May 21, 2018
The Boston Foundation Grants $1M to 22 Area Nonprofits

June 17, 2017 — The Boston Foundation this week announced that it has granted more than $1 million to 22 Boston area nonprofits that focus on education, the arts, housing, health, and workforce development.

The Boston Foundation said the latest round of quarterly grants included the following discretionary grants:
  • The BASE: A $125,000/one-year grant to The BASE, an organization that leverages the power and passion for baseball, combined with comprehensive academic resources to help student athletes find pathways to success both on and off the field.

  • BOKS/Reebok Foundation: A $50,000/one-year grant to support BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), a before school physical activity program for BPS elementary school students.

  • Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation: A $30,000/one-year grant for support of its entrepreneurship programing focused on technical assistance for local food and beverage businesses.

  • Center for Artistry and Scholarship Education: A $100,000/two-year grant support of its Innovative School Leaders Incubator, which trains school leaders to integrate educational, artistic and community-based strategies to transform the lives of youth and families from diverse backgrounds.

  • Center for Collaborative Education: A $75,000/one-year grant for its Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network, which will create a critical mass of equity-minded schools that exemplify engaged, personalized, and competency-based learning.

  • Encore Boston Network: A $50,000/one-year grant to support the second year of Gen2Gen Boston, part of a national campaign to mobilize 1 million adults over the age of 50 to help young people thrive.

  • Inversant: A $50,000/one-year general operating support grant to support and advance their Children’s Savings Accounts program in Suffolk County and build deeper partnerships in Boston.

  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance: A $45,000/one-year grant for support of its Yes for a Better Boston Coalition.

  • Massachusetts Communities Action Network: A $13,000/one-year grant for general support of its work and for its efforts to strengthen its membership and leadership and help balance economic growth in Massachusetts.

  • Project RIGHT: A $50,000/one-year grant to support its efforts to carry out youth organizing relating to and in support of improvements to the Fairmount Indigo Line.

  • Yard, Inc.: A $20,000/one-year project support grant for its “2017 Bessie Schoneberg Creative Mentorship Residency Boston Artists Pilot,” which seeks to develop the talents of and professional opportunities for Boston artists.
Also included were the following Open Door grants:

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: $30,000 for a new Boston neighborhood engagement initiative, the BSO in Residence.

  • CareMessage: $25,000 to empower healthcare organizations with mobile technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care, particularly for low-income and underserved patient populations.

  • Hands to Heart Center: $15,000 to share the healing practice of yoga with people living with poverty, trauma, and addiction.

  • Institute for Contemporary Art: $25,000 to implement technology upgrades that allow for improved data management.

  • John F. Kennedy Library: $40,000 to enhance the organization's mission to inspire public service, civic responsibility, civil rights, scientific discovery and creative cultural pursuits and to continually engage and inspire new audiences.

  • Lionheart Foundation: $25,000 to complete the development and design of EQ2: The Emotion Coaching Handbook through a series of pilot programs held in partnership with providers for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

  • Salem State University Foundation: $25,000 for its Salem's Next Leaders Mentoring Program, which matches Salem State University and Salem High School students in a structured mentoring program.

  • Steps to Success: $25,000 to enhance educational outcomes for students from low income families living in Brookline Public Housing and attending Brookline Public Schools to defeat the cycle of poverty, for a technology upgrade to improve student data tracking and analysis.

  • United Teen Equality Center: $25,000, which ignites and nurtures the ambition of disengaged young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success, to support efforts to advance policy/legislation related to the Young Adult Reentry Population.

  • University of Massachusetts Foundation: $35,000 to the Center for Social Policy to build its Cliff Effect Tool, which will enable Boston’s low income families to learn about the intersection of public supports and wages so that they may secure economic independence, housing and stable childcare.

  • Waypoint Adventure, Inc. : $20,000 to Waypoint Adventure, an organization that challenges youth and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and sensory disabilities to discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure by providing experiential learning and outdoor opportunities, to increase staff capacity and respond to service demand.

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