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, childrens 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 Childrens 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.