December 18, 2018
 
Cambridge Comm. Foundation Grants $467K to 60 Nonprofits

December 6, 2018 — The Cambridge Community Foundation this week announced it recently awarded $367,000 to 56 local nonprofits that are meeting a wide range of social and educational needs, and committed an additional $100,000 to support four initiatives.

Geeta Pradhan, president of Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF), said, “This year we can clearly see that the need in the nonprofit community far outweighs our resources, but we’re doing what we can and we’re so thankful to all the donors who are stepping up to help bridge the gap as well.'

CCF said it received a record number of requests for its fall grants cycle, 72 proposals totaling $828,111, a 30% increase compared with last year.

Receiving grants were the following:

URGENT / BASIC NEEDS

  • Bay Cover Human Services: $15,000
  • East End House: $30,000
  • Fenway Community Health Center: $7,500
  • First Church Cambridge Congregational Shelter: $2,500
  • Food for Free: $15,000
  • Homeowner’s Rehab: $10,000
  • HomeStart: $10,000
  • The Outdoor Church: $1,500
  • Project Manna: $4,000
  • Solutions At Work: $5,000
  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network: $2,500
  • Y2Y Network: $5,000
HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH
  • Cambridge Community Center: $7,500
  • Community Conversations Sister to Sister: $7,500
  • Community Dispute Settlement Center: $10,000
  • Coordinated Care Program for Political Violence Survivors $10,000
SENIOR SERVICES
  • Cambridge Neighbors : $2,000
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers: $8,000
  • Paine Senior Services: $5,000
  • VNA of Eastern Massachusetts: $8,000
ECONOMIC SECURITY / JOBS
  • Cambridge Art Association: $2,000
  • Center for Women & Enterprise: $2,500
  • The Goree Freedom House: $2,500
  • Just-A-Start Corporation: $15,000
  • Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute: $2,500
EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • Community Music Center of Boston: $2,000
  • Neighborhood Children’s Foundation: $3,500
  • Riverside Community Care: $7,500
EDUCATION / OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME
  • Agassiz Baldwin Community: $2,500
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: $2,500
  • Breakthrough Greater Boston: $12,500
  • Cambridge Camping Association: $20,000
  • Center for Artistry and Scholarship: $2,500
  • Community Art Center: $12,500
  • Navigation Games: $2,000
  • Playworks New England: $7,500
  • The Possible Project: $10,000
  • Tunefoolery: $1,000
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge: $15,000
STEAM / EDUCATION-INNOVATION GAP
  • Cambridge School Volunteers: $7,500
  • CitySprouts: $3,500
  • InnovatorsforPurpose: $7,500
  • Prospect Hill Academy: $2,000
IMMIGRANT / LEGAL ISSUES
  • Community Legal Services and Counseling Center: $10,000
  • Enroot: $12,500
  • Project Citizenship: $2,500
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • Charles River Conservancy: $2,500
  • Many Helping Hands: $5,000
THE ARTS
  • Cambridge Arts Council: $7,500
  • Cambridge Performance Project : $2,000
  • Cambridge Symphony Orchestra: $1,500
  • Family Opera: $2,500
  • Jean Appolon Expressions: $2,500
  • Multicultural Arts Center: $4,000
  • New School of Music: $1,000
  • Steps in Time: $1,500
The four initiatives receiving CCF funding were:
  • Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition: $35,000
  • Central Square Partnership: $30,000
  • Design Museum Foundation: $15,000
  • Start Up Mentors: $20,000

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