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July 14, 2020
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The role of a board of directors is not an easy one; strong governance and board leadership require dedication and intentionality from each and every board member, as well as from the executive.

July 12, 2020 — A recently published report, the first of its kind in more than 15 years, showed that community foundations and corporate foundations based in Massachusetts, along with private grant makers, contributed $4.9 billion to Massachusetts nonprofits in 2017, the most recent year for which complete information is available. MORE

July 11, 2020 — The attorney general's office last week announced it has awarded $737,488 to 11 eastern Massachusetts nonprofits that provide local consumer advocacy programs. MORE

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July 9, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, today announced it granted $785,000 from its Response Fund to 34 local nonprofits that are addressing food insecurity, homelessness, those with disabilities and summer programs, and addressing immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

July 7, 2020— Community Foundation of North Central Mass. seeking grant applications. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay awards grants for clean beaches. Mass. nonprofits share in $300K for summer jobs for youth MORE

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July 14, 2020 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, on Thursday announced it deployed a new round of COVID-19 related grants, providing a total of $260,000 to nine nonprofit organizations that are providing food, housing, and emergency assistance across Cape Cod. MORE

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July 10, 2020 — The Yawkey Foundation, based in Dedham, this week announced that since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Massachusetts in March, it has granted $4 million to 68 Bay State nonprofit organizations that are responding to the ongoing crisis. MORE

July 7, 2020 — The Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers this week announced it granted $900,000 and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in New Bedford announced it distributed $1.5 million to nonprofits in their service areas that are helping people most severely affected by the pandemic. MORE

July 6, 2020 — While a majority of Americans have confidence in the nonprofit sector to strengthen society, less than half believe the sector is actually headed in the right direction, and to build trust and credibility, nonprofits and philanthropy must demonstrate impact and show integrity through transparency and independence, a newly published report concludes. MORE

July 13, 2020 — "Run Against Racism" raises $10,000 for My Brother's Keeper Alliance. Cummings Foundation seeking letters of inquiry for new $25M grant program. Social Innovation Forum invites applicants for its Social Innovator Accelerator. Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is now the SouthCoast Community Foundation. MORE

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