Community Foundations Grant $2.6M to 67 Nonprofits

June 22, 2020 — Community foundations based in Springfield, Danvers, and Boston recently announced they awarded $2,623,000 in grants to 67 local nonprofits to help them provide relief in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, as well as discretionary funding to support their ongoing work.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Grants $950K to 29 Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) on Tuesday announce its tenth round of grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley, totaling nearly $950,000 to local nonprofits addressing immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We continue to target our grant making on the most vulnerable and the nonprofit organizations serving them," said Katie Allan Zobel, CFWM president and CEO. "Food and nutrition, health, education and front-line community-serving organizations are included in this round. Our staff and the workers in these organizations are stepping up in a remarkable way and we appreciate all of our donors, large and small, who are helping us respond during these extraordinary times.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Boys and Girls Club Family Center (Acorn Street)
  • Brick House Community Resource Center
  • Caring Health Center
  • Catholic Charities Agency of the Diocese of Springfield
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County
  • Enlace de Familias de Holyoke/Holyoke Family Network
  • Gandara Mental Health Center
  • Gardening the Community/TSNE Missionworks
  • Greater Springfield Senior Services
  • Greenfield Community College Foundation
  • Grow Food Northampton
  • Holyoke Community College Foundation
  • Just Roots
  • LifePath
  • Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley
  • New North Citizens’ Council
  • Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project
  • ServiceNet
  • Somali Bantu Community of Springfield
  • Springfield Day Nursery Corporation DBA Square One
  • Springfield Food Policy Council/Springfield Partners for Community Action
  • Springfield Rescue Mission
  • Springfield Technical Community College Foundation
  • Survival Centers/Amherst Survival Center
  • The Gardner Group DBA On-Site Academy
  • Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute
  • United Way of Franklin County
  • Urban League of Springfield
  • Viability

Essex County Community Foundation Awards $753K to 22 Nonprofits

The Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), based in Danvers, yesterday announced it awarded $753,000 to 22 Essex County nonprofits to support their efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding announced is being directed toward Essex County’s Community Action Programs, in partnership with community-based organizations that support the work, to help provide basic necessities, like food and rental assistance, to economically disadvantaged, homeless, immigrant and refugee residents of Essex County. Funds awarded to Northern Essex Community College and North Shore Community College will support economically vulnerable students with basic needs such as food, rental, and fuel assistance.

“The recovery and rebuilding of our communities will continue well into the foreseeable future. Essex County’s nonprofit organizations, and the people they serve,– will need our support for a long time to come,” said ECCF President and CEO Beth Francis.

Receiving funds were the following:

  • ACT, Lawrence
  • Action Inc., Gloucester
  • Catholic Charities, Lynn
  • Community Action Inc. , Haverhill
  • Essex County Community Organization, Lynn
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Lawrence
  • Groundwork Lawrence, Lawrence
  • Kakrona Center, Lynn
  • Latino Coalition, Haverhill
  • Latino Coalition, Salem
  • Latino Support Network, Lynn
  • Lawrence Community Works, Lawrence
  • Lynn Economic Opportunity, Lynn
  • MA Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn
  • New American Center, Lynn
  • New Lynn Coalition , Lynn
  • North Shore CDC, Salem
  • North Shore Community Action Program, Salem
  • North Shore Community College, Danvers
  • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill
  • The Center, Lawrence
  • Welcome Immigrant Network, Salem

Boston Foundation Awards $920K in Discretionary Grants

The Boston Foundation (TBF) on Friday announced it awarded $920,000 in discretionary grants, which it distributes once each quarter, to 16 organizations that provide services related to education, health, jobs and economic development, neighborhoods and housing, and nonprofit effectiveness.

“This quarter has been unlike any in the 105-year history of the Boston Foundation,” said Paul S. Grogan, TBF president and CEO. “It has upended normal work patterns, highlighted new issues, and underscored the impact decades of inequity has had across every single aspect of life in Greater Boston. We hope these quarterly grants, alongside the millions of dollars in grants made to address the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, will together begin to address the critical needs being felt particularly among Black and Brown community members – now and in the months to come.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • The BASE: A $100,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Boston After School & Beyond: A $100,000, one-year grant
  • Boston Dance Alliance: An $80,000, one-year grant
  • Boston Private Industry Council: A $50,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Camp Harbor View Foundation: A $50,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Center for Artistry and Scholarship: A $40,000 one-year grant
  • Chinatown Community Land Trust: A $25,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • The Education Trust: A $50,000, one-year grant
  • Empower Success Corps: A $50,000, two-year grant
  • Hack.Diversity: A $50,000 one-year general operating support grant.
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance: A $75,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants: A $60,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Metro Housing|Boston: A $70,000, one-year general operating support grant
  • Philanthropy Massachusetts: A $25,000, one-year grant
  • The Reebok Foundation: A $50,000, one-year grant
  • uAspire: A $45,000, one-year grant