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September 20, 2020
 
Boston Grants $500K to 16 Nonprofits Helping in Pandemic

August 23, 2020 — The City of Boston yesterday announced it granted nearly $500,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations that are working to increase food access, support direct services for families, youth and older adults, and fund local organizations directly providing assistance to the community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Many of the organizations that have received support have pivoted during COVID to be a lifeline for the families and seniors they know and serve. We remain dedicated to supporting families, seniors, and anyone who continues to be vulnerable due to COVID-19, its economic impact, and the longstanding impact of racial inequality," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Receiving funding were the following:

  • African Bridge Network to support food security in the African and the immigrant community in Boston by distribution on grocery gift cards.

  • Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation to provide laptops and technology education to 15 families in their affordable rental portfolio.

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Cente to provide critical support to rape victims in their emergency rooms.

  • The Boston Home to update its technology so front line staff can provide uninterrupted care to residents and community members with disabilities.

  • Codman Academy to plan, prepare, and deliver healthy fresh produce, delicious, culturally diverse prepared meals and assortment of groceries to feed our community families in need.

  • Elizabeth Stone House to support the needs of some of the most vulnerable infants and children the Elizabeth Stone House serves in residence and in the community.

  • Fenway Community Development Corporation to will support the most vulnerable residents through weekly food distribution to approximately 150 food insecure Boston residents, in partnership with Fair Foods.

  • Fresh Food Generation to support 125 additional East Boston residents who need food packages that include fresh vegetables, fruits, dry goods and prepared meals.

  • Fundación de Milagros Marte to provide baby formula and diapers, meals groceries for the Latino community.

  • Garrett Pressley Autism Resource Center to purchase tablet computers and food gift cards.

  • Greater Love Community Cares to support rent and utility support, medicine, and other essential supplies to seniors and immunocompromised residents.

  • Love Your Menses to purchases menstrual hygiene and postpartum care products for people in need.

  • Neighborhood Development Corp of Grove Hall to aid 20 nonprofit organizations and churches in the greater Grove Hall area who need support to clean their spaces.

  • Newmarket Community Partner to provide food deliveries in partnership with the YMCA, the Food Bank, and others through trucking services.

  • South Boston Association of Non-Profit to bring together nine local nonprofit member organizations to provide fresh food, perishable and non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards, and prepared meals to the diverse and vulnerable populations in South Boston.

  • Talented And Gifted Association to purchase gift cards for 75 families who are low income and have an identified need for food support.
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