September 23, 2019
Philanthropy Connection Awards $250K to Boston Area Nonprofits

June 7, 2019 — The Philanthropy Connection, a Cambridge-based charitable fund that seeks to improve the quality of life for low-resource individuals and families living in Massachusetts, this week announced that it has granted $25,000 to each of 10 nonprofits based in or near Boston.

The Philanthropy Connection (TPC) last year, it awarded a similar total amount to 10 other organizations.

Receiving the funding were the following:
  • Boston Higher Education Resource Center, Boston, which works to close the education gap between economically disadvantaged first-generation-to-college students of color and the general school population.

  • Cambridge Women’s Center, Cambridge, which provides a supportive community space for all women by offering opportunities for empowerment, learning, healing, trauma support, and understanding through offering free services and a house where members can feel they are a part of a community.

  • Food Link, Arlington, which delivers rescued perishable, healthful food to over 30 social service agencies in Greater Boston to meet the nutritional needs of the food insecure.

  • Friendship Works, Jamaica Plain, which helps to reduce social isolation, enhance quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston.

  • Friends of the Children-Boston, Roxbury, which creates generational change by identifying children in Boston public schools facing the greatest risks and engaging them in transformative mentoring relationships that last from kindergarten through high school.

  • Justice at Work, Boston, which improves conditions for immigrant workers in low-wage industries by providing legal and technical support to community-based worker organizations and their members.

  • Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange , Newton, which finds adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care, targeting those without a family member or identified resource who can offer a permanent home.

  • Project Citizenship, Boston, which seeks to increase the naturalization rate in Massachusetts and beyond by offering free, high-quality services to permanent residents to help them become US citizens.

  • The Wily Network, West Roxbury, which supports scholars who are promising college students that have experienced dramatic life challenges such as aging out of foster care, homelessness, or whose parents may be dealing with addiction, mental health issues, or incarceration.

  • Y2Y Harvard Square, Cambridge, which is the nation's first student-run overnight shelter that provides a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness.
TPC, established five years ago, is a volunteer organization that focuses on small organizations with annual revenue under $2 million that serve the Greater Boston area. Its members jointly decide which nonprofits are awarded grants.

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