Barr Foundation Grants $3.7M to 32 Massachusetts Nonprofits
December 13, 2020 — The Barr Foundation, based in Boston, recently announced that it granted $3,675,000 to 32 Massachusetts nonprofits to advance racial equity and support communities across the state that have been hit hardest by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Barr Foundation granted $1 million to King Boston, a Boston nonprofit working to create a new memorial and programs honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The four-year grant will support the King Center for Economic Justice in Roxbury, which will develop action-oriented solutions aimed at eliminating the economic and social inequities that affect Boston’s communities of color.
Barr also awarded $2,675,000 to 31 organizations, augmenting grants it made earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We recognize that the effects of this pandemic will endure into and well beyond 2021, and we [are] determined it was vital to provide this additional, flexible support to organizations that are serving communities of color, and that are also primarily led and governed by people of color,” Barr Foundation President Jim Canales.
Receiving the grants were the following organizations:
African Community Education Program, $50,000
Berkshire Immigrant Center, $50,000
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, $150,000
Black Economic Justice Institute, $50,000
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, $125,000
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, $100,000
Boston Ujima Project, $100,000
Brazilian Workers Center, $75,000
Catholic Services of Fall River, $50,000
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, $50,000
Centro Presente, $75,000
City Life/Vida Urbana, $150,000
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, $50,000
Gardening the Community, $50,000
Immigrant Family Services Institute, $50,000
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, $100,000
Islamic Society of Boston, $50,000
Justice at Work, $50,000
La Colaborativa, $125,000
Lawyers for Civil Rights, $150,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, $100,000
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, $150,000
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, $75,000
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund, $75,000
Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project, $75,000
Rian Immigrant Center, $150,000
Sociedad Latina, $100,000
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, $50,000
Urban Farming Institute of Boston, $75,000
Urban Guild, $50,000
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