COVID-19 Relief Funds Flow to 52 Eastern Mass. Nonprofits
July 2, 2020 — Community foundations serving Cape Cod, Cambridge, and Boston, as well as the City of Boston, recently announced they distributed $3,365,000 to 52 nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts that are providing critically needed services to people who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cape Cod Foundation Grants $200K to 10 Nonprofits
The Cape Cod Foundation (CCF), based in South Yarmouth, recently announced it distributed $200,000 in relief funds to 10 local nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Cape Cod communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The grants will help the nonprofits provide meals, purchase personal protection equipment, provide hazard pay for frontline staff, and serve children and vulnerable populations.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands
Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Council of Churches
Community Development Partnership
Kennedy Donovan Center
Latham Centers, Inc
National Alliance on Mental Illness Cape Cod and Islands.
The funds included $140,000 from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and $60,000 from CCF's Strategic Emergency Response Fund.
Cambridge Community Foundation Distributes $265K to Five Local Nonprofits
The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF), based in Cambridge, last week announced it distributed $265,000 in grants to five nonprofits supporting food and housing insecure individuals and families in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our families and the economic inequities in our communities, with immigrant populations, low-income families, and the homeless being hit the hardest,” said Geeta Pradhan, CCF president.
Receiving the funds, which originated from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Fund, were the following:
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee: $50,000 to provide food for individuals waiting state and federal relief, and to help more residents apply for SNAP, unemployment, and disaster relief.
Community Action Agency of Somerville: $100,000 to assist low-income households in danger of eviction with rent arrearages.
Food For Free: $50,000to provide free summer produce markets and food deliveries to hundreds of food-insecure households in Cambridge and Somerville.
Malden YMCA: $40,000to serve the Medford community with free groceries, grab-and-go youth meals, and home/doorstep grocery delivery to vulnerable households.
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House: $25,000 to maintain the food pantry and pay rent arrearages for families in The Port neighborhood of Cambridge who live below the poverty line.
The Boston Foundation Gives $1M to 22 Eastern Massachusetts Nonprofits
The Boston Foundation (TBF), based in Boston, this week announced it distributed $1,030,000 to 22 eastern Massachusetts nonprofits that are providing services to people most impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, focusing on essential frontline workers and vulnerable populations including the homeless, immigrant populations, people with disabilities, and those facing food insecurity.
The nonprofits will use the funds, which originated from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Fund, to support work in several cities and towns outside Boston, where there are fewer options for funding, TBF said.. Key service areas include Brockton, Randolph, Everett, Lynn, Quincy, Revere, Malden, Winthrop, and Somerville.
Receiving the funds, which will support general operations, were the following:
African Bridge Network, Boston: $45,000
Bay State Community Services, Quincy: $50,000
Brockton Day Nursery, Brockton: $50,000
Brockton Interfaith Community, Brockton: $50,000
Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, Brockton: $50,000
The City of Boston today announced it distributed $1.9 million to 15 nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting expansion of capacity in the domestic violence shelter system, the reopening of farmers markets, a campaign to close the SNAP gap, and additional supports for community-based organizations across the city.
Receiving the funds were the following:
Boston Area Domestic Violence Partnership
Common Good Project
Community Outreach Ministries
DRIVE Boston Community Resources
Family Aid Boston
Faith Based Grassroots Addiction Recovery Coalition
Friday Night Supper Club
Lena Park Community Development Corporation
Mass Farmers Market
New England Community Services
Voice of the Tabernacle Multi Service Center
We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project
West End House
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