July 20, 2017
 
Dozens of Nonprofits in Eastern Massachusetts Get $100K Each

June 8, 2017 — Woburn-based Cummings Foundation today announced that it has awarded $100,000 to each of 97 nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts in connection with its “$100K for 100” program, now in its sixth year.

Recipients include organizations providing services related to prevention and affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity, among other issues. Similar awards were also given to three governmental organizations.

“Nonprofit organizations are vital to the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, executive director of Cummings Foundation. “We are delighted to invest in their efforts.”

This year's awardees, who received word of their grant several weeks ago, were chosen from a total of 549 applicants who participated in a competitive review process. The program supports nonprofits that are based in, and which primarily serve, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.

The grants, most which will be paid over two to five years, went to the following:
  • Aaron’s Presents, Andover
  • Achieve Summer Program, Boston
  • Addictions Referral Center, Marlborough
  • Alray Taylor Second Chance Mentoring, Boston
  • Artists For Humanity, Boston
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Boston
  • Asperger/Autism Network, Watertown
  • Backyard Growers, Gloucester
  • Bethany Hill Place, Framingham
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Cambridge
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Roxbury
  • The Boston Home, Boston
  • Boston Shakespeare Project, Medford
  • Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council, Woburn
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Lawrence
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Dorchester
  • Brazilian Worker Center, Allston
  • Breakthrough Greater Boston, Cambridge
  • Bridge Boston Foundation, Dorchester
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Boston
  • Bridges Together, Sudbury
  • Bunker Hill Community College , Boston
  • Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, Cambridge
  • Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy , Dorchester
  • Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Lynn
  • The Children’s Center of Methuen, Methuen
  • The City School, Dorchester
  • Community Cooks, Somerville
  • Community Servings, Jamaica Plain
  • Cor Unum Meal Center, Lawrence
  • The Corwin-Russell School,v
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Medford
  • EforAll, Lowell
  • Eliot Community Human Services (The NAN Project) , Lexington
  • Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Boston
  • Emmaus, Haverhill
  • English for New Bostonians, Boston
  • Epilepsy Foundation New England, Watertown
  • Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Lynn
  • Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, Dorchester
  • Family Promise Metrowest, Natick
  • Fidelity House, Lawrence
  • Food Link, Arlington
  • Friends of Woburn Veterans, Woburn
  • Geiger Crisis Center, Newburyport
  • Good Shepherd’s Maria Droste Services, Marlborough
  • Health Resources in Action, Boston
  • Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury
  • House of Hope, Lowell
  • Hyde Square Task Force , Jamaica Plain
  • The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, Dorchester
  • Lawrence Family Development Charter School, Lawrence
  • LEAP Self-Defense, Dorchester
  • Life Saver Ministries, Chelmsford
  • Little Sisters of the Poor , Somerville
  • Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Lincoln
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation, Cambridge
  • The Metrowest ESL Fund, Natick
  • Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Concord
  • MissionSAFE: A New Beginning, Roxbury
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Neighbors Who Care, Waltham
  • NFI Massachusetts, Danvers
  • Notre Dame Education Center, Lawrence
  • Opportunity Works, Newburyport
  • Our Neighbors’ Table, Amesbury
  • Our Restorative Justice , Lowell
  • Plummer Youth Promise, Salem
  • Programs For People , Framingham
  • Raw Art Works, Lynn
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham
  • The Research Institute for Learning and Development, Lexington
  • Roxbury Youthworks, Roxbury
  • Royall House Association, Medford
  • Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Jamaica Plain
  • Smart from the Start, Roxbury
  • Social Capital, Inc., Woburn
  • Solutions for Living, Medford
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts, Marlborough
  • SquashBusters, Roxbury
  • St. Mary SVDP Outreach Program, Chelmsford
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Woburn, Woburn
  • Tenacity , Boston
  • Thrive Communities of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • The Trustees of Reservations, Boston
  • Tufts College Bioinformatics, Medford
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Cambridge
  • Urban Edge Housing Corporation, Roxbury
  • WalkBoston, Boston
  • Wellness Campaign , Woburn
  • Wellspring House, Gloucester
  • Woburn Historical Society, Woburn
  • Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Women’s Educational Center, Cambridge
  • Women’s Lunch Place, Boston
  • Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy, Winchester
  • Zumix, East Boston
With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation said it has now awarded more than $170 million to local nonprofits.

Cummings Foundation, established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, has assets exceeding $1.4 billion, making it is one of the largest foundations in New England.

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