help breakdown homophobic prejudges and bigotry whenever it occurs, and end discrimination of any sort based on sexual orientation.
To support its Stand Up anti-bullying program and fund a delegation of local emerging female leaders to attend The Women2Women International Leadership Conference.
To support its Healthy Housing for Seniors program, which seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for frail elders living in subsidized senior housing.
To provide financial assistance to Boston area students of all faiths attending Catholic elementary and secondary schools, helping to ensure the accessibility of a quality education.
To benefit its Inclusion and Integration Project, which educates its large network of clients, students, partners, and supporters on the value of diversity and inclusion.
To support Ori Gersht: History Repeating, a survey of the artist's work, promoting intercultural understanding and discussions about anti-Semitism in the past and present.
To help underwrite the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition, bringing its ancient artifacts to Boston and helping visitors understand the divisions and inequalities that still echo in modern society.
To support Tech Goes Home, providing low-income families with a new netbook or mobile device, classroom training, and access to low-cost home Internet.
To help homeless U.S. veterans and low-income individuals who have served in the armed forces access resources for housing, employment, and community services.
To support Project BOOST's work in four specially identified underperforming middle schools to create emotionally safe environments and increase graduation rates.Zoo New England
To help expand cultural participation with free and discounted days, community pass programs, cultural activities, and more user-friendly signage and promotional materials.
To help nurture democracy and combat racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice through educational programs, including the June 2012 Holocaust Remembrance Project.
To support a project, founded by Ellen Goodman, that encourages the sharing of end-of-life wishes to create a more humane experience for the dying and their loved ones.
To support the research of Arlan Fuller, Jr., exploring the exclusion of Roma (Gypsy) youth in Serbia, Romania, and Italy, and also identifying mechanisms for change.
To support a one-time building expansion project to expand the children's daycare facility by 25 percent and increase the program's enrollment capacity.
To help provide a safe, supportive environment for homeless moms and kids while these families pursue self–sufficiency through education, job training, and employment.
To help expand its classroom offerings to include fourth grade, enabling this nonsectarian catholic school to have a more significant effect on each student’s learning experience.
To benefit the nonsectarian programs and services offered via the organization's offices and child care centers in Danvers, Gloucester, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem.
To support Project Reach, which includes needs identification, outreach, programs, and services targeted to a growing population of diverse and marginalized elders.
To help fund construction of a state-of-the-art Cancer Pavilion, bringing all of the hospital's cancer services together under one roof to provide comprehensive care and treatment.
To help provide fun activities and friendship for Woburn area people with physical and mental challenges, as well as a respite for their families and caregivers.
To support a pilot program that helps its students explore their multicultural roots and discuss with their families issues of prejudice, discrimination, and racism.
To increase office staff, upgrade computer and A/V equipment, develop needed databases, and introduce new audiences to the program.
To support the Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education, which teaches the importance of moral action in the face of persecution and oppression.
To provide free scheduled or emergency air transportation, ensuring patients receive the medical care they need without depleting their financial and emotional resources.
To help fund a recognized leader for the school's signature International Veterinary Medicine program, part of a comprehensive global health network across Tufts University.
To help provide more needy families in Middlesex and Essex counties with beds, furniture, and basic household items, free of charge and with a minimal waiting period.
To support Roxbury Village, a new program that provides former foster youth with safe, stable housing and the necessary support to become self-sufficient adults.
To help establish the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which will increase access to related educational resources and connect with area survivors of genocide.
To help fund its adaptive sports and recreation program, enhancing the independence, physical health, and emotional well-being of people with disabilities.
To help fund its new, state-of-the-art Comprehensive Breast Center, providing residents of Boston's northern suburbs with ready access to the most advanced care for breast disease.
To help fund outreach services to assist underserved homebound elderly and chronically ill adults without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap.
To support its Stem Cell Consortium through which researchers will develop, study, and maintain Alzheimer’s neurons that will be used to screen for new drugs.
