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May 12, 2021
 
Cambridge Comm. Foundation Grants $533K to 73 Nonprofits
Cambridge Community Foundation

April 3, 2021 — The Cambridge Community Foundation this week announced it awarded $533,000 to 73 nonprofits that are providing services to city residents related to youth and education, housing, hunger, homelessness, elder services, financial empowerment, the arts, COVID-19 relief, and racial justice.

“Over the past year, Cambridge’s nonprofit sector has shown remarkable resilience and creativity in meeting the needs of constituents. Many had to increase services tenfold, while others were forced to cut back. Some agencies reimagined their services in creative ways, and new programs emerged to fill in gaps exposed by elevated needs in our community,” said Geeta Pradhan, president of the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF).

She added that given challenges faced by the most vulnerable populations, “The nonprofit sector’s innovative new partnerships and creative responses will be much needed to help bridge the gaps and meet emerging needs in a post-pandemic world.”

CCF said this new round of grants extended the flexibility it offered to nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19; grant recipients may use the funds at their discretion, including for general operating expenses.

Receiving funding were the following:

  • Adbar Ethiopian Women’s Alliance: $5,000
  • Adolescent Consultation Services: $7,500
  • Asian American Resource Workshop: $5,000
  • Becoming a Man: $30,000
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: $2,500
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters: $7,000
  • Cambridge Arts Council: $10,000
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education: $5,000
  • Cambridge Children’s Chorus: $3,000
  • Cambridge Community Television: $15,000
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee: $25,000
  • The Cambridge Families of Color Coalition: $7,500
  • Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation: $2,500
  • Cambridge Jazz Foundation: $2,000
  • Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services: $4,000
  • Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse: $18,500
  • Cambridge Women’s Center: $4,000
  • Cambridge YMCA: $4,500
  • Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program: $3,500
  • Central Square Theater: $10,000
  • Center for Artistry and Scholarship: $2,500
  • College Success Initiative: $15,000
  • Community Servings: $5,000
  • Compass Working Capital: $7,000
  • Cradles to Crayons: $3,000
  • CW Taekwondo at Boston: $2,500
  • The Dance Complex: $17,500
  • Dancing Queerly: $2,000
  • Design Museum Foundation: $20,000
  • East End House: $30,000
  • Emerge: $4,000
  • Found in Translation: $4,000
  • The Front Porch Arts Collective: $10,000
  • Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts: $2,500
  • The Gallery 263: $2,000
  • Girls’ LEAP: $2,500
  • Global Arts Live: $2,500
  • Green Cambridge: $2,500
  • Harvard Square Churches Meal Program: $4,000
  • Heading Home: $5,000
  • The Henry Buckner School: $25,000
  • Horizons for Homeless Children: $3,000
  • Jean Appolon Expressions: $15,000
  • José Mateo Ballet Theatre: $5,000
  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls: $10,000
  • Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House: $10,000
  • Material Aid and Advocacy Program: $2,000
  • Metro Housing | Boston: $10,000
  • MIDDAY Movement Series: $2,500
  • Multicultural Arts Center: $5,000
  • My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge Task Force: $10,000
  • New England Bangladeshi American Foundation: $2,500
  • New School of Music: $1,500
  • On The Rise: $6,500
  • Project Manna: $5,000
  • Project Restore Us: $10,000
  • Reach Out and Read: $4,000
  • Read to a Child: $1,000
  • Rescuing Leftover Cuisine: $5,000
  • Rian Immigrant Center: $10,000
  • Second Chances: $2,500
  • Shelter Music Boston: $2,500
  • Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services: $10,000
  • South Asian Workers’ Center: $3,000
  • Steps in Time: $1,500
  • The Summer Fund (Philanthropy Massachusetts): $20,000
  • Tech Goes Home: $5,000
  • The Outdoor Church of Cambridge: $1,000
  • Transition House: $10,000
  • Urbanity Dance: $1,500
  • VLA Dance: $5,000
  • VNA Care Network: $3,000
  • Young People’s Project: $10,000
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