November 17, 2019
 
Boston Foundation Grants $2.2M to 27 Greater Boston Nonprofits

October 24, 2019 — The Boston Foundation this week announced it awarded $2,228,700 in discretionary grants to 27 Greater Boston nonprofits focused on arts and culture, education, jobs and economic development, neighborhoods and housing, and nonprofit effectiveness.

The funding was awarded as follows:

ARTS AND CULTURE
  • Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston: A $35,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • The Dance Complex: A $25,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • MASSCreative: A $50,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • The Record Company: A $50,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • The Yard: A $10,000 project grant to support the "2019 Bessie Schonberg Creative Mentorship Residency Boston Artists Pilot."
EDUCATION
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology: A $50,000 one-year project support grant to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology for a Success Boston Liaison.

  • Bunker Hill Community College: A $50,000 one-year project grant to increase college persistence and completion for graduates of the Boston Public Schools.

  • College Bound Dorchester: A $75,000 one-year project grant to support Boston Uncornered.

  • Freedom House: A $75,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • NextGen Talent: A $65,000 one-year project grant to support a strategic assessment of trends, factors, and strategies associated with Boston students’ transitions from college into the labor market.

  • Roxbury Community College: A $50,000 one-year project grant to support its Success Boston Liaison.

  • University of Massachusetts Foundation: A $50,000 one-year project grant to support the Success Boston Liaison at UMass Boston.

  • Urban College: A $52,000 one-year program grant for Strengthening Supports for English Language Learner (ELL) Educators.
JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • Entrepreneurship for All: A $100,000 one-year general operating support grant.

  • Institute for a Competitive Inner City: A $25,000 one-year program grant to support the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

  • SkillWorks/The Boston Foundation: A $350,000 one-year general operating support grant.
NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING
  • Action for Equity: A $45,000 one-year project grant to support its 'Creating Fairmount Corridor Special Protection Zones' project.

  • Alliance for Business Leadership: A $30,000 one-year project grant to support continuation of the Business Leaders' Learning Project Mobilizing the Business Community on Workforce Housing.

  • Asian Community Development Corporation: A $50,000 one-year project grant for the 'Innovation and Gentrification Initiative,' a collaboration with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

  • BSA Foundation: A $30,000 two-year project grant for its 'Housing Innovation Design Fellow' program.

  • Compass Working Capital: A $100,000 two-year project grant for its 'Expanding the Scope and Impact of the Compass FSS Program in Boston'.

  • Housing Navigator Massachusetts: A $200,000 two-year project grant to support development of the Housing Navigator software which will provide information to low- and moderate-income households.

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation: A $120,000 one-year general operating support grant.
NONPROFIT EFFECTIVENESS
  • Institute for Nonprofit Practice: A $200,000 two-year general operating support grant.

  • Institute for Nonprofit Practice/TSNE MissionWorks: A $150,000 three-year project grant payable to create a training program to build consultants’ capacity to support nonprofit organizations and leaders to implement policies and practices that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
OTHER/UNALIGNED GRANTS
  • The Equality Fund: A $100,000 two-year grant to the Boston Foundation for the Equality Fund grant-making program.

  • Latino Legacy Fund: A $150,000 three-year grant to the Boston Foundation for the Latino Legacy Fund grant-making program.

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