Cambridge Comm. Foundation Grants $672K to Area Nonprofits

November 28, 2019 — The Cambridge Community Foundation on Tuesday announced it is granting $672,500 to 62 area nonprofits that serve a wide range of needs in Cambridge, including basic needs, the arts, education, economic security, health, housing, immigration, jobs and work force training, and youth and senior services.

Of the total granted, $315,000 went to strategic investments to advance equity and opportunity, the nonprofit sector, and legal defense for immigrants.

“Our nonprofits are the backbone of Cambridge and it’s incredibly important that we support their critical work to bridge gaps to opportunity," said Geeta Pradhan, president of the Cambridge Community Foundation.

Receiving grants were the following:

URGENT / BASIC NEEDS

  • CASPAR: $15,000
  • Food for Free: $15,000
  • Homeowner’s Rehab: $11,000
  • Project Manna: $4,000
  • Solutions At Work: $7,500
  • Y2Y Network: $6,000
  • Youth on Fire: $6,500
THE ARTS
  • Belmont World Film: $500
  • Cambridge Art Association: $2,000
  • Cambridge Community Chorus: $1,500
  • Cambridge Symphony Orchestra: $1,500
  • Community Art Center: $13,500
  • Dance in the Schools: $3,000
  • New School of Music: $1,000
  • North Cambridge Family Opera: $2,500
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • Charles River Conservancy: $3,000
  • Magazine Beach Partners: $2,500
  • Many Helping Hands 365: $5,000
ECONOMIC SECURITY / JOBS
  • Center for Women & Enterprise: $5,000
  • Just-A-Start Corporation: $15,000
  • The Loop Lab: $10,000
EDUCATION and OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME
  • Agassiz Baldwin Community: $4,000
  • Beyond the 4th Wall Expression Theater: $3,000
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston: $4,000
  • Breakthrough Greater Boston: $12,500
  • Cambridge Camping Association: $20,000
  • Cambridge School Volunteers: $7,500
  • CitySprouts: $5,000
  • Courageous Conversations: $1,000
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College: $6,500
  • Navigation Games: $1,500
  • Playworks New England: $5,000
  • The Possible Project: $7,500
  • Tunefoolery: $2,000
  • Tutoring Plus of Cambridge: $15,000
HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH
  • Cambridge Community Center: $12,500
  • Cambridge YMCA: $5,000
  • Community Conversations Sister to Sister: $7,500
  • Community Dispute Settlement Center: $10,000
  • Good Sports: $1,000
  • Guidance Center/Riverside Community Care: $8,000
  • The Wellmet Project: $4,000
IMMIGRANT and LEGAL ISSUES
  • De Novo Center for Justice and Healing: $10,000
  • Enroot: $13,500
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers: $8,500
  • Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project: $7,500
  • Project Citizenship: $5,000
SENIOR SERVICES
  • Cambridge Neighbors (Cambridge At Home): $2,000
  • Paine Senior Services: $5,000
  • S.C.M. Community Transportation: $3,000
  • VNA of Eastern Massachusetts: $8,000
STEAM / EDUCATION-INNOVATION GAP
  • Cambridge Math Circle: $500
  • Innovators for Purpose: $8,000
  • Prospect Hill Academy Charter School: $2,000
  • Science Club for Girls: $8,000
STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS
  • Agenda for Children Out-Of-School Time: $50,000
  • Becoming A Man: $30,000 (includes a $15,000 donor matching gift)
  • Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition: $40,000 (the first installment of $120,000 over three years)
  • HomeStart: $10,000 (through a donor’s direct support)
  • Startup Mentors: $15,000
  • United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants: $120,000 (a second-year installment)
  • The Work Force: $50,000 (includes a $25,000 donor matching gift)