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August 15, 2020
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.
  • Calmer Choice
  • Cape Cod Council of Churches
  • Community Development Partnership
  • Gosnold
  • Kennedy Donovan Center
  • Latham Centers, Inc
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Cape Cod and Islands.
  • WE CAN

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 Charity Guild, Brockton: $50,000
  • Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea: $45,000
  • Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network, Brockton: $40,000
  • Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition Inc., Malden: $40,000
  • Health Imperatives, Brockton: $50,000
  • La Comunidad, Everett: $45,000
  • Latinos Unidos En Massachusetts, Everett: $50,000
  • Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Danvers: $50,000
  • MACIR, Moroccan American Connections in Revere), Revere: $50,000
  • Malden Portuguese Foursquare Church, Malden: $40,000
  • Massachusetts Jobs With Justice, Boston: $50,000
  • Mi Amore, Winthrop: $50,000
  • Quincy Community Action Program, Quincy: $50,000
  • South Shore Stars, Quincy: $35,000
  • Transgender Emergency Fund, Boston: $40,000
  • Welcome Project, Somerville: $50,000
  • Women Encouraging Empowerment, Revere: $50,000

City of Boston Grants $1.9M to 15 Nonprofits

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
  • Ellie Fund
  • 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
  • Project Bread
  • Voice of the Tabernacle Multi Service Center
  • We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project
  • West End House
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