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July 9, 2020
 
Cummings Foundation Grants $15M to 129 Mass. Nonprofits
Cummings Foundation

June 4, 2020 — The Cummings Foundation yesterday announced that it recently granted $15,233,330 to 129 Massachusetts nonprofits based in Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex Counties that focus primarily on social justice, human services, education, and healthcare, with each receiving at least $100,000.

The grantees include 99 nonprofit organizations each received awards of $100,000, and 30 previous Cummings grant recipients that had their awards increased to 10-year grants valued at between $200,000 and $500,000 each.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Cummings Foundation said it is allowing grantees to reallocate some funds to support the most pressing needs of their community.

“Many of the challenges and unmet needs in our community are even more acute because of the pandemic,” said Dennis Clarke, trustee of Cummings Foundation. “We are grateful to the local nonprofits that best know their neighbors and are supporting them in this trying time. It is our hope that this funding will help those efforts, and enable new and ongoing programs that strengthen communities."

Of the grantees, five are dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts in support of communities, individuals, and Black and Latinx small business owners affected by the coronavirus.

The foundation said it received a record 738 letters of inquiry for this year’s grant cycle, which was narrowed to 325 applicants, which were then reviewed by a team of 70 volunteers with diverse backgrounds.

Receiving the Cummings grants were the following:

