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January 20, 2022
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January 18, 2022 — The Mass Cultural Council, a state agency that promotes the arts, humanities, and sciences, on Thursday announced that it granted $1,562,000 to 71 Massachusetts nonprofit organizations that focus on supporting youth development by fostering creative expression while supporting core social and emotional skills. MORE

January 16, 2022 — The Boston Foundation on Thursday announced it granted $1,050,000 to provide general operating support to 22 nonprofit organizations that provide a broad range of services, including those related to education, the elderly, financial literacy, health and well-being, housing, immigration rights, and recidivism. MORE

January 14, 2022 — Manuel Duran, the former executive director of Casa Nueva Vida, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides temporary housing to homeless families, will pay $6 million to settle allegations he abused his position to improperly funnel state money to himself, while falsely certifying compliance with state regulations designed to detect such improper self-dealing, Attorney General Maura Healey announced yesterday. MORE

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January 11, 2022 — Mass Mentoring Partnership, a Boston-based statewide nonprofit that supports and advances youth-adult relationships, yesterday announced it received $300,000 from the Yawkey Foundation to support mental, behavioral, and social-emotional health services for youth across Massachusetts, and strengthen mentoring programs in the South Coast region. MORE

January 17, 2022 — SouthCoast Community Foundation grants $180K to 13 nonprofits. RIZE Massachusetts grants $75K to nonprofits working to end the opioid epidemic. Open Door Arts receives $30K for social justice program. MORE

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January 15, 2022 — Berkshire United Way, a nonprofit based in Pittsfield that looks to strengthen the greater community through grant-funded support of nonprofit organizations, this week announced that Tom Bernard, who recently completed two terms as mayor of North Adams, has been appointed president and chief executive officer. MORE

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January 13, 2022 — Community Systems, Inc.-Massachusetts, a nonprofit in Plymouth that provides direct support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Plymouth County and across Cape Cod, last week announced it appointed James Campbell as executive director. MORE

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January 10, 2022 — The Springfield Symphony Orchestra, a Springfield nonprofit that seeks to enrich the cultural landscape of western Massachusetts through classical music programs, last week announced it hired an interim executive director, its second since last spring, amid an ongoing dispute with the musicians’ union. MORE

January 18, 2022 — Charitable donations have rebounded, although volunteering activity is still down. The full nonprofit job recovery is still 11 months away. And nonprofits expect staff retention to be a growing challenge. MORE

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