June 22, 2018
 
Ten Nonprofits Awarded $250K from Philanthropy Connection

June 7, 2018 — The Philanthropy Connection, a Cambridge-based grant making nonprofit that pools funds from its all-women membership, today announced it has awarded $25,000 to each of 10 Greater Boston nonprofits that provide services addressing disabilities, education, economic opportunities, health care, legal issues, and mental health.

The Philanthropy Connection, a Cambridge-based charitable fund supported by donations from its all-women membership focuses its grant making on small organizations with annual revenue between $200,000 and $2 million that serve the Greater Boston area.

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Adolescent Consultation Services, Cambridge, which supports and empowers court-involved children and families by providing mental health services to help them envision and work toward a better future.

  • Boston Area Gleaners, Waltham, which rescues surplus farm crops and distributes this produce to people in need.

  • Budget Buddies, Chelmsford, which helps reduce the number of women and their families who live on the economic margins by improving their financial skills, behavior, and confidence.

  • Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, Cambridge, which provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people.

  • Enroot, Cambridge, which works to empower low-income, immigrant high school students to achieve academic, personal, and career success through mentorship, leadership development, professional internships, and academic support.

  • Health Care Without Walls, Wellesley, which works to improve the lives of women who are homeless or marginally housed through compassionate, high quality health care, education, and advocacy.

  • Justice at Work, Boston, which works to improve conditions for immigrant workers in low-wage industries by providing legal and technical support to community-based worker organizations and their members.

  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Somerville, which seeks to empower youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise.

  • Resilient Coders, Boston, which seeks to “hack the opportunity gap” by teaching computer coding to young people from traditionally underserved communities. The organization thinks holistically about the school-to-workforce pipeline, and offers a chaining series of programs that guide their hackers through the extensive journey of learning web development.

  • School on Wheels of Massachusetts, East Bridgewater, which supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.

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