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July 9, 2020
 
City of Boston Grants $826K to 21 Nonprofits Reacting to Crisis

June 14, 2020 — The City of Boston on Friday announced it granted $826,000 to 21 nonprofit organizations that are providing food, basic necessities, and additional support for Boston's most vulnerable residents who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the city, 52% of the 21 organizations receiving funding this week are led by a person of color, and 47% led by a woman.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Boston BullPen Project will use the funds to help people avoid eviction, homelessness, and medical crises while maintaining their dignity.

  • Boston Dream Center will use the funds to provide families and individuals with up to $250 mini grants for essential needs.

  • Breaktime, in partnership with the Culinary Training Program at Community Work Services, will use the funds to produce and transport 1,000 nutritious hot meals each day to a number of organizations.

  • Brighton Marine will use the funds to provide restaurants and grocery gift cards to Allston-Brighton residents with food insecurity.

  • Cape Verdean Community UNIDO DBA Cape Verdean Association of Boston will use the funds to cover food costs and stipends for drivers.

  • Codman Academy Foundation on behalf of Codman Academy Charter Public School will use the grant to fund Chromebooks for Codman Academy Foundation.

  • Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network will use the funds to address the basic needs of over 100 parents of color.

  • Commonwealth Land Trust will use the funds for targeted substance addiction supports.

  • Conservatory Lab Foundation will use the grant to fund Chromebooks for Conservatory Lab.

  • Eastie Farm will use the funds to continue serving families with meals prepared by local restaurants and produce through local distributors, to over 600 East Boston households who are homebound.

  • Fair Foods will use the funds to deliver 60,000 pounds of fresh food per week citywide.

  • Jewish Family And Children's Service will use the funds to serve more households each month due to the crisis.

  • Judge Baker Children's Center will use the funds to to provide weekly gift cards for food relief and cover telehealth visits for caregivers, foster parents, and families.

  • Maverick Landing Community Services will use the funds to provide food and supplies for one month of running the food program.

  • New England Blacks in Philanthropy: will use the funds to purchase, package and deliver personal protective equipment to seniors, youth, and families through community partners around the city.

  • Nuestra Comunidad Community Development Corporation will use the funds to purchase meals and grocery store gift cards for over 350 households in Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury.

  • Project Isaiah will use the funds to provide meals to residents in congregate living settings.

  • St. Mary's Center for Women and Children will use the funds to support additional costs such as food, sanitation and supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic across three of St. Mary's Center for Women and Children's programs.

  • The Salvation Army Boston South End Corps will use the funds to provide more food and hygiene kits to Boston residents.

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Boston will use the funds to expand and strengthen services needed to care for some of the area's most vulnerable elder individuals with chronic conditions and other illnesses.

  • Women's Lunch Place will use the funds to operate six days per week with essential employees and additional staff hired to increase capacity to provide additional meals.
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