July 20, 2017
 
Boston Foundation Grants $88K to Support LGBTQ Community

June 3, 2017 —The Boston Foundation this week announced that it has awarded $88,000 in grants to 11 nonprofits that serve members of the Greater Boston LGBTQ community and their families by providing health to housing, education, elder services, and other support services.

“We are excited to provide another reason for celebration during this year’s Boston PRIDE events,” said Catherine D’Amato, co-chair of the advisory committee to the Equality Fund, a permanent, endowed fund of the The Boston Foundation. “These organizations provide valuable service to the LGBTQ community, and these grants will help them expand and further their critical missions.”

Receiving the funds were the following:
  • Boston Gay Men's Chorus: $10,000 to support “A Peacock Among Pigeons” multi-media performance piece that celebrates diversity and exemplifies the equitable treatment of LGBTQ people in Greater Boston and beyond.

  • Boston Senior Home Care: $6,500 to support upgrades and enhancements to the Boston ElderINFO website, a resource for LGBTQ elders.

  • Coro Allegro: $7,500 to support its Quarter Century Administrative Overhaul to expand infrastructure and upgrade its technological systems.

  • Fenway Community Health Center: $7,500 to support the LGBT Aging Project, LGBT Elders of Color Initiative – Flashback Sunday community event and workshop series.

  • Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/Hebrew SeniorLife: $6,000 to support the Addressing Disparities in Health Care for LGBTQ Seniors project, to train staff at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Roslindale facility and home care, in providing culturally sensitive care and programming to seniors.

  • Health Law Advocates: $12,000 to support the Transgender Health Access Project, to improve access to critically needed health services for transgender Greater Boston residents, through legal representation, training and advice, community education, and outreach programs.

  • Home for Little Wanderers: $6,000 to support Waltham House, a group home for LGBTQ youth.

  • Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition: $12,500 to support storytelling and media training for trans individuals statewide in an effort to ensure their voices are incorporated into broader conversation about trans nondiscrimination policy.

  • Silver Lining Mentoring: $5,000 to support the creation of a Learn & Earn cohort focused on LGBTQ foster care youth at Waltham House, for increased knowledge of life and financial skills, greater peer relationships, and progress toward independent life goals.

  • Theater Offensive: $5,000 to support the True Colors Studio, a series of intensive skill-building workshops focused on arts, basic life skills, and social justice work.

  • Victory Programs: $10,000 to support the Trans-health Pilot Initiative to increase cultural competency in serving the transgender community, and an expansion of the peer health navigation services for at risk and HIV+ transgender individuals.

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