April 26, 2019
Boston Foundation Grants $365K to 33 Area Nonprofits

July 19, 2018 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced it has granted $365,000 to 33 local nonprofits that provide opportunities and programs for young people often excluded from traditional summer programs.

“Once again, we are pleased to be able to offer grants to a slate of remarkable grantees, who are filling critical gaps in the system of summer opportunities available to young people in Boston,” said Natanja Craig-Oquendo, director of Grassroots Programs for The Boston Foundation. “By providing opportunities for 12-14 year-olds and other youth who are marginalized or disconnected from other programs, these grantees are providing valuable work and pre-employment experience, and giving kids who might otherwise have nowhere to go a rewarding summer.”

The foundation said the grants will support young people who are too old for traditional summer camp and too young for the city’s employment programs, as well as provide opportunities for recently migrated youth (arrived to Boston in the last five years), undocumented youth, “Dreamers,” young people who identify as LGBTQ+, those who have experienced homelessness, foster care youth, court involved, and youth with seen and unseen disabilities.

Funds in most cases will be used to provide stipends and/or create job opportunities for youth, as well as supporting youth summer activities.

Receiving the grants were:
  • African Community Economic Development of New England: $10,000
  • AGM Summer Fund : $25,000
  • Bikes Not Bombs: $10,000
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC): $10,000
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston: $7,500
  • Camp Harbor View: $50,000
  • Cape Verdean Community Unido: $12,000
  • Caribbean Youth Club: $10,000
  • Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston (The Teen Center at St. Peter’s): $10,000
  • Center to Support Immigrant Organizing: $10,000
  • East Boston YMCA: $8,000
  • Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families: $15,000
  • Friends of St. Stephen's Youth Programs: $15,000
  • Groundwork Somerville: $5,000
  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center: $7,500
  • Hyde Square Task Force: $10,000
  • Immigrant Student Program, UMass Boston: $10,000
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción: $7,500
  • Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts: $7,500
  • Medicine Wheel : $7,500
  • Mothers for Justice and Equality: $7,500
  • My Life My Choice: $10,000
  • Phillips Brooks House Association: $15,000
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: $10,000
  • Project RIGHT: $10,000
  • Silver Lining Mentoring: $3,000
  • Sociedad Latina: $10,000
  • Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center: $4,500
  • The City School: $10,000
  • Transformative Culture Project: $10,000
  • Triangle: $10,000
  • Urban Guild: $7,500
  • West End House: $15,000

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