To help fund TOPSoccer, a special needs athletic program helping Wilmington area kids with physical, emotional, and intellectual challenges develop social and gross motor skills.
To support its exhibits and programs that promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.
To support a capital program to renovate and restore Winchester's athletic fields, providing the community and its athletic teams with safe, adequate, and accessible facilities.
To benefit a variety of areas, including its new Ambulatory Services Center, patient services at its Center for Cancer Care, and nursing education and scholarships.
To help fund a new director position, enabling the organization to sustain and expand its programming, which promotes the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity.
To help develop an interdisciplinary program in Middle East Studies and an Arabic Foreign Language Certificate as part of its Global Studies and International Affairs Program.
To support its strategy to deepen program impact and promote capacity building at this organization that welcomes boys and girls of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures.
To reconstruct the Middlesex Canal Towpath, connecting it to pedestrian outlets at Alfred Street and School Street, providing a recreational path for Woburn area residents.
To further its mission to connect people of all backgrounds, and to provide scholarships, childcare, and programs for healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.
To help train teen leaders, expand the WorldFest Multicultural Leadership Program, develop online programs, and pilot a Social Capitalist fellows program.
To help fund individualized support services and care at Warren House, allowing survivors of brain injury to live more independently in a home-like atmosphere.
To help further its mission to provide comprehensive care and support to patients and families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness and loss.
To help serve those in need through its food pantry, children's center, family childcare system, parenting education program, and supervised visitation program.
To support the planning, production, and promotion of programs and exhibits that inform and educate the citizens of Woburn about their city’s history and rich heritage.
To support Transitional Living, a program designed to help young adults who are aging out of state custody learn skills to transition into independent and productive lives.
Grant Recipients to date
Every one of our several hundred not-for-profit winners has received a grant from the Foundation of at least $100,000. *denotes 10-year grant
- The Discovery Museums (2015)
- Sitters Without Borders (2020)
- Brazilian Worker Center (2017)
- DEAF, Inc. (2019)
- Lovin' Spoonfuls (2018)
- West End House Boys & Girls Club (2015, 2018, 2020*)
- Our Neighbors' Table (2017, 2019*)
- Aaron's Presents (2017)
- A Better Chance of Andover (2018)
- Andover Public Schools (2019)
- Challenge Unlimited (2014, 2018, 2020*)
- Creative Living (2018)
- Professional Ctr. for Child Development (2015, 2019*)
- Project Home Again (2020)
- Arlington Boys & Girls Club (2013)
- Arlington Youth Counseling Center (2015, 2019)
- The Children’s Room (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Food Link (2017)
- Germaine Lawrence School (2012)
- Minuteman Senior Services (2013, 2016, 2018*)
- Nashoba Learning Group (2014, 2018)
- Science from Scientists (2018)
- Armenian Heritage Park (2012)
- Beverly Bootstraps (2013)
- Beverly Children’s Learning Center (2013)
- Beverly Education Foundation (2013)
- Beverly Hospital (2012, 2013)
- Beverly School for Deaf (2013)
- Build Health International (2016, 2020*)
- Change is Simple (2013)
- Endicott College (2012, 2015, 2018, 2020*)
- Express Yourself Youth Arts (2014, 2018*)
- Greater Beverly YMCA (2014)
- Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (2020)
- Montserrat College of Art (2012)
- North Shore Community Mediation (2013)
- North Shore InnoVentures (2013, 2018*)
- Northeast Behavioral Health (2014)
