Life Science Cares Grants $870K to 26 Greater Boston Nonprofits
July 3, 2020 — Life Science Cares, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that connects the life sciences industry with nonprofits to fight poverty, this week announced it has granted $870,200 to 26 Greater Boston nonprofits to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
“As the pandemic continues to increase the barriers for residents, especially low-income individuals and families, to access basic needs, we as an industry with some of the brightest minds and most prosperous companies in the state had to take action,” says Sarah MacDonald, executive director of Life Science Cares (LSC). “Even before the crisis, 21.6% of Boston residents lived in poverty. Now, there is an even greater need for our members to unite and leverage their time, treasure and talent to decrease inequities in our city.”
Receiving the funds were the following:
ABCD, Boston: $50,000
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston: $125,000
CASPAR, Cambridge: $75,000
Circle of Hope, Needham: $40,000
City Sprouts, Cambridge: $5,000
College Bound Dorchester, Boston: $36,000
Community Cooks, Somerville: $10,000
Cradles to Crayons, Newtonville, $25,000
Dignity Matters, Wayland: $5,200
Home for Little Wanderers, Boston: $52,000
Hope & Comfort, Needham: $20,000
Household Goods, Acton: $10,000
International Institute of New England, Boston: $10,000
Just-A-Start, Cambridge: $10,000
Madison Park Development Corporation, Roxbury: $30,000
More Than Words, Boston: $25,000
Pine Street Inn, Boston: $125,000
Project Bread, Boston: $10,000
Project Hope, Boston: $20,000
Room to Grow, Boston: $16,000
Rosie’s Place, Boston: $35,000
St. Francis House, Boston: $25,000
Tech Goes Home, Boston: $75,000
Victory Programs, Boston: $15,000
Waltham Fields Community Farm, Waltham: $11,000
The Wily Network, West Roxbury: $10,000
When the pandemic hit Massachusetts in March, LSC created a COVID-19 Response Fund and began granting funds to nonprofits to provide, among other things, pack grab-and-go meals for families, and transform in-person mentoring programs into virtual learning opportunities.
In addition, LSC has partnered with local hospitals to recruit individuals with clinical and medical training and those who could help in non-clinical settings on the frontlines, and created virtual volunteer opportunities for individuals and families, from mentoring STEM students and rising college graduates to collecting food and clothing donations.
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