Boston Foundation Grants $4.1M to Dozens of Area Nonprofits

December 14, 2019 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced it recently awarded $4.1 million in grants to more than 80 area nonprofits that focus on education, health, immigrants and refugees, jobs and economic development, nonprofit effectiveness, and other areas.

Of that funding, The Boston Foundation (TBF) awarded $1,726,000 were discretionary grants to 10 organizations, as well as $1,000,000 in grants to 43 organizations through the Open Door Grants program. In addition, TBF acknowledged another $1,274,198 paid out between cycles through other discretionary programs.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Boston After School and Beyond: A one-year, $100,000 general operating support grant.

  • Center for Women and Enterprise: A one-year, $30,000 project grant to support its Community Classrooms initiative.

  • Commonwealth Kitchen: A one-year $100,000 general operating support grant.

  • College for Social Innovation, Inc.: A two-year, $150,000 general operating support.

  • Eliot K-8 Innovation School: A one-year, $125,000 project grant to lead a cohort of schools through the process of school improvement and redesign and develop structures, schedules, culture, and climate that foster and support play-based experiential learning.

  • Health Care for All: A two-year, $200,000 project grant to support its Expanding Successful Pediatric Behavioral Health Programs.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital ”“ Chelsea HealthCare Center: A two-year, $621,000 project its Chelsea HealthCare Center.

  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: A one-year, $50,000 project grant to increase education and access to legal services for immigrant communities, refugees, and temporary status holders.

  • Social Innovation Forum: A one-year, $100,000 project grant for its 2020 Social Innovation Accelerator Program, Social Issue Track.

  • Trinity Boston Connects: A two-year, $100,000 project grant for its Racial Equity Leaders Learning Circle and Emergent Leaders Circle.

  • ZERO TO THREE: A two-year, $250,000 project grant for its National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families for HealthySteps.
  • African Bridge Network: $20,000 for general operating support.

  • Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith: $10,000 for its A World of Difference peer training program.

  • Arc of the South Shore: $26,000 project for interpreter services for its early intervention program for families that do not speak English.

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

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: $34,000 project for its Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery's Sanctuary Project.

  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • Bikes Not Bombs: $20,000 for its Bike School for Excluded Youth program.

  • Boston Debate League: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • Boston Medical Center Corporation: $25,000 for its Child Witness program.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters: $15,000 for its Welcome Center.

  • Center to Support Immigrant Organizing: $30,000 to advance its Youth Ubuntu Project.

  • Centro Presente: $15,000 for general operating support.

  • City School: $26,000 to expand and strengthen its Summer Leadership and Pathways to Change programs.

  • Codman Square Health Center: $42,000 for its outreach and enrollment program focusing on the uninsured and under-insured.

  • Community Health Network Area 17 (CHNA 17): $11,000 for the Community Health Network Area 17 regional health coalition.

  • Company One: $25,000 for its Company One Theatre Residency at the Strand Theatre.

  • East Somerville Main Streets: $10,000 for general operating support.

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

  • Emerson College: $20,000 for the Emerson Prison Initiative.

  • Girls L.E.A.P.: $22,000 for general operating support.

  • Hearth: $20,000 for its Homelessness Prevention Outreach Program.

  • Jeremiah Program: $25,000 for general operating support.

  • LEAP for Education: $20,000 for general operating support.

  • Little Brothers ”“ Friends of the Elderly: $40,000 for general operating support.

  • Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy (LYSOA): $20,000 for general operating support.

  • MAB Community Services: $24,000 for its Greater Boston Healthy Aging & Living Initiative for Seniors with Sight Loss.

  • Massachusetts Communities Action Network: $20,000 for general operating support.

  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: $20,000 for general operating support.

  • Matahari Women Workers’ Center: $20,000 for general operating support.

  • Maverick Landing Community Services: $20,000 to support its MLCS: Makerspace Capacity Building for Youth Job Creation and Revenue Generation program.

  • Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center: $35,000 for its Student Health and Wellness at Mother Caroline Academy program.

  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando: $25,000 for its Carreras de Salud para el Futuro/Healthcare Careers for the Future program.

  • Mystic Valley Elder Services: $25,000 for general operating support.

  • National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault: $30,000 for its Network for Addressing Sexual Assault program.

  • Piers Park Sailing Center: $20,000 for the Inclusive Youth Development program.

  • Prisoners’ Legal Services: $40,000 for general operating support.

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

  • Silent Rhythms: $10,000 to support a project focused on increasing accessibility and inclusion in dance for people with disabilities.

  • Union Capital Boston: $15,000 for its program to increase the 2020 Census count for community benefit.

  • Veterans Legal Services: $25,000 for general operating support.

  • Women Survivors of Homicide Movement: $20,000 for its pilot Trauma Spa program.

  • YMCA of Greater Boston: $25,000 to support health and wellness programs for seniors at its Wang YMCA facility in Chinatown.

  • Youth Guidance: $20,000 for the growth of its Becoming a Man (BAM) program in Boston.