Boston Foundation Grants $200K to Latino-Focused Nonprofits
May 15, 2022 — The Boston Foundation last week announced that it granted $200,000 to eight Latino-focused nonprofit organizations which are providing enhanced services to help Latino communities recover from the strains caused by COVID-19 and the longer-term economic challenges the pandemic unleashed.
Evelyn Barahona, director of Latino Equity Fund (LEF) of The Boston Foundation, said, “LEF’s mobilization of funds is a true testament to our commitment to action in response to data and advancing recovery for many of our community leaders still balancing the effects of COVID on their operations.
"We selected organizations whose leadership and position in the community is mission critical to promoting economic prosperity, health equity and wellbeing for Latinos in Massachusetts.”
Each of the nonprofits will receive $25,000 to aid in the continued development of resources for accelerating and promoting sustainable pathways for recovery.
The funds support organizations working in areas such as job training, economic and income supports for businesses and families, affordable housing and homebuying programs, increased access to early education and care to allow caregivers greater ability to work, and support for entrepreneurs and others targeting areas of opportunity in the Gateway Cities.
Following are the grantees:
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, New Bedford
La Alianza Hispana, Boston
The Latino Health Insurance Program, Framingham
Latinx Health Collaborative, Boston/Regional
Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, Boston
Maverick Landing Community Services, East Boston
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando, Dorchester
Sociedad Latina, Roxbury
LEF said it recently published a report which found that a quarter or more of the 800,000 Latinos in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity, and have low rates of intergenerational economic mobility.
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