Cambridge Comm. Foundation Grants $533K to 73 Nonprofits
April 3, 2021 — The Cambridge Community Foundation this week announced it awarded $533,000 to 73 nonprofits that are providing services to city residents related to youth and education, housing, hunger, homelessness, elder services, financial empowerment, the arts, COVID-19 relief, and racial justice.
“Over the past year, Cambridge’s nonprofit sector has shown remarkable resilience and creativity in meeting the needs of constituents. Many had to increase services tenfold, while others were forced to cut back. Some agencies reimagined their services in creative ways, and new programs emerged to fill in gaps exposed by elevated needs in our community,” said Geeta Pradhan, president of the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF).
She added that given challenges faced by the most vulnerable populations, “The nonprofit sector’s innovative new partnerships and creative responses will be much needed to help bridge the gaps and meet emerging needs in a post-pandemic world.”
CCF said this new round of grants extended the flexibility it offered to nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19; grant recipients may use the funds at their discretion, including for general operating expenses.