November 17, 2019
Boston Foundation Grants $2.6M to 64 Greater Boston Nonprofits

December 17, 2017 — The Boston Foundation last week announced it has awarded grants totaling $2.6 million to 64 Greater Boston nonprofits that deliver services related to, among other areas, arts and culture, civil society and legal services, economic development, education, health and wellness, and the environment.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Boston Children's Museum: A $20,000/one-year project support grant to an ongoing performing arts series.

  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center: A $20,000/one-year project support grant to support new arts programming for the Boston and Greater Boston cultural community.

  • GrubStreet: A $15,000/one-year general operating support grant for participating in the Boston Foundation's Arts and Culture Program's Arts Service Organization Cohort.

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A $20,000/one-year project support grant to support the first phase of the creation of a Choreographer-in-Residence at the museum.
  • Boston After School and Beyond: A $250,000/two-year general operating support grant for its multifaceted efforts to strengthen the youth development sector and connect it to the citywide college readiness agenda.

  • Boston Educational Development Foundation: A $60,000/one-year project support grant to support implementation of the Avid study skills program.

  • Match Education: A $100,000/two-year general operating support to The Match School Foundation.

  • National Council on Teacher Quality: A $60,000/one-year project support grant to expand the Great Districts program to additional districts in Greater Boston.

  • New Profit: A $150,000/three-year project support grant for the Early Childhood Support Organization Initiative.
  • BEST Corp. Hospitality Training Center: A $35,000/one-year general operating support grant to fund the Mel King Empowerment Program.

  • Center for Women and Enterprise: A $30,000/one-year project support grant for the Community Classrooms program.

  • Commonwealth Kitchen: A $70,000/one-year general operating support grant to strengthen operations and build organizational capacity to effectively scale growth.

  • Entrepreneurship for All: A $50,000/one-year project support grant for expansion of its EparaTodos, a business/nonprofit accelerator serving the Latino population of Lynn.

  • Epicenter Community: A $50,000/one-year general operating support grant to create an innovative culture movement and build creative economies throughout Boston.

  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: A $25,000/one-year project support grant to support nonprofits seeking to strengthen Greater Boston capacity to protect and defend its many immigrant communities, refugees, and temporary status holders by increasing education and access to legal services.

  • Urban Farming Institute: A $25,000/one-year project support grant for its Urban Farmer Training Program where trainees will learn farming techniques and business skills.

  • Venture Café Foundation: A $40,000/one-year general operating support grant.
  • Baraka Community Wellness: A $25,000/one-year general operating support grant.

  • Boston Alliance for Community Health: A $25,000/one-year general operating support grant.

  • Fresh Truck Food Market: A $25,000/one-year general operating support grant to support food access and nutrition education programs throughout Boston.

  • Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health: A $100,000/one-year project support for the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Program.

  • Playworks: A $200,000/two-year general operating support grant.

    Nonprofit Effectiveness

  • College for Social Innovation: A $175,000/two-year general operating support grant.

  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: A $90,000/two-year project support grant to support the Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen for Good initiative.

    Neighborhoods and Housing

  • Greater Four Corners Action Coalition: A $50,000/one-year general operating support grant.
  • Action for Boston Community Development: A $20,000 grant for assistance for vulnerable households that have exhausted their federal fuel subsidy.

  • Artists for Humanity: A $25,000 general operating support grant.

  • Bay Cove Human Services: A $25,000 grant for the Kit Clark Senior Nutrition Program.

  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston: A $30,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Boston Debate League: A $30,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House: A $30,000 grant for capacity building and strategic development.

  • Ethos: A $30,000 grant for AgeWell Equality.

  • Huntington Theatre Company: A $30,000 grant for education and community programs.

  • Health Care Without Walls: A $35,000 grant to support the second phase of the Bridges to Elders program.

  • Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness: A $30,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Moving Steps Foundation: A $15,000 grant for Moving Stories, a full-length performance integrating live storytelling (by women), with original music and dance.

  • National Consumer Law Center: A $15,000 grant for Project Stay Connected, which helps low-income households and seniors obtain utility and home-heating services.

  • National Organization on Disability: A $20,000 grant to build pipelines connecting college students with disabilities to employers.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor: A $30,000 grant to continue a public education and civic engagement campaign to lift the voices and participation of Lynn's residents in the policy-making process.

  • Noonan Scholars: A $25,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities: A $40,000 grant to provide disability inclusion competency training and support to 25 Boston-based workforce development and transition organizations.

  • Project Citizenship: A $25,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Respond: A $25,000 grant to deepen support services for children and their parents who are survivors of domestic violence.

  • Save the Harbor, Save the Bay: A $50,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Sitters Without Borders: A $35,000 grant for general operating support.

  • Team IMPACT: A $20,000 grant to improve communications technology between teams.

  • Victory Programs: A $20,000 grant for the Boston Living Center’s Nutrition and Meals Program that provides nutritional resources to men and women with HIV/AIDS.
  • Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston,$3,000 for the Dudley Street Dreams program.

  • Boston Foundation,, $50,000 to provide support for the FutureCity program.

  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, $5,000 for sponsorship of the 18th Annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner.

  • John P. Holland Community Service Council, $8,000 for the Kappa Leadership Institute Summer Program.

  • Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, $10,000 for support of Supreme Team fall events.

  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, $50,000 for the Deliver on the Dream Initiative to assist with an increase in applications from immigrant communities.

  • Mattapan’s Finest Back to School Free Cut, $7,500 for the free Cut and Curl Back to School event.

  • Mission Hill Family Collaboration, $7,500 for the Repast program and the Jimmy Flint Scholarship Fund.

  • New England Foundation for the Arts, $16,400 for the New England Dance Cultural Organizers Convening.

  • Next Leadership Development, $5,000 for the DRIVE Boston career development and training program for the hard to employ.

  • PIM Project, $5,000 for support of the Summer Nights program.

  • Schott Foundation for Public Education, $5,000 for the National Black Women's Justice Institute's School Disparities and Black Girls Project.

  • Technology Underwriting Greater Good, $20,000 for the Boston Public Schools Job Shadow Day with Salsify.

  • The Record Company, $25,000 to support the completion of a business plan.

  • Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts, $5,000 for general support.

  • TSNE MissionWorks, $48,935 for support of the Teacher Collaborative and the Educator Exchange program.

  • Youth Design, $15,000 to create and confirm a vision and goals for the organization.

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