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August 15, 2020
Grants Available; Funds to Clean Up Beaches, Summer Jobs for Youth

July 7, 2020— Community Foundation of North Central Mass. seeking grant applications. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay awards grants for clean beaches. Mass. nonprofits share in $300K for summer jobs for youth

Community Foundation of North Central Mass. Seeking Grant Applications

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts in Fitchburg recently issued an invitation to nonprofits to apply for grants through its Community Enrichment and Organizational Development programs.

While there are no set grant amounts, grants tend to fall between $2,000 and $30,000. The median grant amount is $10,000. Grants will be made for proposals that

  • Demonstrate capacity and potential for achieving and sustaining long-term impact.
  • Include a plan of action with evidence that the plan is likely to achieve its intended outcomes.
  • Leverage new and/or existing resources, organizations, relationships, initiatives, and investments to improve the likelihood of significant impact, efficiency, and sustainability.
  • Include measurable objectives and outcomes with a plan to monitor progress.

Deadline to apply: July 15. Details.

Grants Available for Nonprofits Serving Essex County

The Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced that it is seeking proposals from nonprofits that address the ongoing and long-lasting effects of COVID-19 in three distinct areas: health and mental health,, economic security, and education and youth.

“These three priority areas represent where Essex County’s most vulnerable populations have struggled the most,” said ECCF Vice President

Grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000 in most cases, and ECCF will prioritize, among other things, support for nonprofit organizations assisting Essex County residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; grant proposals that address racial and systemic inequities; and a collaborative, systems approach to problem solving.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Awards Grants for Clean Beaches

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay , a Boston nonprofit that that advocates for clean beaches and waters in Massachusetts, recently announced it awarded $200,000 in grants to 39 Boston-area organizations to keep beaches accessible and safe.

The grants, reported in The Boston Herald, were awarded in partnership with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. The grants benefit beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull.

According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Executive Director Chris Mancini, the grants "will support efforts to keep the region’s public beaches safe and open this summer, as well as free, reimagined, beach events and programs when the coronavirus pandemic has passed and public programming can safely resume."

Mass. Nonprofits Share in $300K for Summer Jobs for Youth

Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that her office granted nearly $300,000 to 73 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on promoting health and wellness.

Grantees have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways, including providing personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, and transitioning to virtual workspaces, the AG's office said.

Receiving the grants were the following nonprofit organizations:

  • The 3Point Foundation Inc.,, Brighton
  • All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, Dorchester
  • All Out Adventures, Northampton
  • Amherst Survival Center, Amherst
  • Attleboro YMCA, Attleboro
  • Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Great Barrington
  • Beyond Soccer, Lawrence
  • The Boston Project Ministries, Dorchester
  • Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Boston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, Fitchburg
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River, Assonet
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, Haverhill
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford, New Bedford
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, Westfield
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro South, Taunton
  • Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest, Marlborough
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley, Salisbury
  • Cambridge Camping Association, Cambridge
  • Camp Fire North Shore, Salem
  • Cape Cod YMCA, Sandwich
  • Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Boston
  • Centro de Apoyo Familiar, Lawrence
  • Charlestown Coalition, Chelsea
  • Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea
  • Coastal Foodshed, New Bedford
  • Community Rowing Inc.,, Brighton
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services, Boston
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Dorchester
  • The Food Project, Lynn
  • Gardening the Community, Springfield
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, Lowell
  • Greater Fall River RE-CREATION, Fall River
  • GreenRoots, Chelsea
  • Groundwork Lawrence, Lawrence
  • Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
  • Hockomock Area YMCA, Milford
  • Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plain
  • Immigrant Family Service Institute, Roslindale
  • Island Grown Initiative, Vineyard Haven
  • La Alianza Hispana, Boston
  • Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts, Dorchester
  • Madison Park Development Corporation, Roxbury
  • Many Forks Form, Clarksburg
  • Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Mattapan
  • MCLA, North Adams
  • Mill City Grows, Lowell
  • Mothers for Justice and Equality, Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan
  • New American Association of Massachusetts, Lynn
  • Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, North Adams
  • Old Colony YMCA, Stoughton
  • Philips Brooks House Association, Boston and Cambridge
  • Piers Park Sailing Center, East Boston
  • Save the Harbor Save the Bay, Boston
  • Share Your Love Foundation, Everett
  • Sociedad Latina, Roxbury
  • South Shore YMCA, Quincy
  • The Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts, Worcester
  • Spanish American Center, Leominster
  • Suenos Basketball, Lawrence
  • Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Waltham
  • West End House, Allston
  • Worcester Youth Center, Worcester
  • YMCA of Central Mass, Worcester
  • YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston
  • YMCA of Metro North, Peabody
  • YMCA of the North Shore, Beverly
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