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LitmanGerson Associates, LLP

(LGA), provided a tremendous service to the Foundation by gathering and presenting the financial data, and assisting the Foundation in its evaluation of the data for all Sustaining Grant applicants. LGA, a quality accounting firm in Woburn, has been a leasing client of the Cummings organization for more than 35 years. Cummings Foundation is grateful for LGA's willingness to apply its nonprofit knowledge and experience toward supporting the Foundation and our philanthropy.


Cummings Foundation is delighted to award $25 million annually to nonprofits in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk County through the $100K for 100 program. In addition to $10 million in initial funding, the program awards $15 million each year as extensions of the original grants. These follow-on awards are called Sustaining Grants.

Recognizing the value and rarity of long-term financial support for nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, Sustaining Grants provide ongoing funding, typically from $20,000 to $50,000 annually, for up to 10 years.

In addition to rewarding and supporting the work of especially effective $100K for 100 winners, the awarding of Sustaining Grants precludes the need for these organization to then compete within the $100K for 100 program, thus increasing other charities' probabilities of receiving $100K for 100 awards.

 

Procedure and Eligibility

There is no application to begin the process for Sustaining Grants; rather, the Sustaining Grants Committee narrows the list of eligible charities by considering each organization's successful performance under the $100K for 100 Grant Agreement, including its satisfactory completion of Impact Reports. The ease of a nonprofit's relationship with Cummings Foundation is also considered. Semi-finalists will be asked to make a presentation to Foundation volunteers, and then finalists will submit a brief proposal and undergo a site visit .

The Foundation benefits greatly from the generous pro bono assistance of more than 65 volunteers with diverse backgrounds and experience. As members of various committees, these volunteers select the majority of grant winners each year.

Timeline

Early summer      Sustaining Grants candidates are determined

Late summer        Semi-finalists participate in Presentation Days

Early fall                Finalists submit Requests for Funding

Fall – Winter         Sustaining Grants Committee conducts site visits

Spring                   Winners announced

 

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