- Northshore Education Consortium (2013)
- The School for Field Studies (2014, 2019*)
- SeniorCare (2014, 2019*)
- ACE Mentor Program Of Greater Boston (2019)
- Achieve Summer Program (2017)
- Alray Taylor Second Chance (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- American Islamic Congress (2012)
- Animal Rescue League of Boston (2016)
- Appalachian Mountain Club (2015)
- Artists for Humanity (2014, 2017, 2019*)
- Asian American Civic Association (2014, 2018)
- Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (2017, 2019*)
- Babson College (2019)
- 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*)
- Boston Architectural College (2012, 2020*)
- Boston Arts Academy (2015)
- Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service (2018)
- Boston CASA (2014, 2018*)
- Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Ctr (2016, 2019*)
- Boston Debate League (2014, 2018)
- The Boston Foundation (2019)
- Boston Harbor Island Alliance (2013)
- Boston Health Care for the Homeless (2015, 2019*)
- Boston HERC (2020)
- Boston Medical Center (2013)
- Boston Nature Center (2014)
- Boston Partners in Education (2015)
- Boston Post Adoption Resources (2020)
- Boston Public Schools (2014)
- Bridge Over Troubled Waters (2017, 2019*)
- 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)
- 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*)
- Doc Wayne Youth Services (2019)
- EdVestors (2013)
- 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)
- Friends of Children’s Trust Fund (2013)
- FriendshipWorks Elder Services (2016)
- Future Chefs (2014)
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (2015)
- Generations Incorporated (2015, 2017*)
- GLAD (2012)
- The Greater Boston Food Bank (2013)
- Greater Boston Legal Services (2016)
- Health Care For All (2018)
- Health Law Advocates (2014)
- Hearth Boston (2015)
- Hebrew SeniorLife (2012)
- Inner-City Scholarship Fund (2012, 2015)
- International Institute of New England (2020)
- Inversant (formerly FUEL Education) (2016, 2018*)
- Irish International Immigrant Center (2012)
- Jewish Vocational Service (2014)
- JFYNetWorks (2018)
- Judge Baker Children's Center (2020)
- King Boston (2019)
- La Alianza Hispana (2018)
- Latino STEM Alliance (2016)
- Lawyers Clearinghouse (2016, 2018*)
- 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)
- MA Adoption Resource Exchange (2013)
- Mass Mentoring Partnership (2020)
- Massachusetts Advocates for Children (2016, 2019)
- Massachusetts Appleseed (2013)
- Massachusetts Citizens for Children (2014)
- 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 – Mentoring (2016)
- 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)
- 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*)
- The Partnership (2018, 2020)
- Project Place (2015, 2020*)
- 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*)
- Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership (2016)
- Samaritans (2013, 2016, 2018*)
- Shooting Touch – Getting Girls in the Game (2016)
- Silver Lining Mentoring (2014, 2018*)
- Social Innovation Forum (2019)
- South End Technology Center @ Tent City (2019)
- St. Anthony Shrine Food Center (2016, 2018*)
- 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)
- The Trustees of Reservations (2017)
- United South End Settlements (2020)
- United Way of MA Bay & Merrimack Valley (2012, 2020)
- Urban College of Boston (2015, 2019*)
- 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)
- Women’s Lunch Place (2013, 2017, 2020*)
- Youth Advocacy Foundation (2016, 2020*)
- Youth Opportunities Upheld (2019)
- YWCA of Boston (2015, 2018)
- Zhu Pancreatic Cancer Research (2013)
- Community Giving Tree (2014, 2019)
- 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 Comm. Mental Health Center (2015)
- Facing History and Ourselves (2012, 2015)
- Burlington Council on Aging (2015)
- Burlington Police Department (2014, 2018)
- Heartbeat Pregnancy Center (2013)
- Lahey Clinic Foundation (2013)
- MA Down Syndrome Congress (2015, 2019*)
- Adolescent Consultation Services (2016)
- Boston Mobilization (2015)
