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July 30, 2021
Lesli Suggs HP
After being the first in her family to graduate college, Lesli Suggs became a social worker, which led to a career in management and, ultimately, to her current role as the first social worker in a generation to lead The Home for Little Wanderers, America’s oldest child welfare agency. MORE

July 29, 2021 — Two Cambridge-based nonprofits—one that advocates for Indigenous people’s rights and the other that uses data and technology to make concrete change in the lives of Black people—recently received $1.4 million from the MacArthur Foundation to advance their work for racial and ethnic justice. MORE

July 26, 2021 — Fifty-five national nonprofits, including a number with Massachusetts affiliates, last week called on President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders to pass legislation that would provide $50 billion to nonprofits “to get people back to work and make sure nonprofits are able to meet the needs of the populations they serve.” MORE

Boston Area Gleaners HP
July 23, 2021 — Boston Area Gleaners, an Acton-based nonprofit that collects fresh food from farms for distribution to people in need, recently announced it has raised enough funds via its first capital campaign to purchase a farm to support its operations. MORE

July 20, 2021 — NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, a Quincy nonprofit, raised $76,763 through its annual golf fundraiser, while the Highland Street Foundation, based in Newton, is providing free consulting support to three nonprofits, in Lawrence and Boston.. MORE

July 30, 2021 — A new report that documents a steady decline in charitable support by American households since the Great Recession—with less than half now giving—may influence the debate on allowing Massachusetts taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions on their state tax returns. MORE

Cape Cod Foundation-HP
July 27, 2021 — The Cape Cod Foundation based in South Yarmouth today announced that it awarded $200,296 to nine local nonprofit organizations to support technology upgrades, new educational programming, hybrid delivery programs, facility and staff expansion, and strategic planning and development initiatives. MORE

July 24, 2021 — The BASE, a nonprofit based in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood that uses sports to create pathways to higher education and meaningful careers for urban boys and girls, this week was named a “Champion in Action” by Citizens Bank and New England Cable News, which includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional and volunteer support. MORE

July 22, 2021 — While a majority of Americans remain confident in the ability of the nonprofit sector to strengthen American society, institutional trust is declining and nonprofits and philanthropy are not immune to this trend, a newly published report concludes. MORE

July 27, 2021 — Commonwealth Kitchen moves into permanent home. Mass Audubon names VP for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Arts nonprofits of color invited to apply for grants. MORE

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