Cummings Foundation Awards $9.7M to 29 Mass. Nonprofits
October 16, 2020 — The Cummings Foundation today announced it awarded $9,713,000 to 29 nonprofit organizations in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, each of which received $100,000 from the foundation in June.
The new grants, to be disbursed over 10 years, were awarded through a competitive process that included a Zoom presentation to a panel of Cummings Foundation volunteers.
“Greater Boston is so fortunate to have a wealth of effective nonprofits that are listening to the community and working to meet its needs,” said Cummings Foundation grants manager Christina Berthelsen. “By providing a full decade of support, we hope to alleviate some of the constant fundraising burden, enabling nonprofit staff to spend more time actually providing services.”
The nonprofits selected to receive the added funding are:
Alray Taylor Second Chance, West Newton: $300,000
Asperger/Autism Network, Watertown: $333,330
Beyond Soccer, Lawrence: $333,330
Boston Architectural College, Boston: $300,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston, Cambridge: $333,330
Build Health International, Beverly: $350,000
Challenge Unlimited, Andover: $333,330
Community Servings, Jamaica Plain: $333,330
The Corwin-Russell School, Sudbury: $300,000
Endicott College, Beverly: $300,000
Entrepreneurship For All, Lowell: $333,330
Fidelity House, Lawrence: $333,330
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Methuen: $500,000
Housing Families, Malden: $250,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Newburyport: $333,330
Lazarus House, Lawrence: $250,000
Mothers for Justice and Equality, Roxbury: $250,000
Northeast Arc, Danvers: $350,000
Plummer Youth Promise, Salem: $333,330
Project LEARN, Lowell: $303,333
Project Place, Boston: $250,000
Raw Art Works, Lynn: $303,333
SquashBusters, Boston: $300,000
Urban Farming Institute, Mattapan: $500,000
Wellspring House, Gloucester: $303,333
West End House, Allston: $500,000
Women’s Lunch Place, Boston: $300,000
Youth Advocacy Foundation, Boston: $303,333
Youth Villages, Woburn: $500,000
The foundation also awarded $300,000 to the Wilmington Police Department.
In the first phase of this philanthropic initiative, 130 nonprofits each were awarded $100,000 in June. In the second phase, delayed until the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, repeat grant winners were considered to have their $100,000 grants elevated to 10-years awards.
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