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (2017)
- Breakthrough Greater Boston (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation (2019)
- Cambridge Camping Association (2015)
- Cambridge Community Center (2015)
- Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (2020)
- Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (2017)
- CitySprouts (2016, 2020)
- Conflict Dynamics (2020)
- The Conversation Project (2012)
- Debate Mate – After-School Program (2016)
- De Novo—Legal Programs (2016, 2019*)
- East End House – Social Services (2016)
- Enroot (2016, 2019*)
- Families First Parenting Programs (2015)
- Food For Free (2016, 2020)
- The Forsyth Institute (2020)
- Found in Translation (2015)
- Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center (2020)
- 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)
- St. Paul's Choir School (2020)
- Technology for All (2014)
- Transition House (2020)
- Tutoring Plus of Cambridge (2017, 2020)
- Venture Café (2019)
- Vinfen (2014)
- Women’s Educational Center (2013, 2017)
- Y2Y Network (2019)
- Young Man with a Plan (2019)
- YWCA Cambridge (2020)
- Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (2020)
- The Faustman Lab - Cure Diabetes Fund (2013)
- Federation for Children with Special Needs (2019)
- Heading Home (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Budget Buddies (2018)
- Life Saver Ministries (2017)
- Operation Delta Dog (2015, 2019*)
- The Paul Center for Learning and Rec. (2015)
- St. Mary SVDP Outreach Program (2017)
- HarborCOV (2020)
- The Neighborhood Developers (2015)
- Roca (2015)
- Communities for Restorative Justice (2014)
- Concord Prison Outreach (2018)
- Domestic Violence Services Network (2020)
- Gaining Ground (2014, 2018)
- Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (2020)
- Mike Harney’s Play Ball! (2019)
- Minute Man Arc for Human Services (2017, 2019*)
- The Nature Connection (2016, 2019*)
- Open Table (2018)
- 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*)
- NFI Massachusetts (2017)
- Northeast Arc (2014, 2020*)
- All Dorchester Sports and Leadership (2020)
- Bird Street Community Center (2020)
- Boston City Singers (2018)
- Boston Collegiate Charter School (2018)
- The Boston Home (2017)
- 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)
- College Bound Dorchester (2015)
- CommonWealth Kitchen (2015, 2017*)
- Crispus Attucks Children’s Center (2016)
- Daily Table (2018)
- Dorchester Youth Collaborative (2019)
- Earthen Vessels – Tutoring Program (2016)
- Epiphany School – Teaching Fellows (2016)
- Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts (2017, 2019*)
- Freedom House (2014, 2019)
- Fresh Truck (2018)
- Greater Grove Hall Main Streets (2020)
- Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Ctr. (2014)
- InnerCity Weightlifting (2015, 2019*)
- The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (2017)
- LEAP Self-Defense (2014, 2017)
- MA Affordable Housing Alliance (2020)
- Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (2016, 2019)
- 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)
- Catie’s Closet (2015, 2019*)
- Crossroads for Kids (2015)
- East Boston Social Centers (2018, 2020)
- Friends of Excel Academy Charter Schools (2016, 2019*)
- Piers Park Sailing Center (2018)
- Project Bread (2014)
- ZUMIX (2017)
- The Community Family (2013, 2018*)
- Advocates (2015)
- Bethany Health Care Center (2019)
- Bethany Hill Place (2017, 2019*)
- Daniel's Table (2020)
- Framingham State University Foundation (2020)
- Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center (2018)
- Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (2016, 2019*)
- MassBay Community College (2020)
- MetroWest Mediation Services (2018)
- Programs For People (2013, 2017)
- RIA House (2018)
- United Way of Tri-County (2020)
- Backyard Growers (2014, 2017)
- Cape Ann YMCA (2020)
- Grace Center (2018)
- Maritime Gloucester (2020)
- O’Maley Innovation Middle School (2015)
- The Open Door Food Pantry (2014, 2018)
- Pathways for Children (2015, 2018*)
- Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (2018)
- Wellspring House (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Essex Agricultural and Technical School (2019)
- The Arc of GHN (2019)
- Bethany Community Services (2018)
- Career Resources Corporation (2016)
- Common Ground Ministries (2020)
- Community Action (2019)
- Emmaus (2017)
- Fidelity House CRC (2017, 2020*)
- L’Arche Boston North (2019)
- Northern Essex Community College (2019)
- Ozzie's Kids (2020)
- Ruth's House (2018)
- Somebody Cares New England (2020)
- Michael Lisnow Respite Center (2018)
- Ron Burton Training Village (2015)
- Fresh Start Furniture Bank (2016)
- Friends of the Hudson Senior Center (2018)
- Youth and Family Enrichment Services (2014)
- Service Dog Project (2016)
- Apprentice Learning (2018)
- Boston SCORES (2018)
- Community Servings (2013, 2017, 2020*)
- Elizabeth Stone House (2015, 2018*)
- Friends of Boston’s Homeless (2013, 2016, 2019)
- Friends of the Children—Boston (2015, 2019*)
- Generation Excel Youth Development (2018)
- Hyde Square Task Force (2013, 2017)
- Italian Home for Children (2013, 2018)
- 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)
- Urbano Project (2018)
- Urban Improv – Violence Prevention (2016)
- Volunteers of America Massachusetts (2016)
- X-Cel (2015, 2019*)
- A Little Easier Recovery (2020)
- ACT Lawrence (2020)
- Bellesini Academy (2015, 2019*)
- Beyond Soccer (2013, 2016, 2020*)
- Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (2017)
- 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*)
- Greater Lawrence Community Boating (2019)
- Groundwork Lawrence (2014)
- Lawrence CommunityWorks (2014, 2017*)
- Lawrence Family Devel. Charter School (2013, 2017)
- Lawrence General Hospital (2020)
- Lawrence/Lynn Summer Academy (2014, 2018)
- Lazarus House (2013, 2018, 2020*)
- Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (2015)
- Merrimack Valley Hospice (2013)
- Merrimack Valley Immigrant & Ed. Center (2019)
- Merrimack Valley YMCA (2019)
- Neighbors In Need (2015, 2018*)
- 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)
- Agassiz Village (2015)
- COMPASS for kids (2014)
- Cotting School (2014, 2018*)
- Eliot Community Human Services (2018)
- (The NAN Project) (2017)
- Lexington Symphony (2014)
- ResearchILD (2013, 2017)
- Waypoint Adventure (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Wildflower Camp Foundation (2018)
- The Food Project (2015)
- Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program (2017)
- 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)
- EforAll (2017, 2020*)
- Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell (2015, 2017*)
- Greater Lowell COVID-19 Fund (2020)
- House of Hope (2017, 2019*)
- 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*)
- Lowell Transitional Living Center (2020)
- The Megan House Foundation (2019)
- Merrimack Valley Food Bank (2014, 2019)
- Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (2014, 2018*)
- Middlesex Community College (2016)
- Mill City Grows (2014, 2019)
- Our Restorative Justice (2017)
- Project LEARN (2015, 2020*)
- Thom Anne Sullivan Center (2016)
- Thrive Communities of Massachusetts (2017)
- UTEC (2015, 2017*)
- The Wish Project (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Boys & Girls Club of Lynn (2020)
- Catholic Charities, North (2012)
- Centerboard—We Rise Program (2019)
- Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts (2014, 2017, 2019*)
- Essex County Community Organization (2018)
- Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn (2017)
- Girls Incorporated of Lynn (2015, 2019)
- Greater Lynn Senior Services (2014)
- The Haven Project (2016)
- KIPP Massachusetts (2015, 2019*)
- La Vida Scholars (2019)
- Lynn Community Health (2014)
- Lynn Shelter Association (2015, 2019*)
- MA Coalition for the Homeless (2013, 2020)
- Operation Bootstrap (2015)
- Pathways Adult Education & Training (2020)
- Raw Art Works (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Solutions for Living (2012, 2017)
- Bridgewell (2013)
- Bay State Reading Institute (2013)
