July 19, 2018
 
Boston Foundation Grants $1.8M to 56 Nonprofits

April 12, 2018 — The Boston Foundation earlier this week announced it is awarding $1,842,700 in grants to 56 nonprofits, located primarily in the Greater Boston area, that provide services related to college completion, early childhood education, structural reform in education, jobs and economic development, neighborhoods and housing, and nonprofit effectiveness.

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Asian Community Development Corporation: $15,000 for service expansion for Asian American youth in Malden.

  • Asian American Resource Workshop: $5,000 for the Boston-Lowell Asian American Film Series.

  • Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston: $10,000 for fiscal sponsorship of Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network.

  • Boston Compact: $25,000 for general operating support.

  • Boston Education Development Foundation: $10,000 for BPS Office of External Affairs' Building a Street Team project.

  • Boston Harbor Now: $30,000 for support of its Boston Harbor Neighborhood Access Tours to build a constituency to engage in accessing and developing the harbor, waterfront, and islands.

  • Boston Opportunity Agenda: $150,000 over two years for general operating support.

  • Boston Plan for Excellence: $185,000 for general operating support grant.

  • Boston Tax Help Coalition: $50,000 for its ASL Tax and Asset Building Expansion project.

  • Boston Tenant Coalition: $15,000 for racial equity and the City of Boston's Assessment of Fair Housing.

  • Boston University: $50,000 for general support of its College Advising Corps.

  • BREAD: $35,000 for general operating support.

  • Cambridge College: $30,000 for the College Bridge program.

  • Citizen Schools: $50,000 to support the second year of its pilot Catalyst co-teaching model seeking to embed project-based learning in the classroom.

  • Community Day Center of Waltham: $15,000 to support the chronically homeless of Boston's MetroWest.

  • Data for Black Lives: $8,750 for sponsorship of the Data for Black Lives Conference 2017.

  • Discovering Justice: $25,000 for general operating support of the James D. St. Clair Court Education Project.

  • Echoing Green: $15,000 for Boston Area Neighborhood Fellows and Community Leaders to attend 30th Anniversary Summit.

  • The Education Trust: $100,000 over two years to support coalition-building and advocacy efforts in favor of education equity in Massachusetts.

  • English for New Bostonians: $100,000 to support grant making and technical assistance to organizations offering ESOL programs.

  • Friends of the Children-Boston: $25,000 for its One Child at a Time Expansion Project to expand the number of children served per year from 111 to 145 by FY2020.

  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD): $20,000 for support of the Transgender Public Education Project, a public awareness campaign and intervention regarding the lives and extensive discrimination that transgender people face.

  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center: $25,000 for capacity building efforts.

  • Health Law Advocates: $30,000 for its Protecting the Health of Kids with Disabilities Project.

  • Health Resources in Action: $10,000 for fiscal sponsorship of Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network.

  • Innovation Network for Communities: $25,000 for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission for the Climate Ready Boston initiative.

  • The Institute for Pan African Cultural Education: $5,000 for Helping Ourselves Push to Excel (HOPE) Academy.

  • Irish International Immigrant Center, Inc.: $25,000 for its Immigration Legal Services program.

  • Jeremiah Program: $4,000 for sponsorship of the Voices Rising event.

  • Jumpstart for Young Children: $15,000 grant to support its Early Education in Boston Public Housing Communities program.

  • Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts: $20,000 grant to provide support for the Student Trainer program, which aims to increase career pathway opportunities for high- risk youth to become fitness professionals.

  • Local Initiatives Support Corp.: $25,000 to support the Fairmount Indigo Network.

  • Louis D. Brown Peace Institute: $1,500 for Peace Boston's Hip Hop 911: Black Spots on My Soul program.

  • Margarita Muñiz Academy: $100,000 over two years to support a post-graduation success coach who will support the school's alumni into and through college.

  • Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations: $125,000 for general operating support.

  • Massachusetts Voter Education Network: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • Momentum Academy: $1,700 for POC Momentum Participant Sponsorship.

  • Museum of African American History: $15,000 for its Museum-based Education Programs for Students and Teachers.

  • Mystic River Watershed Association: $20,000 for the Mystic River Herring Migration Education Project.

  • On the Rise: $40,000 to support expansion of the Keep the Keys program, which provides ongoing support to recently housed women and aids in their overall stabilization and housing retention.

  • Polus Center for Social and Economic Development: $20,000 for support of its Project WORK workplace training program.

  • Project 351: $10,000 for support of the Launch and Service Day.

  • Rogerson Communities: $25,000 for general operating support.

  • Silent Rhythms: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • Smarter in the City: $50,000 for general operating support.

  • Social Innovation Forum: $50,000 for general operating support.

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: $8,250 as fiscal sponsor for Boston Mothers Care - Puerto Rico Relief Trip.

  • Strong Women, Strong Girls: $5,000 for training to help the organization build a culture of diversity and inclusion.

  • Summer Search: $15,000 for general operating support.

  • Tenacity: $15,000 for support of its Summer Tennis and Reading Program for underserved Boston youth.

  • Transformative Culture Project: $7,500 for support of the Puerto Rico Relief Effort.

  • Trinity Boston Foundation: $10,000 for the Racial Equity Leaders Learning Circle, and $1,000 for sponsorship of the Sole Train's 'Sole Train 5K'.

  • United South End Settlements: $25,000 grant to United South End Settlements for its evaluation and capacity building efforts.

  • University of Massachusetts: $100,000 for The Institute for Early Education Leadership & Innovation, which seeks to close the opportunity gap for young children.

  • WBUR-FM: $15,000 for the CitySpace Programming Fund, which will support the creation of diverse event programming to attract and enable community participation.

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