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May 18, 2022
 
Boston Foundation Grants $1.4M to 25 Nonprofit Organizations

April 28, 2022 — The Boston Foundation last week announced it recently granted $1,456,000 to 25 Greater Boston nonprofits that provide services related to basic needs, education, health and wellness, housing, jobs and economic development, social justice, and other areas of community concern.

Seventeen organizations received $1,266,000 one week after The Boston Foundation (TBF) announced its new strategic vision, which includes a commitment on the foundation’s part to providing greater flexibility and trust for the nonprofit organizations with whom it partners.

Lee Pelton, President and CEO of TFB, said, “As we continue to shape our vision in partnership with communities around Boston, that commitment to collaboration and shared leadership will not waver.”

The largest grant, for $250,000, was awarded to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state’s nonprofit trade association, as part of TBF’s long-standing investment in the organization’s role advancing and informing the nonprofit sector through information sharing, programming, advocacy and capacity building.

Also receiving grants were the following:

EDUCATION

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING

SOCIAL JUSTICE ECOLOGY

OTHER

TBF also granted $190,000 to eight Greater Boston nonprofits through to support populations that are particularly vulnerable, including the elderly and those with physical disabilities, by meeting basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. Grantees included:

  • Building Audacity: $25,000
  • Friends of the Children – Boston: $25,000
  • Healthy Waltham: $20,000
  • Interfaith Social Services: $20,000
  • Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts: $25,000
  • National Consumer Law Center: $25,000
  • Victory Programs: $25,000
  • Vietnamese American Initiative for Development: $25,000
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