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January 25, 2021
Boston Foundation Grants $1.5M in Pandemic Aid to 10 Nonprofits
Boston Foundation

December 11, 2020 — The Boston Foundation today announced it has granted $1.5 million to 10 Massachusetts nonprofits “as part of continuing efforts to ensure a just and equitable recovery from the long-term economic, health and societal ravages of COVID-19 and the underlying inequities it has highlighted.”

“With this round of grants, the Foundation continues its commitment to support organizations led by and serving Black, Indigenous and other communities of color that provide critical leadership and resources in Greater Boston,” said Paul S. Grogan, president and CEO of The Boston Foundation (TBF). “The second wave of the pandemic has exacerbated the pain for too many people in our communities. It is incumbent on all of us, in philanthropy and beyond, to commit to meet long-term needs and fix the systems that create and sustain inequity.”

Each of the following organizations were granted $150,000 for general operations advancing their to work supporting a just and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic:

TBF also announced it awarded three grants of $150,000 to seed collaborative efforts as follows:

  • To protect housing affordability during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Greater Boston for black, Indigenous and people of color, immigrant and low-income communities.

  • A collaborative between the city of Chelsea and donors who seek to provide support to community-led improvement and change.

  • A partnership between the Boston Foundation, the Barr Foundation and the City of Boston to provide greater support to organizations and efforts that center communities of color.
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