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December 20, 2014
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December 19, 2014 — The Boston Foundation announced the awarding of $915,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofits that focus on improving family success and neighborhoods, fighting hunger and homelessness, encouraging healthy behaviors and improving health outcomes, advancing career and economic security of low-income individuals, improving college graduation rates, and advancing youth development. MORE


December 18, 2014 — One Fund Boston, a nonprofit fundraising entity created to aid victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, this week stopped accepting donations in advance of shutting down its operations. MORE


December 16, 2014 — Breakthrough Greater Boston, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that prepares under-resourced students to attend four-year colleges and trains teachers, announced that its recent fundraiser raised $90,000 through its annual lecture event, surpassing its goal by 20%. MORE


December 15, 2014 — DOVE, Inc., a Quincy nonprofit that provides intervention, shelter, education, and support services in connection with fighting domestic violence, announced that its recent gala raised $200,595, setting a record for the annual event and surpassing its goal by nearly 15%. MORE


December 19, 2014 — United South End Settlements, a community advocacy and services organization that serves Boston’s South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods, announced that it has named Maicharia Z. Weir Lytle as the organization’s next chief executive officer. MORE


December 18, 2014 — The Foundation for MetroWest recently announced that it distributed grants totaling $275,000 to 38 nonprofits serving MetroWest and focusing on arts and culture, family support, and environmental causes. MORE


December 16, 2014 — The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a Boston nonprofit that is one of the state’s leading non-partisan, public policy organizations dealing with state and local fiscal, tax, and economic issues, recently announced the appointment of Eileen McAnneny as its new president. MORE


December 13, 2014 — Nonprofits in Lawrence, Falmouth, Brockton, Watertown, and Boston that focus on healthcare, food assistance, youth, athletics, pet adoption, and skills training recently received grants totaling nearly $500,000. MORE


December 20, 2014 — Donors to nonprofits can now contribute from their IRAs without treating the distribution as taxable income, thanks to final Congressional action this week on a bill that was signed into law yesterday by President Obama. MORE








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