April 26, 2019
New Development VP; Funds for Kids, Elders; Grants Available

July 24, 2018 — New VP of development at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston...Massachusetts Marine Trades grants funds for summer boating...NeedMeds gets $23K to help North Shore seniors...Nonprofits invited to apply for grants.

New VP of Development at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a Boston-based nonprofit that matches girls ages 7-20 with professionally trained and supported women mentors, recently named Ann Eggleston as its vice president of development.

She most recently served as senior director of development and partnerships at the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, as the principal architect building the foundation’s fundraising strategies and campaigns with an emphasis on major gifts, foundations, and corporate giving and sponsorships. Earlier she was director of development at Oakwood School, executive director of development at Classical KUSC 91.5fm, and associate director of development at Marlborough School.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and art studies from Tufts University.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2016, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston reported $3.6 million in revenue, all of which came from contributions and grants, and $3.5 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

Massachusetts Marine Trades Grants Funds for Summer Boating

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust recently announced that it has awarded $13,100 to 16 nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts in connection with its Kids in Boating program aimed at "getting more kids on the water in a safe and smart manner."

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 went to:
  • Bourne Community Boating
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lynn – Creighton Pond Camp
  • Captain Chris Shaw Memorial Sail for Kids
  • Community Boating Center, Inc.
  • Crossroads MA
  • Friends of Scituate High School Sailing
  • Greater Fall River RE-CREATION –
  • Hingham Maritime Center
  • Merrohawke Nature School
  • Outward Bound / USCG Foundation
  • Piers Park Sailing Center
  • Pleasant Bay Community Boating
  • Sail Salem Community Boating
  • Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
  • South Shore YMCA
  • Youth Group Church of the Holy Spirit

NeedMeds Gets$23K to Help North Shore Seniors

NeedyMeds, a Gloucester nonprofit that provides information to help people afford medications and healthcare, recently announced it received a $23,000 grant from the Boston Foundation to provide seniors on the North Shore and Cape Ann with one-on-one direct support to find and apply for financial assistance with medications and health care costs.

“We are very grateful to receive a second award that will allow us to reach more seniors looking to save on the exorbitant costs of medications and healthcare through much needed direct care support,” Rich Sagall, president of NeedyMeds. “With direct care service, we look forward to building upon our record of saving people significant money on their medication and healthcare costs.”

The grant will fund specially-trained counselors to work with seniors at local senior centers to find programs, assist applicants in completing applications, and provide follow-up services.

NeedyMeds was founded in 1997 and today serves the more than 1.7 million visitors through our website each year, and more than 55,000 callers to our helpline.

Greater Worcester Community Foundation Seeking Grant Applications

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, in Worcester, last week announced it is accepting applications for its Community Grant program, which supports nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities throughout central Massachusetts.

Areas of interest that will receive funding include civic life, the arts and the environment; early childhood development; economic security; healthy communities; youth development and education. Organizations located in the Greater Worcester area that are engaging local partners or building local capacity will be preferred.

The foundation will host information sessions at its office at 350 Main Street, Worcester, on July 26 from 9-10 am; Aug. 1 from 4-5 pm; and Aug. 21 from 12-1 pm.

Deadline to apply: Sept. 15. Questions, contact Jonathan Cohen at jcohen@greaterworcester.org or 508-755-0980.

Applications Sought from Nonprofits in Southeastern Massachusetts

The newly established Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation, which has held an annual golf tournament for the last 12 years to benefit Child and Family Services, a nonprofit based in New Bedford that provides support services for children and family in southeastern Massachusetts, recently announced it is accepting applications from nonprofits in southeastern Massachusetts that support and enrich the lives of families and children.

The 13th annual Anthony Cordeiro Golf Tournament, held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, raised recently raised $55,000 for the Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation, according to a report in The Fall River Herald News.

Deadline to apply: Dec. 31. Details.

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