Boston Foundation Grants $770K to Nine Nonprofit Partners
April 13, 2021 —The Boston Foundation last week announced it awarded $770,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations and collaboratives that are providing aid to meet critical needs of residents in 11 Greater Boston communities in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boston Foundation. (TBF) said the grants are the first it expects to award of a total of just under $2.5 million being pledged for distribution in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.
Funding will reach individuals and households in the Boston, Braintree, Chelsea, East Weymouth, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, and Weymouth.
“While we continue to support our partners in critical areas such as vaccine distribution, we also know that the inequities made so evident by COVID will last long beyond the coronavirus,” said Paul Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation.
TBF said its nonprofit partners will allocate the funds to individuals and households for direct economic support for costs related to meeting basic human needs like housing, utilities, and food to impacted individuals and households with incomes at or below 80% of the applicable area median income as well as households with no, or very limited, access to sources of economic relief.
Receiving the grants were the following:
Asian Community Emergency Relief Fund: $95,000
Everett Community Care Fund: $75,000
Lynn Community Care Fund: $100,000
Malden COVID Care Fund: $75,000
Mass Undocufund: $75,000
Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative: $150,000
One Chelsea Fund: $100,000
Randolph Resiliency Fund: $25,000
Raise Up Revere Fund: $75,000
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