- Bread of Life (2015, 2019*)
- Housing Families (2015, 2018, 2020*)
- The Immigrant Learning Center (2020)
- Malden Overcoming Addiction (2019)
- Malden YMCA (2014)
- Mystic Valley Elder Services (2012, 2019)
- Triangle (2015, 2018)
- Addictions Referral Center (2017)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- 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*)
- Marlborough Community Development Corporation (2018)
- Marlborough Hospital (2012)
- Special Olympics Massachusetts (2013, 2017)
- Urban Farming Institute (2016, 2020*)
- Greater Boston Technology Learning Center (2020)
- 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*)
- Greater Medford Visiting Nurse Association (2016)
- The Institute for Global Leadership (2019)
- Medford Boys & Girls Club (2014, 2018*)
- Medford Council on Aging (2014)
- Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (2013)
- Medford Public Schools (2017)
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2012)
- Royall House Association (2013, 2017)
- Tufts College Bioinformatics (2017)
- Tufts University – Bridging Differences (2018)
- Tufts University One Health Diplomacy (2020)
- Tufts University Prison Initiative (2019)
- West Medford Community Center (2019)
- Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation (2016)
- Hallmark Health (2012, 2016)
- MelroseWakefield Healthcare (2019)
- Harvey Girls (2016)
- The Children’s Center of Methuen (2017)
- Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (2018, 2020*)
- Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre (2018)
- You’re With Us (2019)
- Family Promise Metrowest (2017)
- The Metrowest ESL Fund (2017)
- Museum of World War II (2015)
- Natick Service Council (2016)
- RCS Learning Center (2018)
- Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation (2016)
- Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Nourishing the North Shore (2020)
- Opportunity Works (2017)
- YWCA Greater Newburyport (2020)
- Birthday Wishes (2013)
- Carroll Center for the Blind (2019)
- Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (2019)
- Cradles to Crayons (2020)
- Family Access (2016)
- One Can Help — Youth Resources (2019)
- The Second Step (2015, 2018*)
- Angel Flight Northeast (2012)
- Brooks School (2018)
- Community InRoads (2018)
- Merrimack College (2014)
- Merrimack College Health Sciences (2018)
- Seven Hills Community Services (2013, 2016)
- Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation (2014, 2018)
- Cummings Sch. of Veterinary Medicine (2012)
- Citizens Inn (2019)
- Haven from Hunger (2015)
- NFI Youth and Police Initiative (2014)
- North Shore Comm. Action Programs (2015)
- Team IMPACT (2013)
- Mission of Deeds (2012, 2015, 2018*)
- Understanding Disabilities (2014)
- Women Encouraging Empowerment Inc (2019)
- Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (2014)
- Brooke Charter Schools (2015, 2019*)
- Immigrant Family Services Institute (2018)
- 826 Boston (2014, 2018)
- The BASE (2020)
- Boston Centers for Youth & Families (2014, 2017)
- Boston Day and Evening Academy (2015)
- Boston Police Athletic League (2014)
- Casa Esperanza – Recovery Support (2016)
- The Center for Teen Empowerment (2014)
- Dimock Community Health Center (2016)
- First Teacher (2019)
- Haley House (2014, 2018)
- Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (2019)
- Horizons for Homeless Children (2017)
- MissionSAFE: A New Beginning (2017)
- Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (2014)
- Mothers for Justice and Equality (2015, 2020*)
- Nurtury (2014, 2019)
- Pine Street Inn (2012, 2016, 2019)
- Project Hope (2014)
- Project RIGHT (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (2019)
- Roxbury Youthworks (2017)
- RPC Social Impact Center (2018)
- Smart from the Start (2017)
- St. Stephens Youth Programs (2015, 2019)
- Sociedad Latina (2013)
- SquashBusters (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Timothy Smith Network (2020)
- Urban Edge Housing Corporation (2017)
- Victory Programs (2013, 2016, 2019)
- WEATOC (2014)
- The Wily Network (2020)
