Mass. Nonprofits Get No-Strings Grants of $100K Each

June 6, 2019 — Woburn-based Cummings Foundation yesterday announced that it has awarded $100,000 to each of 97 Massachusetts nonprofits, as well as three governmental organizations, the eighth year that it has distributed the no-strings-attached grants.

The grantees, based in and primarily serving Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, were chosen from a 574 applicants during a competitive review process in connection with the foundation's $100K for 100 program. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.

This year, the program is benefiting 37 different cities and towns.

“By having such a local focus, we aim to make a meaningful positive difference in the communities where our colleagues and leasing clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, executive director of the Cummings Foundation. “We are most grateful for the nonprofit organizations that assist and empower our neighbors, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

Yesterday, Gov. Charlie Baker joined the foundation founders Joyce and Bill Cummings at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to congratulate the grant winners.

This grant recipients focus on a wide range of issues, including homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity.

Receiving the grants were:
  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Acre Family Child Care
  • Arlington Youth Counseling Center
  • Armenian Museum of America
  • The BASE and Babson College
  • Bethany Health Care Center
  • Beyond Conflict
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield
  • Bread & Roses- Soup Kitchen
  • Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Centerboard
  • Chesterbrook Community Foundation
  • Citizens Inn
  • Clay Soper Memorial Fund
  • Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure
  • College for Social Innovation
  • Communities Together
  • Community Action
  • Community Giving Tree
  • Community Rowing
  • Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
  • Danvers Community YMCA
  • DEAF, Inc.
  • Doc Wayne Youth Services
  • Dorchester Youth Collaborative
  • The Elizabeth Peabody House
  • Emmanuel College
  • The Family Restored
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs
  • First Literacy
  • First Teacher
  • Freedom House
  • Friends of Boston's Homeless
  • Friends of St. Stephen's Youth Programs
  • Friends of the Marlborough Seniors
  • Girls Incorporated of Lynn
  • Greater Lawrence Community Boating
  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center
  • Healing Abuse Working for Change
  • The Home for Little Wanderers
  • The Institute for Global Leadership
  • Kids in Tech
  • King Boston
  • L'Arche Boston North
  • La Vida Scholars
  • The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • Lowell House
  • Malden Overcoming Addiction
  • Massachusetts Advocates for Children
  • Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
  • The Megan House Foundation
  • MelroseWakefield Healthcare
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant & Ed. Center
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA
  • Mike Harney's Play Ball!
  • Mill City Grows
  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
  • Mystic Valley Elder Services
  • New England Center and Home for Veterans
  • New England Innocence Project
  • North Shore Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth
  • Northeast Legal Aid
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Nurtury
  • On The Rise
  • One Can Help
  • Pine Street Inn
  • The Psychological Center
  • Rebuilding Together Boston
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
  • Resilient Coders
  • SMILE Mass
  • Social Innovation Forum
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • South End Technology Center @ Tent City
  • Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center
  • Steppingstone Foundation
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees
  • Tech Goes Home
  • The Arc of GHN
  • Top Notch Scholars
  • Tufts University Prison Initiative
  • Venture Café——
  • Veterans Legal Services
  • Victory Programs
  • West Medford Community Center
  • Women Encouraging Empowerment
  • Y2Y Network
  • Young Man with a Plan
  • You're With Us
  • Youth Development Organization
  • Youth Enrichment Services
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld
Grants were also awarded to Andover Public Schools, Essex Agricultural and Technical School, and the Woburn Fire Department.

In May, the foundation gave an additional $15 million in grants to 50 nonprofits, all of which were previous $100K for 100 winners. Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than a quarter-billion dollars to local nonprofits.