July 21, 2017
 
Cummings Foundation Gives $100K to Each of 10 Nonprofits

April 26, 2013 — OneWorld Boston, the grant making affiliate of North Shore based Cummings Foundation, recently announced that it has awarded 10 grants of $100,000 each to local charities, the first of 100 nonprofits due to receive similarly sized grants in 2013.

Cummings Foundation said that in June it will announce 90 additional grants of $100,000.

The first 10 grant recipients were selected by staff members of Cummings Properties, the for-profit affiliate of the Cummings Foundation.

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Alternative House, Lowell – To provide emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

  • Asperger's Association of New England, Watertown – To help people with Asperger's Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy.

  • Birthday Wishes, Newton – To provide birthday parties for homeless children living in shelters, motels, and transitional housing in eastern Massachusetts.

  • Beverly Bootstraps, Beverly – To support the Food Assistance program, providing critical resources and food for families struggling due to unemployment or underemployment.

  • Boston Medical Center Cancer Care Center, Boston – To offer cancer screenings, patient navigation services, cancer support groups, complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and cancer treatment.

  • Christopher's Haven, Boston – To sustain eight apartments that provide families with free housing and a community of support when they travel to Boston for advanced medical care.

  • Heartbeat Ministries, Burlington – To assist pregnant women and families with young children in need, providing maternity clothing, children’s necessities, occasional utility payments, and food.

  • Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill – To complete a wing expansion project featuring seven additional suites, which will eliminate its waiting list, allowing for comprehensive end-of-life care for all area patients in need.

  • NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, West Boylston – To sponsor the training of assistance dogs that help adults and children who are deaf, physically disabled, or on the autism spectrum live more independently.

  • Wediko Children’s Services, Boston – 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.

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