Boston Grants $1.7M for Food Access, Health, Youth Support

January 5, 2021 — The City of Boston this week announced it granted $1,675,000 to more than six dozen local nonprofits – $780,000 to 39 organizations providing food and health care access in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, and $885,000 to 34 organizations for youth development and violence prevention programming.

Boston Resiliency Fund Grants $780K for COVID-19 Relief

The City of Boston yesterday announced that its Boston Resiliency Fund recently granted $780, to 39 organizations in Boston, serving communities by increasing food and health care access, supporting individuals facing homelessness and assisting seniors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Boston Resiliency Fund has been an essential provider to Boston nonprofits, building a network of support to help the most vulnerable Bostonians. The organizations granted have been vital to ensuring those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are supported," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Of organizations receiving this 27th round of funding from the Fund since its launch last year, the city said 51% are led by a person of color and 64% are led by a woman.

Receiving the grants, ranging from $2,000 to $70,000, were the following:

  • 2Life Communities
  • Advocates
  • BEST Corp. Hospitality Training
  • Boston BullPen Project
  • Boston Girls Empowerment Network
  • Boston Missionary Baptist Community Center
  • Breaktime
  • Building Audacity
  • Call for Action
  • Cape Verdean Association of Boston
  • Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston
  • Catie's Closet
  • Children's Services of Roxbury
  • City Mission
  • Common Cathedral
  • Community Servings
  • Dignity Matters
  • Elizabeth Stone House
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • Families First Parenting Programs
  • The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Livable Streets Alliance
  • Love Your Menses
  • Presentation School Foundation Community Center
  • Rosie's Place
  • Rose's Bounty COVID Surge Support
  • Rounding the Bases
  • Silver Lining Mentoring
  • Sociedad Latina
  • The South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP)
  • South Boston en Accion
  • St. Stephen's Youth Programs
  • Tifereth Raphael
  • We Are Better Together The Warren Daniel Hairston Project
  • West End House
  • Wilahmena's Place
  • Young Man with a Plan
  • Youth Vybz

City of Boston Grants $885,000 to 34 Local Nonprofits Serving Youth

The City of Boston today announced it granted $885,000 to 34 Boston-based nonprofits aimed at supporting increasing youth development and violence prevention programming.

Mayor Walsh noted, "A fundamental part of our residents' public health and public safety is expanding existing services and implementing additional strategies to increase the accessibility of youth programming and violence prevention.”

Receiving the funds were the following:

  • Action for Boston Community Development
  • Artists for Humanity
  • Bird Street Community Center
  • Boston Asian Youth Essential Service
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Showstoppers Girls Academic and Athletic Program
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  • The Center for Teen Empowerment
  • Chica
  • The Clubhouse Network
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • College Bound Dorchester
  • East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
  • Elevate Boston/ Teach 1 Youth Development Collaborative
  • Fathers' Uplift
  • Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
  • Justice Resource Institute dba STRIVE Boston
  • MBK617
  • More Than Words
  • The Phoenix
  • RFK Children's Action Corps
  • Roca Boston
  • Soccer Without Borders
  • Sociedad Latina
  • Somali Development Center
  • Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center
  • Violence in Boston
  • West End House Boys and Girls Club
  • Youth Guidance
  • YWCA Boston
  • YMCA of Greater Boston