- WriteBoston (2016, 2018*)
- Youth Enrichment Services (2015, 2019)
- YouthBuild Boston (2020)
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem (2020)
- Brookhouse Home (2018, 2019*)
- Children’s Friend and Family Services (2013)
- Essex National Heritage Commission (2013)
- For Kids Only Afterschool (2014, 2018*)
- Healing Abuse Working for Change (2013, 2019)
- LEAP for Education (2016, 2019*)
- Lifebridge Homeless (2014)
- North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth (2019)
- North Shore CDC (2015)
- Root (2018)
- Salem Academy Charter School (2016)
- Salem State University (2012)
- Spaulding Hospital (2012)
- Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley (2016, 2019*)
- Pettengill House (2018)
- 3LPlace (2020)
- Community Cooks (2017)
- CASPAR (2015, 2018*)
- 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*)
- SCM Community Transportation (2018)
- Sibling Connections (2018)
- Somerville Public Schools (2018)
- Julie’s Family Learning Program (2014, 2018*)
- Paraclete (2014, 2020)
- South Boston Neighborhood House (2019)
- 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*)
- Stoneham Theatre (2013)
- Zoo New England (2012)
- Bridges Together (2017)
- Corwin-Russell School (2013, 2020*)
- MetroWest Free Medical Program (2015, 2018*)
- SMILE Mass — Adaptive Gym (2019)
- Sudbury Valley Trustees (2019)
- PlaySudbury (2018)
- North Shore Rovers (2016)
- Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center (2020)
- Masconomet Education Foundation (2015)
- Tri-Town Council (2016)
- Communitas (2013)
- Middlesex Partnerships for Youth (2018)
- Northeast Metro Tech (2017)
- Plummer Youth Promise (2017, 2020*)
- Wakefield Educational Foundation (2016)
- Boston Area Gleaners (2016)
- Chesterbrook Community Foundation (2019)
- Indian Circle for Caring (2020)
- Junior Achievement (2018)
- Kids FEAST (2015)
- More Than Words (2015, 2018)
- Neighbors Who Care (2012, 2017)
- REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (2017, 2020)
- Resolve New England (2020)
- Waltham Partnership for Youth (2020)
- Alzheimer’s Association of MA (2014)
- Armenian Museum of America (2014, 2019)
- Asperger’s Association of New England (2013)
- Asperger/Autism Network (2017, 2020*)
- Families First Parenting Programs (2018)
- Improbable Players (2015, 2018*)
- Parents Helping Parents (2015)
- Primary Source (2015, 2018)
- Walker – The Permanency Project (2016)
- Watertown Boys & Girls Club (2018)
- Dignity Matters (2020)
- John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation (2018)
- Parmenter VNA & Community Care (2016)
- Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (2012)
- NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (2013)
- Boston Jewish Film (2016)
- Friends of the Cameron Senior Center (2015)
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (2016, 2018*)
- Roudenbush Community Center (2016)
- Westford Friends of East Boston Camps (2014)
- Regis College (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- Roxbury Weston Programs (2018)
- Beyond TOPS Soccer (2012)
- CLASS (2014, 2019*)
- Epilepsy Foundation New England (2017)
- Hope and Friendship Cancer Foundation (2015)
- May Institute (2013, 2018*)
- Wilmington High School (2018)
- Wilmington Police Department (2014, 2017, 2020*)
- Clay Soper Memorial Fund (2019)
- En Ka Society (2016, 2019*)
- Griffin Museum of Photography (2012)
- St. Mary’s Church (2013)
- Winchester Coalition for a Safer Comm. (2014, 2018*)
- 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)
- Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy (2013, 2017)
- Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council (2017)
- Council of Social Concern (2012, 2015)
- The Dwelling Place – Soup Kitchen (2016)
- English At Large (2014, 2019*)
- Friends of Woburn Veterans (2017)
- Grameen Research (2013, 2016, 2019*)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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*)
- Seven Hills Community Services (2013)
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)