December 13, 2019
 
Innovative Nonprofits, Funding of Special Interest to Readers

December 25, 2018 — Readers of Massnonprofit News in 2018 were especially interested to learn about the people who lead Massachusetts nonprofits, as well as which organizations obtained funding to support a wide range of projects.

Here are some of the most-read articles that were published in Massnonprofit News this year and included in the Wednesday Report.

Four Boston Area Nonprofits Awarded Consulting Support
January 9, 2018 — The Highland Street Foundation in Newton recently announced that it has selected four Boston area nonprofits to receive six months of consulting support, valued at $30,000 to each organization, to help them improve their long term growth and sustainability. MORE

Four Mass. Nonprofits Launch Pay-for-Success Program
March 19, 2018 — A consortium of four Massachusetts nonprofits today announced the launch of a pay-for-success, workforce development program that aims to provide language training and job placement for limited English speakers in Lowell seeking to advance their careers. MORE

Barr Foundation Awards $13.5M to 34 Massachusetts Nonprofits
April 5, 2018 —The Barr Foundation, the largest private foundation in Massachusetts, recently announced it has awarded $13,583,000 in grants to 34 nonprofits, primarily located in Boston, aimed at enhancing the arts, clean energy initiatives, education, and organizational capacity, among other purposes. MORE

Mass. Nonprofits Get a Surprise: $10M in Sustaining Grants
April 23, 2018 — The Cummings Foundation today announced it has awarded $10 million to 33 nonprofits in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties, that will provide a steady flow of funds for up to 10 years, a surprise to all the recipients. MORE

Ten Nonprofits Awarded $250K from Philanthropy Connection
June 7, 2018 — The Philanthropy Connection, a Cambridge-based grant making nonprofit that pools funds from its all-women membership, today announced it has awarded $25,000 to each of 10 Greater Boston nonprofits that provide services addressing disabilities, education, economic opportunities, health care, legal issues, and mental health. MORE

Five from Mass. Cited as Most Influential among U.S. Nonprofits
August 2, 2018 — Five Massachusetts nonprofit professionals, four of them men, have been named among the 50 most powerful and influential nonprofit leaders in the country, according to an annual ranking released this week. MORE

Former Financial Officer of Nonprofit Charged with Theft
September 27, 2018 — The former financial officer of a Boston-based nonprofit was arrested today and charged in connection with a fraud and embezzlement scheme that netted over $1.3 million dollars, according to the U.S. District Attorney's office in Boston. MORE

Boston Foundation Grants $2.2M to 26 Nonprofits
November 3, 2018 — The Boston Foundation this week announced it has awarded $2,266,000 in discretionary grants to 26 nonprofit organizations that focus on arts and culture, education, health and wellness, jobs and workforce development, neighborhoods and housing, and nonprofit development. MORE

Eight Massachusetts Nonprofits Named 'Social Innovators'
December 9, 2018 — The Social Innovation Forum, a Boston nonprofit that connects nonprofits with supporters to create positive social change, on Thursday named eight Massachusetts nonprofits as "social innovators," providing each with $150,000 of in-kind support and resources over the next two years to strengthen their impact. MORE

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