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April 13, 2021
 
Boston Foundation Grants $750K to Nonprofits Tackling COVID-19

February 16, 2021 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced it granted $750,00 to five Boston-based nonprofits that support communities most directly impacted by COVID-19 and which are led by Black, indigenous, and people of color serving those communities.

The grants were made possible by Facebook, which recently granted funding for community foundations across the country to improve racial equity and support Black-serving organizations.

“We are grateful to Facebook and the dozens of other businesses that have made significant gifts to the COVID-19 Response Fund,” said Paul Grogan, president and CEO of The Boston Foundation, who noted that the funding helps nonprofits address the coronavirus pandemic and related racial and economic injustices.

Each of the following organizations are receiving $150,000 for general operating support “to ensure a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic and its economic and social toll.”

  • Brookview House, a multi-service organization that works for justice, equity, and systemic change for low-income women and children in Boston experiencing homelessness. The grant will support expansion of direct services such as full-day on-site learning for youth and on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

  • Caribbean Integration Community Development, a housing and community development organization that creates and maintains affordable housing in areas of Boston where large numbers of people of Caribbean descent reside. The grant will support direct housing services and emergency relief for families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

  • Fathers’ UpLift, Boston’s first outpatient mental health center for child, parental health, and male engagement. The grant will support direct services such as mental health counseling and father-to-father coaching programs.

  • Immigrant Family Services Institute, which seeks to expedite the successful integration of recent immigrants into the social and economic fabric of the United States with justice and dignity. The grant will support expansion of direct services such as on-site learning for youth and partnerships with immigrant families to ensure food, technology, and immigration services access.

  • Mattapan Community Health Center, which works to improve the health and quality of life for diverse residents of Mattapan and surrounding communities. The grant will support essential, on-site COVID-19 vaccination and testing services and sustaining related community outreach and health education efforts.
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