August 24, 2019
 
Grants; Funds Raised; Merger Compete; Funds Offered; New Director

July 23, 2019 — Attleboro area nonprofits receive $72K... Lungstrong raises $112K via 5K... deCordova Museum now officially part of Trustees of Reservations... Grants up to $10K available to Massachusetts nonprofits... Parenting Journey names director of strategic partnerships.

Attleboro Area Nonprofits Receive $72K in Grant Funding

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded $71,900 to nonprofits serving the Attleboro area

Receiving the grants, as reported in The Sun Chronicle, were the following:
  • Amego, $25,000
  • Attleboro Area School to Career, $10,000
  • BETA Community Partnerships, $12,500
  • Franklin Food Pantry, $5,000
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, $6,900
  • Newman YMCA, $5,000
  • The Salvation Army, $7,500.
The latest round of grants bring to $20 million the total donated by the foundation in the communities it serves, which spans Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The latest round of grants bring to $20 million the total donated by the foundation in the communities it serves, which spans Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Lungstrong Raises $112K via 5K

Lungstrong, a nonprofit based in Amesbury that raises funds for cancer research, recently announced it raised $112,000 via its sixth annual 5K run/1.5 walk event.

All funds raised were to be donated to the Massachusetts General Cancer Center for Thoracic Cancer Research.

“Despite a little wet weather, we had over 700 racers and walkers and 100 volunteers for our 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk event.” says Diane Legg, Lungstrong’s founder and 14-year lung cancer survivor. “I am so grateful for our community; they continue to show their support through volunteering time and talent, and generous donations.”

Lead sponsor of the event was Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC.

Since its founding in 2011, Lungstrong has helped fund more than $3,300,000 in lung cancer research for Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital Thoracic Cancer Center.

deCordova Museum Now Officially part of Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations, based in Boston and one of the state's largest nonprofits, operating 117 sites across Massachusetts, recently announced that the merger of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum with the larger organization was completed on July 1.

Barbara Erickson, Trustees president and chief executive officer, said, “We believe that by protecting deCordova forever, the museum will thrive and grow and, in the process will connect thousands more visitors to art and nature through innovative and intriguing exhibitions and programs.”

John Ravenal, deCordova’s executive director, added that "this integration marks what we hope will become the beginning of a new era for a dynamic museum and sculpture park," noting that the merger "creates a more sustainable future for our nationally recognized sculpture park and contemporary art museum."

The organizations are in the final stages of completing a $15 million fundraising campaign to secure deCordova’s endowment and to support some immediate needs. To date, the campaign has received gifts to date totaling $12.5 million.

Grants up to $10K Available to Massachusetts Nonprofits

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation, based in Watertown, last week announced that mini-grants, up to $10,000 each, are available to nonprofits to advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, aimed at building on community experiences and insights as they advance age- and dementia-friendly cities and towns.

“The strongest ideas for engaging on aging issues come from community,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “Our desire is to ensure these resources support those ideas.”

Applications are due Sept. 19. The foundation on Aug. 22 will host a webinar information session on how to apply to the Momentum Fund. Learn more.

Parenting Journey Names Director of Strategic Partnerships

Parenting Journey, a national nonprofit based in Somerville that provides programs aimed at strengthening families and creating safe communities, today announced that Samantha Roy has been named director of strategic partnerships. She will be responsible for engaging public, corporate and nonprofit partners in Massachusetts and New York to short- and long-term organizational goals.

“We are thrilled to have Samantha join the PJ family. Her entrepreneurial spirit lends itself to identify and grow, new and existing partnerships that are critical to supporting PJ’s work to uplift families,” said Imari Paris Jeffries executive director of Parenting Journey.

Prior to joining Parenting Journey, Roy consulted with various nonprofit organizations locally and internationally, including Health Care For All in Boston. Roy also served as executive education program coordinator at Harvard Graduate School of Education, program and development associate at Health Law Advocates, and program associate for the Affordable Care Act Public Education Campaign and HelpLine at Health Care For All.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology/sociology from Roger Williams University and a Master of Business Administration degree in social impact and entrepreneurship from IE Business School in Spain.

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