September 23, 2018
 
United Way of Mass. Bay Awards $590K in Competitive Grants

June 7, 2018 — Boston-based United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley recently announced that it awarded $590,000 in competitive grants to 18 Massachusetts nonprofits, as well as two in New Hampshire, that focus on education, school readiness, job skills training and employment, financial well-being, and homelessness.

The grants were included in $30.8 million in grants that the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley awarded to 146 nonprofit partners.

United Way identified the areas to fund based on a survey of 1,000 people that included experts in the field, agency partners. and donor focus groups. More than 450 volunteer grant reviewers were recruited to read and help score the 198 applications submitted.

Receiving the grants were the following Massachusetts nonprofits:
  • Action, Inc., Gloucester, for programs in ending family homelessness and college and career readiness.

  • America SCORES, Jamaica Plain, for college and career readiness programming and job training and placement

  • Boston PIC, Boston, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Friends of St. Stephen Youth Programs, Boston, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Friends of the Children-Boston, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Future Chefs, Boston, for college and career readiness programming

  • Horizons for Homeless Children, Boston, for two-generational approaches to school readiness

  • Jeremiah Program Boston, Boston, for two-generational approaches to school readiness

  • Latino STEM Alliance, Boston, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • LEAP for Education, Salem, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Metro Housing Boston, Boston, for programs ending family homelessness

  • More Than Words, Waltham, for college and career readiness programming

  • Playworks Massachusetts, Boston, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Resilient Coders, Boston, for job training and placement

  • South End Community Health Center, Boston -for two-generational approaches to school readiness

  • Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, Dorchester, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • The Open Door, Gloucester, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

  • Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Waltham, for social and emotional learning in out-of-school time programming

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