Arts Organizations, East Boston YMCA Get Grants
March 14, 2017 Nonprofit art organizations across Massachusetts recently received grants totaling $35,250 from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, while the East Boston YMCA received $25,000 from the Massachusetts Port Authority.
The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, based in Sheffield announced that it has awarded the grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations that purchase, exhibit, or commission work by regional artists.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Massport Grants $25,000 to YMCA of Greater Bostons Annual FundThe Massachusetts Port Authority yesterday announced that it has awarded $25,000 to the annual fund of the YMCA of Greater Boston to support the East Boston YMCA.
Families tell us every day how the East Boston Y opened the door to their future, despite facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. But we could not have done this alone, said Ann-Margaret Gutierrez, executive director of the East Boston Y. With support from donors like Massport, the Y can continue to be the one constant that our families know they can depend on in these ever changing times.
Since 2008, Massport has awarded the East Boston YMCA with more than $315,000 to support its important work in the community.
For more than 12 years, the East Boston Y has provided programs that focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development, including programs focused on fitness and nutrition, artistic, social, and wellness for underserved seniors, early education, care, and afterschool programs, The East Boston Y also has a teaching kitchen where students from the area learn about healthy food preparation.