  • 3LPlace, Somerville: $100,000
  • A Little Easier Recovery, Lawrence: $100,000
  • ACT Lawrence, Lawrence: $100,000
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation, Stoneham: $100,000
  • All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, Dorchester: $100,000
  • Alray Taylor Second Chance, Boston: $300,000
  • Asperger/Autism Network, Watertown: $100,000
  • The BASE, Roxbury: $100,000
  • Beacon Academy, Boston: $100,000
  • Beyond Soccer, Lawrence: $100,000
  • Bird Street Community Center, Dorchester: $100,000
  • Boston Architectural College, Boston: $300,000
  • Boston Education, Skills & Training Corp., Medford: $100,000
  • Boston HERC, Boston: $100,000
  • Boston Post Adoption Resources, Boston: $100,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, Salem: $100,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lynn, Lynn: $100,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Dorchester: $100,000
  • Breakthrough Greater Boston, Cambridge: $100,000
  • BSA Foundation, Boston: $100,000
  • BUILD Boston, Boston: $100,000
  • Build Health International, Beverly: $350,000
  • Business Equity COVID-19 Fund, Boston : $100,000
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Lowell: $100,000
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Cape Ann YMCA, Gloucester: $100,000
  • The Center for Hope and Healing, Lowell: $100,000
  • Challenge Unlimited, Andover: $100,000
  • Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center, Charlestown: $100,000
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Boston: $100,000
  • CitySprouts, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Common Ground Ministries, Haverhill: $100,000
  • Commonwealth Zoological Corporation, Boston: $100,000
  • Community Servings, Jamaica Plain: $100,000
  • Conflict Dynamics, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Corwin-Russell School, Sudbury: $300,000
  • Cradles to Crayons, Brighton: $100,000
  • Daniel's Table, Framingham: $100,000
  • Dignity Matters, Wayland: $100,000
  • Domestic Violence Services Network, Concord: $100,000
  • East Boston Social Centers, East Boston: $100,000
  • EforAll, Lowell: $100,000
  • Employment Options, Marlborough: $100,000
  • Endicott College, Beverly: $300,000
  • English for New Bostonians, Boston: $100,000
  • Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, Danvers: $100,000
  • Fidelity House CRC, Haverhill: $100,000
  • Food For Free, Cambridge: $100,000
  • The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Framingham State University Foundation, Framingham: $100,000
  • Greater Boston Technology Learning Center, Mattapan: $100,000
  • Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Dorchester: $100,000
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Methuen: $100,000
  • Greater Lowell COVID-19 Fund, Lowell: $100,000
  • HarborCOV, Chelsea: $100,000
  • Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation, Woburn: $100,000
  • Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Housing Families, Malden: $100,000
  • I'm Still Here Foundation, Woburn: $100,000
  • The Immigrant Learning Center, Malden: $100,000
  • Indian Circle for Caring, Waltham: $100,000
  • International Institute of New England, Boston: $100,000
  • Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Newburyport: $100,000
  • Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston: $100,000
  • Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence: $100,000
  • Lawyers for Civil Rights, Boston : $100,000
  • Lazarus House, Lawrence: $100,000
  • Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore, Beverly: $100,000
  • Lowell Catholic, Lowell: $100,000
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center, Lowell: $100,000
  • Lucy's Love Bus, Boston: $100,000
  • MA Affordable Housing Alliance, Dorchester: $100,000
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn: $100,000
  • Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester: $100,000
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership, Boston: $100,000
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College, Framingham: $100,000
  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network, Concord: $100,000
  • Massachusetts Wonderfund, Boston: $100,000
  • Matahari Women Workers' Center, Boston: $100,000
  • Mission Ready, Woburn: $100,000
  • Mothers for Justice and Equality, Roxbury: $100,000
  • Mystic Learning Center, Somerville: $100,000
  • Neighborhood Children's Foundation, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Northeast Arc, Danvers: $350,000
  • Nourishing the North Shore, Newburyport: $100,000
  • NuPath, Woburn: $100,000
  • Ozzie's Kids, Haverhill: $100,000
  • Paraclete, South Boston: $100,000
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Somerville: $100,000
  • The Partnership, Boston: $100,000
  • Pathways Adult Education & Training, Lynn: $100,000
  • The Philanthropy Connection, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Plummer Youth Promise, Wakefield: $333,330
  • Project Home Again, Andover: $100,000
  • Project LEARN, Lowell: $100,000
  • Project Place, Boston: $100,000
  • Raw Art Works, Lynn: $100,000
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham: $100,000
  • Resolve New England, Waltham: $100,000
  • Sitters Without Borders, Acton: $100,000
  • Somebody Cares New England, Haverhill: $100,000
  • SquashBusters, Roxbury: $300,000
  • St. Mary's Center for Women and Children, Dorchester: $100,000
  • St. Paul's Choir School, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Tewksbury: $100,000
  • Teen Center at St. Peter's, Boston: $100,000
  • Timothy Smith Network, Roxbury: $100,000
  • Transition House, Cambridge: $100,000
  • Tufts University One Health Diplomacy, Medford: $100,000
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Cambridge: $100,000
  • United South End Settlements, Boston: $100,000
  • United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley, Boston: $100,000
  • United Way of Tri-County, Framingham: $100,000
  • Urban Farming Institute, Mattapan: $100,000
  • Waltham Partnership for Youth, Waltham: $100,000
  • Wellspring House, Gloucester: $100,000
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston: $100,000
  • West End House Boys & Girls Club, Allston: $100,000
  • Winchester Council on Aging, Winchester: $100,000
  • The Wily Network, Roxbury: $100,000
  • Winchester Hospital Foundation, Winchester: $100,000
  • Woburn Host Lions, Woburn: $100,000
  • Woburn Public Schools, Woburn: $100,000
  • Women's Lunch Place, Boston: $300,000
  • Youth Advocacy Foundation, Boston: $100,000
  • Youth Villages, Woburn: $500,000
  • YouthBuild Boston, Roxbury: $100,000
  • YWCA Cambridge, Cambridge: $100,000
  • YWCA Greater Newburyport, Newburyport: $100,000

In addition, grants of $100,000 each were made to the following Greater Boston emergency funds:

  • Business Equity COVID-19 Emergency Fund
  • Essex County Community Foundation's Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
  • United Way's COVID-19 Family Support Fund
  • Winchester Hospital’s President’s Emergency Relief Fund.
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