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July 3, 2020
Boston Foundation Gives $1.42M to Nonprofits Countering COVID
Boston Foundation

June 1, 2020 — The Boston Foundation during the last week announced it awarded $1,420,000 in general operating support grants to 48 area nonprofit organizations to aid their continuing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Boston Foundation (TBF) said many of the grants went to nonprofits serving immigrants, communities of color, and seniors, with the majority going to organizations with annual budgets under $5 million.

“Communities of color have borne a disproportionate part of the burden from the COVID-19 pandemic to date, both in health and economic terms,” said Orlando Watkins, TBF vice president for programs. “The economy may be beginning to open up, but we know that the level of need in these communities around the region continues to grow, and locally-led, community-based organizations must be at the center of meeting those needs.”

Receiving grants for $25,000 each from TBF's COVID-19 Response Fund, were the following 35 organizations:

  • Accion East, Boston
  • African Cultural Services, Waltham
  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Boston
  • Bethany House Ministries, Millis
  • Black and Pink Boston, Boston
  • Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth, Boston
  • Boston Girls Empowerment Network, Boston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lynn, Lynn
  • Brazilian Worker Center, Allston
  • Budget Buddies, Chelmsford
  • Chica Project, Boston
  • CommonWealth Kitchen, Dorchester
  • Community Action Programs Inter-City, Chelsea
  • DeeDee's Cry, Boston
  • DRIVE Boston Community Resources, Boston
  • East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, East Boston
  • Everett Grace Pantry & Outreach, Everett
  • Family Independence Initiative – Greater Boston, Boston
  • Fathers' Uplift, Dorchester
  • Just-A-Start Corporation, Cambridge
  • Lynn YMCA, Lynn
  • METCO, Boston
  • Ministries of Aides International, Chelsea
  • Mount Pleasant Home, Jamaica Plain
  • New England Community Services, Dorchester
  • Revere CARES, Revere
  • Rian Immigrant Center, Boston
  • Saheli, Inc., Burlington
  • Uganda Boston Community Association, Medford
  • Veronica Robles Cultural Center, East Boston
  • Victory Programs, Boston
  • West End House Boys & Girls Club, Allston
  • Women's Lunch Place, Boston
  • Young Man with a Plan, Hyde Park
  • Youth on Board, Somerville

In addition, a $25,000, one-time general operating support grant was made in partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund at the Boston Foundation to the Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development

TBF also announced the following 12 general operating support grants, totaling $520,000, made through its partnership with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund:

  • Asian Community Development Corporation, Quincy: $50,000
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton: $50,000
  • Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Boston, Boston/Brockton: $45,000
  • Family and Community Resources, Brockton: $20,000
  • For Kids Only Afterschool, Winthrop: $40,000
  • Latinos Unidos En Massachusetts, Everett: $45,000
  • The Neighborhood Developers, Chelsea: $40,000
  • Old Colony Elder Services, Brockton: $40,000
  • Old Colony YMCA, Brockton: $50,000
  • Quincy Asian Resources, Quincy/Randolph: $40,000
  • South Shore YMCA, Quincy: $50,000
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Randolph: $50,000
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