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May 12, 2021
‘Best’ Nonprofit; New Community Resource; Grants Available

April 6, 2021 — NeedyMeds ranked among best nonprofits to work for in the U.S. Wellspring House launches free, online community resource. City of Boston inviting nonprofits to apply for digital equity grants.

NeedyMeds Ranked Among Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S.

NeedyMeds, a Gloucester-based nonprofit that provides information to help people afford medications and health care, with 27 employees, this week was named among the 50 best nonprofit organizations to work for in the United States, according to a newly published ranking.

NeedyMeds was ranked no. 8 among on The 2021 Best Nonprofits To Work For, compiled by The NonProfit Times (NPT), published yesterday – the only nonprofit in New England named to this year’s list.

Last year, NeedyMeds was ranked no. 28 on a similar list, which also included two other Massachusetts nonprofits.

Organizations named among the best 50 in the country participate in surveys of employees, managers, and outside vendors. Seventy-eight questions across eight categories make up an employee benchmark report, which compiles the percentage of responses that were “agree somewhat” and “agree strongly.” On average, the 50 nonprofits on the list often score higher among those categories than organizations that don’t make the list, according to NPT.

Wellspring House Launches Free, Online Community Resource

Wellspring House, a Gloucester nonprofit that provides education, homelessness prevention, job training, and adult education services to families on Cape Ann, recently announced the launch of Gloucester Connection, a free, multi-lingual web resource that connects people with local organizations providing services and events.

Wellspring House, teamed with the Sawyer Free Library to develop the resource, which is available in 100 languages – free to users and organizations listing their services.

"We want community members to have easy access to the resources and services they need, whether they have just arrived or have lifelong family ties in Gloucester," said Melissa Dimond, president and CEO of Wellspring House.

“Gloucester Connection helps people get clear and current information for any number of life circumstances. For example, we see firsthand at Wellspring House the many challenges immigrants face as they adapt and get acclimated in their new community. Our collective hope is that the Gloucester Connection will help make this transition easier. It is part of what it means to be a welcoming community."

City of Boston Inviting Nonprofits to Apply for Digital Equity Grants

The City of Boston last week invited Boston-based nonprofit organizations to apply for grants from $5,000 to $35,000 to implement community-based digital equity initiatives, including support for Boston residents needing assistance and training in technology devices, equipment, and internet access.

A total of $250,000 will be awarded. To qualify for a grant, nonprofits must be Boston-based and serve Boston residents. Priority will be given to organizations focused on serving neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline to apply: April 30. Details.

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