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November 23, 2020
 
Boston Foundation Awards $2.3M to 58 Mass. Nonprofits
Boston Foundation

October 23, 2020 — The Boston Foundation on Wednesday announced it granted $2,336,023 to 58 Massachusetts nonprofits that focus on supporting long-term efforts to address systemic racism and job inequities through support of advocacy, workforce-related programs, as well as other issues.

“The pandemic has put a significant strain on nonprofits throughout Greater Boston, but they are attacking it with creativity, innovation and determination,” said Paul S. Grogan, president and CEO of The Boston Foundation (TBF). “These grants, in combination with our targeted COVID-19 support grants and the unprecedented generosity of our community of donors, are providing critical resources in support of organizations having a tremendous impact in difficult times.

Included in the grants was funding to MASSCreative, a Boston-based nonprofit that TBF helped launch which is forming a broad-based network of artists and arts supporters to advocate for increased investment in arts and culture at the local, state, and federal levels.

Funding was also provided to the New Commonwealth Racial Justice and Social Equity Fund, founded by a committee of Greater Boston business executives of color to support transformative efforts to address systemic racism and racial inequality.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • A Far Cry: $25,000
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts: $10,000
  • Arts Connect International: $10,000
  • Atlantic Symphony Orchestra: $12,500
  • Bams Fest: $15,000
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology: $50,000
  • Black Economic Council of Massachusetts: $71,000
  • Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston: $17,100
  • Black Market Nubian: $10,000
  • Boston Baroque: $50,000
  • Boston Educational Development Foundation: $5,000
  • Boston Foundation/Business Equity Fund: $150,000
  • Boston Foundation/SkillWorks: $350,000
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project: $25,000
  • Boston Public Library Foundation: $50,000
  • Bunker Hill Community College: $50,000
  • Camp Harbor View Foundation: $50,000
  • Cantata Singers: $25,000
  • Castle of Our Skins: $50,000
  • Center for Labor Education and Research: $10,000
  • Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association: $75,000
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation: $20,000
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative: $50,000
  • Empower Success Corps: $25,000
  • Entrepreneurship for All: $50,000
  • Foundation to be Named Later: $6,000
  • Front Porch Arts Collective: $25,000
  • Institute for a Competitive Inner City: $25,000
  • Institute for Nonprofit Practice: $25,000
  • Interfaith Social Services: $15,000
  • Latina Circle: $75,000
  • Lena Park Community Development Corporation: $15,000
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation: $50,000
  • Louis D. Brown Peace Institute: $5,000
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: $10,000
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: $5,000
  • Massachusetts Project 351: $10,000
  • Massachusetts Voter Education: $10,000
  • MASSCreative: $175,000
  • New Commonwealth Racial Justice and Social Equity Fund: $150,000
  • New England Blacks in Philanthropy: $10,000
  • Northern Essex Community College Foundation: $44,693
  • Philanthropy Massachusetts: $55,000
  • Project RIGHT: $10,000
  • Rosie’s Place: $15,000
  • Roxbury Community College: $50,000
  • Shelter Music Boston: $12,500
  • Small Business Strong: $25,000
  • Technical Development Corporation: $15,070
  • The BASE: $12,000
  • Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts: $10,000
  • Trustees of Tufts College: $30,000
  • TSNE MissionWorks: $140,160
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation/UMass Boston: $50,000
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